IOW-849E06: Post-Medieval Coin: Halfgroat of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-849E06

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

A very worn and possibly clipped post-Medieval silver halfgroat of Elizabeth I (1558-1603 AD), minted at London. Initial marks: [tun]/tun, 1591/2-1594 (North 1991: 137, ref: 2016).

Obverse: [E D G ROSA SIN]E.SPINA (A rose without thorns); Crowned bust facing left with two pellets (mark of value) behind the head.

Reverse: CI[VI/TAS/LON]/DON; Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription.

Diameter: 15.8mm. Weight: 0.86g. DA=12:2.

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 1591
Date to: Exactly AD 1594

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.86 g
Diameter: 15.8 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: IOW2017-7-319

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 facing left with two pellets (mark of value) behind the head
Obverse inscription: [E D G ROSA SIN]E.SPINA (A rose without thorns)
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription
Reverse inscription: CI[VI/TAS/LON]/DON
Initial mark: Tun
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

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: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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