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HESH-2269E3: Post Medieval Coin: Silver sixpence of Edward VI, initial mark: Y dated 1549-51. Mint: London

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COIN

Unique ID: HESH-2269E3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Silver sixpence of Edward VI, initial mark: Y dated 1549-51. Mint: London

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1549
Date to: AD 1551

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.81 g
Diameter: 28.1 mm

Personal details

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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: London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with Rose to the left and VI to right
Obverse inscription: EDWARD VI D G ANGLI [FRA Z] HIB REX
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee over royal shield
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV
Initial mark: Y
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Westbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ3307
Four figure Latitude: 52.656567
Four figure longitude: -2.991933
1:25K map: SJ3307
1:10K map: SJ30NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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