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OXON-1636CA: Post-Medieval coin: threepence of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: OXON-1636CA

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Post-Medieval silver threepence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603) dating to  AD 1563 on the coin. Second issue, unclear initial mark but probably pheon. Minted in London. North (1991:135) no.1998.

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 1563
Date to: Exactly AD 1563

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.31 g
Diameter: 19.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 20th January 2020 - Monday 20th January 2020

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: OMS receipt 2313

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Threepence
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Threepence: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 1998)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left with a rose behind the head.
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH :D'. G: ANG. FR'. ET HB REGINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourcee diving the legend. Date 1563 above the shield
Reverse inscription: PO[SVI] / DEV' AD/IVTORE /M' MEVM'.
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
To be known as: Boarstall 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

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Audit data

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

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