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SOM-7E0936: Post-Medieval coin: shilling of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-7E0936

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post-Medieval silver shilling of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) dating to 1591-1594. Third issue, tun initial mark. Minted in London. North (1991:136) no. 2014.

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 1591
Date to: Exactly AD 1594

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.85 g
Diameter: 30 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt no. 17639

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Shilling: Elizabeth I, 1582-1603 (N 2014)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left
Obverse inscription: ELIZAB: D: G: FR: ET: HIB: REGI
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the legend
Reverse inscription: POSVI/ DEV'. AD/IVTORE/M MEV'.
Initial mark: Tun
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Mendip (District)
To be known as: Wanstrow CP

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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 136 2014

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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