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Unique ID: BERK-6EC292

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A silver penny of Henry VIII (AD1509-1547) as North 1812, Mint: Durham, Im: Star, Dated: AD1526-1544

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 1544

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.4 mm
Weight: 0.59 g
Diameter: 14.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st September 2021

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry VIII of England
Mint or issue place: Durham
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Penny: Henry VIII, 1526-1544 (N 1808 - 1814)
Obverse description: King enthroned holding sceptre and orb
Obverse inscription: H D G RO[SA SIE SPIA]
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee
Reverse inscription: CIVI / TAS / DUR / [RAM]
Initial mark: Star
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Solihull (Metropolitan District)
District: Solihull (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Balsall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP2276
Four figure Latitude: 52.38159657
Four figure longitude: -1.67821487
1:25K map: SP2276
1:10K map: SP27NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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