IOW-844224: Post-Medieval Coin: Halfpenny of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: IOW-844224

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete post-Medieval silver halfpenny of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), minted at London. Initial mark: '2', 1602-1603 (North 1991: 137, ref: 2018).

Obverse: -; Portcullis with '2' above.

Reverse: -; Long cross moline with three pellets in each quadrant.

Diameter: 10.0mm. Weight: 0.16g.

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


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Exactly AD 1602
Date to: Exactly AD 1603

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.16 g
Diameter: 10 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 26th November 2017 - Sunday 26th November 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: IOW2017-7-318

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfpenny: Elizabeth I, 1582-1603 (N 2018)
Obverse description: Portcullis with '2' above
Obverse inscription: -
Reverse description: Long cross moline with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: -
Initial mark: 2
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

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

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: Wednesday 6th December 2017
Updated: Monday 11th December 2017

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