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Unique ID: OXON-8E9473

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A very worn bent Post Medieval silver sixpence of Edward VI (AD 1547 - 1553). Fine silver issue with Y initial mark, dating to the period c. AD 1551. Mint of the Tower of London. North N1938.


Oxfordshire PAS Rally Record Sheet No: Y327

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1551

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.72 g
Diameter: 27.06 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 14th September 2019

Rally details.

This object was found at Detectival 2019

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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
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Sixpence: Edward VI, Fine silver, 1550-1553 (N 1938, 1939)
Obverse description: Within beaded border the King's Head crowned affronte Reverse: ; Long cross fourchée over royal shield.
Obverse inscription: Obverse: [EDWARD VI D G AGL FRA Z ] HIB [RREX]
Reverse description: Within a beaded border the shield charged with the Arms of England: Quarterly 1 & 4, France Ancient; 2 & 3, England, overall a long cross fourchee.
Reverse inscription: [POSVI/DEVV A/IVTOR/E mEV] mainly illegible
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Cornbury and Wychwood (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3217
Four figure Latitude: 51.85068278
Four figure longitude: -1.53683266
1:25K map: SP3217
1:10K map: SP31NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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