CORN-2D27A3: copy of a sixpence of Edward VI (reverse)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-2D27A3

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete and worn base silver (silver plated copper alloy core) contemporary copy of a sixpence of Edward VI (1547-1553), Fine silver issue (1551-1553), initial mark pierced mullet, (1552-1553), Spink 2484.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1552
Date to: Exactly AD 1553

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.95 mm
Weight: 1.5 g
Diameter: 24.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 14th August 2019 - Wednesday 14th August 2019

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sixpence
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Sixpence: Edward VI, Fine silver, 1550-1553 (N 1938, 1939)
Obverse description: worn away to expose copper alloy core
Obverse inscription: illegible and missing apart from pierced mullet
Reverse description: Long cross fourchée over royal shield
Reverse inscription: C[IV]I/TAS/E[BO]RACI
Initial mark: pierced mullet
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
Parish or ward: Elmswell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL9763
Four figure Latitude: 52.22994713
Four figure longitude: 0.88320708
1:25K map: TL9763
1:10K map: TL96SE
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
Spink and Son Ltd 2008 Coins of England & The United Kingdom, 43rd Edition London Spink p.226 no.2484

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Audit data

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

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