WMID-ECAC7A: Post Medieval Coin: Shilling of Edward VI (First Period Coinage in own name)

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Silver, Post Medieval, incomplete, Shilling of Edward VI (AD 1547 - AD 1553), TIMOR DOMINI FONS VITE MDXLVIII reverse type, First Period Coinage in own name dating to April AD 1547 - January AD 1549. Initial Mark: Bow. Mint: London (Durham House). North Vol II (2006), p 120, No 1896.

Diameter: 23.4 mm
Thickness: 1.1 mm
Weight: 2.9 g

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1547
Date to: Circa AD 1549

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.1 mm
Weight: 2.9 g
Diameter: 23.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 13th June 2015 - Sunday 14th June 2015

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: London (Durham House)
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Shilling: Edward VI, 1547-1549 (N 1896)
Obverse description: Arched crowned bust right, neck and shoulders visible. Dual pellet stops.
Obverse inscription: [ ]DWARDVS:VI[ ]IE[ ]REX
Reverse description: Oval, crowned and garnished shield depicting arms of England and France, with E and R either side.
Reverse inscription: TIMOR DO[ ]INI FO[ ]
Initial mark: Bow
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Bitterley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO5677
Four figure Latitude: 52.38924668
Four figure longitude: -2.64795953
1:25K map: SO5677
1:10K map: SO57NE
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: Found whilst out detecting

References cited

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Audit data

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

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