LVPL-9D4285: LVPL-9D4285

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Unique ID: LVPL-9D4285

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver half groat of Henry VIII, (1509-1547). Obv: HENRIC VIII DI GRA REX AGL Z FRA; Crowned bust right. Rev: CIVITAS CANTOR; Archbishop William Warham type, W A beside shield. North no. 1767.

Fragment of a silver Harp Groat coin of Henry VIII. Obv: Crowned shield. Rev: Harp.1534-47.

Both coins are of silver. The English one will be of the sterling standard of 92.5%; the Irish coin is too fragmentary for identification to be definite, so it could belong to any of a range of Henry's Irish issues, which went from a coinage of 84% silver to one of 25%.


These coins are of sufficient silver fineness to qualify as Treasure, if they were deposited together. It is not impossible that they were a single deposit, but it is at least as likely that they could have been deposited separately, across a period of up to two decades. Therefore, on balance, they do not constitute Treasure, according to the terms of the Act.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being declared not Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2009T553


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1509
Date to: AD 1547

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 27th September 2009

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2009-T553
Treasure case number: 2009T553

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Uncertain
Ruler/issuer: Henry VIII of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
District: Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Dodcott cum Wilkesley

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting.
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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