WMID-CBF27E: Post Medieval Coin: Threepence of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-CBF27E

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

A Post Medieval silver threepence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603). Second Issue (North 1998) plain cross initial mark dating to AD 1578-9. London mint. North (1991: 135). Coin is extremely worn across both faces.

Overall dimensions: 18.3mm in diameter and 1.19g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1578
Date to: Circa AD 1579

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.19 g
Diameter: 18.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 23rd August 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Susheela Burford
Identified by: Dr Susheela Burford

Materials and construction

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

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: [...]ZA[...] FRA E[...]
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee.
Reverse inscription: POSVI [...]
Initial mark: Plain cross
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Curborough and Elmhurst (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK1212
Four figure Latitude: 52.70553833
Four figure longitude: -1.82383854
1:25K map: SK1212
1:10K map: SK11SW
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: WMID
Created: 27 days ago
Updated: 6 days ago

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