NARC-D114AB: NARC-D114AB : Edward VI : Sixpence

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Unique ID: NARC-D114AB

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete silver sixpence of Edward VI (AD 1547-1553). Third period coinage. Long cross fourchée reverse over squared royal shield. London mint. AD 1550 - 1553.

Diameter: 23.12mm, Thickness: 1.05mm, Weight: 2.0g

North Vol II, P 123, No 1938

The majority of the outer flan is missing due to clipping

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.05 mm
Weight: 2 g
Diameter: 23.12 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sixpence
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Sixpence: Edward VI, Fine silver, 1550-1553 (N 1938, 1939)
Obverse description: Obverse with facing portrait bust, rose in left field and VI in right field, within a pellet border
Obverse inscription: E[DWARD VI D G AGL FRA Z HIB REX]
Reverse description: Long cross fourchée over quartered shield of arms
Reverse inscription: [POSV]I/DEV.[M/ADIVITORE/MEUM]
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Daventry (District)
Parish or ward: Whilton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6364
Four figure Latitude: 52.27055543
Four figure longitude: -1.07817034
1:25K map: SP6364
1:10K map: SP66SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

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 123 1938

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Audit data

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

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