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A sixteenth-century coin hoard: CM.812-2012

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A sixteenth-century coin hoard


Ruler: Elizabeth I (1558-1603)




Fused pile of six AR coins of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) (only?) found at Mepal, Cambridgeshire on 20 April 2010 (2010 T273), 8.74g. The two legible coins are groats of Elizabeth I. There are three other coins of about the same size, which are probably groats, and one smaller coin, possibly a halfgroat.


History note: Under Review

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2012-10-08) by Department of Culture, Media and Sport


Production date: or later AD 1559

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Weight 8.74 g

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.812-2012
Primary reference Number: 247679
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Created: Monday 7 September 2020 Updated: Thursday 7 December 2023 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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