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Unique ID: SUR-C00179

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A silver post Medieval Halfgroat of Henry VIII (AD 1509-1547). Second Coinage dating to 1526-1532. W A flanking shield on reverse and rose initial mark. Canterbury mint under Archbishop William Warham. As North 1802.


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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1526
Date to: Circa AD 1532

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.24 g
Diameter: 17.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 5th January 2021

Personal details

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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 portrait, right.
Reverse description: W A by shield.
Initial mark: Rose
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Greenwich (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Greenwich West (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3878
Four figure Latitude: 51.48412374
Four figure longitude: -0.01394376
1:25K map: TQ3878
1:10K map: TQ37NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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

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