DEV-16E0ED: Post Medieval coin: sixpence of Elizabeth I

Rights Holder: Danielle Wootton
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COIN

Unique ID: DEV-16E0ED

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A Post Medieval silver hammered sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558- 1603). The coin is dated AD 1561, pheon mintmark. See Spink (2011) p254, numbers 2559 to 2561B for similar examples. Weight: 2.34g; Diameter: 26.5mm; Die Axis: 3 O'clock.

Notes:

The coin may be a copy as the surface appears to be silvered; the surface is worn in some patches and it is possible to see a darker surface underneath.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1561
Date to: Exactly AD 1561

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.34 g
Diameter: 26.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 21st July 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Danielle Wootton
Identified by: Danielle Wootton

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sixpence
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Sixpence: Elizabeth I, not further defined (N 1997, 2015, 2024 - 2031)
Obverse description: Crowned bust, left, with rose.
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH DG ANG FR ET HI REGINA
Reverse description: Square topped shield with long cross fourchee dividing legend.
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEVADIVTOREM MEV
Initial mark: Pheon
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: West Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Coryton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX4854
Four figure Latitude: 50.36622024
Four figure longitude: -4.13857875
1:25K map: SX4854
1:10K map: SX44SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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