DUR-F1470E: DUR-F1470E

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COIN

Unique ID: DUR-F1470E

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

A silver Sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD1558-1603).

2nd coinage, i.m. Coronet, AD1567-8, North 1997

Obverse description: Crowned bust left
Obverse inscription: [EL]IZABETH D G ANG [FR ET] HI REGINA
Reverse description: Square shield with date above on long cross fourchee dividing the legend
Reverse inscription: POSUI DEU ADIUTORE[M MEU]

Thickness: 0.62 mm
Weight: 2.6 g
Diameter: 24.64 mm

Note: Probably intentionally defaced and scratched in an attempt to remove the bust. 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1567
Date to: Exactly AD 1568

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.62 mm
Weight: 2.6 g
Diameter: 24.64 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 19th May 2021 - Wednesday 19th May 2021

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: R544

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

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: Sixpence: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 1997)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left
Obverse inscription: [EL]IZABETH D G ANG [FR ET] HI REGINA
Reverse description: Square shield with date above on long cross fourchee dividing the legend
Reverse inscription: POSUI DEU ADIUTORE[M MEU]
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
District: Darlington (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Barmpton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ3218
Four figure Latitude: 54.55623546
Four figure longitude: -1.50672606
1:25K map: NZ3218
1:10K map: NZ31NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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