PUBLIC-8C01AD: PUBLIC-8C01AD- Silver half groat of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-8C01AD

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Post Medieval silver half groat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603), dating AD 1583-1585. Obverse depicts bust facing left with two pellets behind, inscription reads E D G ROSA SINE SPINA. Reverse depicts a long cross fourchee over royal shield, inscription reads CIVI / TAS / LON / DON. There is a letter A initial mark. North Vol 2 page 137 ref 2016

Dimensions: diameter: 16.9 mm; weight: 0.7g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1583
Date to: Circa AD 1585

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.7 g
Diameter: 16.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 10th October 2016

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Elizabeth I, 1582-1603 (N 2016)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left with two pellets behind
Obverse inscription: E D G ROSA SINE SPINA
Reverse description: SQUARE SHIELD ON CROSS FORCHEE
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Initial mark: a
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: The Paddock

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
Discovery circumstances: metal detecting Find
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1960 English Hammered Coinage: Vol 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son 137 2016

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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