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COIN

Unique ID: SF-9B94EA

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Post Medieval silver groat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603), first coinage, martlet issue mark, dating to AD 1560-1561 (N 1986). Tower of London mint. Ref: North 1975: 110. 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.73 g
Diameter: 22 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2020 - Thursday 31st December 2020

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: EKE 071
Other reference: SS20-048

Materials and construction

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

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: Crowned bust left
Obverse inscription: [ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA ET HIB REGINA]
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee dividing legend
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV AD]IVTOREM MEV
Initial mark: Martlet
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Near Woodbridge

Spatial coordinates


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

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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
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Updated: About one month ago

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