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Unique ID: ESS-0839A1
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
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.
Current location of find: CIMS
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Weight: 1.32 g
Diameter: 17.17 mm
This object was found at Boxted 2015
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Other reference: OEF 7946
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
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.
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