SF-073AE3: Post-Medieval coin: gold crown of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-073AE3

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

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1560
Date to: Circa AD 1561

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.81 g
Diameter: 23.76 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 29th September 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Thelnetham

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
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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