ESS-CDE376: ESS-CDE376 Post Medieval Coin : Farthing of Edward VI

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Unique ID: ESS-CDE376

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A mostly complete mid-sixteenth century, struck, base silver farthing. The object is mostly complete. The details are very worn. It is dated between 1550 and 1553.

The object is 15.93mm in diameter, 0.63mm in thickness and 0.5g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1553

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.63 mm
Weight: 0.5 g
Diameter: 15.93 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st May 2011

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Colchester OEF 6571

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Farthing (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Farthing: Edward VI, Base silver, 1550-1553 (N 1948)
Obverse description: Coat of Arms
Reverse description: Intelligible
Reverse inscription: [E] D G ROS[A SINE SPI]
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Braintree (District)
Parish or ward: Kelvedon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL8719
Four figure Latitude: 51.83829
Four figure longitude: 0.712926
1:25K map: TL8719
1:10K map: TL81NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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