SWYOR-50A462: Post Medieval Coin: A Shilling of Edward VI

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Unique ID: SWYOR-50A462

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Post-Medieval coin; a shilling of Edward VI (1547-1553); Swan initial mark (1549-1550); North number 1917. It was minted in London.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.1 mm
Weight: 3.78 g
Diameter: 29.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st February 2011 - Thursday 31st March 2011

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1462

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: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Shilling: Edward VI, 1549-1550 (N 1917/1 - 1925)
Obverse description: Crowned right facing bust
Obverse inscription: EDWARD VI•D•G•[AN]G[L•]FRAN Z HIB•REX
Reverse description: Crowned and garnished oval shield flanked by E R
Reverse inscription: TIMOR•DOMINI•[F]ONS•VIT[E] M[DXL]IX
Initial mark: Swan
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
District: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Hatfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE6607
Four figure Latitude: 53.555486
Four figure longitude: -1.005198
1:25K map: SE6607
1:10K map: SE60NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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 100-101, number 1917
Spink and Son Ltd 2001 Coins of England and the United Kingdom London Spink and Son Ltd 226-227

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Audit data

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

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