DEV-8D25BC: Post-medieval Coin: Groat of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: DEV-8D25BC

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Post-Medieval silver Groat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603), dating to AD 1560-1561. First coinage, marlet initial mark. Minted in London. North (1991: 133) no. 1986.

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 1560
Date to: Exactly AD 1561

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.75 g
Diameter: 23.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 31st December 2016 - Saturday 31st December 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Steve Thomas
Secondary identifier: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 017393

Materials and construction

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

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 D' G' AN' [FR] ET HI' REGINA
Reverse description: Square topped shield quartered by long cross fourchee
Reverse inscription: POSVI/ DEV [A]D/IVTORE/M: MEV'.
Initial mark: Martlet
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: Mid Devon (District)
To be known as: Burlescombe CP

Spatial coordinates


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: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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