WMID-856F52: Post Medieval shilling of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-856F52

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A Post Medieval silver shilling of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603). First issue, dating to AD 1560-61. The coin is very worn, especially on the obverse in the area of the bust. Martlet initial mark. Mint of London. North p.133, 1985.

Overall dimensions: 31.1mm in diameter and 5.4g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1560
Date to: Circa AD 1561

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 5.4 g
Diameter: 31.1 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Shilling: Elizabeth I, not further defined (N 1985, 2014, 2022, 2023)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left
Obverse inscription: [E]LIZABETH.D'.AN'.FRIT.HI.REG[INA]
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee.
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV AD IVTORE
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Solihull (Metropolitan District)
District: Solihull (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Barston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP1980
Four figure Latitude: 52.41766813
Four figure longitude: -1.72206271
1:25K map: SP1980
1:10K map: SP18SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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