Cut and folded coin

Photo: York Museums Trust CC By SA2.0
Issued by: Elizabeth I
Denomination: Threepence
Period: Post-Medieval
Date found: 01/04/2023
Location: Easington, East Yorkshire


This cut and folded Elizabethan coin is not what you might consider to be treasure, in the ordinary sense of the word, but is considered to meet the criteria under the Treasure Act as it “has been altered to such a degree that it could not be used as currency and has instead been altered to perform a secondary role”