IOW-CFB305: Post-Medieval Coin: Sixpence of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-CFB305

Object type certainty: Certain
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A clipped and worn post-Medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), minted at London and dated 1572 on coin. Initial marks: ermine/ermine (North 1991, 134, ref: 1997).

Obverse: ELIZABETH.D.G ANG FR ET HI REGINA; Crowned bust left with a rose behind the head.

Reverse: POSVI/DEV AD/IVTORE/M MEV (I have made God my Helper); Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription with date of 1572 above shield.

Diameter: 24.0mm. Weight: 2.48g. DA=12:12.

North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1572
Date to: Exactly AD 1572

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.48 g
Diameter: 24 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd December 2018 - Sunday 2nd December 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-2-174

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 with a rose behind the head. Reverse:
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH.D.G. ANG. FR ET HI REGINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchée dividing the inscription with date of 1572 above shield
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV AD/IVTORE/M MEV (I have made God my Helper)
Initial mark: Ermine
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: About one month ago
Updated: 19 days ago

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