SOM-512E05: Post medieval coin: Silver threepence of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: SOM-512E05

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A very worn fragment of a post medieval silver coin, possibly a threepence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603), dating to AD 1561-1582. Second issue, uncertain mint. North (1991: 135) nos. 1998.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1561
Date to: Circa AD 1582

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.5 mm
Width: 7.9 mm
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 26th August 2016 - Friday 26th August 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 017441

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Threepence
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Threepence: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 1998)
Obverse description: [Crowned bust left]
Obverse inscription: [ELIZABETH D] G : A[NG FRA ET HIB REGINA]
Reverse description: Square shield with long cross forchee, with illegible date above.
Reverse inscription: [P]OSVI/ D[EV ADIVTOREM MEV]
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Shepton Beauchamp CP

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Find number: ESS-376837
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Post Medieval silver threepence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), second issue, uncertain initial mark, 1561-1582 AD. North (1991, pg. 135), no. 1998.
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Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
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Find number: DEV-06F4BF
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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