YORYM-EDA2E4: Post-medieval Coin : Threepence of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: YORYM-EDA2E4

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A silver threepence of Elizabeth I from her milled issue, squared shield over long cross fourchee reverse, star initial mark, 1562. This coin has been broken in two by a recent break most probably due to the action of the plough.

North Vol 2, p.138, no.2035.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Post AD 1562

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 19.8 mm

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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, Milled coinage, 1560-1571 (N 2033 - 2036)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left with rose behind
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA ET HIB REGINA
Reverse description: Squared shield over long cross fourchee
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV 1562
Initial mark: Star
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: York (Unitary Authority)
District: York (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Upper Poppleton

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 p.138 no.2035

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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