SUSS-0DAFE7: silver sixpence of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-0DAFE7

Object type certainty: Certain
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A post-medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), second issue dated to 1565 on coin. Rose initial mark. Mint of London.  Ref:  North (1991: 134) no. 1997.

Obverse: Crowned bust left, rose behind.

Legend: ELIZABETH.D;G;AN'.FR.ET.HI: REGINA

Reverse: Square shield over long cross fourchee dividing the legend.

Legend: POSVI/ DEV. AD/IVTORE/M. MEV;

Measurements: diameter: 25.88; thickness: 0.54mm and weight: 2.78g. 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1565
Date to: Circa AD 1565

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.54 mm
Weight: 2.78 g
Diameter: 25.88 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, not further defined (N 1997, 2015, 2024 - 2031)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left, rose behind.
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH.D;G;AN'.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: Rose
Die axis measurement: 9 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: East Sussex (County)
District: Rother (District)
Parish or ward: Catsfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ7414
Four figure Latitude: 50.89926266
Four figure longitude: 0.47306553
1:25K map: TQ7414
1:10K map: TQ71SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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