WMID-457784: Post medieval coin: Probable Groat of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-457784

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete but heavily worn, probable groat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 to AD 1603), probably dating to the period AD 1558 to AD 1561. Probably minted at the Tower of London. Mint mark unclear. Probably c.f. North vol 2, p133, no 1986.

Diameter: 22.1 mm
Thickness: 0.3 mm
Weight: 0.6 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 1558
Date to: Circa AD 1561

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.3 mm
Weight: 0.6 g
Diameter: 22.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 7th June 2019 - Friday 7th June 2019

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: Groat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Groat: Elizabeth I, 1558-1561 (N 1986)
Obverse description: unclear
Obverse inscription: illegible
Reverse description: square shield
Reverse inscription: illegible
Initial mark: unclear
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: East Staffordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Croxden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK0640
Four figure Latitude: 52.95734031
Four figure longitude: -1.91213288
1:25K map: SK0640
1:10K map: SK04SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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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