PUBLIC-89D54A: Post-Medieval coin : Silver threepence of Elizabeth I.

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-89D54A

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Silver threepence of Elizabeth I AD 1558-1603. The coin does not appear to be clipped, but is slightly misshapen. The obverse shows a crowned bust left, with rose behind. This area of the flan is very worn. Obverse legend reads [..]BETH.DG.ANG.FR.HI[]. Obverse legend should read ELIZABETH.ANG.FR.ET.HI.REGINA. Reverse shows shield showing royal arms with long cross fourchee over. The date of 1578 is present above the shield. Reverse legend reads POSV[./.../..]MMEV. Reverse legend should read POSVI.DEV.AD.IVTORE.M.MEV.

Die axis is, 6 o'clock. Weight is 1.2g. Diameter is 1.8mm. Thickness is 0.6mm.

Spink and Son Ltd, 2011 Coins of England & The United Kingdom, 46th Edition London: Spink and Son Ltd p,251. NO,2573.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1578
Date to: Circa AD 1578

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 1.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2017 - Friday 4th May 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Heidi Stewart
Identified by: Miss Heidi Stewart

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, not further defined (N 1998, 2033 - 2036)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left, with rose behind.
Obverse inscription: [...]BETH.DG.ANG.FR.HI[...]
Reverse description: Shield showing royal arms with long cross fourchee over.
Reverse inscription: POSV[./.../..]MMEV.
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: East Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: East Cambridgeshire District Area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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