WREX-1546D5: Gold half sovereign in the name of Henry VIII issued posthumously under Edward VI 1547-1549

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COIN

Unique ID: WREX-1546D5

Object type certainty: Certain
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Complete gold half sovereign of Edward VI in the name of Henry VIII with the initial mark of an arrow, issued posthumously under Edward VI 1547-1549.

On the obverse depicts the king seated on a throne holding an orb and sceptre, with the legend, HENRIC 8 D G AGL FRANC X HIB REX. The reverse has a royal shield with a lion and dragon supporter and the legend IHS AVTEM TRANSIENS PER MEDIV ILLOR IBAT.

Diameter: 31mm; weight: 6.2g

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 1547
Date to: Circa AD 1549

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 6.2 g
Diameter: 31 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st June 2018 - Friday 20th July 2018

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Wrexham Museum Entry form No. 1384

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
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 a thrown holding an orb and sceptre
Obverse inscription: HENRIC 8 D G AGL FRANC X HIB REX
Reverse description: Royal shield with lion and dragon supporter
Reverse inscription: IHS AVTEM TRANSIENS PER MEDIV ILLOR IBAT
Initial mark: Arrow
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Flintshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Flintshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Northop

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting.

References cited

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