LEIC-A3F259: Elizabeth I groat

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COIN

Unique ID: LEIC-A3F259

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An Post-Medieval silver groat of Elizabeth I (1558 - 1603), dating to AD 1560 - 1561. Cross crosslet initial mark, first coinage. Mint of London.
North (1991) Volume 2, p 133 no 1986.
Diameter: 22 mm 
Weight: 2 g 

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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 1561

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2 g
Diameter: 22 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Groat: Elizabeth I, 1558-1561 (N 1986)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH D G AN FR ET HI REGINA
Reverse description: Long cross Fourchee over shield
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV
Initial mark: Cross crosslett
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Derbyshire (County)
District: Erewash (District)
To be known as: Longford

Spatial coordinates


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

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