LANCUM-90A004: Post-medieval coin: Sixpence of Elizabeth I (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: LANCUM-90A004

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post-medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I dating from AD1582.

Obv: ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HIB REGINA

Rev: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV

Mintmark: sword

North 1997.

NB: The find was not seen by the FLO. Image and findspot information kindly provided by the finder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1582
Date to: Exactly AD 1582

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.41 g
Diameter: 26 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 11th July 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton

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 with crown behind
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETh D G ANG FR ET HIB REGINA
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee over square shield dividing legend with date above
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV
Initial mark: sword
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Allerdale (District)
To be known as: Crosscanonby

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the 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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Recording Institution: LANCUM
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Updated: 4 years ago

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