SWYOR-E81826: Post Medieval coin; three farthings of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: SWYOR-E81826

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A Post Medieval silver coin; a three-farthings of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 - 1603), second issue (AD 1561 - 1582), acorn initial mark (AD 1573). The date above the shield is illegible. Part of the edge of the coin is missing. Compare North Voume 2 (1991),number 2002 on page 135. The coin is 13.7mm diameter, 0.3mm thick and 0.26g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1573
Date to: Exactly AD 1573

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.3 mm
Weight: 0.26 g
Diameter: 13.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st July 2015 - Monday 12th October 2015

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2718

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Three farthings
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Threefarthings: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 2002)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left with rose behind
Obverse inscription: [E] D G ROSA SINE SPINA
Reverse description: Royal square topped shield over a long cross fourchee (with date above)
Reverse inscription: CIVITAS LONDON
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: York (Unitary Authority)
District: York (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Stockton-on-the-Forest (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE6555
Four figure Latitude: 53.9869702
Four figure longitude: -1.01019653
1:25K map: SE6555
1:10K map: SE65NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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