CAM-C4D306: Post-Medieval Coin: Silver Sixpence Coin of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: CAM-C4D306

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver hammered sixpence coin of Elizabeth I, 1558-1603. Obverse shows Crowned bust left, rose behind. Obverse legend reads +.ELIZABETH:D:G:ANG [FR] ET H[I]B REGINA . Reverse shows Royal square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend with the date 1[5]78 above. Reverse legend reads + POSVI/DEV:AD/IVTORE/M.MEV . Initial mark on both the obverse and reverse is plain cross, second issue, date range 1578-1580 (North, J.J., 1991, Vol.II, p.130-131) (described as a Greek cross, fourth issue, date range 1578-1579 in Spink 2007, 42nd Ed.).

See North, J.J. 1991, Vol.II, p.134, no.1997.

Die axis is 6 o'clock, weight is 3.08g, diameter is 26.36mm, thickness is 0.89mm.

A sixpence of Elizabeth I is a common coin frequently found in England with c.1000 already having been recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database and many more being held in museum, private and archaeological collections around the country. Relatively few coins have been recorded from the Peterborough area and this highlights the issue of a lack of information being recorded rather than a lack of archaeology in the area.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1578
Date to: Circa AD 1580

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.89 mm
Weight: 3.08 g
Diameter: 26.36 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 3rd September 2012 - Thursday 6th September 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Ms Helen Fowler
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

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: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Sixpence: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 1997)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left, rose behind
Obverse inscription: +.ELIZABETH:D:G:ANG [FR] ET H[I]B REGINA
Reverse description: Royal square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend with the date 1[5]78 above
Reverse inscription: + POSVI/DEV:AD/IVTORE/M.MEV
Initial mark: + (plain cross)
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: City of Peterborough (Unitary Authority)
District: City of Peterborough (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Stanground

Spatial coordinates


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

References cited

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