WILT-E683B3: Post-Medieval coin : Gold Crown of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: WILT-E683B3

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An Early Post-Medieval gold crown of Elizabeth I, second issue (1561-82). It measures 22.84mm in diameter and weighs 2.66g.

Obverse: Crowned bust to left in plain dress
ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA (initial mark coronet)
shield with ER at sides
SCVTVM FIDEI PROTEGET EAM (initial mark coronet)

Reference: North Volume II no.1995.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1561
Date to: Circa AD 1582

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.66 g
Diameter: 22.84 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 16th November 2011 - Wednesday 23rd November 2011

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Gold: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 1991/1 - 1996)
Obverse description: Crowned bust to left in plain dress
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA
Reverse description: Square shield with ER at sides
Reverse inscription: SCVTVM FIDEI PROTEGET EAM
Initial mark: Coronet
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: New Forest (District)
To be known as: Fordingbridge

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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 1995

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 10 years ago

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