ESS-4F6311: Post Medieval Coin: Groat of Henry VIII

Rights Holder: Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service
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Unique ID: ESS-4F6311

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A silver coin of Henry VIII (1509-1547), second coinage (1526-1544), lis initial mark 1538-41, minted at London. North no 1797.


Identified from photograph and notes. No further information available.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1538
Date to: Exactly AD 1541

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.7 g
Diameter: 24.58 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 2nd September 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Eloise Markwick
Identified by: Ms Eloise Markwick
Secondary identifier: Laura McLean

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Colchester OEF 6912

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat
Ruler/issuer: Henry VIII of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Groat: Henry VIII, 1526-1544 (N 1797 - 1799)
Obverse description: Crowned portrait of Henry VIII facing right
Obverse inscription: HENRIC VIII DI GRA REX AGL Z FRA
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee over a royal shield
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV A/DIVITO/R MEV
Initial mark: Lis
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Babergh (District)
Parish or ward: Bures St. Mary (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL9134
Four figure Latitude: 51.971642
Four figure longitude: 0.779221
1:25K map: TL9134
1:10K map: TL93SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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