NARC-52FBB7: NARC-52FBB7 : Half Groat or Sixpence : Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: NARC-52FBB7

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of a silver Half Groat or Sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603). Long cross fourchée over square shield reverse. London mint.

 Length: 15.95mm, Width: 10.81mm, Thickness: 0.51mm, Weight: 0.6g

Approximately 1/3 of the coin is retained

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1558
Date to: Circa AD 1603

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15.95 mm
Width: 10.81 mm
Thickness: 0.51 mm
Weight: 0.6 g

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sixpence
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Gold: Elizabeth I, not further defined (N 1978 - 1984, 1991/1 - 1996, 2003 - 2011, 2019/1 - 2021/2)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left
Obverse inscription: [ELIZABETH D G ANG] FR ET . H[I REG]
Reverse description: Long cross fourchée over square shield
Reverse inscription: [POSVI/DEV AD/IVTO]RE/M.M[EV]
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: South Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Blakesley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6250
Four figure Latitude: 52.14481937
Four figure longitude: -1.09538201
1:25K map: SP6250
1:10K map: SP65SW
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 3 days ago

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