SUSS-9FFC74: A silver three-halfpence of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: SUSS-9FFC74

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An incomplete post medieval silver three-halfpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603) dating to AD 1574. Tower mint. As North (1991: 135) no. 2000. Spink: 2569 smaller flan. Eglantine initial mark. 

Measurements: diameter: 15.72mm: thickness: 0.96mm and weight: 0.58g.

Approximately one third of the outer flan and legend is missing. 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1574
Date to: Circa AD 1574

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.96 mm
Weight: 0.58 g
Diameter: 15.72 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, rose behind
Obverse inscription: E.D.G.RO[SA SIN]E SPINA
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee dividing legend on royal shield. 1574 above shield.
Reverse inscription: C[IVI/TA]S/LON/DON
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Winterbourne Stoke (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0741
Four figure Latitude: 51.16820193
Four figure longitude: -1.90126232
1:25K map: SU0741
1:10K map: SU04SE
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 2000

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Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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