WMID-648C23: Post Medieval: Half groat of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-648C23

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete silver half groat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 to Ad 1603), dating to the period AD 1591/2 to AD 1594. Minted at the Tower (London). Mint mark: Tun. cf. North vol 2, p 137, no 2016.

Diameter: 16.9 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.1 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 1591
Date to: Circa AD 1594

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.1 g
Diameter: 16.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st March 2019 - Sunday 31st March 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
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: 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. Two pellets behind head
Obverse inscription: E D G ROSA SINE SPINA
Reverse description: square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend
Reverse inscription: CIVI TAS LON DON
Initial mark: tun
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

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: Stoke upon Tern (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ6328
Four figure Latitude: 52.84822195
Four figure longitude: -2.55083483
1:25K map: SJ6328
1:10K map: SJ62NW
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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Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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