NARC-9594AB: NARC-9594AB : Sixpence : Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: NARC-9594AB

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete silver Sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603). Second coinage. Long cross fourchée reverse over squared shield with date above. Coronet initial mark. London mint. AD 1569.

Diameter: 26.20mm, Thickness: 0.61mm, Weight: 2.3g

North Vol II, P 134, no 1997

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1569

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.61 mm
Weight: 2.3 g
Diameter: 26.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st March 2022

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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, not further defined (N 1997, 2015, 2024 - 2031)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left with a rose behind
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH.D’G’ANG’FR ET HI’REGINA
Reverse description: Long cross fourchée over squared shield with date above
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV.’AD/IVTORE/M·MEV.’
Initial mark: Coronet
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: South Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Moreton Pinkney (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5849
Four figure Latitude: 52.13626355
Four figure longitude: -1.15399897
1:25K map: SP5849
1:10K map: SP54NE
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1960 English Hammered Coinage: Vol 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son 134 1997

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