WMID-479062: Post Medieval coin: Half Angel of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: WMID-479062

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A complete gold half angel of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 to AD 1603), dating to the period AD 1567 to AD 1570. A DNO FACTVM EST ISTVD ET MIRA reverse type depicting a ship displaying the royal coat of arms, with E and a rose beside the Mast. Mint: Tower (London). Northvol 2, p134, no 1992/1.

Diameter: 20.3 mm
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 2.7 g

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1567
Date to: Circa AD 1570

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 2.7 g
Diameter: 20.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 28th September 2014

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half angel (or angelet)
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Half-angel: Elizabeth I, 1558-1561 (N 1992)
Obverse description: St Michael spearing a dragon
Reverse description: Ship displaying arms of England. E and rose beside mast
Initial mark: coronet
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Cransford

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: found whilst out metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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