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PUBLIC-2A2B41: Post Medieval coin: sixpence of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-2A2B41

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Post-Medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), dating to AD 1594. Third coinage, woolpack initial mark, London mint. North (1991: 137) no. 2015.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1594
Date to: Exactly AD 1594

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 2.51 g
Diameter: 24.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 17th September 2017 - Sunday 17th September 2017

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NAD439

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

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, 1582-1602 (N 2015)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left with rose behind
Obverse inscription: ELIZAB.D.G.ANG.FR'E[T.]HIB.REG[I]
Reverse description: Square topped shield on long cross fourchée, 1594.
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DE[V.AD/IV]TORE/[M.M]EV.
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: Teignbridge (District)
Parish or ward: Kingsteignton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX8873
Four figure Latitude: 50.54600545
Four figure longitude: -3.58210739
1:25K map: SX8873
1:10K map: SX83SE
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

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 p.113 2015

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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