LIN-6D611C: COIN - sixpence of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: LIN-6D611C

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A post-medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (r. 1558-1603). Ermine mintmark. Dated to 1572. The flan is very worn. North 1997.

Obverse description: Crowned bust, left with rose behind head
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH. D G ANG FR [....] REGINA
Reverse description: Long cross overlying Royal Arms, 1572 above.
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV AD/IVTORE/M MEV (I have made God my Helper)

Diameter: 24.61 mm; Thickness: 0.71 mm; Weight: 2.63g; DA:3

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1572
Date to: Exactly AD 1572

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.71 mm
Weight: 2.63 g
Diameter: 24.61 mm

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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 with rose behind head
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH. D G ANG FR [....] REGINA
Reverse description: Long cross overlying Royal Arms, 1572 above.
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV AD/IVTORE/M MEV
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
Parish or ward: Grassthorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7967
Four figure Latitude: 53.19422643
Four figure longitude: -0.81898948
1:25K map: SK7967
1:10K map: SK76NE
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

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Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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