PUBLIC-1527F6: PUBLIC-1527F6-post medieval sixpence of Edward VI

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-1527F6

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A fragment of a silver post medieval sixpence of Edward VI (AD 1547-1553) Fine issue, Initial mark Y (1551) Tower of London.

JJ North, vol 2, page: 123, reference: 1938

Weight: 0.93gms, Length: 23.8mm, Width: 12.2mm

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1551
Date to: Exactly AD 1551

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 23.8 mm
Width: 12.2 mm
Weight: 0.93 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 20th August 2020

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sixpence
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Sixpence: Edward VI, Fine silver, 1550-1553 (N 1938, 1939)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with rose to the left and VI to right
Obverse inscription: E[DWARD VI D G AGL FRA Z HIB REX] illegible or missing
Reverse description: Long cross fourchée over royal shield
Reverse inscription: [POSVI/DEVV A/IVTOR/E mEV] illegible or missing
Initial mark: Y
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Middleton

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: metal detecting find
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1960 English Hammered Coinage: Vol 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son 123 1938

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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