WMID-794947: Post Medieval coin: silver threepence of Elizabeth I (obverse and reverse)

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Unique ID: WMID-794947

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A Post Medieval silver threepence of Elizabeth I of England (AD 1558-1603) Second Coinage (AD 1561-1582) dating to AD 1578/9. Initial Mark: Plain Cross. Mint of London (Tower). North (1991) Vol 2. No: 1998.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 18.8 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Threepence
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Threepence: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 1998)
Obverse description: bust facing left with rose behind
Obverse inscription: ELIZAB[ETH D G ANG] FR' ET Hi REGINA
Reverse description: shield with cross fourchee and date above (unclear either 1578 or 79)
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV
Initial mark: Plain Cross
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Solihull (Metropolitan District)
District: Solihull (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Knowle (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP2073
Four figure Latitude: 52.3547028
Four figure longitude: -1.70777502
1:25K map: SP2073
1:10K map: SP27SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Updated: 2 years ago

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