IOW-1A59F3: IOW-1A59F3 Post-Medieval Coin: Halfgroat of Henry VIII

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-1A59F3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A post-Medieval silver halfgroat of Henry VIII (1509-1547), minted at Canterbury under Archbishop William Warham. First Coinage, 1509-1526 (North 1991: 109, ref: 1767).
Obv. [ ]NRIC VIII D G R AGL Z FR; Crowned bust to right.
Rev. CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR; Royal shield over cross fourchée which divides the legends. WA beside shield.

Class: Halfgroat

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1509
Date to: Exactly AD 1526

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.19 g
Diameter: 18.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 6th July 2011

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2011-5-100

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Henry VIII of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Henry VIII, 1509-1526 (N 1763 - 1772)
Obverse description: Crowned bust to right
Obverse inscription: [ ]NRIC VIII D G R AGL Z FR (saltire stops)
Reverse description: Royal shield over cross fourchée which divides the legends. WA beside shield
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR
Initial mark: Lis
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Returned to finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

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 109 1767

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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