SWYOR-B8386D: SWYOR-B8386D Post Medieval Coin

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Unique ID: SWYOR-B8386D

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A post-Medieval silver coin: a double struck half groat of Edward VI, first period, Canterbury mint, dating from AD 1547 - 1549. It is 20.5mm in diameter and 0.4mm thick. It weighs 1.07g. Reference: North, volume 2, page121, number 1901. The coin has a soapy feel and is very flat.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Exactly AD 1547
Date to: Exactly AD 1549

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.4 mm
Weight: 1.07 g
Diameter: 20.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 10th June 2021 - Thursday 10th June 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3719

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Edward VI, 1547-1549 (N 1899 - 1901)
Obverse description: A crowned bust of the king facing right..
Obverse inscription: EDO[...]D'G' AGL' [...] REX
Reverse description: A small square topped shield over a long cross fourchee dividing the legend.
Reverse inscription: CIVITAS CANTOR
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
Parish or ward: Burythorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE7867
Four figure Latitude: 54.09300245
Four figure longitude: -0.80890278
1:25K map: SE7867
1:10K map: SE76NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
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 121 1901

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Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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