LANCUM-9CDF11: Silver hammered sixpence Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: LANCUM-9CDF11

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver hammered post-medieval sixpence of Elizabeth I, dating to 1561 AD. Third issue, pheon initial mark. Obverse of left-facing bust with rose behind head; ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI' REGINA. Reverse of square shield on long cross fourchee with date above shield; POSVI/ DEV AD/IVTORE/M MEV. The coin is 24.3mm in diameter, 0.63mm in thickness and weighs 2.48g.

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 1561
Date to: Exactly AD 1561

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.63 mm
Weight: 2.48 g
Diameter: 24.3 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Lydia Prosser
Identified by: Miss Lydia Prosser

Other reference numbers

Other reference: N5208

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: Left-facing bust with rose behind head
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI' REGINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee with date above sheild
Reverse inscription: POSVI/ DEV AD/VITORE/M MEV
Initial mark: Pheon
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: Lancashire (County)
District: Ribble Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Mellor (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD6529
Four figure Latitude: 53.7561769
Four figure longitude: -2.53231611
1:25K map: SD6529
1:10K map: SD62NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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