BUC-BA0917: Post medieval coin: three farthings of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: BUC-BA0917

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A worn silver post medieval three-farthings of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603) dating to the second issue, 1561-1582. Mint of London. Possibly North 1991 volume II, page 135, number 2002.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1561
Date to: Circa AD 1582

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 13.6 mm
Width: 12.8 mm
Weight: 0.41 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 29th May 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: AYBCM 5061

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Three farthings
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Threefarthings: Elizabeth I, not further defined (N 2002, 2038)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left
Obverse inscription: [E D G ROSA SINE SPINA]
Reverse description: Square shield over long cross fourchee
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS[LON]DON
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Stagsden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP9749
Four figure Latitude: 52.13080199
Four figure longitude: -0.58433474
1:25K map: SP9749
1:10K map: SP94NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date find submitted for recording
General landuse: Cultivated land

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 page 135, number 2002.

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

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