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LANCUM-0B27D2: Post-medieval coin: Threepence of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: LANCUM-0B27D2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Post-medieval threepence of Elizabeth I dating from AD1573. Mintmark acorn. North 1998.

Obv: ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA ET HI REGINA crowned bust left with rose behind

Rev: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV long cross fourchee dividing legend over square shield with date above

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1573
Date to: Exactly AD 1573

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 1.25 g
Diameter: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st May 2014

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: A8

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Threepence
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Threepence: Elizabeth I, not further defined (N 1998, 2033 - 2036)
Obverse description: crowned bust left with rose behind
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA ET HI REGINA
Reverse description: long cross fourchee dividing legend over square shield with date above
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV
Initial mark: acorn
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: South Lakeland (District)
To be known as: Dalton

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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