SWYOR-32D8E4: Post Medieval Silver Coin: A Half Penny of Henry VIII

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Unique ID: SWYOR-32D8E4

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A Post-Medieval silver coin: a half penny of Henry VIII (1509-1547); First Coinage (1509-1526), initial mark portcullis (1509-1526). The coin is slightly damaged with a fragment of edge missing at the top on the obverse side. References: Withers (2004). Small Silver: Henry VIII - The Commonwealth, page 21, Class 1B; and North, volume 2, page 91, number 1779.

Thickness: 0.54mm; Diameter: 13.7mm; Weight: 0.32g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1509
Date to: Circa AD 1526

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.54 mm
Weight: 0.32 g
Diameter: 13.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 24th January 2012 - Thursday 26th January 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Mary Blevins
Identified by: Ms Mary Blevins

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1746

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry VIII of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfpenny: Henry VIII, 1509-1526 (N 1779 - 1780)
Obverse description: Forward facing crowned bust
Obverse inscription: +(portcullis)hENRI[...]
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee with three pellets in each angle
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LON/DON
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Horncastle

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: Friday 16th March 2012
Updated: Tuesday 27th March 2012

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