SWYOR-299521: Post Medieval coin; groat of Mary

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Unique ID: SWYOR-299521

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A post-Medieval silver coin: a very worn groat of Mary, dating from 1553 - 1554. It has been bent in half and there are sections missing from the rim. It is 22.4mm in diameter and 0.4mm thick. It weighs 0.93gm.

Reference: North, volume 2, number 1960.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Exactly AD 1553
Date to: Exactly AD 1554

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.4 mm
Weight: 0.93 g
Diameter: 22.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 9th February 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Identified by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Mary I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Groat: Mary, 1553-1554 (N 1960)
Obverse description: Illegible [A crowned bust of the queen, facing left.]
Obverse inscription: [MARIA D G ANG FR Z HIB RE]GI
Reverse description: A long cross fourchee over a square topped shield.
Reverse inscription: [VERITAS TEMP]ORIS [FILIA]
Initial mark: Illegible
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
Parish or ward: Selby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5932
Four figure Latitude: 53.78099401
Four figure longitude: -1.10610672
1:25K map: SE5932
1:10K map: SE53SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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