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DUR-232D65: Coin: penny of Edward VI

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Unique ID: DUR-232D65

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A complete base silver penny of Edward VI (1547 to 1553) dating to the period 1550 to 1553. North Number 1946. The obverse depicts a double or Tudor rose. The legend is illegible but probably would have read E D G ROSA SINE SPINA. The reverse depicts a cross fourchée over a royal shield. The coin is badly clipped but the legend is still visible and reads CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI.


Finder is donating object to the Museum on Holy Island.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1550
Date to: Exactly AD 1553

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.68 mm
Weight: 0.6 g
Diameter: 13.72 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Base Silver
Completeness: Incomplete

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, Base silver, 1550-1553 (N 1945, 1946)
Obverse description: Double rose.
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Cross fourchée over a royal shield.
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
District: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Holy Island

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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