BH-54F5E6: Half groat of Henry VIII

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Unique ID: BH-54F5E6

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A hammered silver coin of post-medieval date. Half groat of Henry VIII. Second coinage 1526 - 1544 AD. Canterbury mint. The coin surfaces are worn and slightly corroded. It measures 18.6mm diameter by 0.6mm thick and weighs 1.2g.

Class: Half groat

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: with finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1526
Date to: AD 1544

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 18.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 4th June 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: DP K - 4

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Henry VIII of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Obverse description: Crowned bust right.
Obverse inscription: HENRIC VIII D GR AGL Z FR (Henry VIII by grace of God king of England and France)
Reverse description: Long cross over shield.
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Kensworth

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Kensworth rally
Current location: with finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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