WMID-07EF87: Post Medieval coin: Half groat of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-07EF87

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An incomplete silver half groat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 to AD 1603), dating to the period AD 1602, issued during the last coinage between AD 1583 to AD 1603. Minted in the Tower (London). Mintmark 2. North vol 2, p 137, no 2016.

Diameter: 16.0 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.6 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 1602
Date to: Circa AD 1602

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.6 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 10th May 2015 - Sunday 10th May 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

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: Bust left, two pellets behind
Obverse inscription: E D G[ ]
Reverse description: square shield on long cross fourchee
Reverse inscription: CIVI[ ]
Initial mark: 2
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

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: SK1802
Four figure Latitude: 52.61547749
Four figure longitude: -1.73558248
1:25K map: SK1802
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

No references cited so far.

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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