IOW-34410B: Post-Medieval Coin: Threepence of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-34410B

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

A worn, bent and pierced post-Medieval silver threepence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), minted at London. Initial marks: [coronet]/coronet, dated 1568 or 1569 on coin (North 1991: 135, ref: 1998).

Obverse: [ELIZAB]ETH D G ANG [FR ET HI R]EGI[NA]; [Crowned bust left with a rose behind the head].

Reverse: POSV[I]/DEV AD/[IVTORE/M] MEV (I have made God my Helper); Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription with date of 1568 or 1569 above shield.

Diameter: 19.8mm. Weight: 1.30g. DA=12:8.

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

Notes:

Barrie Cook, Curator, British Museum, has commented that "For late medieval and early modern English coins with piercings, especially silver ones and with no other evidence (gilding, a setting or anything), I would say there is not a strong enough case to justify a Treasure verdict, as pierced coins could re-enter normal circulation and we have plenty of hoard evidence for this."

Consequently, this coin does not need to be declared as Treasure.

Evidence of reuse: Pierced and bent

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: Circa AD 1568
Date to: Circa AD 1569
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 19.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 28th January 2018 - Sunday 28th January 2018

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: IOW2018-8-13

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 left with a rose behind the head]
Obverse inscription: [ELIZAB]ETH D G ANG [FR ET HI R]EGI[NA]
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription with date of 1568 or 1569 above shield
Reverse inscription: POSV[I]/DEV AD/[IVTORE/M] MEV (I have made God my Helper)
Initial mark: Coronet
Die axis measurement: 8 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: Generated from computer mapping software
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: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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