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Unique ID: BERK-4057D3

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A Post Medieval clipped silver groat of Elizabeth I, (AD 1558 - 1603), dating to the period AD 1572 -73. Ermine initial mark, minted London.


Part PAS Oxfordshire & West Berkshire Museum Object Entry Form 2027

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1572
Date to: Circa AD 1573

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 23 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 17th May 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Michael Byard
Identified by: Mr Michael Byard
Secondary identifier: Miss Anni Byard

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
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH DGAN.FR.[...] HIB REGINA
Reverse description: Shield of Arms, 1st and 4th Quarters three fleurs-de-lys (France) 2nd and 3rd three lions passant guardant in pale (England) overall a cross fleury
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM:ME [...]
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Kintbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3966
Four figure Latitude: 51.39170595
Four figure longitude: -1.44087355
1:25K map: SU3966
1:10K map: SU36NE
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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Updated: 10 months ago

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