WMID-331B68: Post Medieval coin: halfgroat of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-331B68

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete silver halfgroat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 - AD 1603), dating to the period AD 1594 to AD 1596, issued as part of the third coinage between AD 1583 and AD 1603. Initial mark: Woolpack. Mint: London (Tower).

Cf. North Vol 2, p. 137 , no. 2016.

Diameter: 17.2 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.7 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1594
Date to: Circa AD 1596

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.7 g
Diameter: 17.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 18th April 2015 - Saturday 18th April 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Gail Hitchens
Identified by: Miss Gail Hitchens

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Elizabeth I, 1582-1603 (N 2016)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left with two pellets behind
Obverse inscription: [E D G RO]SA [SI]NE SPINA
Reverse description: Square shield on cross fourchee
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/[LON]/[DON]
Initial mark: Woolpack
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Huntingdonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Bythorn and Keyston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0674
Four figure Latitude: 52.35382669
Four figure longitude: -0.44506931
1:25K map: TL0674
1:10K map: TL07SE
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 detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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