SWYOR-9B6885: Post Medieval coin; half groat of Edward VI

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Unique ID: SWYOR-9B6885

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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 actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1547
Date to: Exactly AD 1549

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.12 g
Diameter: 19.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 23rd February 2012 - Friday 22nd February 2013

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 2015

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
Parish or ward: Saxton with Scarthingwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

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.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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 number 1901
Seaby, B.A. 1999 Coins of England and the United Kingdom London Spink and Son Ltd number 2459

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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