WMID-30D04E: Post Medieval coin: Threehalfpence of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-30D04E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete silver threehalfpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 to AD 1603), dating to the period 1574, issued as part of the Second coinage issue between AD 1561 and AD 1582. Minted at the Tower of London. Mintmark uncertain but probably either Acorn or Eglantine. Cf. North, vol 2, p135, no 2000.

Diameter: 12.6 mm
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.4 g

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 1574
Date to: Circa AD 1574

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.4 g
Diameter: 12.6 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Three halfpence
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Threehalfpence: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 2000)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left. Rose behind head.
Obverse inscription: [ ]D G ROSA SINE SPINA
Reverse description: long cross fourchee dividing the legend on royal shield. Date 1574 above the shield.
Reverse inscription: [ ]TAS LON DON
Initial mark: unclear
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wyre Forest (District)
Parish or ward: Rushock (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8870
Four figure Latitude: 52.3279592
Four figure longitude: -2.17750571
1:25K map: SO8870
1:10K map: SO87SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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