SUSS-C4E053: Post Medieval coin: Sixpence of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-C4E053

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Post Medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603)), initial mark castle, dated 1571 on coin, North 1997.

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1571

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 2.61 g
Diameter: 26.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 24th August 2009

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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
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 with date, 1571, above
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV AD/IVTORE/M MEV
Initial mark: Castle
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Wealden (District)
To be known as: Buxted

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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