WMID-12C997: Post Medieval coin: half groat of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: WMID-12C997

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A Post Medieval silver halfgroat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603). Third issue (North 2016), initial mark: illegible, dating to AD 1583-1603. London mint. North (1991: 137).

Overall dimensions: 16.75mm in diameter and 0.77g in weight.


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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1583
Date to: Exactly AD 1603

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.77 g
Diameter: 16.75 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Susheela Burford
Identified by: Dr Susheela Burford

Materials and construction

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

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 left with two pellets behind head.
Obverse inscription: [E D G] ROSA SINE SPINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee.
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Die axis measurement: 8 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: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Great Ness (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ3719
Four figure Latitude: 52.76490839
Four figure longitude: -2.9351116
1:25K map: SJ3719
1:10K map: SJ31NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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