SOM-95B151: Post Medieval Coin: Penny of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: SOM-95B151

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver, penny, Elizabeth I (1558-1603), London, 1583-5. Third coinage. North no. 2017 (1991, p. 137).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1583
Date to: Circa AD 1585

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.9 g
Diameter: 17.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 23rd August 2007

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Entry 020018

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Obverse description: Bust, left with one dot behind
Obverse inscription: E D G ROSA SINE SPINA
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee over royal shield
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Initial mark: A
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Long Sutton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
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. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd 137 no. 2017

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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