PUBLIC-243235: Post-Medieval coin. Half crown of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-243235

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A Post-Medieval gold Halfcrown, of Elizabeth I. Dating to the period AD 1566-1567. Second issue. Mint mark of a Lion.

North vol.II, no.1996

Obverse: Crowned bust facing left. ELIZABETH:DG:AN:FR:ET:HI:REGINA

Reverse: Crowned square shield with ER at sides. SCVTVM:FIDEI:PROTEGET:EAM

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1566
Date to: Circa AD 1567

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.32 g
Diameter: 17.89 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 5th January 2020

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 1783 moljam

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half crown
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfcrown: Elizabeth I, 1558-1561 (N 1996)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left.
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH:DG:AN:FR:ET:HI:REGINA
Reverse description: Crowned square shield with ER at sides.
Reverse inscription: SCVTVM:FIDEI:PROTEGET:EAM
Initial mark: Lion

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Debenham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Updated: 2 years ago

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