DEV-3BF77F: Post medieval coin: threepence of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: DEV-3BF77F

Object type certainty: Certain
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A clipped silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (1558-1603), dating to 1569.

A worn example with the legend removed by clipping. Initial mark missing but would have been coronet. North (2006:135) no 1997. Minted at London.

It is 18.8mm in diameter, 0.66mm thick and weighs 1.57g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1569
Date to: Exactly AD 1569

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.66 mm
Weight: 1.59 g
Diameter: 18.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 27th September 2019 - Sunday 9th December 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Lucy Shipley
Identified by: Dr Lucy Shipley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 017906

Materials and construction

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

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
Reverse description: Square shield with date above, on long cross fourchee dividing the legend.
Initial mark: Illegible but coronet
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Kilmington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST7736
Four figure Latitude: 51.12281694
Four figure longitude: -2.33001496
1:25K map: ST7736
1:10K map: ST73NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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