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LIN-071006: COIN - Sixpence of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: LIN-071006

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Post-medieval silver coin. Shilling of Elizabeth I (1558-1603). Heavily clipped. Initial mark illegible.

Obverse description: Bust facing left
Obverse inscription: Illegible/clipped
Reverse description: Long cross fourchée over shield.
Reverse inscription: Illegible/clipped

Diameter: 24.75 mm; Thickness: 0.77 mm; Weight: 3.31g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.77 mm
Weight: 3.31 g
Diameter: 24.75 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 31st May 2020

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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
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Sixpence: Elizabeth I, not further defined (N 1997, 2015, 2024 - 2031)
Obverse description: Bust facing left
Reverse description: Long cross fourchée over shield.
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Hilmarton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0677
Four figure Latitude: 51.49191489
Four figure longitude: -1.91497012
1:25K map: SU0677
1:10K map: SU07NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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