SOM-A450F7: Post-medieval coin: Halfgroat of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-A450F7

Object type certainty: Certain
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A post-medieval silver halfgroat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603), Third issue, Initial mark key, minted at London, AD 1595-1598, North 2016.

There is a small crack at the circumference.

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 1595
Date to: Exactly AD 1598

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.6 mm
Width: 16.5 mm
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 0.86 g
Diameter: 16.6 mm

Discovery dates

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

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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. ROS[A] SI[NE S]PINA
Reverse description: Square topped royal shield over long cross fourchee
Reverse inscription: [C]IVI/TAS/LON/DON
Initial mark: Key
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

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. 1960 English Hammered Coinage: Vol 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son 137 2016

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Audit data

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

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