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DEV-9C0B46: Post-Medieval coin: Silver halfgroat of Elizabeth I

Rights Holder: Somerset County Council
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COIN

Unique ID: DEV-9C0B46

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Post-Medieval silver halfgroat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603), dating to AD 1595-1598. Third coinage, key initial mark, London mint. North (1991: 137) no. 2016.

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 1595
Date to: Circa AD 1598

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.85 g
Diameter: 17.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 2nd September 2017 - Saturday 2nd September 2017

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019338

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, 1582-1603 (N 2016)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left with two pellets behind
Obverse inscription: E D G ROSA SINE SPINA
Reverse description: Square topped shield quartered by long cross fourchee
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/ LON/DON
Initial mark: key
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Urchfont (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0356
Four figure Latitude: 51.30311414
Four figure longitude: -1.95835165
1:25K map: SU0356
1:10K map: SU05NW
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: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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