SOM-F20AA6: Post-medieval Irish coin: penny of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-F20AA6

Object type certainty: Certain
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A post-medieval Irish copper alloy penny of Elizabeth I dating to AD 1601 (on coin). Initial mark star. Mint of Dublin. Spink (2003) No. 6510

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1601
Date to: Exactly AD 1601

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.87 g
Diameter: 19.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2016 - Friday 1st July 2016

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 017416

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: Dublin City
Type: Irish: copper coin of Elizabeth I (S 6510 - 6511A)
Obverse description: Square-topped Royal shield flanked by E / [R]
Obverse inscription: E[L]IZABETH D [G AN FRA] ET [HIBER RE]
Reverse description: Irish harp with crown above flanked by date, [1]6/01.
Reverse inscription: PO[SVI D]EV ADIVTOR[EM] MEV[M]
Initial mark: Star
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
Parish or ward: Martock (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST4517
Four figure Latitude: 50.9497966
Four figure longitude: -2.78432513
1:25K map: ST4517
1:10K map: ST41NE
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 2003 Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands London Spink and Son Ltd 153 6510

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Audit data

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

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