WMID-67046F: Post Medieval coin: Possible threepence of Edward VI

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Unique ID: WMID-67046F

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete heavily worn silver possible threepence, possibly of Edward VI (AD 1547 to AD 1553), possibly dating to the period AD 1550 to AD 1553. The coin is heavily worn. This identification has been done by comparing flan sizes, a threepence of Edward VI was the closest match. But a halfgroat of Mary I or threepence of Elizabeth I are other possibilities as well. Possibly North vol 2, p 123, no 1940.

Diameter: 22.0 mm
Thickness: 0.4 mm
Weight: 0.9 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1550
Date to: Circa AD 1553

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.4 mm
Weight: 0.9 g
Diameter: 22 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 3rd March 2019 - Sunday 3rd March 2019

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Threepence
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Threepence: Edward VI, Fine silver, 1550-1553 (N 1940, 1941)
Obverse description: Unclear
Obverse inscription: illegible
Reverse description: A lis and a lion as part of a square shield are visible. The rest is unclear
Reverse inscription: illegible
Initial mark: unclear
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Stoke upon Tern (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ6729
Four figure Latitude: 52.85747181
Four figure longitude: -2.49154523
1:25K map: SJ6729
1:10K map: SJ62NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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