PUBLIC-6A78E3: Edward VI sixpence front and back

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-6A78E3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Post Medieval coin; a sixpence of Edward VI (AD 1547 - 1553), third coinage (1550 - 1553), tun initial mark. See North number 1938 on page 123.

The coin is 26.91mm diameter, 0.62mm thick, and weighs 2.7g.

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 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1553

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.62 mm
Weight: 2.7 g
Diameter: 26.91 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 23rd August 2020

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

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: three quarters facing crowned bust with rose on the left and VI on the right.
Obverse inscription: EDWARD VI D G AGL FRA Z HIB REX
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee over a royal shield
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV ADIVTORE' MEV;
Initial mark: Tun
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Ashford (District)
Parish or ward: Wittersham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8828
Four figure Latitude: 51.02063312
Four figure longitude: 0.67916145
1:25K map: TQ8828
1:10K map: TQ82NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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Audit data

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

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