CAM-90367D: Post-Medieval coin : Silver threepence of Elizabeth I.

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Unique ID: CAM-90367D

Object type certainty: Certain
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A very worn and heavily clipped silver threepence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), dated 1571 (North 1998). Ref: North 1991: 135.

The coin in clipped to a small size but the inner circle (measureable on the reverse) is 14.5mm suggesting the coin is a threepence, as does the date of 1571.

Obverse and obverse legend are completely worn and illegible but would have shown a crowned bust left, rose behind - [ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA].

Reverse is worn but shows an unclear royal shield, [15]71 above. Reverse legend is mostly illegible but reads [P]OSV[I/ DEV. AD/IVTORE/M.MEV]. Die axis is uncertain.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.3 mm
Weight: 0.55 g
Diameter: 17.2 mm

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: Incomplete

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, 1561-1582 (N 1998)
Obverse description: Illegible.
Obverse inscription: [ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA]
Reverse description: Unclear royal shield, [15]71 above.
Reverse inscription: [P]OSV[I/ DEV. AD/IVTORE/M.MEV]

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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Recording Institution: CAM
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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