DEV-F43B44: Post medieval coin: penny of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: DEV-F43B44

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver penny of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), dating to 1570-2.

An example of North Type 2001 (2006:135). Castle initial mark. London mint.

16.2mm in diameter, 0.4mm thick, weighing 0.94g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1570
Date to: Circa AD 1572

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.94 g
Diameter: 16.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 8th 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 017894

Materials and construction

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

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, 1561-1582 (N 2001)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left
Obverse inscription: E.D.G. ROSA.SINE.SPINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend
Reverse inscription: CIVITAS LONDON
Initial mark: Castle
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Tarrant Crawford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST9103
Four figure Latitude: 50.82646645
Four figure longitude: -2.12914898
1:25K map: ST9103
1:10K map: ST90SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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