SUSS-070E98: A  silver Halfgroat of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-070E98

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An almost complete silver Halfgroat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603). Third coinage. Long cross fourcée over squared shield reverse. London Mint. Portcullis initial mark. AD 1565-1567. as North Vol II, P 135, No 1999.

Diameter: 18.54mm; thickness: 0.57mm and weight: 0.95g

The coin is slightly damaged on the other edge of the flan and missing a small section.

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 1565
Date to: Circa AD 1567

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.57 mm
Weight: 0.95 g
Diameter: 18.54 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 15th August 2021

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Materials and construction

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

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, 1561-1582 (N 1999)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left
Obverse inscription: [ELIZAB]ETH D G ANG] FR:ET:HI[B R]EGINA
Reverse description: shield with the royal coat of arms divided by a long cross
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEVAD/IVTORE/M:MEV:
Initial mark: Portcullis
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata


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 1999

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Recording Institution: SUSS
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Updated: 4 months ago

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