LANCUM-3106B2: Hammered silver groat of Queen Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: LANCUM-3106B2

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An incomplete and worn post-medieval silver hammered groat of Queen Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603), of the second Coinage (AD 1558-1561). Initial mark: Cross crosslet (AD 1560-1561), indicating it was minted in Thomas Stanley's mint in the Tower of London. See North, II, 1991, p. 133, no. 1986.

Obverse: Worn smooth, with a line down the coin perhaps indicating it was bent at some point in antiquity. 

Obverse inscription: (Cross crosslett) ELI [...] EGINA.

Reverse: Squared shield bearing the royal coat of arms, quartered by a long cross fourchee. 

Reverse inscription: [...] DEV [...] ORE / M [...].

It measures 22mm in diameter and weighs 1.2g.

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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1560
Date to: Exactly AD 1561

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 22 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 13th December 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 1806

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Groat: Elizabeth I, 1558-1561 (N 1986)
Obverse description: Worn smooth, with a line down the coin perhaps indicating it was bent at some point in antiquity.
Obverse inscription: (Cross crosslett) ELI [...] EGINA.
Reverse description: Squared shield bearing the royal coat of arms, quartered by a long cross fourchee.
Reverse inscription: [...] DEV [...] ORE / M [...].
Initial mark: Cross crosslett
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Carlisle (District)
To be known as: Near Boothby

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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