SUSS-E2C666: A silver groat of Edward VI

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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-E2C666

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A complete silver groat of Edward VI (AD 1547-1553), issed in the name of Henry VIII dating c. AD 1547-1551. York mint. Mint mark: none. As North, Vol II, P 119, No 1876.

Obverse inscription: HENRIC:8:DG:AGL'.FRA[...] REX 

Obverse description: Crowned bearded bust 

Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI

Reverse description: Square shield under long cross fourchee

Measurements: Diameter: 25.42mm; thickness:0.64mm;  weight: 1.88mm.

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 1547
Date to: Circa AD 1551

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.64 mm
Weight: 1.88 g
Diameter: 25.42 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Groat: Edward VI, in the name of Henry VIII, 1547-1551 (N 1871 - 1876)
Obverse description: Crowned bearded bust
Obverse inscription: HENRIC:8:DG:AGL'.FRA[...] REX
Reverse description: Square shield under long cross fourchee
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI
Initial mark: none
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Arun (District)
Parish or ward: Patching (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ0807
Four figure Latitude: 50.85244438
Four figure longitude: -0.46711013
1:25K map: TQ0807
1:10K map: TQ00NE
Grid reference source: From 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 1876

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Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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