NARC-E14797: NARC-E14797 : Three half Pence : Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: NARC-E14797

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete silver Three half Pence of Elizabeth I (AD 1547-1603). Second coinage. Long cross fourchée over squared royal shield reverse, date above. Acorn initial mark. AD 1574.

Diameter: 14.85mm, Thickness: 0.55mm, Weight: 0.5g

The coin is missing a small portion of its outer flan

North Vol II, P 135, No 2000

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 1574

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.55 mm
Weight: 0.5 g
Diameter: 14.85 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Three halfpence
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Threehalfpence: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 2000)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left with rose behind
Obverse inscription: E:D[:]G:RO[SA SINE[ SPINA]
Reverse description: Long cross fourchée over squared royal shield, date above
Reverse inscription: [C]IVI/TAS/[LON/D]ON
Initial mark: Acorn
Die axis measurement: 2 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: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Corby (District)
Parish or ward: East Carlton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP8388
Four figure Latitude: 52.48361868
Four figure longitude: -0.77920455
1:25K map: SP8388
1:10K map: SP88NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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 135 2000

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Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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