CAM-FB42E4: Post-Medieval Coin : A Silver Hammered Farthing of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: CAM-FB42E4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A medieval silver penny of Elizabeth I (1558-1603); initial mark: cross crosslet (possibly); North 1988 (possibly).

Reverse legend reads [CIVI/TAS]/LON/DON. Reverse shows square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend.

Obverse legend reads E D G ROSA SINE SPINA. Obverse shows crowned bust left. Die axis is 9 o'clock, weight is 0.6g, diameter is 14.15mm, thickness is 0.61mm.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1561
Date to: Circa AD 1562

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.61 mm
Weight: 0.6 g
Diameter: 14.15 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 18th May 2013

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Ms Helen Fowler
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Penny: Elizabeth I, not further defined (N 1988, 2001, 2017)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left
Obverse inscription: E D G ROSA SINE SPINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend
Reverse inscription: [CIVI/TAS]/LON/DON
Initial mark: cross crosslet (possibly)
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Huntingdonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Bythorn and Keyston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0573
Four figure Latitude: 52.345032
Four figure longitude: -0.460058
1:25K map: TL0573
1:10K map: TL07SE
Grid reference source: From finder
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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CAM
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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