KENT-06F297: sixpence

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-06F297

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A fine Post Medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603). Minted in London in 1579. North (1991) no. 1997.

Measurements: diameter: 26.04mm, thickness: 0.85mm, weight: 3g

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 1579
Date to: Circa AD 1579

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.04 mm
Thickness: 0.85 mm
Weight: 3 g

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Base 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 HIB REGINA
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee on shield of Arms of England and France surmounted by date 1579.
Reverse inscription: +POSVI/DEV.'AD/IVTORE/M:MEV'.
Initial mark: Plain cross
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
Parish or ward: Denton with Wootton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR2246
Four figure Latitude: 51.17013317
Four figure longitude: 1.17426287
1:25K map: TR2246
1:10K map: TR24NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1963 English Hammered Coinage: Vol I. Early Anglo Saxon-Henry III, c650-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd 134

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

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