COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-32D8E4

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A Post-Medieval silver coin: a half penny of Henry VIII (1509-1547); First Coinage (1509-1526), initial mark portcullis (1509-1526). The coin is slightly damaged with a fragment of edge missing at the top on the obverse side. References: Withers (2004). Small Silver: Henry VIII - The Commonwealth, page 21, Class 1B; and North, volume 2, page 91, number 1779.

Thickness: 0.54mm; Diameter: 13.7mm; Weight: 0.32g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Thickness: 0.54 mm
Weight: 0.32 g
Diameter: 13.7 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 24th January 2012 - Thursday 26th January 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Mary Blevins - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Ms Mary Blevins - [view all attributed records]

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1746

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Incomplete [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: Forward facing crowned bust
Obverse inscription: +(portcullis)hENRI[...]
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee with three pellets in each angle
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Reverse mintmark: Portcullis
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair [ scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands
County: Lincolnshire
District: East Lindsey
To be known as: Horncastle

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]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

References cited

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Created: Friday 16th March 2012
Updated: Tuesday 27th March 2012

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