DEV-1783A9: Post medieval coin: threepence of Elizabeth

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COIN

Unique ID: DEV-1783A9

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Post Medieval silver threepence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603) dating 1566.

Left facing bust with rose behind, portillicus initial mark, dating to AD 1566, square shield with date above, on long cross fourchee dividing the legend. Second coinage. Mint of London North (1991: 135).

Measurements: Diameter: 19.5 mm Thickness: 0.9 mm Weight: 1.53 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: Exactly AD 1566
Date to: Exactly AD 1566

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 1.53 g
Diameter: 19.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 19th January 2019 - Friday 19th April 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 018460

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, Milled coinage, 1560-1571 (N 2033 - 2036)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left with rose behind head.
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH D.G. [A]NG [F]R [ET.HIB]REGINA
Reverse description: Square garnished shield over long cross fourchee dividing legend, with date above shield.
Reverse inscription: POSVI [DEVM]ADI[VTOREMME]VM
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: West Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Tavistock (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX4774
Four figure Latitude: 50.54569497
Four figure longitude: -4.16080577
1:25K map: SX4774
1:10K map: SX44SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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