PUBLIC-16218B: PUBLIC-16218B-post medieval penny of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-16218B

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A heavily clipped and worn post medieval silver penny of Elizabeth I(ad1558-1603) Initial mark cross crosslet (1561) Tower mint. 

JJ North, vol 2, page: 133, reference: 1988

Weight: 0.24gms, Diameter: 11.2mm

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1560
Date to: Exactly AD 1561

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.24 g
Diameter: 11.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 20th August 2020

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
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
Type: Penny: Elizabeth I, 1558-1561 (N 1988)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left
Obverse inscription: [E. D.G.ROSA.SINE.SPINA] missing illegible
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchée
Reverse inscription: CIVI/T[AS/LON/DON]
Initial mark: cross crosslet
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Middleton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: metal detecting find
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1960 English Hammered Coinage: Vol 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son 133 1988

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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