WMID-07C4E0: Post medieval coin: Probable threehalfpence of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-07C4E0

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete silver probable threehalfpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 to AD 1603), dating to the period AD 1561 to AD 1582, issued during the second coinage issue between AD 1561 to AD 1582. Mint Tower (London). Mintmark unclear. North vol 2, p 135, no 2000.

Diameter: 14.4 mm
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.5 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 1561
Date to: Circa AD 1582

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.5 g
Diameter: 14.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 13th May 2015 - Wednesday 13th May 2015

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Three halfpence
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Threehalfpence: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 2000)
Obverse description: unclear
Obverse inscription: illegible
Reverse description: square shield
Reverse inscription: [ ]O[ ]
Initial mark: unclear
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Fazeley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK1702
Four figure Latitude: 52.6155095
Four figure longitude: -1.75035185
1:25K map: SK1702
1:10K map: SK10SE
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 metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Updated: 6 years ago

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