CAM-1278D3: Silver Threepence of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: CAM-1278D3

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A silver hammered threepence of Elizabeth I, reigned 1558-1603. Obverse shows crowned bust left with rose behind head. Initial mark is portcullis which gives a date range of 1565/6-1566/7. Obverse legend reads ELIZA[BETH] D.G ANG.F[...RE]GINA. Reverse shows long cross fourchee over royal shield - 156[6] above. Reverse legend reads POSVI/DEV.AD/[IVTOR]E/M.MEV. This threepence is of the second coinage which has a sate range of 1561-1582. Die axis is 3 o'clock, weight is 1.20g, diameter is 19.60mm, thickness 0.46mm. See North Vol. II, p.135, no.1998.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to Landowner


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1565
Date to: Exactly AD 1566

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.46 mm
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 19.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st June 2011 - Thursday 30th June 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Ms Helen Fowler
Secondary identifier: Dr Martin Allen

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: Threehalfpence: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 2000)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left with rose behind head
Obverse inscription: ELIZA[...]D.G ANG.F[...RE]GINA
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee over royal shield, 1565 above.
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV.AD/[IVTOR]E/M.MEV
Initial mark: portcullis (dated 1565/6-1566/7
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: Cambridge Area

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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