SWYOR-E3D817: Post Medieval coin of Elizabeth I; sixpence

Rights Holder: West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service
CC License:


Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-E3D817

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A Post Medieval silver coin; an incomplete sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 - 1603), second issue (AD 1561 - 1582), plain cross initial mark, dated 1578. See North number 1997. It is 24.3mm in diameter and 0.6mm thick. It weighs 1.50 grams. Part of the coin is missing, and it looks to have broken across a sub-circular hole, perhaps suggesting that the coin was pierced or perforated. The obverse is almost entirely worn away.

Evidence of reuse: perforated

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1578
Date to: Circa AD 1578
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 1.5 g
Diameter: 24.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st November 2017 - Thursday 5th April 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Jared Harries
Identified by: Mr Jared Harries
Secondary identifier: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3123

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, 1561-1582 (N 1997)
Obverse description: Crowned bust left
Obverse inscription: [ELIZABETH D G ANG] FR ET HI [REG]INA
Reverse description: Square topped shield over a long cross fourchee with date 1578 above
Reverse inscription: POSVI [DEV ADIVTOREM] MEV
Initial mark: plain cross
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Barnsley (Metropolitan District)
District: Barnsley (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Stainborough (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE3103
Four figure Latitude: 53.52275946
Four figure longitude: -1.5338893
1:25K map: SE3103
1:10K map: SE30SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: WAW-292BF7
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
A silver Post-medieval coin; a sixpence of Elizabeth I (1558 - 1603), second coinage (1561 - 1582), eglantine initial mark (1574 - 1578), dat…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: SWYOR-BADCD4
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
A post-medieval silver coin: a sixpence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), second issue (1561 - 1582), eglantine mintmark (1574 - 1578), dated 1575.…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: SWYOR-BB0ED4
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
A post-medieval silver coin: a sixpence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), second issue (1561 - 1582), eglantine mintmark (1574 - 1578), dated 1575.…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.