NARC-75E608: NARC-75E608 : Halfgroat : Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: NARC-75E608

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete silver Half Groat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603). Third coinage. Long cross fourchée over squared shield reverse. Escallop initial mark. London mint. AD 1584-1587.

Diameter: 16.88mm, Thickness: 0.69mm, Weight: 0.9g

North Vol II, P 137, No 2016.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1584
Date to: Circa AD 1587

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.69 mm
Weight: 0.9 g
Diameter: 16.88 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
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, 1582-1603 (N 2016)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left with two pellets behind
Obverse inscription: ∙E D GxROSA∙SINE SPINA∙
Reverse description: Long cross fourchée over squared shield
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Initial mark: Escallop
Die axis measurement: 11 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: Everdon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5858
Four figure Latitude: 52.21716851
Four figure longitude: -1.15246307
1:25K map: SP5858
1:10K map: SP55NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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
North, J.J. 1960 English Hammered Coinage: Vol 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son 137 2016

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Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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