CAM-8945D7: Post-Medieval coin : Silver groat of Elizabeth I.

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Unique ID: CAM-8945D7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A very worn post-medieval silver threepence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), second issue (1561-82); North 1998. Ref: North 1991:135..

Obverse unclear showing crowned bust left. Obverse legend reads ELIZABE[TH] D'G.ANG.' FR' ET: HI' [RE]GI[N]A. Obverse initial mark is probably a castle, AD 1569-1571. Reverse shows a long cross fourchee over royal shield. Reverse legend reads POSVI/DEV[:AD/IVT]ORE/[EM:]MEV[M]. Reverse initial mark is also probably a castle, AD 1569-1571. Die axis is 7 or 8 o'clock.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1569
Date to: Circa AD 1571

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 1.53 g
Diameter: 22 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 28th September 2018 - Friday 28th September 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Ms Helen Fowler
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Groat: Elizabeth I, not further defined (N 1986, 2032)
Obverse description: Unclear crowned bust left.
Obverse inscription: ELIZABE[TH] D'G.ANG.' FR' ET: HI' [RE]GI[N]A
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee over royal shield.
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV[:AD/IVT]ORE/[EM:]MEV[M]
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: South Cambridgeshire District Area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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