LIN-6D9A7A: COIN - sixpence of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: LIN-6D9A7A

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A post-medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (r. 1558-1603). Lion mintmark. Dated to 1567. North 1997.

Obverse description: Crowned bust, left with rose behind head
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH. D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA
Reverse description: Long cross overlying Royal Arms, 1567 above.
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV AD/IVTORE/M MEV (I have made God my Helper)

Diameter: 25.20 mm; Thickness: 1.23  mm; Weight: 2.73g; 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 1567
Date to: Exactly AD 1567

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.23 mm
Weight: 2.73 g
Diameter: 25.2 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
Obverse description: Crowned bust, left with rose behind head
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH. D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA
Reverse description: Long cross overlying Royal Arms, 1567 above.
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV AD/IVTORE/M MEV
Initial mark: Lion
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8266
Four figure Latitude: 53.18478624
Four figure longitude: -0.77435296
1:25K map: SK8266
1:10K map: SK86NW
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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