COIN

Unique ID: NARC-FFBC16

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

Notes:

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: AD 1578
Date to: AD 1579

Dimensions and weight

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

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Steven Ashby - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Dr Steven Ashby - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Threepence [ scope notes | view all attributed records]
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England [ scope notes | view all attributed records]
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660 [ scope notes | view all attributed records]
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
Reverse mintmark: Plain cross.
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine [ scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Postmedieval coin: Silver coin of Elizabeth I

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands
County: Northamptonshire
District: Daventry
Parish: Norton

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

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

Domesday data within 2 km of discovery point is surfaced via the excellent Open Domesday website.

References cited

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Created: Tuesday 20th March 2007
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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