CORN-A98B22: copy of shilling of Edward VI (obverse)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Unique ID: CORN-A98B22

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A contemporary base silver (now almost all copper alloy) copy of a silver shilling of Edward VI (1547-1553), Third period (1550-1553), mintmark lis which denotes Southwark mint, very base issue (1551), dated to 1551 (MDLI) on reverse, Spink 2473A.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 4.15 g
Diameter: 31 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 20th May 2017 - Saturday 20th May 2017

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Base Silver
Secondary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Shilling
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: Southwark
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Shilling: Edward VI, Base silver, 1550-1553 (N 1943/1 - 1944/2)
Obverse description: crowned bust 6 facing right
Obverse inscription: EDWARD:VI:D:G:ANG:FRA:Z:HIB:REX
Reverse description: garnished royal shield with E / R to left and right
Reverse inscription: TIMOR:DOMINI:FONS:VITAE:MD:LI
Initial mark: lis
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Penzance (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW4626
Four figure Latitude: 50.07971267
Four figure longitude: -5.55167836
1:25K map: SW4626
1:10K map: SW46NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
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
Spink and Son Ltd 2014 Coins of England and the United Kingdom, 49th edition London Spink and Son Ltd 244 no.2473A

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Audit data

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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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