BERK-DFA954: A Post Medieval silver coin: farthing, possibly of Edward VI.

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Unique ID: BERK-DFA954

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Post Medieval silver coin: farthing, possibly of Edward VI(AD1547-1553). The coin has been clipped in antiquity. Dimensions: diameter 9.76mm; weight 0.25g


This is just part of a large scatter of finds across the field that includes Prehistoric lithics, Roman, Medieval - Post Medieval.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Returned to finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: AD 1547
Date to: AD 1553

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.25 g
Diameter: 9.76 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 1978 - Thursday 1st January 2004

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's collection no. 150

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Farthing (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Obverse description: Portcullis
Reverse description: Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
To be known as: Chipping Norton

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
Current location: Returned to finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 16 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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