PUBLIC-6BF962: Post-Medieval coin. Thistle merk of James VI

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-6BF962

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A Post-Medieval thistle merk of James VI of Scotland. Date on coin 1601. Eighth coinage.

Seaby coins of Scotland, Island and the Islands, Vol II, 1984. No.5497

Obverse: Scottish crest crowned. [IACOBVS 6 D G] R SCOTORVM

Reverse: Crowned thistle. [REGEM IOVA PR]OTEGIT 1601

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1601
Date to: Circa AD 1601

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.63 mm
Weight: 5.68 g
Diameter: 31 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 29th August 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 1740 moljam

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Thistle merk
Ruler/issuer: James VI of Scotland
Mint or issue place: Edinburgh Castle
Type: Scottish: Thistle Merk of James VI, Silver, Eighth coinage (S 5497)
Obverse description: Scottish crest crowned.
Obverse inscription: [IACOBVS 6 D G] R SCOTORVM
Reverse description: Crowned thistle.
Reverse inscription: [REGEM IOVA PR]OTEGIT 1601
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Debenham

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
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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