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IOW-B66655: IOW-B66655 Post-Medieval Coin: Shilling of Edward VI

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-B66655

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

A post-Medieval silver shilling of Edward VI (1547-1553), minted at London. Fine Silver, initial mark: Y, 1549-1551 (North 1991: 123, ref: 1937).

Obverse: EDWARD.VI.D.G.AGL.FRA.Z.hIB.REX; Crowned bust facing with rose to left and XII to right.

Reverse: POSVI/DEV AD/IVTORE/M MEVM:Y (I have made God my Helper); Long cross fourchée over royal shield.

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1549
Date to: Exactly AD 1551

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 5.85 g
Diameter: 31.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 9th September 2011

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2011-4-336

Materials and construction

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

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, Fine silver, 1550-1553 (N 1937)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with rose to left and XII to right
Obverse inscription: EDWARD.VI.D.G.AGL.FRA.Z.hIB.REX
Reverse description: Long cross fourchée over royal shield
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV AD/IVTORE/M MEVM:Y (I have made God my Helper)
Initial mark: y
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

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
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 123 1937

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Audit data

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

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