SUSS-358031: Medieval coin: Groat of Henry VII

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Unique ID: SUSS-358031

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A worn and bent Medieval silver groat of Henry VII (1485-1509 AD). The initial mark cannot be determined due to wear, but it is a facing bust issue Class 3c and was minted at the Tower mint in London between 1490 and 1507 AD. The coin is North; English Hammered Coinage (1975); p83; No.1705.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1490
Date to: Circa AD 1507

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 2.77 g
Diameter: 31.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 27th August 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Garry CRACE
Identified by: Mr Garry CRACE
Secondary identifier: Miss Stephanie Smith

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat
Ruler/issuer: Henry VII of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Groat: Henry VII, Facing bust issue, Class 3 (N 1705)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing. Two arches to crown, outer arch jewelled
Obverse inscription: HENRIC DI GRA REX AG[LIE] Z FRA
Reverse description: Long cross over two concentric beaded circles. Inner circle with three pellets in each quadrant.
Initial mark: illegible
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Chichester (District)
To be known as: Near Chichester

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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