IOW-2BC367: IOW-2BC367 Post-Medieval Coin: Halfgroat of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-2BC367

Object type certainty: Certain
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A post-Medieval silver halfgroat of Elizabeth I (1558-1603 AD), minted at London. Initial mark: escallop, 1584/5-1587 (North 1991: 137, ref: 2016).

Obverse: .E.D.G.ROSA.SINE.SPINA. (A rose without thorns); Crowned bust facing left with two pellets (mark of value) behind the head

Reverse: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON; Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription
Diameter: 16.20mm. Weight: 1.02g. DA=12:12.

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
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1584
Date to: Exactly AD 1587

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.02 g
Diameter: 16.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 16th October 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: IOW2012-2-181

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
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, 1582-1603 (N 2016)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left with two pellets (mark of value) behind the head
Obverse inscription: .E.D.G.ROSA.SINE.SPINA. (A rose without thorns)
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Initial mark: Escallop
Die axis measurement: 12 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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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: Tuesday 15th May 2012
Updated: Wednesday 16th May 2012

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