DEV-996ED6: Postmedieval coin: threefarthings of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: DEV-996ED6

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A postmedieval silver hammered threefarthings coin of Elizabeth I (1558- 1603). The coin bears the mint mark "A", dating the coin from AD 1582 to 1584.


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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1582
Date to: Exactly AD 1584

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.35 g
Diameter: 14 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 9th January 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Danielle Wootton
Identified by: Danielle Wootton

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Three farthings
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Obverse description: Crowned bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]
Reverse description: Square topped shield
Reverse inscription: [...]
Initial mark: Thistle

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Lyme Regis (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY3393
Four figure Latitude: 50.732734
Four figure longitude: -2.950731
1:25K map: SY3393
1:10K map: SY33SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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