WILT-E5C863: Post-medieval coin: halfgroat of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: WILT-E5C863

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A post medieval silver half groat of Elizabeth I dating to the period AD 1560-61. Obverse ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA ET HIB REGINA badly scratched crowned bust facing left. Reverse type POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV depicting a square shield on a long cross fourchee dividing the legend. Initial mark cross crosslet. Cf North 1991, Vol II, p133, no 1987.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1560
Date to: Exactly AD 1561

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.96 g
Diameter: 18.56 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: WHM 1581

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Elizabeth I, 1558-1561 (N 1987)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left.
Obverse inscription: E[LIZ]ABETH DG [FRA ANG ET HIB] REGINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend.
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREVM MEV
Initial mark: Cross crosslet
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Pewsey (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1856
Four figure Latitude: 51.30284046
Four figure longitude: -1.74318649
1:25K map: SU1856
1:10K map: SU15NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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