NARC-9B1785: NARC-9B1785 : Halfgroat : Elizabeth I

Rights Holder: Northamptonshire County Council
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Unique ID: NARC-9B1785

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A complete silver Halfgroat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603). Third coinage. Long cross fourchée over squared shield reverse. Hand Initial mark. London mint. AD 1589-1592.

Diameter: 16.19mm, Thickness: 0.90mm, Weight: 1.0g.

North Vol II, P 137, No 2016.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1589
Date to: Circa AD 1592

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 1 g
Diameter: 16.19 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Incised or engraved or chased

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, 1582-1603 (N 2016)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left with two pellets behind
Obverse inscription: E [D G ROSA ]SINE SPINA
Reverse description: Long cross fourchée over squared shield reverse
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LO[N/DON]
Initial mark: Hand
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: South Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Nether Heyford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6459
Four figure Latitude: 52.22549459
Four figure longitude: -1.06446333
1:25K map: SP6459
1:10K map: SP65NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

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

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