SOM-05A5D8: Post Medieval coin: threepence of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-05A5D8

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post Medieval silver threepence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) dating to AD 1582 (on coin). Initial mark sword. Minted at London. North (1991:135) no.1998.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1582
Date to: Exactly AD 1582

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.4 g
Diameter: 18.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2017 - Monday 4th December 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 19815

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: Crowned bust facing left with rose behind head.
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH . D'. G'. ANG FR ET HI' REGINA
Reverse description: Square topped shield with date above, 1582, on long cross fourchee dividing the legend.
Reverse inscription: POSVI / DEV'. AD/IVTORE/M . [MEV'.]
Initial mark: Sword
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
To be known as: Whitchurch Canonicorum CP

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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