DENO-AF6123: Post-medieval coin: sixpence of Edward VI

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Unique ID: DENO-AF6123

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver post-medieval sixpence of Edward VI. Tun initial mark, London mint (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
Weight: 2.97 g
Diameter: 26.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 15th May 2016

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E8304

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 with rose left and VI to right.
Obverse inscription: EDWARD VI D G AGL [FRA] Z HIB [RE]X
Reverse description: Long cross fourchée over royal shield, dividing legend.
Reverse inscription: POSVI / DEV A/DIVTO[R]/E MEV
Initial mark: Tun
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: North West Leicestershire (District)
Parish or ward: Long Whatton and Diseworth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK4523
Four figure Latitude: 52.80268632
Four figure longitude: -1.33395869
1:25K map: SK4523
1:10K map: SK42SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DENO
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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