HESH-A0DF3F: Post Medieval coin: sixpence of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: HESH-A0DF3F

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Silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) struck at the tower mint c. 1570.

Heavily worn crowned bust facing left - rose behind head ELIZABETH D G ANG FRA Z HIB REGINA

Initial Mark: Tower

Square topped shield over long cross fourchee with date above - 1570 POSVI DEVM ADIVORTEM MEVM

Initial Mark: Tower

Diameter: 22.7mm weight 2.36 grams Die Axis: 7 o'clock

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 1570
Date to: Circa AD 1570

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.36 g
Diameter: 22.7 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Shropshire Museum Service Entry Form: SHRMS: 00877

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: Heavily worn crowned bust facing left - rose behind head E
Obverse inscription: LIZABETH D G ANG FRA Z HIB REGINA
Reverse description: Square topped shield over long cross fourchee with date above - 1570
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEVM ADIVORTEM MEVM
Initial mark: Tower
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Cockshutt

Spatial coordinates


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
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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Updated: About one year ago

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