NARC-7335E4: NARC-7335E4 : Half Sovereign :  Edward VI

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Unique ID: NARC-7335E4

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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 actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Date from: Circa AD 1547
Date to: Circa AD 1551

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.73 mm
Weight: 5.7 g
Diameter: 31.37 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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)
Initial mark: Martlet
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
Parish or ward: Kirby Bellars (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

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.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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

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

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