SOM-F9EA22: Post-medieval coin: Sixpence of Edward VI

Rights Holder: Somerset County Council
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Unique ID: SOM-F9EA22

Object type certainty: Certain
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A bent post-medieval silver sixpence of Edward VI (1547-1553), initial mark tun, minted at London, AD 1551-1553, North 1938

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1551
Date to: Exactly AD 1553

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.2 mm
Width: 25.2 mm
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 2.64 g
Diameter: 26.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st March 2009 - Tuesday 31st March 2009

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 16621

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sixpence
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Sixpence: Edward VI, Fine silver, 1550-1553 (N 1938, 1939)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, rose to left, ‘VI’ in right field
Obverse inscription: EDWARD : VI : D.' G.' A[G]L : FRA : Z [HIB RE]X :
Reverse description: Long-cross over royal shield
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV.' A/DIVTOR/E.' mEV.'
Initial mark: Tun
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Taunton Deane (District)
To be known as: Cothelstone CP

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
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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Updated: 7 years ago

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