BUC-831772: Post medieval coin: Penny of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: BUC-831772

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver post medieval penny or three farthings of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603) probably dating to 1578-80. The coin is in two pieces. Probably plain cross initial mark, mint of London. North 1991 volume II, page 135, numbers 2001-2002.

Fragment 1: 13.6mm in length, 8.4mm in width, 0.23g in weight.

Fragment 2: 13.3mm in length, 6.8mm in width, 0.17g in weight

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1578
Date to: Circa AD 1580

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 16th May 2018

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: AYBCM 4839

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny or halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Silver: Elizabeth I, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust left
Obverse inscription: E D G ROSA SINE SPINA
Reverse description: Square shield with long cross fourchee dividing the legend
Reverse inscription: CIVITAS LONDON
Initial mark: Plain cross
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Slapton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP9219
Four figure Latitude: 51.86200862
Four figure longitude: -0.66539967
1:25K map: SP9219
1:10K map: SP91NW
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: Date find submitted for recording
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1960 English Hammered Coinage: Vol 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son page 135, numbers 2001-2002.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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