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DENO-FAFEEB: Post-medieval coin: penny of Elizabeth I

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Object type certainty: Certain
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A post medieval silver penny of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603). Plain cross initial mark, London (Tower) mint (AD 1578-1580; North 2001).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.42 g
Diameter: 14 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 14th October 2017 - Saturday 14th October 2017

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E8632

Materials and construction

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

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 [SP]INA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourth dividing the legend.
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS / LON/DON
Initial mark: Plain Cross.
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: East Staffordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Leigh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK0236
Four figure Latitude: 52.92141225
Four figure longitude: -1.97169899
1:25K map: SK0236
1:10K map: SK03NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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