DENO-2D3156: Post Medieval: Groat of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: DENO-2D3156

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

An incomplete silver groat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 to AD 1603), probably dating to the period AD 1558 to AD 1561, issued as part of the first coinage issue. Minted at the Tower (London). Initial marks unclear. Probably North vol II, p133, no 1986.

Length: 23.4 mm
Width: 18.1 mm
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 1.2 g

Coin is poor quality, it is coated with a brown coloured patina. Much of the detail is obscurred. It is possible, given the poor quality of the silver, this coin could be a contemporary copy.

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 1558
Date to: Circa AD 1561

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.4 mm
Width: 18.1 mm
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 1.2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 29th November 2016 - Tuesday 29th November 2016

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E8442

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Groat: Elizabeth I, 1558-1561 (N 1986)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left, with arched crown.
Obverse inscription: [ ]
Reverse description: Flat topped Royal shield, divided by Long cross (probably fourchee).
Reverse inscription: [ ]
Initial mark: Uncertain
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Derbyshire (County)
District: Amber Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Shottle and Postern (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK3246
Four figure Latitude: 53.01035831
Four figure longitude: -1.5245213
1:25K map: SK3246
1:10K map: SK34NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out detecting

References cited

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Audit data

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

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