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SOM-F01B6D: Post-medieval coin: three-halfpence of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: SOM-F01B6D

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A Post-medieval silver three-halfpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603) dated AD 1574 on coin. Second issue (AD 1561-1582) mule with initial marks eglantine on obverse and acorn on reverse. Mint of London. North (1991:135) no. 2000.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1574
Date to: Exactly AD 1574

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.66 g
Diameter: 16.4 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 018248

Materials and construction

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

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, rose behind head.
Obverse inscription: (eglantine) . E:D:G: ROSA.SINE.[SP]INA
Reverse description: Shield of Tudor Arms over long cross fourchée, 1574 over shield.
Reverse inscription: (acorn) CIV[I/]TAS / LON/DON
Initial mark: eglantine / acorn
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Sedgemoor (District)
To be known as: Compton Bishop CP

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd 135 2000

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Recording Institution: SOM
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Updated: 2 years ago

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