PUBLIC-007A12: post medieval copy of a elizabeth I shilling PUBLIC-007A12

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-007A12

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A Post Medieval copy of a base silver shilling of Elizabeth I, issued in Ireland. Third (base) coinage, c. AD 1601-1602. Mint mark illegible. Obverse depicts a square-topped royal shield; reverse depicts a crowned harp. Both legends illegible due to severe breakage and wear. Cf. Spink 2003, 'Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands', p. 152, no. 6507.

Although this series is composed of base silver, in addition to the base silver it is possible to see a copper-alloy core to this coin, suggesting perhaps that this should be considered a contemporary copy of an already base issue.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1601
Date to: Circa AD 1602

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.1 mm
Width: 18.2 mm
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 1.5 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 26th August 2012

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Base Silver
Secondary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Fragment
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: Dublin City
Type: Irish: silver coin of Elizabeth I, not further defined (S 6503 - 6509)
Obverse description: Crowned harp
Obverse inscription: illegible
Reverse description: Square-topped shield.
Reverse inscription: illegible

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Ashford (District)
To be known as: Tenterden

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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