BH-0A9C82: Post Medieval coin: groat of Henry VIII

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Unique ID: BH-0A9C82

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An incomplete Post Medieval silver groat of Henry VIII (1491-1547), third coinage, dating 1544-1547. Minted in Southwark. As North 1991, p. 114, no. 1845.

North, J. J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.38 g
Diameter: 24.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st March 2021 - Friday 30th April 2021

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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: Southwark
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Groat: Henry VIII, not further defined (N 1762, 1797 - 1799, 1844 - 1848)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: hEN[...]R[...]HIB REX
Reverse description: Long cross over royal shield
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS[...]
Initial mark: [...]
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: Dacorum (District)
Parish or ward: Markyate (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0717
Four figure Latitude: 51.84136186
Four figure longitude: -0.44827123
1:25K map: TL0717
1:10K map: TL01NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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