SOM-FBCA17: Post- Medieval coin: Britain crown of James I

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Unique ID: SOM-FBCA17

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A Post- Medieval gold Britain Crown of James I (AD 1603-1625) dating to AD 1613. Second coinage, third bust type.Trefoil initial mark. London Mint. North (1991, 145) No 2091.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1613
Date to: Exactly AD 1613

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 2.45 g
Diameter: 22.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 12th July 2019 - Saturday 12th October 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 018601

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Britain crown
Ruler/issuer: James I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Britain crown: James I, 1604-1619 (N 2090 - 2092)
Obverse description: Crowned bust (Third bust type) facing right
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS . D . G . MAG.' BRIT.' FRA' ET' HI' REX.
Reverse description: Square shield crowned with I R at sides of crown
Reverse inscription: HENRICVS . ROSAS . REGNA . IACOBVS
Initial mark: Trefoil
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Kilmington CP

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1960 English Hammered Coinage: Vol 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son 145, 2091

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

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