NARC-0F5B0C: NARC-0F5B0C : Groat : Mary

Rights Holder: Eleanore Cox
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Unique ID: NARC-0F5B0C

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete silver Groat of Mary (1553-1554). Long cross reverse over squared royal shield. Pomegranate privy mark. London mint.

Diameter: 23.45mm, Thickness: 0.78mm, Weight: 1.4g

The coin is missing small portions of its outer flan and has been fractured and reassembled by the finder with tape.

North Vol II, P 126, No 1960


NB: photographic quality is lower than usual standard due to the fragmentary nature of the coin and its re-piecing together using sticky tape by the finder

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1553
Date to: Circa AD 1554

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.78 mm
Weight: 1.4 g
Diameter: 23.45 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Mary I of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Groat: Mary, 1553-1554 (N 1960)
Obverse description: Long cross fourchée dividing the legend over royal shield
Obverse inscription: MARIA[ D G A]NG FR[A Z HI]B REG
Reverse description: Long cross fourchée dividing the legend over royal shield
Reverse inscription: VERITA/S TE[M/PO]RIS/ FILIA
Initial mark: Pomegranate
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Daventry (District)
Parish or ward: Cold Ashby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6476
Four figure Latitude: 52.37830806
Four figure longitude: -1.06123794
1:25K map: SP6476
1:10K map: SP67NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 12 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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