DEV-F5B8B2: Post-Medieval coin: small silver denomination of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: DEV-F5B8B2

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Post-Medieval silver Three halfpence, halfgroat or penny of Elizabeth I (AD 1548-1603). Uncertain intial mark, london mint.

The coin has been pierced, drilled from the obverse, behind the bust, with a mark left by initial drilling to the left of this. If a halfgroat, these would be in line with the two pellets behind the bust.

Evidence of reuse: pierced

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1548
Date to: Circa AD 1603

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.62 g
Diameter: 16.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 5th July 2017 - Wednesday 4th October 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019346

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Uncertain
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Silver: Elizabeth I, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust left
Obverse inscription: E (D) G [R]O[SA SINE SPINA]
Reverse description: Square topped shield quartered by long cross fourchee dividing legend.
Reverse inscription: [CIVI/T]A[S]/ LON/[DON]
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: East Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Broad Clyst (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX9893
Four figure Latitude: 50.72763625
Four figure longitude: -3.44652933
1:25K map: SX9893
1:10K map: SX93NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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