WMID-45934A: Post medieval coin: Sixpence of Elizabeth I, Tower mint

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-45934A

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558 to AD 1603), dating to the period AD 1575. Minted as part of the second issue of coinage between 1561 and 1582. Mint mark: Eglantine. Minted at the Tower of London. C.f. North vol 2, p134, no 1997.

Diameter: 25.6 mm
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 2.4 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: Circa AD 1575
Date to: Circa AD 1575

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 2.4 g
Diameter: 25.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 27th March 2019 - Wednesday 27th March 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

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: Crowned bust left. Rose behind head
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH DG ANG FR ET HIB REGINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend. Date 1575 above shield
Reverse inscription: PO[ ]ID[ ]IVTORE M MEV
Initial mark: eglantine
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: East Staffordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Croxden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK0537
Four figure Latitude: 52.93038262
Four figure longitude: -1.92706379
1:25K map: SK0537
1:10K map: SK03NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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