IOW-30FA37: Medieval Coin: Halfpenny of Henry VIII

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-30FA37

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete post-Medieval silver halfpenny of Henry VIII (1509-1547), minted at the Tower mint in London, 1509-1526. Mintmark: portcullis (North 1991: 110, ref: 1779; Withers & Withers 2004: 21-22. Type 1B).

Obverse: (portcullis) hENRIC DI GRA[ ] (saltire stops); Crowned bust facing

Reverse: CIVI/TAS/LOn/DOn; Long cross fourchée dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant

Diameter: 12.2mm. Weight: 0.32g. DA=12:4.

North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.

Withers, P. and Withers, B.R. 2004. Small Silver Henry VIII-Commonwealth. Llanfyllin: Galata Print Limited.

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.32 g
Diameter: 12.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th April 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2014-1-98

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: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: (portcullis) hENRIC DI GRA (saltire stops)
Reverse description: Long cross fourchée dividing the inscription with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/LOn/DOn
Initial mark: Portcullis
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

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: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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