DUR-D5075C: DUR-D5075C

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COIN

Unique ID: DUR-D5075C

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A silver threepence of Elizabeth I (AD1558-1603). The obverse has a left facing bust with a rose behind the head and the inscription: ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA. The reverse has a square shield on a long cross fourchee dividing the legend with the date 1578 above the shield and the inscription: POSUI DEU ADIUTOREM MEU. Initial mark is plain cross (1578, 1579). Second issue threepence, North number 1998 (p135). The coin is in good condition.

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 1578
Date to: Circa AD 1579

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.4 g
Diameter: 19.47 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Threepence
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Threepence: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 1998)
Obverse description: Left facing bust with a rose behind the head
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend, with the date 1578 above the shield
Reverse inscription: POSUI DEU ADIUTOREM MEU
Initial mark: Plain cross
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
District: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Piercebridge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ2017
Four figure Latitude: 54.54786249
Four figure longitude: -1.69233504
1:25K map: NZ2017
1:10K map: NZ21NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd 135 1998

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

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