IOW-DEAF86: Post-Medieval Coin: Shilling of Edward VI

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Unique ID: IOW-DEAF86

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete silver shilling of Edward VI. AD 1549-50 (North 1975, 101, refs. 1917-1919).

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.96 g
Diameter: 28 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 22nd October 2007

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2007-10122

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
Type: Gold: Commonwealth, Oliver Cromwell, 1656 (N 2743, 2744)
Obverse description: Crowned bust right
Obverse inscription: ]G AGL FRA Z HIB REX
Reverse description: Oval garnished shield
Reverse inscription: TIMOR DOMINI FONS VITE MDXLIX (The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life)
Initial mark: Y
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting rally
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1975 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink & Son 101 1917-1919

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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