WMID-ABF408: Post medieval coin: Sixpence of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-ABF408

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

An incomplete silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 to AD 1603), dating to the period AD 1574. Minted at the Tower of London. Mintmark: Eglantine. Cf. North, vol 2, p 134, no 1997.

Diameter: 26.0 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 2.59 g

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 1574
Date to: Exactly AD 1574

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 2.59 g
Diameter: 26 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 6th December 2018 - Thursday 6th December 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

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. Rose behind head
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH DG ANG FR ET HI [ ]
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend.
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV AD IVTO[ ]M MEV
Initial mark: Eglantine
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Frodesley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ5101
Four figure Latitude: 52.60456216
Four figure longitude: -2.72496436
1:25K map: SJ5101
1:10K map: SJ50SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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