NARC-CC1288: NARC-CC1288 : Halfgroat : Elizabeth II

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COIN

Unique ID: NARC-CC1288

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete silver Halfgroat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603).  Third coinage. Long cross fourcée over squared shield reverse. London Mint.  Bell initial mark. AD 1583.

Diameter: 16.21mm, Thickness: 0.57mm, Weight: 0.7g

North Vol II, P 137, No 1216.

The coin is missing small portions of its outer flan

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1583

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.57 mm
Weight: 0.7 g
Diameter: 16.21 mm

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Materials and construction

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

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: Long cross fourcée over squared shield
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON/[DON]
Initial mark: Bell
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Harborough (District)
Parish or ward: Gumley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6690
Four figure Latitude: 52.50391337
Four figure longitude: -1.02909981
1:25K map: SP6690
1:10K map: SP69SE
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

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 1216

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Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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