PUBLIC-4DA635: PUBLIC-4DA635-silver penny of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-4DA635

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn and broken post-medieval silver penny of Elizabeth 1 (1558-1602). Uncertain issue dating to the period 1558-1602. Initial mark: plain cross (1578-80), Long Cross (1580-81) or Sword (1581-83)

JJ North, 1991 vol 2 reference: 2001

Weight: 0.3gms Diameter: 12.9mm

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1578
Date to: Circa AD 1583

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.3 g
Diameter: 12.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 8th December 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr William Burleigh
Identified by: Mr William Burleigh
Secondary identifier: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Penny: Elizabeth I, not further defined (N 1988, 2001, 2017)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left
Obverse inscription: [E D G] ROSA SINE SPI[NA]
Reverse description: Square shield over long cross dividing legend
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/[LON/D]ON
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Bampton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3103
Four figure Latitude: 51.72486857
Four figure longitude: -1.55259633
1:25K map: SP3103
1:10K map: SP30SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: metal detecting Find
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: About one month ago
Updated: About one month ago

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