ESS-0839A1: A Post Medieval gold Quarter Angel of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603), dating AD 1581-3.

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Unique ID: ESS-0839A1

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A Post Medieval gold Quarter Angel of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603), dating AD 1581-3. North second issue no. 1993. Obverse depicts Saint Michael slaying a dragon. The inscription reads ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA[NC]IE. The reverse depicts a royal shield aboard a boat with the initial E to the left of the mast and a rose to the right. The inscription reads ET HIBERNIE REGINA FI[D]EI. The coin was minted at the Tower of London and the sword initial mark dates the coin to AD 1581-3.

Dimensions: diameter: 17.17 mm; weight: 1.32g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: CIMS
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1581
Date to: Circa AD 1583

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.32 g
Diameter: 17.17 mm

Rally details.

This object was found at Boxted 2015

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: OEF 7946

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Quarter angel
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Quarter-angel: Elizabeth I, 1558-1561 (N 1993)
Obverse description: Saint Michael slaying the dragon.
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA[NC]IE
Reverse description: A royal shield aboard a boat with the initial E to the left of the mast and a rose to the right.
Reverse inscription: ET HIBERNIE REGINA FI[D]EI
Initial mark: sword
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Colchester (District)
Parish or ward: Langham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM0233
Four figure Latitude: 51.95877794
Four figure longitude: 0.9385525
1:25K map: TM0233
1:10K map: TM03SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: CIMS
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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