CAM-4CF4A0: Silver Hammered Coin probably Elizabeth I Halfgroat

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COIN

Unique ID: CAM-4CF4A0

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn and slightly clipped Post-Medieval silver half-groat Elizabeth I (1558-1603); third issue (1583-1603); initial mark tun (1592-5). The mint is London. North 2016. Date: 1592-5.

Obverse legend and field very worn but reads: E D G [ROSA SIN]E SPIN[A].

Reverse legend: CIVI/[TA]S/LON/DO[N]. Reverse shows a square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend.

Notes:

Recorded at the East Cambridgeshire Detecting Association club meeting on 28/11/2011.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1592
Date to: Circa AD 1595

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.69 mm
Weight: 1.02 g
Diameter: 16.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st November 2011 - Monday 28th November 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Ms Helen Fowler
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Elizabeth I, 1582-1603 (N 2016)
Obverse description: Very worn crowned bust left with two pellets behind.
Obverse inscription: E D G [ ]E SPIN[ ]
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend
Reverse inscription: (tun)CIVI/[TA]S/LON/DON
Initial mark: Tun
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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