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Unique ID: SWYOR-9B6885
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A post medieval silver coin: a first period half groat of Edward VI (1547-53), Canterbury mint, dating from 1547-1549. It is 19.3mm in diameter and 0.7mm thick. It weighs 1.12gm.
References: North, volume 2, number 1901 (variant); Spink number 2459.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.12 g
Diameter: 19.3 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 23rd February 2012 - Friday 22nd February 2013
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Other reference: PAS form number 2015
Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Edward VI, 1547-1549 (N 1899 - 1901)
Obverse description: A crowned and cuirassed bust of the king, facing right
Obverse inscription: E[D]WARD 6 D G AG F[R ET HI]B REX
Reverse description: A square topped shield over a long cross fourchee dividing the legend.
Reverse inscription: CIVITAS [C[A[N]TOR
Initial mark: None
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
4 Figure: SE4737
Four figure Latitude: 53.827149
Four figure longitude: -1.287438
1:25K map: SE4737
1:10K map: SE43NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
|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||number 1901|
|Seaby, B.A.||1999||Coins of England and the United Kingdom||London||Spink and Son Ltd||number 2459|