The site will be unavailable between approximately 8am and 8.30am on the 14th of July, 2022 for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The British Museum

x
WMID-C1C814: WMID-C1C814: Post Medieval coin: Probable Milled threepence of Elizabeth I

Rights Holder: Birmingham Museums Trust
CC License:


Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

COIN

Unique ID: WMID-C1C814

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

An incomplete struck / hammered silver heavily clipped sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 to AD 1603), milled at the Tower Mint, during AD 1560s. Reverse type unclear but probably POSVI DEVM ADIVTOREM depicting a square shield on a long cross fourchee.

Diameter: 19.67 mm
Thickness: 0.74 mm
Weight: 1.4 g

Evidence of reuse: Clipped to the inner circle

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 1560
Date to: Circa AD 1569
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.74 mm
Weight: 1.4 g
Diameter: 19.67 mm

Personal details

This information is restricted for your access level.

Materials and construction

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

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: Beaded border. Bust unclear
Obverse inscription: illegible
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee inside a beaded border
Reverse inscription: illegible
Initial mark: unclea
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Anglesey (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Anglesey (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Beaumaris (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SH5876
Four figure Latitude: 53.261938
Four figure longitude: -4.130359
1:25K map: SH5876
1:10K map: SH57NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: WMID-5E0E34
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
A complete struck / hammered silver groat of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 to AD 1603), dating to the first issue of coinage between AD 1558 and AD 15…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: WMID-358026
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
An incomplete (clipped) struck / hammered silver probable sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 to AD 1603), probably dating to the period AD 1561…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: LVPL-C4C314
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Silver milled sixpence of Elizabeth I, (1558-1603). Obv: ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA ET HIB REGINA; crowned bust left, rose behind. Rev: POSVI …
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.