CAM-B12EAE: Post-Medieval Coin : A, possibly/probably clipped, very worn and slightly bent post-medieval silver Tudor coin, possibly a halfgroat, AD 1485-1603.

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Unique ID: CAM-B12EAE

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A post-medieval silver Tudor coin, probably a halfgroat of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), mint: London.

The coin has probably been slightly clipped, and is in a very worn and slightly bent condition.

Obverse: mostly illegible, probable left-facing bust; [...]SA.SINE.S[...]. Initial mark: illegible.

Reverse: Tudor royal shield over long cross fourchee; [CIVI]/TAS/LO[N/DON]. Initial mark: illegible.

Die axis: probably 12 o'clock. Weight: 0.66g, diameter: 16.3mm, thickness: 0.4mm.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1509
Date to: Circa AD 1603

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.4 mm
Weight: 0.66 g
Diameter: 16.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2014 - Thursday 11th December 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Ms Helen Fowler
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Obverse description: Illegible, probable left-facing bust
Obverse inscription: [...]SA.SINE.S[...]
Reverse description: Tudor royal shield over long cross fourchee, no date above.
Reverse inscription: [CIVI]/TAS/LO[N/DON]
Initial mark: Illegible
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: City of Peterborough (Unitary Authority)
District: City of Peterborough (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Upton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF1000
Four figure Latitude: 52.58668567
Four figure longitude: -0.3777954
1:25K map: TF1000
1:10K map: TF10SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Probably found during the summer of 2014

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CAM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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