CORN-4C60B4: Post-medieval coin: Threepence of Elizabeth I (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-4C60B4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A clipped, pierced post-medieval silver threepence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603). Second coinage (North 1998). Initial mark: eglantine, dated 1574 (on coin). Mint of London. North (1991, 134).

It measures 18.9 mm in diameter, 0.7 mm in thickness, and weighs 1.51 g. That this coin was double struck is evident on the obverse. It has been pierced possibly for use as a jewellery item. This appears to have been done through the reverse, just within the inner circle at 1 o'clock, corresponding to about 1 o'clock, also, on the obverse.

Evidence of reuse: pierced

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1574
Date to: Exactly AD 1574
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.51 g
Diameter: 18.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 3rd March 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Nina Corey
Identified by: Ms Nina Corey
Secondary identifier: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's reference 5868

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Threepence
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Threepence: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 1998)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left, rose behind
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH : D.' G.' ANG.' FRA.' ET : HI.' REGINA
Reverse description: Long cross fourchée quartering royal arms, date, 15[7]4, above
Reverse inscription: POSVI/ DEV.' AD/IVTORE/M . MEV'
Initial mark: eglantine
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Marazion (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW5231
Four figure Latitude: 50.127132
Four figure longitude: -5.471223
1:25K map: SW5231
1:10K map: SW51SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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