BERK-4F3091: Post Medieval coin : Silver half groat of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: BERK-4F3091

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An incomplete post medieval silver half groat of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), third issue (1583-1603); Mint: Tower (London); North 2016; initial mark now missing. The coin is in poor condition and is incomplete, about 60% remains. Obv: left facing crowned bust; [ ]OSA SINA SPINA. Rev: long cross fourchee over shield; [ ]TAS/LOn/[ ]. The diameter is 19mm and the weight is 0.19g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1583
Date to: Circa AD 1603

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.19 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Personal details

Recorded by: Mrs Christine Edbury
Identified by: Dr John Naylor

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ashmolean Museum ID service 6/3-3

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Elizabeth I, not further defined (N 1987, 1999, 2016, 2037)
Obverse description: Left facing crowned bus
Obverse inscription: [ ]OSA SINA SPINA
Reverse description: long cross fourchee over shield
Reverse inscription: [ ]TAS/LOn/[ ]
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Ewelme (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6491
Four figure Latitude: 51.61419946
Four figure longitude: -1.07708138
1:25K map: SU6491
1:10K map: SU69SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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

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