IOW-68571D: Post-Medieval Coin: Penny of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-68571D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An almost complete post-Medieval silver penny of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), minted at London. Initial marks: plain cross/plain cross, 1578-1580 (North 1991: 135, ref: 2001).

Obverse: E.D.G.ROSA.SINE.SPINA (A rose without thorns); Crowned bust left.

Reverse: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON; Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription.

Diameter: 14.3mm. Weight: 0.46g. DA=12:11-12.

North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1578
Date to: Exactly AD 1580

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.46 g
Diameter: 14.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 3rd December 2017 - Sunday 3rd December 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2017-1-287

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Penny: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 2001)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left
Obverse inscription: E.D.G.ROSA.SINE.SPINA (A rose without thorns)
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Initial mark: Plain cross
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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