NMGW-4732CA: Post-Medieval coin: threehalfpence or penny of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: NMGW-4732CA

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver post-medieval threehalfpence or penny of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), possibly long cross initial mark, minted at the Tower of London, possibly 1581 (North 2000 or 2001). The coin has been roughly pierced from the reverse to the obverse.


The puncture does not align with the top or bottom of the design of either the obverse or reverse, so the coin does not appear to have been modified into an object, e.g. jewellery, therefore does not constitute potential treasure under the Treasure Act 1996 .

Evidence of reuse: Pierced

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1581
Date to: Exactly AD 1581

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.41 g
Diameter: 14.2 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMWPA 2021.41.12

Materials and construction

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

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: Silver: Elizabeth I, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust left.
Obverse inscription: E [D G RO]SA SINE SPINA
Reverse description: Square shield. Possible date above.
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS / LON/DON
Initial mark: Possibly long cross
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: the Vale of Glamorgan (Unitary Authority)
District: the Vale of Glamorgan (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Cowbridge with Llanblethian (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SS9874
Four figure Latitude: 51.45575985
Four figure longitude: -3.46943322
1:25K map: SS9874
1:10K map: SS97SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
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: NMGW
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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