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IOW-187296: IOW-187296 Post-Medieval Coin: Halfgroat of Edward VI

Rights Holder: Isle of Wight Council
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Unique ID: IOW-187296

Object type certainty: Certain
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A post-Medieval silver halfgroat of Edward VI (1547-1553), minted at Southwick. Initial mark: E, 1547-1549 (North 1991: 119, ref: 1878).

Obv. ED[ ]X; Illegible.

Rev. POSVI/DEV[ ]; Shield.


This coin has an initial mark: E and according to North, the reverse inscription should read CIV/TAS/LON/DON. Note Lombardic E (North comments that it should be a Roman E).

Class: Halfgroat

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Circa AD 1547
Date to: Circa AD 1549

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.99 g
Diameter: 17.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 20th April 2011

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2011-5-56

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: Southwark
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Edward VI, in the name of Henry VIII, 1547-1551 (N 1877 - 1882)
Obverse description: Illegible
Obverse inscription: ED[ ]X
Reverse description: Shield
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV[ ]
Initial mark: E
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

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: Club rally
Current location: Finder
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. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd 119 1878

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Audit data

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

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