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Unique ID: IOW-63FAE3
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
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.
This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance
Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Weight: 5.12 g
Diameter: 29 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 12th July 2015 - Sunday 12th July 2015
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Other reference: IOW2015-2-326
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
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
|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|