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YORYM-0EE854: Post-medieval Coin : Threepence of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: YORYM-0EE854

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

A silver threepence of Elizabeth I dated to AD 1562. Second Issue. Square shield on long cross fourchee reverse. Pheon initial mark. Mint of London.

North Vol 2, p.135, no.1998.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1562

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.4 g
Diameter: 19.6 mm

Personal details

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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, 1561-1582 (N 1998)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left with rose behind
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH DG ANG FRA ET HIB REGINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEVAD/IVTORE/MMEV
Initial mark: Pheon
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: York (Unitary Authority)
District: York (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Copmanthorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5747
Four figure Latitude: 53.91601917
Four figure longitude: -1.13367628
1:25K map: SE5747
1:10K map: SE54NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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