BH-351033: Post Medieval coin: threepence of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-351033

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A silver post medieval three pence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603) dating to the 1570s, second issue. Plain cross initial mark. London Tower mint. As North 1975, p. 11, no. 1998.

North, J.J. 1975. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.

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 1570
Date to: Circa AD 1579

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.17 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2018 - Tuesday 31st December 2019

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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: Halfpenny: Elizabeth I, 1582-1603 (N 2018)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left, rose behind
Obverse inscription: [ELI](Z)ABETH D G ANG FR [ET] (H)IB REGINA
Reverse description: Square shield over long cross fourchee
Reverse inscription: [PO]SVI/DEV AD/IVTORE/M ME(V)
Initial mark: Plain cross
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Chiltern (District)
Parish or ward: Chenies (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ0398
Four figure Latitude: 51.67134075
Four figure longitude: -0.51193437
1:25K map: TQ0398
1:10K map: TQ09NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Updated: About one year ago

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