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CORN-8021D2: Obverse of Elizabeth I shilling from Goran

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Unique ID: CORN-8021D2

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver shilling of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), 7th Issue, c.1601-2, mintmark 1, minted in 1601-2, Spink 2584.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: returned to finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1601
Date to: AD 1602

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 5.32 g
Diameter: 31 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st July 2003 - Wednesday 23rd July 2003

Personal details

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left
Obverse inscription: ELIZAB:D:G:FR:ET:HIB:REGI
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend and the shield into four quarters with diagonally opposing standard of three lions and three fleur de lis
Reverse inscription: 1:POSVI:DEV:ADIVTOREM:MEV (1 indicates that minted in 1601)

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Portmellon

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: In neighbouring field to one where silver coins of Henry III and Richard II were found
Current location: returned to finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Kitchen, G.M., Sinclair, M. and Skingley, P. 2004 Coins of England and The United Kingdom Spink and Sons Ltd 241, No.2584
North, J.J. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 18 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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