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PUBLIC-5F587C: An incomplete and corroded post-medieval silver penny of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) dated to 1558-1660?

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-5F587C

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete and corroded post-medieval silver penny of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) possibly dated to 1558-1660. Minted at London. Mintmark possibly a Lis. Obverse inscription: E. D.G.ROSA[.SINE.SP]INA (A rose without thorns). Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left. Reverse inscription: CIVI/T[AS/]LO[N]/DON. Reverse inscription: Square shield on long cross fourchée. Heavily clipped.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1558
Date to: Circa AD 1560

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.42 mm
Weight: 0.5 g
Diameter: 14.38 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st April 2017

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Materials and construction

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

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
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left.  
Obverse inscription: E. D.G.ROSA[.SINE.SP]INA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchée.
Reverse inscription: [CIV]I/TAS/LO[N]/DON
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: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
To be known as: Bishopstone

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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