COIN

Unique ID: IOW-98F124

Object type certainty: Certain
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A post-Medieval silver threepence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603 AD), minted at London. Initial mark: plain cross, dated 1578 on coin (North 1991: 135, ref: 1998).
Obverse: ELIZABETH.D.G.ANG.FR.ET:HI.REGINA; Crowned bust left with a rose behind the head. Reverse: POSVI/DEV.AD/IVTORE/M.MEV (I have made God my Helper); Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription with date of 1578 above shield.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
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]
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Exactly AD 1578

Dimensions and weight

Weight: 1.39 g
Diameter: 20.04 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 17th March 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2012-8-16

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Incomplete [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]
Mint or issue place: London (Tower) [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660 [ scope notes | view all attributed records]
Type: Threepence: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 1998) [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Obverse description: Crowned bust left with a rose behind the head
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH.D.G.ANG.FR.ET:HI.REGINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription with date of 1578 above shield
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV.AD/IVTORE/M.MEV (I have made God my Helper)
Initial mark: Plain cross
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair [ scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: Isle Of Wight
District: Isle Of Wight
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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 [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m[scope notes]

References cited

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Created: Wednesday 21st March 2012
Updated: Thursday 7th June 2012

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