LANCUM-2ED878: Silver hammered threepence Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: LANCUM-2ED878

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Silver post-medieval hammered threepence of Elizabeth I, dating to 1580 AD. Fourth issue, long cross initial mark. Obverse of left-facing bust with rose behind head; ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA. Reverse of square shield on long cross fourchee with date above shield; POSVI/ DEV' AD/IVTORE/M MEV'. The coin is 18.53mm in diameter, 0.77mm in thickness and weighs 1.47g.

Spink (2004) no. 2573.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1580
Date to: Exactly AD 1580

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.77 mm
Weight: 1.47 g
Diameter: 18.53 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Lydia Prosser
Identified by: Miss Lydia Prosser

Other reference numbers

Other reference: N5226

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Threepence
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Threepence: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 1998)
Obverse description: Left-facing bust with rose behind head
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee with date above shield
Reverse inscription: POSVI/ DEV' AD/IVTORE/M MEV'
Initial mark: Long cross
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Lancaster (District)
Parish or ward: Thurnham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD4756
Four figure Latitude: 53.99730074
Four figure longitude: -2.8099703
1:25K map: SD4756
1:10K map: SD45NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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