LANCUM-F28CF6: Silver hammered sixpence Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: LANCUM-F28CF6

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Silver hammered post-medieval sixpence of Elizabeth I, dating to AD 1573 - 1578. Eglantine initial mark. Obverse of left-facing bust with rose behind head: ELIZABETH D [.....]NG FRA ET HI REGINA. Reverse of square shield on long cross fourchee, date above shield (worn): POSVI/ DEV AD/[.IVTORE/M MEV. The coin is 25.67mm in diameter, 0.76mm in thickness and weighs 2.71g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1573
Date to: Exactly AD 1578

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.76 mm
Weight: 2.71 g
Diameter: 25.67 mm

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: N5448

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: Left-facing bust with rose behind head
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH D [....]NG FRA ET HI REGINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee, with date above shield
Reverse inscription: POSVI/ DEV AD/IVTORE/M MEV
Initial mark: Eglantine
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Copeland (District)
Parish or ward: Weddicar (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NY0015
Four figure Latitude: 54.52038935
Four figure longitude: -3.5464228
1:25K map: NY0015
1:10K map: NY01NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
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