BUC-A7FEC9: Elizabeth I Sixpence

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Unique ID: BUC-A7FEC9

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A post medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603). Second issue dating to 1567. Lion initial mark. North, 1960, p134. 1997.

The coin weighs 2.79g and has a diameter of 24.9mm

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 1567
Date to: Circa AD 1603

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.79 g
Diameter: 24.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 25th October 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Helen Wickenden
Identified by: Ms Helen Wickenden

Other reference numbers

Other reference: AYBCM 4870

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, not further defined (N 1997, 2015, 2024 - 2031)
Obverse description: Bust and crown are worn away with only the tip of the crown visible and the outline of a rose behind
Reverse description: A square shield on long cross fourchee. The date above shield is 1567.
Reverse inscription: [ ] OSVI DEV AD IVTORE M ME [ ].
Initial mark: Lion
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Tyringham and Filgrave (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP8647
Four figure Latitude: 52.11464428
Four figure longitude: -0.74549504
1:25K map: SP8647
1:10K map: SP84NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date find submitted for recording
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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