WMID-921986: Post Medieval: Complete half groat of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-921986

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete silver half groat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 to AD 1603), dating to the period AD 1560 to AD 1561. POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV reverse type depicting a square shield on a long cross fourchee dividing the legend. Minted at the Tower. Initial mark: martlet. c.f. North vol 2, p 133, no 1987.

Diameter: 17.7 mm
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 0.7 g

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 1560
Date to: Circa AD 1561

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 0.7 g
Diameter: 17.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 28th April 2017 - Friday 28th April 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Elizabeth I, 1558-1561 (N 1987)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA ET HIB REGINA
Reverse description: square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV AD IVORE M MEV
Initial mark: martlet
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Anglesey (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Anglesey (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Beaumaris (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SH5876
Four figure Latitude: 53.26193827
Four figure longitude: -4.13035923
1:25K map: SH5876
1:10K map: SH57NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: 2 years ago

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