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CORN-BC8827: threepence of Elizabeth I (obverse)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-BC8827

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

Silver threepence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third & Fourth Issues (1561-1577), mintmark coronet (1567-1570), dated to 1569 on reverse, Spink 2566.

Subsequent actions

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 1569
Date to: Exactly AD 1569

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 0.77 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 18th October 2015 - Sunday 18th October 2015

Personal details

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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 facing left with rose behind head
Obverse inscription: ELIZAB[ETH:D.]G.ANG.FR.ET.HI.REGINA
Reverse description: square shield over long cross fourchee with date above shield
Reverse inscription: POSVI D[EV.ADIVT]OREM.MEV.
Initial mark: coronet
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Camborne

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

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Spink and Son Ltd 2014 Coins of England and the United Kingdom, 49th edition London Spink and Son Ltd 259 no.2566

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Audit data

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

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