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Unique ID: LON-79DAB7
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A post medieval debased silver shilling of Edward VI dating to 1549 AD. Minted in London (North 1917). This coin has a particularly brassy appearance, has been double-struck on both sides and the reverse die is quite crude. It measures 30.2mm (diameter) x 1.1mm (thickness) and weighs 5.21g.
It is possible that this is a particularly faithful contemporary copy however North notes that all of the known 1548 shillings are also brass alloy (North 1975, 100).
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 1.1 mm
Weight: 5.21 g
Diameter: 30.2 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st August 2011 - Wednesday 31st August 2011
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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, 1547-1549 (N 1896)
Obverse description: Crowned bust right
Obverse inscription: (pheon). EDWA[RD] VI : D.G.' AGL.' FRA.' Z: HIB: REX .
Reverse description: Oval shield crowned and garnished, with E R at sides
Reverse inscription: (pheon). TIMOR: DOM[I]N[I]. FONS: VITE: M:D:XLIX.
Initial mark: Pheon
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
4 Figure: TQ3380
Four figure Latitude: 51.503293
Four figure longitude: -0.085156
1:25K map: TQ3380
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: GPS (From FLO)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.
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