WILT-967E54: Post-Medieval coin : Halfgroat of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: WILT-967E54

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A Post-Medieval halfgroat of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), 1st issue, minted London 1560-61. Measures c.20mm, weighs 0.92g, die axis 12, worn, split and bent.

Obverse: Crowned bust left
Reverse: Shield of arms below long cross fourchée
i.m. martlet POSVI DEV'.AD IVTORE M'. MEV'.

Mint: London, 1st issue, 1560-1

Reference: North 1987

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1560
Date to: Circa AD 1561

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.92 g
Diameter: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2011 - Tuesday 27th September 2011

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Salisbury Museum Entry Form No. 3763

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half groat
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, 1558-1561 (N 1987)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH:D’.G’.ANG[ ]RA·ET·HIB’.REGINA
Reverse description: Shield of arms below long cross fourchée
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV’.AD IVTORE M’. MEV’.
Initial mark: Martlet
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Marlborough

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

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 1987

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