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Uncle Bob

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Looks like a hammered??
« on: August 02, 2016, 01:04:44 AM »
Found this the other day on a local permission, along with a 1921 shilling, pistol ball, Geo II pennies or halfpennies, bronze slag, a few turners and a spindle whorl. 

Now I know this coin is just about rubbed away to nothing and isn't worth anything at all, but I was intrigued to see the few letters  and what I believe is the edge of a thistle leaf.  I THINK the letters may be part of the 'Nemo me impune lacessat' text found on Scottish hanmereds of around James VI era, so I think that's what this is.  Don't think it says 'Regem'.

AMENDED info :- That said, the thistle size and style is more reminiscent of those on the Charles II turners.

Maybe a quarter Merk or similar as it is only about the size of a sixpence. I see the thistle leaf is inside a circular rim too.

Any chance of an ID from that?  I've scoured my book of Coincraft's standard catalogue of the coins of Scotland (etc) and nothing in it quite marries up to this one nor does anything I've found on the www.

Not worth wasting much time on, but poor as it is, it would be nice to be able to claim it as a hammered for my own satisfaction!

Cheers,

Bob.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2016, 07:36:52 AM by Uncle Bob »

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Re: Looks like a hammered??
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2016, 02:37:10 AM »
Nice one Bob a bit worn away, but a hammered is a hammered. Well done on your other finds as well. Hope you get an ID on it.

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Re: Looks like a hammered??
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2016, 04:10:30 AM »
Certainly looks like a hammered from the remaining letters and the shape.
I hope someone can help, well done Bob  :laugh:
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Re: Looks like a hammered??
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2016, 06:41:39 AM »
Ooh looks exciting! Hope someone can confirm for you. Well done , sounds like a productive day.
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Re: Looks like a hammered??
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2016, 07:29:29 AM »
Well done Bob my guess thistle merk (quarter or eighth).

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Re: Looks like a hammered??
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2016, 07:37:39 AM »
Nice find Bob  :) well dug mate
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Re: Looks like a hammered??
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2016, 08:02:32 AM »
Nice one Bob and well done, sounds like a good permission with hammered  and a spindle whorl .
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Re: Looks like a hammered??
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2016, 08:40:05 AM »
Well done on the hammered Bob  ;D  ;D
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Re: Looks like a hammered??
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2016, 09:33:11 AM »
Probably a charles forty pence     
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Re: Looks like a hammered??
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2016, 10:22:33 AM »
Well done .

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Re: Looks like a hammered??
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2016, 10:52:45 AM »
Worn or not, I would be well chuffed with that. Well found Bob.

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Re: Looks like a hammered??
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2016, 10:58:06 AM »
Would agree with jim charles fourty pence well done bob  :)
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Re: Looks like a hammered??
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2016, 12:57:16 PM »
Hi Bob, Congrats
Having found a Charles 1st XX myself and chewed my nails down to the bone hoping it was my first hammered.... ( it was but only just)
Charles 1st coins like these span hammered and machine milled eras.
Derek ID'ed and dated it , i,m sure he can sort it for you.
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Re: Looks like a hammered??
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2016, 01:31:19 PM »
Defo a hammy Bob .. bet there's more waiting to be found on that permission , well dug ! :)

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Re: Looks like a hammered??
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2016, 02:14:14 PM »
Nice find Bob, well done. Get back to that field for the rest of them. :)
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