WAW-793591: Post Medieval coin: three farthings of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: WAW-793591

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A complete Post Medieval silver three farthings of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603). Second issue (North 2002) dating to AD 1561. Pheon initial mark. London mint. North (1991: 135).

Overall dimensions: 12.43mm in diameter, 0.31mm in thickness and 0.25g 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 1561

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.31 mm
Weight: 0.25 g
Diameter: 12.43 mm

Personal details

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Materials and construction

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

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, with rose behind head.
Obverse inscription: E. D. G. ROSA. SINE. SPINA
Reverse description: Square shield with date above, on long cross fourchee.
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Initial mark: Pheon
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Bromsgrove (District)
Parish or ward: Alvechurch (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP0572
Four figure Latitude: 52.34605153
Four figure longitude: -1.9280257
1:25K map: SP0572
1:10K map: SP07SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the 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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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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