WMID-AA30AA: Post medieval coin: Probable sixpence of Edward VI

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Unique ID: WMID-AA30AA

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete heavily worn possible sixpence of Edward VI (AD 1547 to AD 1553), probably dating to the period AD 1550 to AD 1553. Probably minted in London. Probably c.f. North vol 2, p123, no 1938. Coin has been heavily polished and bent into an 'S' shape, for probable use as a love token.

Diameter: 20.4 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.7 g

Evidence of reuse: Heavily polished and bent into an 'S' shape to act as a love token.

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
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.7 g
Diameter: 20.4 mm

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Materials and construction

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

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: unclear
Obverse inscription: illegible
Reverse description: probable square shield
Reverse inscription: illegible
Initial mark: illegible
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Staffordshire Moorlands (District)
Parish or ward: Dilhorne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ9646
Four figure Latitude: 53.0112919
Four figure longitude: -2.06106643
1:25K map: SJ9646
1:10K map: SJ94NE
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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Audit data

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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