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COIN

Unique ID: DEV-2CDEE1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Post Medieval silver hammered sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 to 1603). The coin is dated 1578. Fifth issue; Greek cross mint mark; Spink (2011) number 2572.

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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 1578
Date to: Circa AD 1578

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.59 g
Diameter: 26 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 30th January 2015

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, 1561-1582 (N 1997)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left with rose at right
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH DG ANG [...] REGINA
Reverse description: Square topped shield divided by long cross fourchee
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV ADVITORE [MEV]
Initial mark: Greek cross
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX9696
Four figure Latitude: 50.75425023
Four figure longitude: -3.47570365
1:25K map: SX9696
1:10K map: SX96SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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