WMID-16946C: Post-Medieval coin: sixpence of Elizabeth I (obverse and reverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-16946C

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Post-Medieval sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603) dated AD 1566 (second coinage). Initial mark: Portcullis (AD 1565-1567). Mint: London (Tower). North (1991) No.1997.

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 1566
Date to: Exactly AD 1566

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.97 mm
Weight: 2.8 g
Diameter: 25.43 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th December 2016 - Sunday 11th December 2016

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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 head
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing legend and date above shield (1566)
Reverse inscription: POSVI / DEV AD/IVTORE/M MEV
Initial mark: Portcullis
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: South Staffordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Kinver (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8482
Four figure Latitude: 52.43573668
Four figure longitude: -2.23677656
1:25K map: SO8482
1:10K map: SO88SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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