CAM-2BF4D6: Post-Medieval Coin : A silver sixpence of Elizabeth I, AD1558-1603.

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COIN

Unique ID: CAM-2BF4D6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A post-medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Second issue (1561-82), North 1997. Ref: North 1991: 134.

Obverse shows a crowned bust left, rose behind. Obverse legend reads [ELIZABE]TH D G' ANG FR' ET. HI REGINA. Reverse shows date above royal shield: 1574. Reverse initial mark is an Eglantine. Reverse legend reads POSVI/DEV'A[DIVT]ORE/M.MEV.

Die axis is 3 o'clock. Weight is 2.66g, diameter is 25.5mm, thickness is 0.5mm.

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 1574
Date to: Exactly AD 1574

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 2.66 g
Diameter: 25.5 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, rose behind.
Obverse inscription: [ELIZABE]TH D G' ANG FR' ET. HI REGINA
Reverse description: Date above royal shield: 1574.
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV'A[DIVT]ORE/M.MEV.
Initial mark: Eglantine.
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: Meldreth Parish Area

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1960 English Hammered Coinage: Vol 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son pp.134, no.1997.

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