LIN-DCDB5A: Lin-DCDB5A: Elizabeth I silver penny

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COIN

Unique ID: LIN-DCDB5A

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A complete, worn and slightly chipped silver penny of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), dating to the period 1602. Mint of London, initial mark 2. North (1991:137) no.2017. The coin has been modified. A broadly sub-rectangular silver applique has been applied to the queen's face, subsequently giving her a big, commedia dell'arte nose which has a circular piercing in the centre.

Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left
Obverse inscription: E'. D'. G'. ROSA . SIN[E . SP]INA
Reverse description: Square topped royal shield over long cross fourchée
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/ [LON]/DON

Diameter: 13.19 mm; Thickness: 0.70 mm; Weight: 0.53g

Evidence of reuse: Applied nose and piercing

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 1602
Date to: Circa AD 1602

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.53 g
Diameter: 13.19 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Penny: Elizabeth I, 1582-1603 (N 2017)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left
Obverse inscription: E'. D'. G'. ROSA . SIN[E . SP]INA
Reverse description: Square topped royal shield over long cross fourchée
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/ [LON]/DON
Initial mark: 2
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Horncastle (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF2667
Four figure Latitude: 53.18518136
Four figure longitude: -0.11583491
1:25K map: TF2667
1:10K map: TF26NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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