CAM-0169E4: Post-Medieval coin : Threepence of Elizabeth I.

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COIN

Unique ID: CAM-0169E4

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn silver threepence of Elizabeth I, AD 1558-1603. Obverse shows a crowned bust left within an inner beaded circle. There is possibly an unclear rose behind the head. Obverse legend lies within the border between the edge of the flan and inner circle and reads [ELIZABETH] D.G. ANG. FR. E[T.HI. REGINA]. Reverse is also within an inner circle and shows a shield containing royal arms with a long cross fourchee. Above the shield there is an unclear date [15..] Reverse legend reads [POSVI] / [D]EV.AD / IVTORE / [M.MEV.]. Die axis is 4 or 5 o'clock.

Weight: 1.00g, Diameter: 18.04mm, Thickness: 0.6mm

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 1558
Date to: Circa AD 1603

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 1 g
Diameter: 18.04 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Ms Helen Fowler

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 within an inner beaded circle. There is possibly an unclear rose behind the head.
Obverse inscription: [ELIZABETH] D.G. ANG. FR. E[T.HI. REGINA]
Reverse description: Shield containing royal arms with a long cross fourchee, date above.
Reverse inscription: [POSVI] / [D]EV.AD / IVTORE / [M.MEV.]
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock

Coin references

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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.

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Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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