PUBLIC-B32932: Post-medieval coin: Shilling of Edward VI

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-B32932

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A post-medieval silver shilling of Edward VI (1547-1553). Third period, fine silver (North 1937). Initial mark: tun, dating to 1551-1553. Mint of London (Tower). North (1975, 102).

It measures 30.75mm in diameter and 0.9mm in thickness; it weighs 5.21g

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 1551
Date to: Exactly AD 1553

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 5.21 g
Diameter: 30.75 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 11th March 2014

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PastfindersI

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; rose to left, XII to right.
Obverse inscription: EDWARD'. VI : D.' G.' AGL.' FRA.' Z . HIB. REX .
Reverse description: Long cross fourcheé over royal shield
Reverse inscription: POSVI/ DEV.' A/DIVTOR/E'. MEV.'
Initial mark: Tun
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
To be known as: Near Lewes

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

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 102 1937

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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