WMID-BB6944: Post Medieval coin: Milled sixpence of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: WMID-BB6944

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A complete milled silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 to AD 1603), dating to the period AD 1562. POSVI DEVM ADIVTOREM MEVM reverse type depicting a square shield on a long cross fourchee. Minted in London. North 2026.

Diameter: 25.65 mm
Thickness: 0.86 mm
Weight: 2.5 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1562

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.86 mm
Weight: 2.5 g
Diameter: 25.65 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 15th June 2013

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Milled
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, Milled coinage, 1560-1571 (N 2022, 2023)
Obverse description: Ornate crowned bust facing left. Rose behind head
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee. 1562 above shield.
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEVM AD IVTORE MMEV
Initial mark: unclear
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Burntwood (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK0709
Four figure Latitude: 52.678656
Four figure longitude: -1.897901
1:25K map: SK0709
1:10K map: SK00NE
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: Found whilst searching with a metal detector

References cited

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Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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