IOW-4F9586: Post-Medieval Coin: Groat of Mary

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-4F9586

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A worn fragment of a post-Medieval silver groat of Mary (1553-1554), minted at London. Privy mark: pomegranate (North 1991: 126, ref: 1960).

Obverse: [mARIA D] G ANG [FRA Z H]IB R[EGI]; [Crowned bust left].

Reverse: [VERITA]/S (pomegranate) TEm/P[ORIS/FIL]IA (Truth, the daughter of Time); Long cross fourchée over royal shield.

Diameter: 24.0mm. Weight: 0.88g. DA=12:3.

North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.88 g
Diameter: 24 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 7th October 2018 - Sunday 7th October 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Dr Vicky Basford
Secondary identifier: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-1-297

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Mary I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Groat: Mary, 1553-1554 (N 1960)
Obverse description: [Crowned bust left]
Obverse inscription: [mARIA D] G ANG [FRA Z H]IB R[EGI]
Reverse description: Long cross fourchée over royal shield
Reverse inscription: [VERITA]/S (pomegranate) TEm/P[ORIS/FIL]IA (Truth, the daughter of Time);
Initial mark: Pomegranate
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


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: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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