ESS-1AA8DE: A Post Medieval gold half-sovereign of Edward VI (AD 1547-1553), Second period issue dating AD 1549-1550

Rights Holder: Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service
CC License:


Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

COIN

Unique ID: ESS-1AA8DE

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A Post Medieval gold half-sovereign of Edward VI (AD 1547-1553), Second period issue dating AD 1549-1550. North no. 1908. The obverse depicts the bust of Edward VI, uncrowned facing right. The inscription reads SCVTVM FIDEI PROTEGET EIVM [May the shield of fidelity protect him]. The reverse has an oval garnsihed shield with the initials E and R either side. The insctiption reads EDWARD VI D G ANG FRA Z HIB REX. Minted at the Tower.

Dimensions: diameter: 29.7 mm; weight: 5.3g.

Reference: North, J. J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage Volume 2. London: Spink and Son.

Notes:

All images and information was provided by the finder of this item. Although the FLO has seen it, it was not brought in for recording.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With the finder.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1549
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 5.3 g
Diameter: 29.7 mm

Personal details

This information is restricted for your access level.

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half sovereign (or double crown, ten shillings, half pound or half laurel)
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Half-sovereign: Edward VI, 1549-1550 (N 1907-1912)
Obverse description: Bust of Edward VI, uncrowned facing right
Obverse inscription: SCVTVM FIDEI PROTEGET EIVM
Reverse description: oval garnsihed shield with the initials E and R either side
Reverse inscription: EDWARD . VI . D . G . ANG . FRA . Z . HIB . REX.
Initial mark: Letter Y
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Chelmsford (District)
To be known as: Chelmsford District

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: With the finder.
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: ESS-94AE5A
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
A Post Medieval gold half-sovereign of Edward VI (AD 1547-1553), dating AD 1549. North no. 1911. The reverse depicts the crowned bust of the …
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: SWYOR-50A462
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
A silver Post-Medieval coin; a shilling of Edward VI (1547-1553); Swan initial mark (1549-1550); North number 1917. It was minted in London.
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: YORYM-B45DBA
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
A gold half-sovereign of Edward VI dating to the period AD 1547 - 1549. Second issue. Crowned garnished oval shield with ER to sides reverse.…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.