IOW-6D9178: Post-Medieval Coin: Penny of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-6D9178

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete post-Medieval silver penny of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), minted at London. Initial marks: plain cross/plain cross (probably), 1578-1580 (North 1991: 135, ref: 2001).

Obverse: E.D.G.ROSA.SINE.SPINA (A rose without thorns); Crowned bust left

Reverse: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON; Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription

The coin has been pierced with a circular hole, 1.3mm in diameter, at about 3 o' clock on the obverse.

Diameter: 13.6mm. Weight: 0.47g. DA=12:12.

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

Evidence of reuse: The coin has been pierced with a circular hole, 1.3mm in diameter, at about 3 o' clock on the obverse

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 1578
Date to: Exactly AD 1580
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.47 g
Diameter: 13.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 2nd September 2015 - Wednesday 2nd September 2015

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2015-5-121

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Penny: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 2001)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left
Obverse inscription: E.D.G.ROSA.SINE.SPINA (A rose without thorns)
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Initial mark: Plain cross
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

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: Generated from computer mapping software
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: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

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 35 2001

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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