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CORN-EA6612: half groat of Henry VII (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-EA6612

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Silver half groat of Henry VII (1485-1509), Class IIIc, Canterbury mint, mintmark tun (c.1493-1499), with a double-arched crown, no numeral after HENRIC on obverse, and no stops, Spink 2211, North 1712.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1493
Date to: Circa AD 1499

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 1.4 g
Diameter: 19.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 14th January 2013 - Monday 14th January 2013

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half groat
Ruler/issuer: Henry VII of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfgroat: Henry VII, Facing bust issue, Class 3 (N 1708, 1709, 1712)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with double arched crown breaking tressure of seven arches
Obverse inscription: HENRIC DI GRA REX [...]
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee dividing two legends with three pellets in each angle
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV ADIVTORE MEV / CIVITAS CANTOR
Initial mark: tun
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: St. Newlyn East (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW8554
Four figure Latitude: 50.346572
Four figure longitude: -5.023284
1:25K map: SW8554
1:10K map: SW84NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Kitchen, G.M., Sinclair, M. and Skingley, P. 2004 Coins of England and The United Kingdom Spink and Sons Ltd 203, No.2211
North, J.J. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd 84, No.1712

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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