WMID-A43FD4: Post medieval coin: Halfpenny of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-A43FD4

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete struck / hammered silver halfpenny of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 to AD 1603), issued as part of the third coinage between AD 1583 and AD 1603. Probably minted between AD 1584 and AD 1586 at the Tower Mint (London).

Diameter: 9.92 mm
Thickness: 0.48 mm
Weight: 0.2 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1584
Date to: Circa AD 1586

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.48 mm
Weight: 0.2 g
Diameter: 9.92 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st March 2011 - Thursday 31st March 2011

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: TG - Paper - Folder 40

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
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfpenny: Elizabeth I, 1582-1603 (N 2018)
Obverse description: Portcullis with initial mark (probable escallop) above
Obverse inscription: -
Reverse description: long cross with three pellets in each quarter
Reverse inscription: -
Initial mark: Probable escallop
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Worfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7294
Four figure Latitude: 52.543128
Four figure longitude: -2.414298
1:25K map: SO7294
1:10K map: SO79SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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