DEV-8FF611: Post medieval coin: three halfpence of Elizabeth

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Unique ID: DEV-8FF611

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A worn and damaged post medieval silver coin, probably a three half pence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) dating to 1561-1582.

No visible initial mark or date, mint of London. As North (1991: 135) no. 2000.

Measurements: 21mm diameter, 0.6 mm thick, weight 0.92g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1558
Date to: Circa AD 1603

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.92 g
Diameter: 21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 30th December 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Lucy Shipley
Identified by: Dr Lucy Shipley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 018438

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Three halfpence
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Threehalfpence: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 2000)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left with rose behind
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Square shield with datae above on long cross fourchee dividing the legend
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: East Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Broad Clyst (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX9794
Four figure Latitude: 50.73644935
Four figure longitude: -3.46097243
1:25K map: SX9794
1:10K map: SX94SE
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: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1960 English Hammered Coinage: Vol 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son

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Recording Institution: DEV
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