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DOR-DD5351: Post Medieval coin: Halfgroat of Henry VIII

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Unique ID: DOR-DD5351

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A silver halfgroat of Henry VIII (1509-1547) dating to 1526 - 1530. Voided cross initial marks. Mint of York under Archbishop Thomas Wolsey. The edges are slightly clipped.
Regerence: North Vol 2, No. 1805
Date: Post Medieval
Diameter: 18.71 mm
Weight: 1.09 g
Die axis: 12

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1526
Date to: Circa AD 1530

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.09 g
Diameter: 18.71 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 019531

Materials and construction

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

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: Bust facing right, crowned
Obverse inscription: HENRIC VIII [DI] GRA ANGL Z FRA
Reverse description: Long cross over Royal shield
Reverse inscription: CIVITAS EB[ORACI]
Initial mark: Voided cross
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Sydling St. Nicholas (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY6399
Four figure Latitude: 50.7893798
Four figure longitude: -2.52627387
1:25K map: SY6399
1:10K map: SY69SW
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1960 English Hammered Coinage: Vol 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son 1805

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Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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