PUBLIC-AC3F54: PUBLIC-AC3F54 sixpence of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-AC3F54

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) from the London Tower mint, dated 1584.  Mint-mark : escallop. North (1991) no 2015.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1584

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 2.9 g
Diameter: 26 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 17th October 2021

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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, 1582-1602 (N 2015)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left with rose behind
Obverse inscription: + ELIZAB' DG' ANG' FR' ET' HIB' REGI'
Reverse description: Long cross over royal shied with date 1584 above.
Reverse inscription: + POSVI / DEV.AD / IVTORE / M•MEV'
Initial mark: Escallop
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
To be known as: Near Sandwich

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

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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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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