CAM-AB1875: Post-Medieval silver half groat of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: CAM-AB1875

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A silver half groat of Elizabeth I, AD1558-1603. North number 2016. Obverse shows a worn crowned bust left with two pellets behind head. Obverse initial mark is a tun. Obverse legend reads E.[D.G.]ROSA.SINE.SPINA. Reverse shows a square shield on long cross fourchee. Reverse legend reads CIVI/TAS/LON/DON.

Die axis is 9 o'clock. Weight is 0.81g, diameter is 17.1mm, thickness is 0.5mm.

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 1603

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.81 g
Diameter: 17.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 29th October 2016 - Saturday 29th October 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Ms Helen Fowler

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 head
Obverse inscription: E.[D.G.]ROSA.SINE.SPINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Initial mark: Tun
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: East Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: East Cambridgeshire District Area

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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