It was really a pretty little coin: The English 6d of Oak sprigs and acorns ~ The sixpence, known colloquially as the tanner, or half-shilling, was a British pre-decimal coin, worth six (pre-1971) pence, or 1/40th of a pound sterling. The first sixpences were struck in the reign of Edward VI in 1551 and continued until they were rendered obsolete by decimalisation in 1971.
Celtic Gold Stater of Addedomaros. (S.202) Catuvellauni/Trinovantes tribes. Late 1st century BC. Obv - Addorsed crescents ornamented with pellets and linear elements. Rev - Horse, branch and spiral / wheel. Image by kind permission of: Ira & Larry Goldberg Auctioneers Inc.