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    • Denomination:Half sovereign (or double crown, ten shillings, half pound or half laurel)

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Record ID: NARC-7335E4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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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
Created on: Thursday 9th January 2020
Last updated: Friday 10th January 2020
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Record ID: SF-BF46E0
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold Post Medieval half sovereign of Henry VIII (AD 1509-1547), third coinage, dating to AD 1544-1547. Mint of Southwark. North 1828.
Created on: Wednesday 13th November 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 29th January 2020
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Great Finborough', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-F9AB4D
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A clipped gold half sovereign of Edward VI (AD 1547-1551) issued in the name of Henry VIII. 'Arrow/K' mint marks, indicating muling of two dies. dated AD 1547. Mint of the Tower of London,. North 1991 no.1865 Measurements: Diameter: 28.97mm, thickness: 0.64mm, weight: 5.37g.
Created on: Thursday 30th May 2019
Last updated: Thursday 30th May 2019
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Record ID: WREX-1546D5
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Complete gold half sovereign of Edward VI in the name of Henry VIII with the initial mark of an arrow, issued posthumously under Edward VI 1547-1549. On the obverse depicts the king seated on a throne holding an orb and sceptre, with the legend, HENRIC 8 D G AGL FRANC X HIB REX. The reverse has a royal shield with a lion and dragon supporter and the legend IHS AVTEM TRANSIENS PER MEDIV ILLOR IBAT. Diameter: 31mm; weight: 6.2g
Created on: Monday 13th August 2018
Last updated: Thursday 16th August 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Northop', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SF-E0C594
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Suffolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold hammered half sovereign struck for Henry VIII, dating c. 1544-1547. Third coinage, Tower mint, initial mark: pellet-in-annulet. North no. 1827.
Created on: Thursday 4th January 2018
Last updated: Saturday 24th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Walsham-le-Willows', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: DOR-FE3AD4
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold half sovereign of Henry VIII (issued posthumously under Edward VI) dating to 1547 - 1549. Mint marks: E/E. E below reverse shield. Southwark mint. Reference: North Vol. II No. 1866 Diameter: 29.2 mm Weight: 6.03 g Die axis: 12
Created on: Monday 20th March 2017
Last updated: Monday 20th March 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Buckland Newton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUSS-8D9CDB
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete medieval gold half-sovereign of Henry VIII (1509-47), Third coinage (c.1544-1547; Norrth 1827; Spink 2295), Tower mint, initial mark: pellet-in-annulet. Ref: North 1991: 113. Obverse; King enthroned, holding orb and sceptre, rose at feet. Reverse; crowned royal arms supported by rampant lion and griffin, HR at base. The coin is well preserved, though bent at a c. 45 degree angle along its central axis due to post-depositional damage.
Created on: Monday 26th September 2016
Last updated: Friday 10th March 2017
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Record ID: YORYM-B45DBA
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A gold half-sovereign of Edward VI dating to the period AD 1547 - 1549. Second issue. Crowned garnished oval shield with ER to sides reverse. Arrow initial mark. Mint of London. North Vol 2, p.121, no.1911.
Created on: Wednesday 10th February 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 23rd February 2016
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Record ID: ESS-94AE5A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval gold half-sovereign of Edward VI (AD 1547-1553), dating AD 1549. North no. 1911. The reverse depicts the crowned bust of the king in profile facing right. The inscription reads EDWARD . VI : D . G . AG[L . FRA .] Z . HIB . REX. The reverse depicts a crowned garnished oval shield with the initials E and R either side and a V at the base. The inscription reads SCVTVM FIDEI PROTEGET EVM. There is an arrow initial mark on both sides. Minted at the Tower of London. This coin has suffered some significant damage, both accidental and intentional. The edge is bent at one p…
Created on: Wednesday 16th September 2015
Last updated: Wednesday 16th September 2015
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Record ID: ESS-1AA8DE
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Post Medieval gold half-sovereign of Edward VI (AD 1547-1553), Second period issue dating AD 1549-1550. North no. 1908. The obverse depicts the bust of Edward VI, uncrowned facing right. The inscription reads SCVTVM FIDEI PROTEGET EIVM [May the shield of fidelity protect him]. The reverse has an oval garnsihed shield with the initials E and R either side. The insctiption reads EDWARD VI D G ANG FRA Z HIB REX. Minted at the Tower. Dimensions: diameter: 29.7 mm; weight: 5.3g. Reference: North, J. J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage Volume 2. London: Spink and Son.
Created on: Monday 17th August 2015
Last updated: Monday 17th August 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Chelmsford District', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-02D00A
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold half-sovereign of Edward VI, mint of London. North (1991) no.1911. Struck January 1549 - April 1550.
Created on: Wednesday 11th March 2015
Last updated: Friday 5th January 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Welton le Marsh', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-34F856
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold half sovereign of Henry VIII. Third Coinage, Tower mint, struck 1544 - 1547 (pellet-in-annulet mintmark). Bent and slightly worn in places. Diameter: 30.2mm; thickness: 0.3mm; weight: 6.06g.
Created on: Wednesday 13th November 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 18th December 2013
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Baldock', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-70E947
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A gold Double Crown of James I (1603-1625). Second Coinage (1604-1625). Initial mark: lis, 1613 (North 1991: 145, ref: 2086).
Created on: Friday 8th January 2010
Last updated: Monday 21st March 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-F6F2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Created on: Monday 19th March 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LON-993A16
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A Medieval gold coin: half sovereign of Edward VI (AD1547-1553). Pheon initial mark (AD1549). Dimensions: diameter: 30mm; weight: 5.6g. Reference: North, J. J. 1975. English Hammered Coinage, Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink: London p. 100, no. 1908
Created on: Monday 19th February 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Customs House', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-232623
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A hammered silver coin of post-medieval date. The coin surfaces are heavily worn, making identification difficult. However, this would appear to be a contemporary forgery of a Second Coinage gold Half Sovereign of James I. All of the gilding is now-missing but the obverse and reverse types on this coin were not produced on lower denomination silver coins. It measures 27.6mm diameter by 0.9mm thick and weighs 4.08g.
Created on: Saturday 21st January 2006
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Hertford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-6D82D3
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A gold half sovereign of James I
Created on: Monday 19th December 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: CORN-6D3010
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy coin weight of a half laurel of James I (1603-1625), Third coinage, c.1619-1625
Created on: Thursday 20th October 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: BUC-01EF82
Object type: COIN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worn gold half sovreign of Henry VIII
Created on: Wednesday 15th June 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Slapton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: CORN-865364
Object type: COIN WEIGHT
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy square coin weight of double crown of Charles I (1625-1649) which should weigh 70 grains or 4.5 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 16th March 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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