HAMP-8C2FB5: Post-medieval coin: Shilling of Edward VI

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Unique ID: HAMP-8C2FB5

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An extremely worn and corroded, incomplete mid-16th century copper-alloy post-medieval shilling of Edward VI, first period, London mint (1547-1549 AD; North 1896).

Around a third of the coin has been lost at the circumference and into the coin. The remainder is slightly bent and creased, with three perforations.


North (1975, 100; ref. 1896 n.) states that the only specimens recorded of this silver denomination are in brass alloy.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1547
Date to: Exactly AD 1549

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.45 mm
Width: 20.7 mm
Thickness: 0.65 mm
Weight: 1.06 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th March 2011

Rally details.

This object was found at Weekend Wanderers - Bromham (06/03/11)

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: E3133

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: Uncertain
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Shilling: Edward VI, 1547-1549 (N 1896)
Obverse description: Bust crowned facing right
Obverse inscription: EDW...
Reverse description: Oval shield crowned and garnished [with 'E R' at sides]
Reverse inscription: [TIMOR] DOMINI FONS [VITE MDXLVIII] ('the fear of the Lord is a fountain of life' - Proverbs xiv. 27)
Initial mark: Indiscernible
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Stagsden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP9849
Four figure Latitude: 52.130626
Four figure longitude: -0.569731
1:25K map: SP9849
1:10K map: SP94NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
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 100 1896 n.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 10 years ago

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