PUBLIC-8FB4F5: Post-medieval coin: Shilling of Edward VI

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-8FB4F5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A post-medieval silver shilling of Edward VI (1547-1553). Third period, fine silver (North 1937). Initial mark: tun, dating to 1551-1553. Mint of London (Tower). North (1991, 123)

It measures 32.1 mm in diameter and 0.8 mm in thickness; it weighs 4.98 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 32.1 mm
Width: 31.5 mm
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 4.98 g
Diameter: 32.1 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Shilling: Edward VI, Fine silver, 1550-1553 (N 1937)
Obverse description: Bust crowned facing, rose to left, XII to right
Obverse inscription: EDWARD.' VI : D.' G.' AGL.' FRA.' Z : hIB'. REX
Reverse description: Long cross fourcheé over royal shield
Reverse inscription: POSVI/ DEV.' A/DIVTOR/E.' mEV.'
Initial mark: Tun
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City and County of the City of London (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Vintry (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3280
Four figure Latitude: 51.5035277
Four figure longitude: -0.09955492
1:25K map: TQ3280
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1960 English Hammered Coinage: Vol 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son 123 1937

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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