IOW-E02686: IOW-E02686 Post-Medieval Coin: Groat of Edward VI

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Unique ID: IOW-E02686

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An incomplete, worn and very thin post-Medieval silver groat dating from the reign of Edward VI (1547-1553), struck in memory of his father Henry VIII (d. 1547); Posthumous issue, 1547-1551. Initial mark: martlet. Initial mark on reverse: martlet. London (Tower) mint (North 1991: 119, ref: 1871).

Obverse: HENRIC 8[ ]GRA AGL FRA[ ]REX; Crowned bust right
Reverse: POSVI/DEV.A/DIVTOR/E.MEV. (I have made God my Helper); Long cross fourchée over royal shield

Diameter: 25.3mm; thickness: 0.41mm. Weight: 2.01g. DA=12:9.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Date from: Exactly AD 1547
Date to: Exactly AD 1551

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.41 mm
Weight: 2.01 g
Diameter: 25.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st June 2013

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2013-4-81

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Groat: Edward VI, in the name of Henry VIII, 1547-1551 (N 1871 - 1876)
Obverse description: Crowned bust right
Obverse inscription: HENRIC 8[ ]GRA AGL FRA[ ]REX
Reverse description: Long cross fourchée over royal shield
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV.A/DIVTOR/E.MEV. (I have made God my Helper)
Initial mark: Illegible
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

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 119 1871

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Audit data

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

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