SUSS-516DD3: silver groat of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-516DD3

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A worn Post Medieval silver groat of Elizabeth I (1558-1603 AD), dating to 1560-1561.

First issue with martlet initial mark. London mint. North (1991: 133) No. 1986.

Measurements: diameter 23.15mm, thickness 0.52mm, weight 1.64g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1560
Date to: Exactly AD 1561

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.52 mm
Weight: 1.64 g
Diameter: 23.15 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: Bust facing left
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH D.G AN[G FRA ET] HI. REGINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legends
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV[AD/IVT]ORE/M[M]EV
Initial mark: Martlet
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Mid Sussex (District)
Parish or ward: Albourne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ2517
Four figure Latitude: 50.93890472
Four figure longitude: -0.22230282
1:25K map: TQ2517
1:10K map: TQ21NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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 133 1986

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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