DOR-FE3AD4: Half sovereign: Posthumous coin of Henry VII

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Unique ID: DOR-FE3AD4

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A gold half sovereign of Henry VIII (issued posthumously under Edward VI) dating to 1547 - 1549. Mint marks: E/E. E below reverse shield. Southwark mint.
Reference: North Vol. II No. 1866
Diameter: 29.2 mm
Weight: 6.03 g
Die axis: 12

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
Weight: 6.03 g
Diameter: 29.2 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
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: Southwark
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Half-sovereign: Edward VI, in the name of Henry VIII, 1547-1551 (N 1865 - 1866)
Obverse description: King seated on throne, holding orb and sceptre
Obverse inscription: HENRIC 8 ;. D;G;AGL.FRANCI.Z.HIB;REX.
Reverse description: Royal shield with supporters (lion and dragon). Letter E below the shield
Initial mark: E
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
To be known as: Buckland Newton

Spatial coordinates

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

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 1866

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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