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Unique ID: KENT-AF2F68

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn and tarnished halfgroat of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) second issue (1561-1582), Tower of London mint, Lion mark on obverse and reverse (1556-7) North Vol 2, 1994, p.135, no.1985

Dimensions: Diameter 16.08mm Thickness 0.6mm Weight 1.00 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1558
Date to: Exactly AD 1560

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 1 g
Diameter: 16.08 mm

Personal details

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat or halfgroat
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Obverse description: Crowned bust Left
Obverse inscription: +ELIZABETH'D;G;AN;FR;HI;[RE]GINA'
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee dividing legend over royal shield
Reverse inscription: +POSVI/DEU;AD/IUTORE/M;MEV
Initial mark: Lion
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Folkestone and Hythe (District)
Parish or ward: Burmarsh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR0832
Four figure Latitude: 51.0496727
Four figure longitude: 0.96623017
1:25K map: TR0832
1:10K map: TR03SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

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

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