PUBLIC-67E6E9: PUBLIC-67E6E9 Elizabeth I Sixpence 1581

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-67E6E9

Object type certainty: Certain
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Large fragment of a Silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) fifth issue. The coin exhibits a ragged edge from post depositional damage. A radial crack travels from the left centre of the shield at an angle of 10 o'clock to the border. The surface of the coin is abraded.

Obverse: Crowned bust, left, with rose behind. Obverse inscription: [ELIZ]ABETH DG:ANG:FR:ET[:HIB:REGINA]

Reverse: Long cross fourcheé over royal shield with date of 1581 above, m.m not clear but probably long cross. Reverse inscription: PO[SVI DEV ADIVIT]OREM MEV

Condition: Worn, fine.

J.J. North, English Hammered Coinage Vol II, N.1997

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 1581
Date to: Exactly AD 1

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 1.58 g
Diameter: 25.06 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th January 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Clive Nobbs
Identified by: Mr Clive Nobbs

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PastfindersI

Materials and construction

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

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 rose behind.
Obverse inscription: [ELIZ]ABETH DG:ANG:FR:ET[:HIB:REGINA]
Reverse description: Long cross fourcheé over royal shield with date of 1581 above
Reverse inscription: PO[SVI DEV ADIVIT]OREM MEV
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
To be known as: Near Lewes

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 8 days ago
Updated: 4 days ago

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