BERK-325A82:

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COIN

Unique ID: BERK-325A82

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An incomplete silver halfgroat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 - 1603), dating to AD 1589-1592. Third coinage, hand initial mark, London mint. North (1991: 137) no. 2016.

Notes:

Oxfordshire & West Berkshire PAS Record Sheet No 38

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 1589
Date to: Exactly AD 1592

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.7 g
Diameter: 15.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 24th September 2017

Rally details.

This object was found at Detecting for Veterans - Englefield, Berks 24.09.17

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Michael Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Materials and construction

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

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 dots behind the head
Obverse inscription: E.D.G.(...)
Reverse description: Within a worn beaded border, the Arms of England; quarterly of four, 1 and 4 France Ancient; 2 and 3 England, overall a cross fourchee
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Initial mark: Hand
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Englefield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6272
Four figure Latitude: 51.44360665
Four figure longitude: -1.10930101
1:25K map: SU6272
1:10K map: SU67SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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