HESH-929622: Post Medieval Coin: Shilling of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: HESH-929622

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Post Medieval coin: A struck / hammered silver shilling of Elizabeth I (1558 - 1603), of the third issue of coinage, minted between 1582 and 1583, with initial and reverse mark of a bell. North 2014.

Diameter: 31.75mm
Thickness: 1.74mm
Weight: 5.7 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1582
Date to: Circa AD 1583

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.74 mm
Weight: 5.7 g
Diameter: 31.75 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Secondary identifier: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Shilling: Elizabeth I, 1582-1603 (N 2014)
Obverse description: Crowned bust, facing left
Obverse inscription: ELIZA'D:G.ANG:F [ ]HIB REGI
Reverse description: Cross fourchee with shield displaying the arms of England.
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV.'D IVITORE M.M EV:
Initial mark: Bell
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Sedgemoor (District)
Parish or ward: Spaxton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST2539
Four figure Latitude: 51.14533022
Four figure longitude: -3.07355316
1:25K map: ST2539
1:10K map: ST23NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found at Spaxton Rally, Somerset

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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