LIN-7E5A78: Medieval coin: halfpenny of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: LIN-7E5A78

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Post Medieval halfpenny of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603). Third coinage (North 2018). Initial mark uncertain. Dated to AD 1583-1603. Mint of London. North (1991: 137). The coin has been pierced at 11 o'clock on the obverse.

Overall dimensions are as follows: 9.69mm in diameter, 0.43mm in thickness and 0.2g in weight.

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 1583
Date to: Exactly AD 1603

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.43 mm
Weight: 0.2 g
Diameter: 9.69 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 21st February 2017

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny or halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfpenny: Elizabeth I, 1582-1603 (N 2018)
Obverse description: Portcullis.
Obverse inscription: None
Reverse description: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter.
Reverse inscription: None
Initial mark: Uncertain
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: South Kesteven (District)
Parish or ward: Aslackby and Laughton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF0535
Four figure Latitude: 52.90219178
Four figure longitude: -0.44037758
1:25K map: TF0535
1:10K map: TF03NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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