IOW-2389B7: Post-Medieval Coin: Groat of Elizabeth I

Rights Holder: Isle of Wight Council
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Unique ID: IOW-2389B7

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver groat of Elizabeth I (1558-1603). Initial mark: martlet: 1560-1561 (North 1986).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.63 g
Diameter: 22.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 16th May 2010

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2010-2-295

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat
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 facing left
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV.AD/IVTORE/M.MEV (I have made God my Helper)
Initial mark: Martlet
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

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 133

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 10 years ago

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