LANCUM-4E930B: Gold Henry VIII coin

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COIN

Unique ID: LANCUM-4E930B

Object type certainty: Certain
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Gold hammered post-medieval sovereign of Edward VI, minted in the name of Henry VIII, dating to AD 1547-1551. Rose initial mark. Obverse of forward-facing enthroned king with sceptre: HENRIC 8 DEI GRA ANG FRA ET HIB REX. Reverse of crowned shield with lion and dragon supporters: IHS AVTEM TRANSIENS PER MEDIVM ILLOR IBAT. The coin is 29.70mm in diameter and 0.65mm in thickness.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1547
Date to: Exactly AD 1551

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.65 mm
Diameter: 29.7 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sovereign (or unite, laurel or pound)
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Gold: Edward VI, in the name of Henry VIII, 1547-1551 (N 1863 - 1870)
Obverse description: Forward-facing enthroned king with sceptre
Obverse inscription: HENRIC 8 DEI GRA ANG FRA ET HIB REX
Reverse description: Crowned shield with lion and dragon supporters
Reverse inscription: IHS AVTEM TRANSIENS PER MEDIVM ILLOR IBAT
Initial mark: Rose
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Lancaster (District)
Parish or ward: Yealand Conyers (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD4974
Four figure Latitude: 54.15926304
Four figure longitude: -2.78250248
1:25K map: SD4974
1:10K map: SD47SE
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

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Audit data

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

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