SWYOR-74C8A4: SWYOR-74C8A4 Post Medieval Coin

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Unique ID: SWYOR-74C8A4

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A silver hammered coin dating from the Post Medieval period: a halfgroat of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) struck at London in AD 1595-1598. North number 2016, initial mark key. The coin has a diameter of 16.3mm, a thickness of 0.4mm, and weighs 0.73g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1595
Date to: Exactly AD 1598

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.4 mm
Weight: 0.73 g
Diameter: 16.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 30th July 2021 - Tuesday 29th September 2020

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3724

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 SINE S[PI]NA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing legend
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TA[S]/LON/DON
Initial mark: Key
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Sheffield (Metropolitan District)
District: Sheffield (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Stocksbridge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK2699
Four figure Latitude: 53.48707673
Four figure longitude: -1.60963365
1:25K map: SK2699
1:10K map: SK29NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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