WAW-95F6B4: Post Medieval coin: half penny of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: WAW-95F6B4

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Post Medieval silver half penny of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603). Third issue (North 2018) dating to AD 1583-1603. Initial mark uncertain. London mint. North (1991: 137).

Overall dimensions: 10mm in diameter and 0.3g in weight. 

Notes:

Photogrpahs and dimensions kinldy supplied by the finder during the Covid-19 perios of social distancing. 

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 1583
Date to: Circa AD 1603

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.3 g
Diameter: 10 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th September 2020

Personal details

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny or halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Obverse description: Portcullis
Obverse inscription: None
Reverse description: Cross moline and three pellets in each quarter.
Reverse inscription: None
Initial mark: Uncertain
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: Wychavon (District)
Parish or ward: Rous Lench (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP0153
Four figure Latitude: 52.175257
Four figure longitude: -1.98679376
1:25K map: SP0153
1:10K map: SP05SW
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. 137 no. 2018

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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