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Unique ID: SOM-779C42

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Post Medieval silver halfpenny of Henry VIII (1509-1547), first coniage, initial mark portcullis, 1509-26. Withers Class 1Bc, North 1779.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 1509
Date to: Circa AD 1526

Dimensions and weight

Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.35 g
Diameter: 11.9 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 14th June 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Katie Marsden - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Miss Katie Marsden - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 020831

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny [ scope notes | view all attributed records]
Ruler/issuer: Henry VIII of England [ scope notes | view all attributed records]
Mint or issue place: London (Tower) [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660 [ scope notes | view all attributed records]
Type: Halfpenny: Henry VIII, 1509-1526 (N 1779 - 1780) [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, saltire stops
Obverse inscription: hENRIC' x DI' x GRA x REXx A'
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee diving legend
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/ LON/DON
Initial mark: Portcullis
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Degree of wear: Worn: fine [ scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West
County: Somerset
District: South Somerset
To be known as: Misterton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]

References cited

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Created: Wednesday 7th September 2011
Updated: Monday 12th September 2011

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