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Unique ID: SF-299576

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver 'sovereign' penny (Bishop Thomas Wolsey) of Henry VIII , c.1526-1544 AD. As North, 1975: no. 1811.

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
Weight: 0.67 g
Diameter: 14.93 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st December 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: CAV 007
Other reference: Finder's Ref.: 226

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 facing, within an inner circle
Obverse inscription: h[]A SIE SPIA
Reverse description: Square shield over a long cross fourchee that divides the legend. The letters T W to the sides of the shield, a hat below.
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/DVR/RAM
Initial mark: Crescent
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Cavendish

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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