WILT-519D67: Early Post-Medieval coin : incomplete Groat of Henry VIII

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Unique ID: WILT-519D67

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A Post-Medieval (1544-47) silver groat of Henry VIII (1509-47) measuring c.26mm and weighing 1.26g. The groat is little more than a broken and mutilated fragment.

Obverse: Traces of crowned bust right + i.m. lis HE[ F]RA Z HIB RE[X].
Reverse: Shield of arms over long cross fourchée + ] DIVTOR E MEV [.

Mint: Tower

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1544
Date to: Circa AD 1547

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.26 g
Diameter: 26 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jordan Blake
Identified by: Mr David Algar

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 3535

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Fragment

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat
Ruler/issuer: Henry VIII of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Groat: Henry VIII, not further defined (N 1762, 1797 - 1799, 1844 - 1848)
Obverse description: Trace of crowned bust right.
Obverse inscription: i.m. lis HE[ F]RA Z HIB RE[X]
Reverse description: Shield of arms over long cross fourchée.
Reverse inscription: ] DIVTOR E MEV [

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Salisbury

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: Friday 11th February 2011
Updated: Monday 14th February 2011

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