IOW-22BC9D: Post-Medieval Coin: Penny of Edward VI (in the name of Henry VIII)

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Unique ID: IOW-22BC9D

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A complete and worn post-Medieval silver penny of Edward VI (1547-1553) issued with the name and portrait of Henry VIII (1509-1547). Minted at Canterbury, 1547-1551. Initial mark: none. Roman lettering (North 1991: 120, ref: 1887).

Obverse: [ ]ROSA (lozenge) SINE (lozenge) SPI[ ]; Three quarters bust right

Reverse: CIVI/[ ]/CAN/TOR; Square shield over a long cross fourchée dividing the legend

Diameter: 15.6mm. Weight: 0.65g. DA=12:6.

North, J. J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.65 g
Diameter: 15.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 20th May 2015 - Wednesday 20th May 2015

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2015-1-244

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Penny: Edward VI, in the name of Henry VIII, 1547-1551 (N 1883 - 1888)
Obverse description: Three quarters bust right
Obverse inscription: [ ]ROSA (lozenge) SINE (lozenge) SPI[ ]
Reverse description: Square shield over a long cross fourchée dividing the legend
Reverse inscription: CIVI/[ ]/CAN/TOR
Initial mark: None
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

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 120 1887

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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