HESH-94DAF5: HESH-94DAF5- silver half groat of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: HESH-94DAF5

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

A worn Post Medieval silver half groat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603); initial mark A, third issue (1583-1585).

Obverse: crowned bust left with two pellets behind: E D G ROSA SINE SPINA.

Reverse: Square shield over long cross fourchee. CIVITAS LONDON

Diameter: 17.04mm. Weight: 0.89gms

JJ North vol 2, page 137, reference: 2016

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 1583
Date to: Circa AD 1585

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.89 g
Diameter: 17.04 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 3rd June 2021

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Elizabeth I, 1558-1561 (N 1987)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left with two pellets behind
Obverse inscription: E D G ROSA SINE SPINA
Reverse description: Square shield on cross fourchee
Reverse inscription: CIVITAS LONDON
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
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: Hatton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the 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 137 2016

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 12 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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