HESH-CF7750: Post-Medieval: Sixpence Elizabeth I

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A post-medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (1558 - 1603). Second issue (North 1997) dating to 1569. Initial mark: Coronet. Mint of London (Tower).

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Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1569
Date to: Circa AD 1569

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.63 mm
Weight: 2.63 g
Diameter: 25.39 mm

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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 rose behind.
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH: D G [ANG F]RA [E]T H[IB] REGINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the legend. Date above shield 1569.
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV' ADIVTOREM MEV
Initial mark: Coronet.
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

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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

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Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd 134

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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