LANCUM-5B8978:

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COIN

Unique ID: LANCUM-5B8978

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A complete Post-Medieval silver hammered shilling of King Edward VI (AD 1547-1553), dating to AD 1549. Arrow mint mark dating to (AD 1547-1549), and reverse inscription of 'MDXLIX' dating the coin securely to AD 1549. Minted in London. An example of North, II, 1991, p. 122, no. 1918/1.

Obverse: Crowned bust of king facing right. 

Obverse inscription: (Arrow) EDWARRD : VI : D : G : AGL : FRA : Z : HIB : REX.

Reverse: Oval shield bearing the royal coat of arms within a garnished scrollwork border. Initials 'E' and 'R' at the sides.

Reverse inscription: (Arrow) TIMOR : DOMI[NI F]ONS : VITE : M : D : XLIX.

Die axis: 6 o'clock.

It measures 31.28mm in diameter, 1.04mm in thickness and weighs 3.52g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.04 mm
Weight: 3.52 g
Diameter: 31.28 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Shilling: Edward VI, 1549-1550 (N 1917/1 - 1925)
Obverse description: Crowned bust of king facing right.
Obverse inscription: (Arrow) EDWARRD : VI : D : G : AGL : FRA : Z : HIB : REX.
Reverse description: Oval shield bearing the royal coat of arms within a garnished scrollwork border. Initials 'E' and 'R' at the sides.
Reverse inscription: (Arrow) TIMOR : DOMI[NI F]ONS : VITE : M : D : XLIX.
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Lancaster (District)
To be known as: Near Over Kellet

Spatial coordinates


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

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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