BH-0CC867: Medieval coin: crown of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-0CC867

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A complete silver crown from the reign of Elizabeth I (AD 1533-1603), third issue, dating to AD 1601-1602. The obverse shows a crowned bust of Elizabeth I facing left with a legend reading ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA ET HIBER REGINA. The reverse depicts a square garnished shield over a long cross fourchée dividing the legend, which reads POSVI DEVM ADIVTOREM MEVM. The coin measures 42mm in diameter and weighs 28.67 grams. As North 1975, vol. 2, p. 113, no. 2012.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1601
Date to: Exactly AD 1602

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 28.67 g
Diameter: 42 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 1948 - Friday 31st December 1948

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Crown (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Silver Crown: Elizabeth I, 1601-1603 (N 2012)
Obverse description: Crowned bust of Elizabeth I facing left
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA ET HIBER REGINA
Reverse description: Square garnished shield over a long cross fourchée dividing the legend
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEVM AD/IVTORE/M MEVM
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: Welwyn Hatfield (District)
Parish or ward: Welwyn (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL2316
Four figure Latitude: 51.82908378
Four figure longitude: -0.21649564
1:25K map: TL2316
1:10K map: TL21NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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