YORYM-EBE27D: Post-Medieval Coin : Halfgroat of Elizabeth I

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A complete silver Post-Medieval halfgroat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603) dating to the period c.AD 1589-1592. Third coinage. Square-topped shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend. Hand initial mark. Tower Mint of London.

North Vol 2, p.137, no. 2016.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1589
Date to: Circa AD 1592

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1 g
Diameter: 16.8 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Emily Tilley
Identified by: Miss Emily Tilley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E05998

Materials and construction

Primary material: 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, 1582-1603 (N 2016)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left with two pellets behind.
Obverse inscription: E D G ROSA SINE SPINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee.
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS / LON/DON
Initial mark: Hand.
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Harrogate (District)
Parish or ward: Spofforth with Stockeld (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE3652
Four figure Latitude: 53.96283588
Four figure longitude: -1.45278752
1:25K map: SE3652
1:10K map: SE35SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

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Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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