NARC-FFBC16: Postmedieval coin: Silver coin of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: NARC-FFBC16

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver threepence of Elizabeth I, minted in 1578 or 1579. Worn and blackened. North 1998 Spink 2573.


Date incomplete (157?), but type produced only in 1578 and 1579.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1578
Date to: AD 1579

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 18.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 3rd September 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Steven Ashby
Identified by: Dr Steven Ashby

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver

Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Threepence
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Obverse description: Crowned bust, left, with rose behind head.
Obverse inscription: [ELIZABETH.D.G].ANG.FR.ET.HI[B.REGINA]
Reverse description: Shield on long cross fourchee. 157[-] above shield.
Reverse inscription: [POSUI.DEU.AD]/IVTORE/M.MEV
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Daventry (District)
Parish or ward: Norton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5964
Four figure Latitude: 52.270998
Four figure longitude: -1.136782
1:25K map: SP5964
1:10K map: SP56SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: RESEARCH
Created: Tuesday 20th March 2007
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011 by Daniel Pett

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