CORN-76CD58: CORN-76CD58 - Elizabeth I sixpence

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Unique ID: CORN-76CD58

Object type certainty: Certain
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A post-medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), second issue dated to 1581 on coin. Long cross initial mark. Mint of London. 

Ref:  North (1991: 134) no. 1997

Obverse: Crowned bust left, rose behind; ELIZABETH D.G.[ANG].FR.ET.HI: REGINA

Reverse: Square shield over long cross fourchee dividing the legend, POSVI/ DEV. AD/IVTORE/M. MEV

Measurements: Diameter, 25.01mm; Thickness, 0.55mm; Weight, 2.71g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1581
Date to: Exactly AD 1581

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.55 mm
Weight: 2.71 g
Diameter: 25.01 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 3rd March 2020 - Tuesday 3rd March 2020

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS 2021 19

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
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, rose behind
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH D.G.[ANG].FR.ET.HI: REGINA
Reverse description: Square shield over long cross fourchee dividing the legend
Reverse inscription: POSVI/ DEV. AD/IVTORE/M. MEV
Initial mark: Long cross
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: St. Ives (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW5337
Four figure Latitude: 50.18141206
Four figure longitude: -5.46115012
1:25K map: SW5337
1:10K map: SW57SW
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

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 134 1997

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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