CAM-2B28E2: Post-Medieval Coin : Silver Hammered Halfpenny of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: CAM-2B28E2

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A silver hammered halfpenny of Elizabeth I, AD1558-1603. Obverse shows portcullis. Obverse has no legend. Reverse shows solid cross with three pellets per quarter. Reverse has no legend. Die axis is uncertain but falls to 3, 6, 9 or 12 o'clock. Weight is 0.24g, diameter is 10.36mm, thickness is 0.39mm.

See North, J.J. Vol.II, 1991, p.137, no.2018, third issue AD1583-1603. See Spink, 2007 (42nd Ed.) p.244-245, no.2581 5th issue AD1582-1600 & no.2588 sixth issue AD1601-1602. Also Seaby's 14th ed. p.142, no.1945.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1582
Date to: Circa AD 1603

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.39 mm
Weight: 0.24 g
Diameter: 10.36 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny or halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfpenny: Elizabeth I, 1582-1603 (N 2018)
Obverse description: Portcullis
Obverse inscription: -
Reverse description: Solid cross with three pellets per quarter
Reverse inscription: -

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: South Kesteven (District)
To be known as: Thurlby Area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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