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Unique ID: IOW-0F9F36

Object type certainty: Certain
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A post-Medieval silver threepence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603 AD), minted at London. Initial mark: pheon, dated 1562 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 1562 above shield
Diameter: 19.7mm. Weight: 1.46g. DA=12:2.

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 1562

Dimensions and weight

Weight: 1.46 g
Diameter: 19.7 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 5th August 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: IOW2012-1-410

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [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 1562 above shield
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV.AD/IVTORE/M.MEV (I have made God my Helper)
Initial mark: Pheon
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor [ 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]

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Created: Tuesday 7th August 2012
Updated: Tuesday 7th August 2012

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