OXON-0FF4B5: Post Medieval coin: halfgroat of Henry VIII

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Unique ID: OXON-0FF4B5

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An incomplete Post Medieval silver halfgroat of Henry VIII (AD 1509-1547) dating to AD 1514-1530.  Minted at York under Thomas Wolsey.North (1991: 112) no.27180529.

The coin is missing two chips at 9 and 6 o'clock as seen on the obverse.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1514
Date to: Exactly AD 1530

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.99 g
Diameter: 19.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 8th October 2020 - Friday 8th October 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: OMS receipt 2607

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: York
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Henry VIII, 1526-1544 (N 1800 - 1807)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing right
Obverse inscription: HENRIC VIII [DI GR]A REX AGL Z FR'
Reverse description: Square shield over long cross fourchee dividing the legend with T W flanking the shield
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS / EBO/RACI
Initial mark: Cross voided
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Twyford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6625
Four figure Latitude: 51.91962223
Four figure longitude: -1.04175211
1:25K map: SP6625
1:10K map: SP62NE
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: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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