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Unique ID: SUSS-070E98
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
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 action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 0.57 mm
Weight: 0.95 g
Diameter: 18.54 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 15th August 2021
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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
|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|