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WMID-66B488: Post Medieval coin: Penny of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-66B488

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An incomplete clipped silver penny of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 to AD 1603), dating to the period AD 1560 to AD 1561. Mint of London (Tower). Mint mark: Martlet. North (1991, 133) no.1988.

Diameter: 14.7 mm
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.5 g

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 1560
Date to: Circa AD 1561

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.5 g
Diameter: 14.7 mm

Personal details

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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
Type: Penny: Elizabeth I, 1558-1561 (N 1988)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left
Obverse inscription: illegible
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend
Reverse inscription: [ ]TAS/LON/DON
Initial mark: not present
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: City of Wolverhampton (Metropolitan District)
District: City of Wolverhampton (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Bushbury North (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ9203
Four figure Latitude: 52.62470108
Four figure longitude: -2.11961511
1:25K map: SJ9203
1:10K map: SJ90SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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