WMID-2DA242: Post Medieval coin: three farthings of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-2DA242

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An incomplete Post Medieval silver three farthings of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603). Second issue (North 2002). Initial mark: ermine, dating to AD 1572. London mint. North (1991: 135). The coin has been pierced at 8 o'clock on the obverse.

Overall dimensions: 13.48mm in diameter and 0.27g 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 1572

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.27 g
Diameter: 13.48 mm

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Materials and construction

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

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 with rose behind.
Obverse inscription: E.D.G.ROSA SINE SPINA
Reverse description: Square shield with date above, on long cross fourchee dividing legend.
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON/[DON]
Initial mark: Ermine
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wychavon (District)
Parish or ward: Huddington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO9357
Four figure Latitude: 52.21117336
Four figure longitude: -2.10386383
1:25K map: SO9357
1:10K map: SO95NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
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. 1960 English Hammered Coinage: Vol 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son p. 135 no. 2002

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

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