WMID-1299FA: Post Medieval coin: penny of Edward VI

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Unique ID: WMID-1299FA

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An incomplete Post Medieval base silver penny of Edward VI (AD 1547-1553). Third period (North 1945), initial mark illegible but would be escallop, dating to AD 1551-3. London mint. North (1991: 124). Coin is very worn and has been clipped across the top of the reverse.

Overall dimensions: 14.5mm in diameter and 0.59g in weight.

Evidence of reuse: Clipped.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1551
Date to: Exactly AD 1553
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.59 g
Diameter: 14.5 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Susheela Burford
Identified by: Dr Susheela Burford

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Penny: Edward VI, Base silver, 1550-1553 (N 1945, 1946)
Obverse description: Double rose.
Obverse inscription: [E D G] ROAS SINE [SPINA]
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee over royal shield.
Reverse inscription: [CIVI/TAS]/LON/[DON]
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: West Hendred (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4586
Four figure Latitude: 51.57108143
Four figure longitude: -1.35210405
1:25K map: SU4586
1:10K map: SU48NE
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. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd p. 124 no. 1945

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Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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