NARC-E7EA4A: NARC-E7EA4A : Threepence : Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: NARC-E7EA4A

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete silver Threepence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603). Second coinage. Long cross fourcée reverse over squared shield with date above. Unclear initial mark. London mint. AD 1567.

Diameter: 18.09mm, Thickness: 0.56mm, Weight: 1.0g

The coin is missing portions of its outer flan.

North Vol II, P 135, No 1998.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1567

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.16 mm
Weight: 2.8 g
Diameter: 23.74 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Threepence
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Threepence: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 1998)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left with rose behind
Obverse inscription: [ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI ]REGINA
Reverse description: Long cross fouchée over squared shield, date above
Reverse inscription: [POSVI/DEV].AD/I[VTORE]/M.MEV.’
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Wellingborough (District)
Parish or ward: Irchester (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP9266
Four figure Latitude: 52.28445016
Four figure longitude: -0.65274437
1:25K map: SP9266
1:10K map: SP96NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

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 135 1998

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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