SUSS-B60833: A silver groat of Henry VIII

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Unique ID: SUSS-B60833

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An incomplete, clipped and slightly bent Post-Medieval, silver groat of Henry VIII (AD.1509-1547), dating to AD. 1544-1547.  Third coinage with third bust, unclear initial mark. Tower Mint. North (1991:114) No. 1844.

Obverse: [....]; Crowned third bust right.

Reverse: [POSVI/DEV A/DIVTOR/E ]ME[V] (I have made God my Helper); coat-of-arms surmounted by cross fourchée.

Measurements:  diameter: 24.95mm; thickness: 0.66mm and weight: 1.69g. 

Approximately half the outer circumference of the flan is missing.

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
Thickness: 0.66 mm
Weight: 1.69 g
Diameter: 24.95 mm

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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: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Groat: Henry VIII, 1544-1547 (N 1844 - 1848)
Obverse description: Crowned third bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]
Reverse description: long cross fourchee over square topped royal shield
Reverse inscription: [POSVI/DEV A/DIVTOR/E ]ME[V]
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: East Hampshire (District)
Parish or ward: Bentworth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6640
Four figure Latitude: 51.15545788
Four figure longitude: -1.05766289
1:25K map: SU6640
1:10K map: SU64SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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 no: 1844

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Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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