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Unique ID: WILT-22AF68

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A post medieval silver halfgroat of Edward VI dating to AD 1547-1549. Coinage in own name, first period, no initial mark. Canterbury mint. North (1991: 121) no. 1901. The inscription on this coin reads EDWARD, whilst North lists it as EDOARD.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1547
Date to: Exactly AD 1549

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.68 g
Diameter: 19.94 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5498

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Edward VI, 1547-1549 (N 1899 - 1901)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing right.
Obverse inscription: [ED]WARD 6 D G [AGL FRA Z hIB REX]
Reverse description: Royal shield on long cross.
Reverse inscription: CIVITAS CA[NT]O[R]
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Market Lavington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0153
Four figure Latitude: 51.2761454
Four figure longitude: -1.98704796
1:25K map: SU0153
1:10K map: SU05SW
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. 1980 English Hammered Coinage: Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III c. 600-1272 London Spink & Son London 121 1901

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

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