IOW-F489BC: Post-Medieval Coin: Rose Farthing of Charles I

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-F489BC

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete and worn post-Medieval copper-alloy rose farthing of Charles I (1625-1649). Type 2, 1636-1644. Initial mark: illegible (North 1991: 165, ref: 2291).

Obverse: [CAROLVS D G MAG BRI] (or similar); Single arched crown with sceptres in saltire through it.

Reverse: FRAN ET HI REX; Single rose surmounted by a single arched crown.

Diameter: 12.9mm. Weight: 0.60g. DA=12:12.

North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1636
Date to: Exactly AD 1644

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.6 g
Diameter: 12.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 22nd June 2019 - Saturday 22nd June 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-3-77

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Farthing (Copper alloy)
Ruler/issuer: Charles I of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Copper rose farthing of Charles I, type 2, single-arched crown (N 2291)
Obverse description: Single arched crown with sceptres in saltire through it
Obverse inscription: [CAROLVS D G MAG BRI] (or similar)
Reverse description: Single rose surmounted by a single arched crown
Reverse inscription: FRAN ET HI REX
Initial mark: illegible
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 2 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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