DEV-5693AC: Post medieval coin: groat of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: DEV-5693AC

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A post medieval silver groat of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), dating to 1560-61. First issue (1558-1561), initial mark of a cross crosslet. North number 1986 (2006: 133).

It is 22.75mm in diameter and 0.57mm thick. It weighs 1.89g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.57 mm
Weight: 1.91 g
Diameter: 22.75 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st August 2018 - Wednesday 26th September 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Lucy Shipley
Identified by: Dr Lucy Shipley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 017946

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: Crowned bust left
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend
Reverse inscription: POSUI DEU ADIUTOREM MEU
Initial mark: Cross crosslet
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: East Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Poltimore (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX9596
Four figure Latitude: 50.75406999
Four figure longitude: -3.48987488
1:25K map: SX9596
1:10K map: SX96NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

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

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