OXON-B18EC8: Post-medieval coin: Halfgroat of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: OXON-B18EC8

Object type certainty: Certain
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A very worn and possibly debased post-medieval silver half-groat of Elizabeth I, dating to the period AD 1558-1603. Obverse illegible, reverse has shield without date. Mint of London (probably).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1558
Date to: Circa AD 1603

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1 g
Diameter: 18.6 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2019.058

Materials and construction

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

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, not further defined (N 1987, 1999, 2016, 2037)
Obverse description: Illegible (bust left)
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Shield under long cross fourchee
Reverse inscription: CIVITA[...]
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Great Shefford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3975
Four figure Latitude: 51.4726262
Four figure longitude: -1.43988537
1:25K map: SU3975
1:10K map: SU37NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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