BH-E33181: Post Medieval coin: halfgroat of Henry VIII

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Unique ID: BH-E33181

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An incomplete silver halfgroat of Henry VIII (1509-1547), third coinage (1544-1547), minted at Canterbury. As North 1991, p. 115, no. 1852.

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: Exactly AD 1544
Date to: Exactly AD 1547

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.06 g
Diameter: 20.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 17th October 2021 - Sunday 17th October 2021

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Decoration style: Floral
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Henry VIII of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Henry VIII, not further defined (N 1763 - 1772, 1800 - 1807, 1849 - 1853)
Obverse description: Crowned facing bust (bust 1)
Obverse inscription: +hENRIC 8' D' G' AGL FRA Z HI]B REX
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee over royal shield dividing legend
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/CAN/[TOR]
Die axis measurement: 2 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: Wokingham (Unitary Authority)
District: Wokingham (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Arborfield and Newland (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU7667
Four figure Latitude: 51.39695414
Four figure longitude: -0.90896779
1:25K map: SU7667
1:10K map: SU76NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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