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BH-2445D5: Post-Medieval coin: threepence of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-2445D5

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A silver threepence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603); Third issue coin, dated 1572. The coin is worn in places. It measures 19mm in diameter, 0.2mm thick and weighs 1.57g.

Class: Threepence

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1572

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.2 mm
Weight: 1.57 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 10th February 2010

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 10/24 - 2

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, not further defined (N 1998, 2033 - 2036)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left, rose in right field.
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH D [G ANG] FR ET HI REGINA
Reverse description: Shield over long-cross, '15/72' above.
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV AD/IVTORE/M MEV
Initial mark: Ermine
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Wilden

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
Current location: With finder

References cited

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Recording Institution: BH
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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