KENT-89BCDA: Post-medieval coin: Elizabeth I sixpence

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Unique ID: KENT-89BCDA

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A worn post-medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603) dating from AD 1571. (North's) third issue dating to 1582-1602. Unclear initial mark. North (1991) No.2015. Date on reverse [ ]2. Measurements: 24.1mm in diameter and 2.5g in weight.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1582
Date to: Circa AD 1602

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.5 g
Diameter: 24.1 mm

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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, 1582-1602 (N 2015)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left
Obverse inscription: [ELIZABETH D G] ANG FR ET HI REGI]NA
Reverse description: Longcross fourchee over shield with date above
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV ADIVTO[REM MEV]
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Swale (District)
Parish or ward: Borden (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8861
Four figure Latitude: 51.31704158
Four figure longitude: 0.6964014
1:25K map: TQ8861
1:10K map: TQ86SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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