The site will be unavailable between approximately 8am and 8.30am on the 14th of July, 2022 for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The British Museum

x
PUBLIC-24A31C: Threepence

Rights Holder: Kent County Council
CC License:


Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-24A31C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A worn post-Medieval silver threepence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603). Second (North) issue 1561-1583, dated '1575' on the coin. Initial mark, Eglantine. North (1991) no.1998

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1575
Date to: Exactly AD 1575

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.64 mm
Weight: 0.7 g
Diameter: 17.54 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 27th October 2015

Personal details

This information is restricted for your access level.

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Threepence
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Threepence: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 1998)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left
Obverse inscription: [+ELIZABETH D.G;ANG;FRA ET H]IB REGINA'
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee on royal shield surmounted by date '1575'
Reverse inscription: +POSVI/DE[V:AD/IVTORE/M;MEV:]
Initial mark: Eglantine
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
To be known as: Sandwich

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
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

Similar objects

Find number: SUR-E0BC12
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
A worn post-Medieval silver threepence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603). Second (North) issue 1561-1583, dated '1566' on the coin. Initial mark, ph…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: KENT-1337FB
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
A worn post-Medieval silver three halfpence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603). Second (North) issue 1561-1583, dated '1575' on the coin. Initial mar…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: KENT-1C3528
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
A worn post-Medieval silver threepence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603). Second (North) issue 1561-1583, dating and mintmark illegible. North (1991…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.