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CORN-09237B: threepence of Elizabeth I (obverse)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-09237B

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

Silver threepence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Third and Fourth Issues (1561-1577), mintmark ermine (1572-1573), dated to 1572 on the 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 1572
Date to: Exactly AD 1572

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.1 g
Diameter: 18.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st September 2015 - Monday 30th November 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: ELIZA[B]ETH:D.G.ANG.FR.E[T.HI.]REGINA
Reverse description: square shield over long cross fourchee with date 1572 above shield
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV.ADIVTO[REM.]MEV'.
Initial mark: ermine
Die axis measurement: 6 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: Camborne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW6339
Four figure Latitude: 50.20345533
Four figure longitude: -5.32257936
1:25K map: SW6339
1:10K map: SW69NW
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

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Spink and Son Ltd 2008 Coins of England & The United Kingdom, 43rd Edition London Spink p. 239 no. 2566

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Audit data

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

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