IOW-5746B5: Post-Medieval Coin: Penny of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-5746B5

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

A complete post-Medieval silver penny of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), minted at London. Initial marks: coronet/coronet, 1567-1570 (North 1991: 135, ref: 2001).

Obverse: E·D·G·ROSA·SINE·SPINA (A rose without thorns), Crowned bust left.

Reverse: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON, Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription.

Diameter: 14.0mm. Weight: 0.49g. DA=12:3.

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 1567
Date to: Exactly AD 1570

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.49 g
Diameter: 14 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th February 2018 - Sunday 11th February 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: IOW2018-2-17

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·SPINA (A rose without thorns)
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Initial mark: Coronet
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

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: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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