WAW-70EBAD: Medieval coin: groat of Henry VII

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Unique ID: WAW-70EBAD

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A Medieval silver groat of Henry VII (AD 1485 - 1509). Class IVa (North 1706). Initial mark: cross crosslet dating to AD 1504 - 1507. London mint. (North 1991: 102). 

Overall dimensions: 25.46mm in diameter, 0.83mm in thickness and 2.68g in weight. 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Exactly AD 1504
Date to: Exactly AD 1507

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.83 mm
Weight: 2.68 g
Diameter: 25.46 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat
Ruler/issuer: Henry VII of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Groat: Henry VII, Facing bust issue, not further defined (N 1703 - 1706)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing in a tressure of seven arches.
Obverse inscription: HENRIC+DI+GRA'+REX+ANGLIE'+Z+FR'
Reverse description: Long cross dividing double legend with three pellets in each quarter. Double saltire stops in legend.
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV'A/DIVTOR/E'MEV' // CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Initial mark: Cross crosslet
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Warwick (District)
Parish or ward: Rowington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP2066
Four figure Latitude: 52.29177223
Four figure longitude: -1.70818893
1:25K map: SP2066
1:10K map: SP26NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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 p. 102

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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