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Unique ID: SF-073AE3
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A gold hammered crown of Elizabeth I, dating c. 1560-1561. First coinage, Tower mint, initial mark: cross-crosslet. The coin is creased across its middle, but otherwise preserved in good condition.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Weight: 2.81 g
Diameter: 23.76 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 29th September 2018
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Denomination: Crown (gold)
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Crown: Elizabeth I, 1558-1561 (N 1983, 1995, 2010, 2020)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left
Obverse inscription: +ELIZABETH:D.G.ANG FR ET HI.' REGINA
Reverse description: Royal arms crowned, flanked by cipher 'E R'
Reverse inscription: +SCVTVM: FIDEI: PROEGET: EAM
Initial mark: Cross-crosslet
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
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