LANCUM-F98DE6: Post medieval coin: Silver Groat of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: LANCUM-F98DE6

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A Post-medieval silver shilling of Elizabeth I dating from AD1560-61. Mintmark: martlet. North 1986. The obverse shows the queens bust and bears the legend: ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA AT HIB REGINA The reverse has the royal shield and the legend: POSVI DEV ADICTOREM MEV. The coin is is good condition, and shows no evidence of clipping however there are two scratches across the obverse.

Diameter 31mm, Weight 6.20g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1560
Date to: Circa AD 1561

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 6.2 g
Diameter: 31 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st April 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Paul Hickman
Identified by: Mr Paul Hickman
Secondary identifier: Mr Stuart Noon

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Shilling: Elizabeth I, not further defined (N 1985, 2014, 2022, 2023)
Obverse description: Queens bust
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA AT HIB
Reverse description: Royal Shield
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV ADICTOREM MEV
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Ribble Valley (District)
To be known as: Great Mitton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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