KENT-B514E5: Silver penny of Elizabeth I, miss struck

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-B514E5

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A worn and abraded Silver penny of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), North First Issue coinage (1558-1561), Minted at London with cross crosslet mintmark, 1560-1561. North (1991) no. 1988. This coin presents with double striking and spelling error in the reverse legend

Measurements: 14.77mm in diameter and 0.54g in weight.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

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 1560
Date to: Circa AD 1461

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.54 g
Diameter: 14.77 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Penny: Elizabeth I, 1558-1561 (N 1988)
Obverse description: Crowned facing bust
Obverse inscription: +E.D.G.ROSA.SINE.SPINE
Reverse description: Royal shield over long cross fourchée. No date above.
Reverse inscription: +CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Initial mark: Cross Crosslet
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Ashford (District)
Parish or ward: Wye with Hinxhill (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR0548
Four figure Latitude: 51.19443516
Four figure longitude: 0.93257858
1:25K map: TR0548
1:10K map: TR04NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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