WMID-145B3B: Post Medieval Coin: three farthings of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-145B3B

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A Post Medieval silver three farthings of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603). Second issue (North 2002), initial mark: plain cross, dating to AD 1578-9. London mint. North (1991: 135). Coin has been bent so that it is slightly concave on the obverse.

Overall dimensions: 13.36mm in diameter and 0.45g in weight.

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 1578
Date to: Exactly AD 1579

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.45 g
Diameter: 13.36 mm

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Materials and construction

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

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, 1561-1582 (N 2002)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left.
Obverse inscription: [...] ROSA SINE. SPINA.
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourcée dividing legend.
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Initial mark: Plain cross.
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: South Staffordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Trysull and Seisdon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8394
Four figure Latitude: 52.54358456
Four figure longitude: -2.25210248
1:25K map: SO8394
1:10K map: SO89SW
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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