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NLM-6F2EA7: Post-Medieval Coin: Scots Bawbee of Charles II

Rights Holder: North Lincolnshire Museum
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Unique ID: NLM-6F2EA7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Copper alloy coin. Milled Scots Bawbee or Scots sixpence, probably of Charles II as King of Scotland (1649-1685); if so, coinage of 1677

Obverse description: Bust left.

Reverse description: Crowned thistle.

Diameter: 25.1mm, Weight: 7.27gms, die axis: possibly 6

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1677
Date to: Exactly AD 1677

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 7.27 g
Diameter: 25.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 6th January 2020

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM44621

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Bawbee
Ruler/issuer: Charles II of Scotland
Type: Scottish: Bawbee of Charles II, copper, Coinage of 1677 (S 5626-5629)
Obverse description: Bust left
Reverse description: Crowned thistle.
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Santon

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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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