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Unique ID: SUSS-E941A0
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A lightly clipped Post-medieval, silver, shilling of Elizabeth I (AD 1558-1603) dating AD 1560-61. Initial mark: cross crosslet. As North Volume 2: 1985.
Obverse: Crowned bust facing left. The face has been worn away and there is an eight pointed star (saltire overlying a cross); scratched into the surface of the coin in front of the bust.
Reverse: Square shield on long cross fourchee dividing legend. There are two saltires scratched into the surface above the shield; either side of the vertical arm of the cross fourchee.
Measurements: Diameter: 32.25mm; thickness: 0.82mm; weight: 5.53g.
This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 0.82 mm
Weight: 5.53 g
Diameter: 32.25 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Friday 23rd August 2019
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Ruler/issuer: Elizabeth I of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Shilling: Elizabeth I, not further defined (N 1985, 2014, 2022, 2023)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left, there is an eight pointed star scratched in front of bust.
Obverse inscription: ELIZABETH;D;G;ANG;FR' ET. HI' REGINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee dividing legend, there are two saltires scratched into the surface above the shield and between the upright arm of the cross fourchee
Reverse inscription: +POSVI/DEV;AD/IVTORE/M:MEV;
Initial mark: cross crosslet
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
|Author||Publication Year||Title||Publication Place||Publisher||Pages||Reference|
|North, J.J.||1991||English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662||London||Spink and Son Ltd||1985|