SWYOR-1DE0B1: Medieval coin; penny of Edward VI in the name of Henry VIII

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-1DE0B1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A post medieval silver coin: a penny of Edward VI (1547-53), York mint, issued posthumously in the name of Henry VIII and dating from 1547-51. It is 16. 6mm in diameter and 0.4mm thick. it weighs 0.61gm.

Reference: North, volume 2, number 1888.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1547
Date to: Exactly AD 1551

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.4 mm
Weight: 0.61 g
Diameter: 16.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 23rd February 2012 - Friday 22nd February 2013

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2015

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Penny: Edward VI, in the name of Henry VIII, 1547-1551 (N 1883 - 1888)
Obverse description: A forward facing, crowned bust of Henry
Obverse inscription: H D G R[OSA] [S]IE SPIN
Reverse description: A square topped shield over a long cross fourchee dividing the legend.
Reverse inscription: CIVITAS EBO[RACI]
Initial mark: None
Die axis measurement: 4 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: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
Parish or ward: Towton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4839
Four figure Latitude: 53.845032
Four figure longitude: -1.271935
1:25K map: SE4839
1:10K map: SE43NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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 number 1888

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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