Coin - Sixpence, Elizabeth I, England, Great Britain, 1592 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 411

Silver coin; Denomination: Sixpence
Tower Mint, London
Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603)
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 26 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.847 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: holed

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Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, The Royal Mint, Alfred Chitty Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Hammered
DateEra: 1592 AD
Denomination: Sixpence
Obverse Description: Crowned bust of the Queen, wearing ruff and embroidered dress facing left; behind, rose; around, (mm. tun) ELIZAB D G ANG FR ET HIB REGI
Reverse Description: At centre within a beaded circle and over a long cross fourchee, a plain square topped shield quartered with the arms of France (1 & 4) and England (2 & 3); above, 1592; around, (mm. tun) POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV (translation, I have made God my helper)
Edge Description: plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth I, England, Great Britain
Mint: Royal Mint, London

The Royal Mint was in the Tower of London at the time this coin was struck and is usually referred to as the Tower Mint
  1. [Book], J. North, English Hammered Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1963, North 2015 Pages
  2. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 2578B Pages


Jim Bell Posted on 26 Aug 2013 8:45 PM
Found a coin just like this at Metal Detecting Rally in Essex yesterday.
my first "find" of significance.
Mine doesn't have drilled hole in it, and is worn, but recognisable as same as your picture and wording.
Registered with "Finds" officers on site.

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