BH-42952D: Post Medieval coin: milled shilling of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: BH-42952D

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn silver Post Medieval milled shilling of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) dating 1560-1566/7. Star initial mark. London Tower mint. As North 1975, no. 2022 or 2023.

North, J.J. 1975. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1560
Date to: Exactly AD 1567

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.53 g
Diameter: 25.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 3rd November 2018 - Saturday 3rd November 2018

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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, Milled coinage, 1560-1571 (N 2022, 2023)
Obverse description: Illegible
Obverse inscription: ELIZ[ABETH D G] ANG [FRA ET HIB REGINA]
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchée
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEVM AD/IVTORE/M M[EVM]
Initial mark: Star
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: East Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Brigstock (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP9186
Four figure Latitude: 52.46436995
Four figure longitude: -0.66197845
1:25K map: SP9186
1:10K map: SP98NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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