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Unique ID: NARC-7335E4
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A complete gold Half Sovereign of Edward VI in the name of Henry VIII. Crowned royal shield reverse with lion and dragon supporter. Martlet initial mark. London mint. AD 1547-1551.
The coin has a short fracture at 6 O’clock
Diameter: 31.37mm, Thickness: 0.73mm, Weight: 5.7g
North Vol II, No 1866
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 0.73 mm
Weight: 5.7 g
Diameter: 31.37 mm
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Denomination: Half sovereign (or double crown, ten shillings, half pound or half laurel)
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Sovereign: Edward VI, in the name of Henry VIII, 1547-1551 (N 1863 - 1864)
Obverse description: King seated on a thrown holding an orb and sceptre
Obverse inscription: HENRIC’;8:D’:G’.AGL’.FRANC’.Z·HIB.REX
Reverse description: Royal shield with lion and dragon supporter (crown below shield)
Reverse inscription: HIS.A[VTE]M·TRANSIENS·PERMEDI’.ILLOR’.IBAT.
Initial mark: Martlet
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
4 Figure: SK7316
Four figure Latitude: 52.73671472
Four figure longitude: -0.92025872
1:25K map: SK7316
1:10K map: SK71NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.
|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||1186|