SOM-E9BCB4: SOM-E9BCB4: Post-Medieval coin: Penny of Henry VIII

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Unique ID: SOM-E9BCB4

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Silver penny of Henry VIII [1509-1547], H D G ROSA SIE SPIA, star inital mark, Durham mint, second issue 1526-1544. North vol.II, p.112, no.1813 Diameter: 15.12mm, Thickness: 0.56mm Weight: 0.59g

Subsequent actions

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: 0.56 mm
Weight: 0.59 g
Diameter: 15.12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 21st July 2009

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Entry 020521

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 orb and sceptre
Obverse inscription: H D G ROSA SIE SPIA
Reverse description: Royal shield over long cross which divides the legend C D either side of shield
Reverse inscription: CIVITAS DURHAM
Initial mark: Star
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: Somerset (County)
District: Sedgemoor (District)
To be known as: Spaxton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 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. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd 112 no.1813

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Updated: 11 years ago

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