KENT-F9AB4D: Edward half shilling in name of Henry

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Unique ID: KENT-F9AB4D

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A clipped gold half sovereign of Edward VI (AD 1547-1551) issued in the name of Henry VIII. 'Arrow/K' mint marks, indicating muling of two dies. dated AD 1547. Mint of the Tower of London,. North 1991 no.1865

Measurements: Diameter: 28.97mm, thickness: 0.64mm, weight: 5.37g.

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 1547

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.64 mm
Weight: 5.37 g
Diameter: 28.97 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

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: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Half-sovereign: Edward VI, not further defined (N 1865 - 1866, 1892 - 1893, 1907 - 1912, 1928, 1950)
Obverse description: Youthful portrait sitting
Obverse inscription: +hENRIC.8.DEI.GRAC.AGL Z FRANCIE Z HIB REX (lozenge stops)
Reverse description: Crowned shield with supporters (lion and dragon) K below shield
Reverse inscription: +IHESUS.AUTEM.TRANSIENS/PER/MEDIUM.ILLORUM. (saltire stops)
Initial mark: Arrow
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Maidstone (District)
Parish or ward: Stockbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8261
Four figure Latitude: 51.31899105
Four figure longitude: 0.6103993
1:25K map: TQ8261
1:10K map: TQ86SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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