PUBLIC-3D2267: Post-medieval coin: Sixpence of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-3D2267

Object type certainty: Certain
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A slightly clipped and bent post-medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603). Second coinage (North 1997). Initial mark: portcullis, dated 1566 (on coin). Mint of London (Tower). North (1975, 111).

It measures 23.5 mm in diameter and weighs 2.55 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to Landowner

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
Weight: 2.55 g
Diameter: 23.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 4th April 2017 - Tuesday 4th April 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Roger Thomas
Identified by: Mr Roger Thomas

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 facing left, rose behind head
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH D. G. ANG.' FR'. ET . HI.' REGINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend, 1566 above shield
Reverse inscription: [P]OSVI / DEV. AD/IVTORE/M . MEV.'
Initial mark: Portcullis
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Derbyshire (County)
District: South Derbyshire (District)
To be known as: Catton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the 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

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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