SUSS-A70B37: Post medieval coin: Sixpence of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: SUSS-A70B37

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Silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Second coinage, initial mark Ermine, 1572 AD, North 1997.


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 2.6 g
Diameter: 26.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

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: London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Sixpence: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 1997)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left, rose behind head
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA
Reverse description: Square topped shield over long cross fourchee, date above shield
Reverse inscription: POSVI DVE ADIUTOREM MEU
Initial mark: Ermine
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
Parish or ward: Firle (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ4707
Four figure Latitude: 50.843857
Four figure longitude: 0.086587
1:25K map: TQ4707
1:10K map: TQ40NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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