DEV-FADD03: Post medieval coin: shilling of Edward VI

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Unique ID: DEV-FADD03

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver shilling of Edward VI (AD 1547-1553) dating to AD 1549-1550.

Swan initial mark, mint of London. As North (1991: 122) no. 1919/1.

Measurements: 30.6mm diameter, 1.0mm thickness, weight 4.48g


Please note that this coin was recorded during the second lockdown period of the COVID-19  pandemic, with all images and measurements kindly provided by the finder. As a result, some aspects of the record may not be of the usual PAS standard. We greatly appreciate the finder's help at this time. 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1549
Date to: Exactly AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 4.48 g
Diameter: 30.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st October 2020 - Saturday 31st October 2020

Personal details

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing right with portcullis
Obverse inscription: EDWARD VI [...]ANGLIE[...]B REX
Reverse description: Oval shield crowned and garnished with E R at sides
Reverse inscription: TIMOR DOMINI FONS VITE MDXL[...]
Initial mark: Swan
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: Teignbridge (District)
Parish or ward: Bishopsteignton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX9075
Four figure Latitude: 50.56436475
Four figure longitude: -3.55448232
1:25K map: SX9075
1:10K map: SX95NW
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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