SOM-7B9C6A: Post-Medieval coin: groat of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-7B9C6A

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Post-Medieval silver groat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603), dating to AD 1560-1561. First issue with martlet initial mark. London mint. North (1991: 133) No. 1986.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1560
Date to: Circa AD 1561

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.39 g
Diameter: 21.9 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 018720

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Groat: Elizabeth I, 1558-1561 (N 1986)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH D G AN FR ET HIB REGINA Reverse description: Square shield quartered by long cross forchee, dividing legend. Reverse inscription: POSVI DE[V] ADIVTOREM MEV
Obverse inscription: [E]LIZABETH : D' . G [AN FR ET HIB RE]GINA
Reverse description: Square shield quartered by long cross forchee, dividing legend.
Reverse inscription: POSVI / D[EV ADIVTO]RE/M : ME[V]
Initial mark: Martlet
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Mendip (District)
To be known as: Wells

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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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Updated: 2 years ago

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