LANCUM-9FB26D: Silver sixpence Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: LANCUM-9FB26D

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Silver post-medieval hammered sixpence of Elizabeth I, dating to 1580 AD. Fifth issue, long cross initial mark. Obverse of left-facing bust with rose behind; ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA. Reverse of square shield on long cross fourchee with date above shield; POSVI/DEV A/DIVTORE/M MEV. The coin is 25.12mm in diameter, 0.79mm in thickness and weighs 2.62g.

Spink (2018) no. 2572.

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 1580
Date to: Exactly AD 1580

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.79 mm
Weight: 2.62 g
Diameter: 25.12 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Lydia Prosser
Identified by: Miss Lydia Prosser

Other reference numbers

Other reference: N5172

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sixpence
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Sixpence: Elizabeth I, 1561-1582 (N 1997)
Obverse description: Left-facing bust with rose behind
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee with date above shield
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV ADVITOREM 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: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Eden (District)
Parish or ward: Ainstable (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NY5342
Four figure Latitude: 54.77070915
Four figure longitude: -2.73208371
1:25K map: NY5342
1:10K map: NY54SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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