IOW-4AEB88: Post-Medieval Coin: Halfgroat of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-4AEB88

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

A post-Medieval silver halfgroat of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), minted at London. Initial marks: A/A, 1583-1584/5 (North 1991: 137, ref: 2016).

Obverse: .E.D.G.ROSA.SINE.SPINA. (A rose without thorns); Crowned bust facing left with two pellets (mark of value) behind the head

Reverse: :CIVI/TAS/LON/DON; Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription.

Diameter: 17.1mm. Weight: 0.94g. DA=12:3.

North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1583
Date to: Exactly AD 1584

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.94 g
Diameter: 17.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 23rd December 2018 - Sunday 23rd December 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-8-1

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Elizabeth I, 1582-1603 (N 2016)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left with two pellets (mark of value) behind the head
Obverse inscription: .E.D.G.ROSA.SINE.SPINA. (A rose without thorns)
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription
Reverse inscription: :CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Initial mark: A
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 13 days ago
Updated: 13 days ago

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