WMID-ABD0AD: Post medieval coin: Threepence of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-ABD0AD

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete silver threepence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 to AD 1603), dating to the period AD 1578 to AD 1579. Minted at the Tower of London. Mintmark: Plain cross. Cf. North, vol 2, p 135, no 1998.

Diameter: 19.2 mm
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 1.10 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1578
Date to: Circa AD 1579

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 1.1 g
Diameter: 19.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 14th August 2018 - Tuesday 14th August 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

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, 1561-1582 (N 1998)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left, rose behind head
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH DG ANG [ ]REGINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend. Date partially visible above shield 15[ ]
Reverse inscription: [ ]DEV AD IVTORE [ ]
Initial mark: plain cross
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wyre Forest (District)
Parish or ward: Stone (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8771
Four figure Latitude: 52.33692634
Four figure longitude: -2.19221822
1:25K map: SO8771
1:10K map: SO87SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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