BERK-2210C5: Elizabethan Groat

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Unique ID: BERK-2210C5

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Groat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 - 1603), Ist Issue AD1559-60.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1559
Date to: Circa AD 1560

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.61 g
Diameter: 24.28 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 11th September 2010

Rally details.

This object was found at West Hanney 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Michael Byard
Identified by: Ms Sally Worrell

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Y308

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Obverse description: Bust facing right with cross on top of the crown visible, remainder of facial details to worn away.
Obverse inscription: [DG ANG ] FRA.[Z. HIB. REGI...] ELIZAB.....
Reverse description: A shield bearing the arms of France Ancient in 1 & 4 and England in 2 & 3. Overall a cross Forchee.
Reverse inscription: VERIT [.......
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: Grove (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4091
Four figure Latitude: 51.616412
Four figure longitude: -1.423675
1:25K map: SU4091
1:10K map: SU49SW
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

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Updated: 5 years ago

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