IOW-F55A56: Post-Medieval Coin: Halfgroat of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-F55A56

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A worn and almost complete post-Medieval silver halfgroat of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), minted at London. Initial marks: no initial mark on obverse, key on reverse, 1595/6-1597/8 (North 1991: 137, ref: 2016).

Obverse: E.D.G.ROSA [SINE SP]INA (A rose without thorns); Crowned bust facing left with two pellets (mark of value) behind the head.

Reverse: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON; Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription.

Diameter: 16.0mm. Weight: 0.68g. DA=12:11.

North, J. J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1595
Date to: Exactly AD 1598

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.68 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 7th April 2019 - Sunday 7th April 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-1-72

Materials and construction

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

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 facing left with two pellets (mark of value) behind the head
Obverse inscription: E.D.G.ROSA [SINE SP]INA (A rose without thorns)
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Initial mark: Key
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 10 days ago
Updated: 4 days ago

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