SUSS-E941A0: Silver Shilling of Elizabeth I

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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-E941A0

Object type certainty: Certain
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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. 

Discussion: this coins has been deliberately defaced and modified, this has been noted on other coins of Elizabeth recorded on the PAS including LVPL-A5B60ELIN-DCDB5ADUR-F1470EPUBLIC-3AA6EC.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

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 1560
Date to: Circa AD 1561

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.82 mm
Weight: 5.53 g
Diameter: 32.25 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 23rd August 2019

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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
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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Chichester (District)
To be known as: near chichester

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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