WMID-77C582: Post Medieval Coin: Threepence of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-77C582

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete, silver, Post Medieval, Threepence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 - AD 1603), Second Coinage Issue, dating to the year AD 1562. Initial Mark: Pheon. Mint: London (Tower). North Vol 2, No. 1998, p 135.

Diameter: 17.8 mm
Thickness: 0.4 mm
Weight: 0.6 g

Coin has a crack finishing in the 5 o'clock position on the obverse and is bent up towards the obverse.

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 1562
Date to: Exactly AD 1562

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.4 mm
Weight: 0.6 g
Diameter: 17.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 22nd December 2016 - Thursday 22nd December 2016

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Materials and construction

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

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: Probable crowned bust left. Legend illegible
Obverse inscription: [ ]
Reverse description: Flat topped Royal shield dated 1562. Legend illegible
Reverse inscription: [ ]
Initial mark: Pheon (probably)
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Malvern Hills (District)
Parish or ward: Astley and Dunley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7866
Four figure Latitude: 52.291687
Four figure longitude: -2.32397665
1:25K map: SO7866
1:10K map: SO76NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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