NARC-5AFCA7: NARC-5AFCA7 : Halfgroat : Henry VIII

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Unique ID: NARC-5AFCA7

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A complete silver Halfgroat of Henry VIII (AD 1509-1547). Second Coinage. Long cross fouchée over squared shield reverse, W A flanking shield. Canterbury mint under Archbishop William Warham. T initial mark. AD 1526-1532.

 Diameter: 18.98mm, Thickness: 0.82mm, Weight: 1.3g

North Vol II, P 112, No 1802.

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 1526
Date to: Circa AD 1532

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.82 mm
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 18.98 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Henry VIII of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Henry VIII, 1526-1544 (N 1800 - 1807)
Obverse description: Crowned bust right
Obverse inscription: hENRICxVIIIxDxGxRxAGLxZxFR’ (double saltair stops)
Reverse description: Long cross fouchée over squared shield, W A flanking shield
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TASx/CAn/TOR+
Initial mark: T
Die axis measurement: 3 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: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Kettering (District)
To be known as: Near Kettering

Spatial coordinates

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
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 112 1802

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