KENT-A13784: Heavily worn penny henry VIII

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Unique ID: KENT-A13784

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A heavily worn and abraded silver halfpenny of Henry VIII (1509-1547), third 'debased' issue dating to the period AD 1544-1547. Mint of Canterbury, no initial mark. North (1991) no.1861.

Measurements: 11.17mm in diameter, 0.56mm thick and 0.23g in weight.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1544
Date to: Circa AD 1547

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.56 mm
Weight: 0.23 g
Diameter: 11.17 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry VIII of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfpenny: Henry VIII, 1544-1547 (N 1859 - 1862)
Obverse description: Crowned facing bust
Obverse inscription: [ H D G ROS]A SI[nE SPInA]
Reverse description: Long cross dividing legend with three pellets in each angle
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/CAn/TOR
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Swale (District)
Parish or ward: Stalisfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ9553
Four figure Latitude: 51.24283865
Four figure longitude: 0.79236243
1:25K map: TQ9553
1:10K map: TQ95SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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