WMID-D76CC1: Post-medieval silver shilling of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-D76CC1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver post-medieval shilling of Elizabeth I's first issue dating from 1560-61, North number 1985.

Obverse legend ELIZABETH D G AN FR ET HIB REGINA (bust facing right).

Reverse legend POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV (square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the legend).

Martlet initial mark.

North number 1985.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1560
Date to: Exactly AD 1561

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.92 mm
Weight: 5.8 g
Diameter: 31.39 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 30th October 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Tom Brindle
Identified by: Dr Tom Brindle

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Shilling: Elizabeth I, 1558-1561 (N 1985)
Obverse description: Bust facing left
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH D G AN FR ET HIB REGINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the legend
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV
Initial mark: Martlet
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Nuneaton and Bedworth (District)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3794
Four figure Latitude: 52.542604
Four figure longitude: -1.455863
1:25K map: SP3794
1:10K map: SP39SE
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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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