SOM-A3C2C4: Post-medieval coin: Halfgroat of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-A3C2C4

Object type certainty: Certain
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A post-medieval silver halfgroat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603), Third issue, Initial mark crescent, minted at London, AD 1587-1590, North 2016.

This coin is very worn and has been bent.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1587
Date to: Exactly AD 1590

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16 mm
Width: 15.8 mm
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 0.75 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st April 2013 - Tuesday 30th April 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Vicky Lemmens
Identified by: Mrs Vicky Lemmens
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 22463

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Elizabeth I, 1582-1603 (N 2016)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left with two pellets behind the head
Obverse inscription: E D.' G.' ROSA . SINE . SPINA
Reverse description: Square topped royal shield over long cross fourchee
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Initial mark: Crescent
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: West Somerset (District)
To be known as: Carhampton CP

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd 137 2016

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Audit data

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

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