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Unique ID: HESH-AEAEC4
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published
A broken and incomplete post medieval gold half pound of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), 'Second Issue' (1561-82; North 1994; Spink 2520B), mint: Tower (London), initial mark: castle dating AD1570-72. Ref: North 1991: 134; Spink 2016: 260.
Obverse: Crowned bust left (ear showing), ELIZABE[TH DG ]ANG FR ET HI REGINA.
Reverse: Crown over shield of arms, ER to right and left, SCVTVM[FIDEI PR]OTEGE[T] EAM.
The flan is broken or torn into several pieces, probably due to recent contact with farm machinery, at least one piece remains missing. The surface of the coin is scratched and some details are worn and indistinct.
Total weight: 4.32 gms. Weight of large fragment: 3.27gms. Weight of small fragment 1.05gms
Large fragment: Length: 27.34mm. Width: 18.44mm
Small fragment: Length: 14.99mm. Width: 11.22mm
Stray/single finds of Elizabethan gold coins are quite rarely discovered, this being one of fewer than 20 recorded by the PAS to date.
This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Length: 27.34 mm
Width: 18.44 mm
Weight: 4.32 g
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 3rd October 2021
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Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfpound: Elizabeth I, 1558-1561 (N 1994)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left(ear showing)
Obverse inscription: ELIZABE[TH DG ]ANG FR ET HI REGINA
Reverse description: Crown over shield of arms, ER to right and left
Reverse inscription: SCVTVM[FIDEI PR]OTEGE[T] EAM
Initial mark: castle
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
|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|
|Spink and Son Ltd||2016||Coin of England and the United Kingdom 51||London||Spink and Son Ltd|