WAW-863694: Post Medieval coin: three farthings of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: WAW-863694

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Post Medieval silver three farthings of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603). Initial mark: pheon dating to AD 1562 (North 2002). Tower of London mint. North (1991: 135). Coin is cracked and chipped at 2 o'clock on the obverse. 

Overall dimensions: 13.21mm in diameter, 0.34mm in thickness and 0.31g in weight. 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1562

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.34 mm
Weight: 0.31 g
Diameter: 13.21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st December 2019

Personal details

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Three farthings
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Threefarthings: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 2002)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left.
Obverse inscription: [E.D.]G. RO[...] SINE. SPINA
Reverse description: Royal shield over long cross fourchee, with date above shield.
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Initial mark: Pheon
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Malvern Hills (District)
Parish or ward: Leigh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7752
Four figure Latitude: 52.16578324
Four figure longitude: -2.33768099
1:25K map: SO7752
1:10K map: SO75SE
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

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 p. 135 no. 2002

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Recording Institution: WAW
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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