WMID-CEA284: Coin: Post Medieval halfpenny of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: WMID-CEA284

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A complete silver hammered halfpenny of Elizabeth I (1558-1603). The coin is from the Third Issue (1583-1603) and dates to 1583-1585. North no 2018. Mint not known. Legends are not present on these coins. The obverse shows a portcullis with an 'A' initial mark above. The reverse shows a cross with three pellets in each quadrant. Diameter: 9.74mm. Thickness: 0.53mm. Weight: 0.2g. Die axis not known.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1583
Date to: Exactly AD 1585

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.53 mm
Weight: 0.2 g
Diameter: 9.74 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: No legend
Reverse description: Cross with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: No legend
Initial mark: A
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Derbyshire (County)
District: Derbyshire Dales (District)
Parish or ward: Sudbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK1732
Four figure Latitude: 52.88519327
Four figure longitude: -1.74880721
1:25K map: SK1732
1:10K map: SK13SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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