SWYOR-0B2761: Medieval Irish coin; sixpence of Edward VI in the name of Henry VIII

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Unique ID: SWYOR-0B2761

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A Post Medieval silver coin; an Irish sixpence of Edward VI in the name of Henry VIII (posthumous coinage), type IV dating from AD 1547 - 1550. It has a harp initial mark and was minted at Dublin. See Spink's Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands number 6488. It has a diameter of 24.9mm and is 0.91mm thick. 1.86g. Part of the edge of the coin is missing.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1547
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.91 mm
Weight: 1.86 g
Diameter: 24.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 4th January 2013 - Friday 4th January 2013

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2320

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sixpence
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: Dublin City
Type: Irish: coin of Edward VI in the name and portrait of Henry VIII, Old head coinage (S 6485 - 6493)
Obverse description: Small bust of Henry VIII facing half-right
Obverse inscription: HENRIC 8 D G AGL [...]
Reverse description: Long cross fouchee and Royal shield
Reverse inscription: CIVI[TAS DVB]LINIE
Die axis measurement: 7 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: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
District: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Tickhill (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK5793
Four figure Latitude: 53.43071429
Four figure longitude: -1.14357323
1:25K map: SK5793
1:10K map: SK59SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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