DEV-1F5C9D: Post medieval coin: penny of Elizabeth

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Unique ID: DEV-1F5C9D

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A post medieval silver penny of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603) dating to AD 1581-2. 

As North (1991: 135) no. 2001. Sword initial mark, Tower mint.

Measurements: 14.1mm diameter, 0.3mm thickness, weight 0.46g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1581
Date to: Circa AD 1582

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.3 mm
Weight: 0.46 g
Diameter: 14.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st November 2020 - Saturday 7th August 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 019631

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Penny: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 2001)
Obverse description: Bust facing left
Obverse inscription: E D G ROSA SINE SPINA
Reverse description: Square shield over long cross fourchee
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Initial mark: Sword
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: East Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Axminster (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY2999
Four figure Latitude: 50.78620583
Four figure longitude: -3.00856017
1:25K map: SY2999
1:10K map: SY29SE
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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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