CAM-304139: Post-Medieval coin : Silver coin of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: CAM-304139

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A post-medieval silver threepence of Elizabeth (1558-1603), second issue (1561-82; North 1998), initial mark: ermine (1572-3). Ref: North 1991:131.

Obverse shows an unclear crowned bust left, rose behind head. Obverse legend reads ELIZABETH[DG]ANG.FR[...]HI. REGIN[A]. Reverse shows a partially clear square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend, no date visible. Reverse initial mark is an ermine (AD1572-1573). Reverse legend reads POSV[I]/DEV.AD/[IV]TORE/[M.M]EV. Die axis is 5 o'clock. Weight is 1.25g, diameter is 20.5mm, thickness is 0.4mm.

This coin is slightly bent and damage to the edge of the flan has resulted in small losses of the edge of the coin.

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 1572
Date to: Exactly AD 1573

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.4 mm
Weight: 1.25 g
Diameter: 20.5 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Ms Helen Fowler
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

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 left, rose behind head.
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH[DG]ANG.FR[...]REG[...]
Reverse description: square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend, date no longer visible.
Reverse inscription: POSV[I]/DEV.AD/[IVT]ORE/[M.M]EV.
Initial mark: Ermine (AD1572-1573)
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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