LANCUM-201267: Post medieval silver coin Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: LANCUM-201267

Object type certainty: Certain
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Pierced hammered silver coin of Elizabeth I dating between 1558 and 1603AD. It is only possible to make out POSVI on the reverse legend. The diameter is 18mm and the weight is 0.77g.

If suspended from the piercing, neither the obverse nor the reverse would be upright. It is therefore highly unlikely to have been used as a pendant or ornament. It is more likely that the perforation allowd a cord to be passed through the coin to deter theft. As such it would not qualify as treasure.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1558
Date to: Exactly AD 1603

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.77 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 5th November 2012

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny or halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Silver: Elizabeth I, not further defined
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Harrogate (District)
To be known as: Ripon

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on parish
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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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