LANCUM-B6EB4B: Post-medieval coin: Shilling of Elizabeth I

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Post-medieval shilling of Elizabeth I dating from AD1560-61. North 1985.

Obv: ELIZABETH D G AN FR ET HI REGINA crowned bust right

Rev: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV square shield

Mintmark: martlet

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1560
Date to: Circa AD 1561

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 5.93 g
Diameter: 31 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st December 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Dot Boughton
Identified by: Dr Dot Boughton
Secondary identifier: Mr Carl Savage

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
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, 1558-1561 (N 1985)
Obverse description: crowned bust right
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH D G AN FR ET HI REGINA
Reverse description: square shield
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV
Initial mark: martlet

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Chorley (District)
Parish or ward: Mawdesley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD5015
Four figure Latitude: 53.62912781
Four figure longitude: -2.75753583
1:25K map: SD5015
1:10K map: SD51NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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