SUSS-22790C: A silver half groat of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-22790C

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A  worn silver post-medieval half groat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 to AD 1603), dating to the period AD 1594 to AD 1596. Tower Mint. Woolpack initial mark. C.f. North vol 2, p 135, no 2016. 

Measurements: diameter: 17.22mm; thickness: 0.54mm and weight: 0.98g. 

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 1594
Date to: Circa AD 1596

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.54 mm
Weight: 0.98 g
Diameter: 17.22 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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 S]INE.SPI[NA]
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LO[N]/DON
Initial mark: woolpack
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Wealden (District)
Parish or ward: Arlington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ5508
Four figure Latitude: 50.85075666
Four figure longitude: 0.20055344
1:25K map: TQ5508
1:10K map: TQ50NE
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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Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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