NARC-3A3352: NARC-3A3352 : Penny (Irish) : Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: NARC-3A3352

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of a copper alloy Irish Penny of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603). Third coinage. Crowned harp reverse with date in left and right fields. Dublin mint. AD 1601.

Length: 14.89mm, Width: 12.07mm, Thickness: 1.04mm, Weight: 0.5g

Spink (2003) P 153, No 6510.

The coin is missing its entire outer flan.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Exactly AD 1601

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 14.89 mm
Width: 12.07 mm
Thickness: 1.04 mm
Weight: 0.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 18th February 2021

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Fragment

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: Dublin City
Type: Penny: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 2001)
Obverse description: Square-topped Royal shield
Obverse inscription: [ELIZABETH D G AN FRA ET HIBER RE]
Reverse description: Irish harp with crown above flanked by date //16/01
Reverse inscription: [POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEVM]
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Daventry (District)
Parish or ward: Stowe IX Churches (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6456
Four figure Latitude: 52.19852708
Four figure longitude: -1.06502953
1:25K map: SP6456
1:10K map: SP65NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Spink and Son Ltd 2015 Coins of Scotland, Ireland, the Islands and Anglo-Gallic Coins London Spink and Son Ltd 153 6510

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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