IOW-3578C4: IOW-3578C4 Post-Medieval Coin: Three-halfpence of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-3578C4

Object type certainty: Certain
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A post-Medieval silver three-halfpence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603 AD), minted at London. Initial mark: pheon. Dated 1561 on coin (North 1991: 135, ref: 2000).
Obverse: E.D.G.[ROS]A.S[INE.SPINA] (A rose without thorns); Crowned bust facing left with a rose behind the head
Reverse: CI[VI]/TAS/LON/DON; Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription with date of 1561 above shield

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.41 g
Diameter: 16.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 27th November 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2011-1-557

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Three halfpence
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 facing left with a rose behind the head
Obverse inscription: E.D.G.[ROS]A.S[INE.SPINA] (A rose without thorns)
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription with date of 1561 above shield
Reverse inscription: CI[VI]/TAS/LON/DON
Initial mark: Pheon
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

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
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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