SOM-6F4042: Post Medieval coin: sixpence of Elizabeth I

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Unique ID: SOM-6F4042

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Post Medieval silver sixpence of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603) dating to 1594. Initial mark woolpack. Mint of London.
Reference:  North Vol 2, no. 2015.
Diameter: 25.28 mm
Weight: 2.76 g
Die axis: 1

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1594
Date to: Exactly AD 1594

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.71 mm
Weight: 2.76 g
Diameter: 25.28 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st September 2019 - Saturday 7th December 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 018724

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, not further defined (N 1997, 2015, 2024 - 2031)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left with rose behind head.
Obverse inscription: ELIZAB D G AG FR ET HIB REGI
Reverse description: Square topped royal shield over long cross fourchee with date 15/95 above shield.
Reverse inscription: POS[VI] DEV'. AD/IVTORE/M.ME[V']
Initial mark: Woolpack
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Taunton Deane (District)
To be known as: Staple Fitzpaine

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From 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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