PUBLIC-D01846: PUBLIC-D01846-silve one eighth merk of JamesVI

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-D01846

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An incomplete (both broken and clipped) post-medieval silver eighth thistle merk of James VI of Scotland (1567-1625); eighth coinage (Spink S5500) dating to 1601. Mint: Edinburgh. Ref: Spink 2015, pg 81. 

Obverse legend reads IACOBV [S 6 D.]G[.R. SCOTORVM.] Obverse legend shows a thistle crowned. The reverse legend reads REG[EMIOVA PROTEGIT] 1601. Reverse shows a royal shield crowned. Die axis is 5 o'clock.

Weight is 0.84g, diameter is 17.8mm

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.84 g
Diameter: 17.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 21st February 2019

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Eighth thistle-merk
Ruler/issuer: James VI of Scotland
Mint or issue place: Edinburgh Castle
Type: Scottish: Eighth thistle Merk of James VI, Silver, Eighth coinage (S 5500)
Obverse description: thistle crowned
Obverse inscription: IACOBVS [6 D.G.R. SCOTORVM]
Reverse description: royal shield crowned
Reverse inscription: REG[EMIOVA PROTEGIT] 1601
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Malvern Hills (District)
To be known as: Clows Top

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Spink and Son Ltd 2015 Coins of Scotland, Ireland, the Islands and Anglo-Gallic Coins London Spink and Son Ltd 81 5500

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 12 months ago

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