WMID-5CBEB2: Post medieval coin: Threepence of Elizabeth I (obverse, reverse)

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A silver threepence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), second issue (1561-1582), minted in 1572. Ermine initial mark. Coin reference: North, volume II, 3rd edition, reference 1998. Weight: 1.45g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1572
Date to: AD 1572

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.45 g
Diameter: 18.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 3rd October 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Duncan Slarke
Identified by: Mr Duncan Slarke

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Threepence
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Threepence: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 1998)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left with a rose behind the head.
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend. Date above the shield.
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV
Initial mark: Ermine
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: East Staffordshire (District)
To be known as: Leigh CP

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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