KENT-940D61: Sixpence of Elizabeth

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-940D61

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A bent and slightly worn silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Second (North) issue 1561-1583. Mintmark of Long Cross and dated to '1580'. North (1991, 135) no.1997.

Obv.: Crowned bust left; rose behind head right. Legend: '+ELIZABETH'D'G'ANG:FR:ET:HI['RE]GINA'. Rev.: Long cross fourchee on royal shield surmounted by date '1580'. Legend: '+POSVI/DEV:AD/IVTO[RE/[M:M]E[VM]'. The coin is worn particularly on the top quarter of the reverse and its been folded with enough force or repitition to tear the coin partly at around 2 o'clock of the obverse.

Measurements: 24.97mm in diameter, 0.79mm thick and 2.64g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1580
Date to: Circa AD 1580

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.79 mm
Weight: 2.64 g
Diameter: 24.97 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

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 head right
Obverse inscription: +ELIZABETH'D'G'ANG:FR:ET:HI'REGINA
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee on royal shield surmounted by date '1580'
Reverse inscription: +POSVI/DEV:AD/IVTORE/M:MEVM
Initial mark: Long Cross
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Maidstone (District)
Parish or ward: Thurnham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8156
Four figure Latitude: 51.27439708
Four figure longitude: 0.59353134
1:25K map: TQ8156
1:10K map: TQ85NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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