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BH-8DD4F3: Post-Medieval coin: silver half groat of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-8DD4F3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Post-Medieval silver half groat of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), dating 1591/2-1594. Third issue, escallop initial mark. Tower of London mint. As North 1975, p.113, no. 2016.

North, J.J. 1975. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.

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 1591
Date to: Exactly AD 1594

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.81 g
Diameter: 16.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 27th July 2019 - Saturday 27th July 2019

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Elizabeth I, 1582-1603 (N 2016)
Obverse description: Crowned bust, left with two pellets behind
Obverse inscription: E.D.G.ROSA SINE SPINA
Reverse description: Square shield on a cross fourchee, long cross dividing legend
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Initial mark: Tun
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Offley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL1325
Four figure Latitude: 51.9120788
Four figure longitude: -0.358601
1:25K map: TL1325
1:10K map: TL12NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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