BH-18D8BE: Post-Medieval coin: silver sixpence of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: BH-18D8BE

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A very worn and clipped silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603) dating to 1582. Obverse: crowned bust facing left, probably with rose behind. Reverse: shield on long cross fourchée with 1582 above. Both the obverse and reverse legends are heavily clipped. Probably Tower of London mint. The flan is bent inwards on the obverse along an axis of 12 to 6 o'clock.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1582
Date to: Exactly AD 1582

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.74 g
Diameter: 21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2016 - Sunday 31st December 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Matthew Fittock
Identified by: Mr Matthew Fittock

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, not further defined (N 1997, 2015, 2024 - 2031)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left rose behind
Obverse inscription: [...]
Reverse description: Shield on long cross fourchée, 1582 above
Reverse inscription: [...]
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Wallington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL2834
Four figure Latitude: 51.98971139
Four figure longitude: -0.13729788
1:25K map: TL2834
1:10K map: TL23SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Updated: 6 days ago

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