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SUSS-222E64: A silver half groat of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-222E64

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver post-medieval half groat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 to AD 1603), dating to the period AD 1583 to AD 1603. Tower Mint. Mint mark unclear. C.f. North vol 2, p 135, no 2016.

Diameter: 16.98mm; thickness: 0.56mm and weight: 0.79g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1583
Date to: Circa AD 1603

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 16.98 mm
Weight: 0.79 g
Diameter: 16.98 mm

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Materials and construction

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

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; two pellets behind
Obverse inscription: [E D G] ROSA SIN[E SPINA]
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee
Reverse inscription: [CI]VI/TAS/LON/[DON]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Chichester (District)
To be known as: near Chichester

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd 2016

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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