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WMID-901EB3: Post medieval coin: Penny of Elizabeth I (obverse, reverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-901EB3

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete silver penny of Elizabeth I (1558-1603). The initial mark is incomplete but it is probably a sword, which would date the coin to 1581/2, during the second coinage issue (North ref 2001).

Notes:

There is a small wedge beyond the initial mark, adjoining the inner beaded circle on the obverse of the coin.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1558
Date to: AD 1583

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.42 g
Diameter: 14.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 16th December 2007

Personal details

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Penny: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 2001)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left. Beaded inner circle.
Obverse inscription: E G (G) ROSA SINE (S)PINA. There is a small wedge beyond the initial mark, adjoining the inner beaded circle on the obverse of the coin.
Reverse description: Swuare shield on a long cross fourchee dividing the legend. Beaded inner circle.
Reverse inscription: CIVITAS LOND[ON]
Initial mark: Sword (probably)
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Broughton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3134
Four figure Latitude: 51.104467
Four figure longitude: -1.558608
1:25K map: SU3134
1:10K map: SU33SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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 135 2001

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Audit data

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

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