CORN-260F9A: threepence of Elizabeth I (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-260F9A

Object type certainty: Certain
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Hammered silver threepence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third and Fourth Issues (1561-1577), mintmark acorn (1573-1574), dated to 1573 on the reverse, with taller bust with ear showing on obverse, 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 1573
Date to: Exactly AD 1573

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.35 g
Diameter: 19.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 14th August 2016 - Sunday 14th August 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Philip Mitchell
Identified by: Mr Philip Mitchell
Secondary identifier: Ms Anna Tyacke

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: ELIZABETH:D.G.[ANG.FR.ET.]HI.REGINA
Reverse description: square shield over long cross fourchee with date above shield
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV.ADIV[TOREM.ME]V'.
Initial mark: acorn
Die axis measurement: 7 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)
Parish or ward: Porthleven (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW6226
Four figure Latitude: 50.08633559
Four figure longitude: -5.32844843
1:25K map: SW6226
1:10K map: SW66SW
What3Words: maddening.oils.domain
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

References cited

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: Wednesday 21st September 2016
Updated: Thursday 22nd September 2016

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