WMID-08F8B2: Post Medieval coin: a three farthings of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: WMID-08F8B2

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An incomplete Post Medieval silver three-farthings of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603). Second issue (North 2002). Coin has been chipped thus removing the initial mark. Dated to circa AD 1561-1582. London mint. North (1991: 135).

Overall dimensions: 14.05mm in diameter and 0.42g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1561
Date to: Exactly AD 1582

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.42 g
Diameter: 14.05 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Three farthings
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Threefarthings: Elizabeth I, not further defined (N 2002, 2038)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left.
Obverse inscription: E.D.G. [R]OSA. SINE. SPINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee dividing legend.
Reverse inscription: CIVI/[T]AS/LON/DON
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: City of Wolverhampton (Metropolitan District)
District: City of Wolverhampton (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: St. Peter's (Metropolitan District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO9198
Four figure Latitude: 52.57973648
Four figure longitude: -2.13424992
1:25K map: SO9198
1:10K map: SO99NW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd p. 135 no. 2002

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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