IOW-63FAE3: Post-Medieval Coin: Angel of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-63FAE3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A post-Medieval gold angel of Elizabeth I (1558-1603). Initial marks: long cross/long cross, 1580-1581 (North 1991: 134, ref: 1991/1).

Obverse: + (long cross) ELIZABETH:D.'G.ANG'FR.ET.HI.'REGINA; St Michael as Archangel standing, facing and spearing a dragon

Reverse: + (long cross) A:DNO:FACTVM.EST.ISTVD:ET.EST.MIRABI.' (this is the Lord's doing and it is marvellous: Psalm 118.23); Ship left with standing rigging, cross as mast bearing a Royal shield, 'E' and rose to side of mast

Diameter: 29.0mm. Weight: 5.12g. DA=12:8.

North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.

Find of note status

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

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
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 1580
Date to: Exactly AD 1581

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 5.12 g
Diameter: 29 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 12th July 2015 - Sunday 12th July 2015

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2015-2-326

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Angel
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Angel: Elizabeth I, 1558-1561 (N 1991)
Obverse description: St Michael as Archangel standing, facing and spearing a dragon
Obverse inscription: + (long cross) ELIZABETH:D.’G.ANG’FR.ET.HI.’REGINA
Reverse description: Ship left with standing rigging, cross as mast bearing a Royal shield, ‘E’ and rose to side of mast
Reverse inscription: + (long cross) A:DNO:FACTVM.EST.ISTVD:ET.EST.MIRABI.’ (this is the Lord’s doing and it is marvellous in our eyes: Psalm 118.23)
Initial mark: Long cross
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd 134 1991/1

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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