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Unique ID: SUSS-A5BA77

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete and extremely abraded Post Medieval Tudor period silver coin. No detail can be seen on the obverse but the image of the Royal shield and the part legend PO[...]/DEV[...] can just be made out on the reverse. This legend is probably a variant of POSUI DEUM ADIUTOREM MEUM which translates as "I have made God my helper". The legend was in use on various coin denominations throughout the Tudor period but judging by the size and weight of this coin it is most likely a groat or sixpence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603 AD). There are three holes in the flan of the coin all of which are different in shape and size and it is more than likely that these have occured as a result of post-deposition damage.

Weighs 1.03 g; approximate diam. 21 mm; 0.70 mm thick

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1558
Date to: Circa AD 1603

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.03 g
Diameter: 21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 10th January 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Stephanie Smith
Identified by: Mr Garry CRACE

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Uncertain
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Silver: Elizabeth I, not further defined
Obverse description: Illegible
Obverse inscription: illegible
Reverse description: Royal shield
Reverse inscription: PO[...]/DEV[...]R[...]
Initial mark: unclear
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found with Brighton Club; date listed is date recorded
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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