CORN-9A8384: Post-medieval coin: sixpence of Edward VI (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-9A8384

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

Silver cut half of a sixpence of Edward VI (1547-1553), Third Period c.1550-1553, York mint, mintmark pierced mullet c.1552-1553, North 1939, Spink 2484

Evidence of reuse: cut in half to produce smaller change

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1552
Date to: AD 1553

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 1.38 g
Diameter: 27 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st March 2009 - Thursday 30th April 2009

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sixpence
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Sixpence: Edward VI, Fine silver, 1550-1553 (N 1938, 1939)
Obverse description: crowned bust facing with rose (missing) to left of head and VI to the right
Obverse inscription: EDWARD VI D G AGL [FRA Z HIB REX]
Reverse description: square shield on long cross fourchee
Reverse inscription: [CIVITAS] EBORACI
Initial mark: pierced mullet
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Paul (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW4627
Four figure Latitude: 50.088689
Four figure longitude: -5.552343
1:25K map: SW4627
1:10K map: SW47SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: returned to finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd 102, No.1939
Spink and Son Ltd 2005 Coins of England and the United Kingdom London Spink and Son Ltd 230, No.2484

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Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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