CORN-AEB6F8: Halfgroat of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-AEB6F8

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Post Medieval half groat of Elizabeth I (AD1558-1603), third issue coinage dating to AD 1587-1589. Initial mark cresent. Mint of London.

Ref: North (1991,p.137 no.2016).

Obverse: Crowned bust left with two pellets behind; E D G ROSA SINE SPINA

Reverse: Square shield on cross fourchee; CIVITAS LONDON

Measurements: Diameter, 16.65mm; Thickness, 0.82mm; Weight; 1.05g. 

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 1587
Date to: Circa AD 1589

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.82 mm
Weight: 1.05 g
Diameter: 16.65 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2020 - Thursday 31st December 2020

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS 2021 08

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, 1582-1603 (N 2016)
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
Initial mark: Crescent
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: St. Buryan (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW4123
Four figure Latitude: 50.05062798
Four figure longitude: -5.61939082
1:25K map: SW4123
1:10K map: SW43NW
Grid reference source: From 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 137 2016

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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