WMID-623DC8: Post Medieval Coin: Shilling of Edward VI

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-623DC8

Object type certainty: Certain
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A post medieval silver shilling of Edward VI (AD 1547 - AD 1553), Third period coinage (AD 1550 - AD 1553), POSVI DEVM ADIVITOREM MEVM reverse type dating to the period AD 1549 - 1551. Initial Mark: Y. Mint of London. North, Vol. II, p. 123, no. 1937.

Diameter: 32.8 mm
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 5.8 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: Circa AD 1549
Date to: Circa AD 1551

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 5.8 g
Diameter: 32.8 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: Crowned bust facing with XII on right of coin and Tudor Rose on left. Apostrophe and pellet stops in legend. Letters are irregular, coin has possibly been double struck or bounced while striking. Spelling errors in legend
Obverse inscription: EDWARD DLE AGL FR FRA Z HIB REX
Reverse description: Royal shield and legend divided by long cross fourchee. The arm of the cross on the inner circle on the right and base do not match or join with the arm of the cross in the outer part of the coin. Apostrophe and Pellet stops in legend. Reverse initial mark in 4th quarter after MEV in legend. Spelling errors in legend.
Reverse inscription: POSVVI/DEVV A/DIVOR/E MEV
Initial mark: Y
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ6430
Four figure Latitude: 52.86626791
Four figure longitude: -2.53620876
1:25K map: SJ6430
1:10K map: SJ63SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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