LEIC-17B357: Post medieval coin: threepence of Elizabeth I

Rights Holder: Phil Harding
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Unique ID: LEIC-17B357

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver hammered threepence of Elizabeth I dated 1575. The coin is in good condition, is 20mm in diameter and weighs 1.41g.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1575

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.41 g
Diameter: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 5th March 2019

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Phil Harding
Identified by: Dr Phil Harding

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2776

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, not further defined (N 1998, 2033 - 2036)
Obverse description: Bust of Elizabeth I left, rose to right of bust, Eglatine mintmark.
Reverse description: Shield with date above
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV.AD/IVTORE/M.MEV.
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
Parish or ward: Hoby with Rotherby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6716
Four figure Latitude: 52.73749015
Four figure longitude: -1.00910769
1:25K map: SK6716
1:10K map: SK61NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Whilst searching with a metal detector
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: About one month ago
Updated: About one month ago

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