OXON-6AD090: Post-Medieval  coin: halfgroat of Henry VIII

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COIN

Unique ID: OXON-6AD090

Object type certainty: Certain
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A clipped Post-Medieval silver halfgroat of Henry VIII (1509-1547). Third debased coinage dating to AD 1544-1547. Unclear initial mark. Mint of Canterbury. North (1991: 115) No. 1852.

Notes:

Thanks to Carl Savage for help identifying this coin.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.84 g
Diameter: 20.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st March 2019 - Friday 1st March 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: OMS receipt 2546

Materials and construction

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

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, 1544-1547 (N 1849 - 1853)
Obverse description: Crowned bearded bust facing right
Obverse inscription: hENRIC [...]
Reverse description: Long cross over royal shield.
Reverse inscription: [CIV]I/TAS / [CAN]/TOR
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Cherwell (District)
Parish or ward: Hampton Gay and Poyle (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4816
Four figure Latitude: 51.84054926
Four figure longitude: -1.30470039
1:25K map: SP4816
1:10K map: SP41NE
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. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Audit data

Recording Institution: OXON
Created: 12 months ago
Updated: 12 months ago

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