LIN-6668DC: Post-medieval silver groat of Henry VIII

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COIN

Unique ID: LIN-6668DC

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A post-medieval silver groat of Henry VIII (1509-1547), First Coinage (1509-26), mint: Tournai (Belgium) dating to AD1513, initial mark: crowned T, Spink 2317. Ref: Spink 2016: 238.

Obverse description: Crowned bust facing right
Obverse inscription: hEnRIC DI' GRA' REX FRAnC' Z AGLIE'
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee over royal shield
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/TORn/ACEn

Diameter: 28 mm; Weight: 3g; DA: 6

Notes:

Henry VIII's coin from the mint at Tournai (Belgium) were struck during a short period, from 1513-18, when the town was captured from France. Spink (2016: 238) states that his groats were all at the mint in 1513. Finds are very rare in Britain, with only one other recorded on the PAS database (IOW-EFD714). 

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Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: National importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1513
Date to: Circa AD 1518

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3 g
Diameter: 28 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 15th May 2021

Personal details

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat
Ruler/issuer: Henry VIII of England
Mint or issue place: Tournai
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Groat: Henry VIII, Tournai mint, 1513 (Spink 2317)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing right
Obverse inscription: hEnRIC DI' GRA' REX FRAnC' Z AGLIE' (saltire stops)
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee over royal shield
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/TORn/ACEn (double saltire stops)
Initial mark: Crowned T
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Burgh Le Marsh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF5163
Four figure Latitude: 53.14275296
Four figure longitude: 0.25611938
1:25K map: TF5163
1:10K map: TF56SW
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
Spink and Son Ltd 2016 Coin of England and the United Kingdom 51 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LIN
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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