WMID-019B09: Post Medieval coin: Half groat of Henry VIII

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-019B09

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete silver half groat of Henry VIII (AD 1509 to AD 1547), dating to the period AD 1526 to AD 1532. Issued by Archbishop William Warham in Canterbury. Initial mark: cross patonce. c.f. North Vol II, P 112, no 1802

Diameter: 19.8 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.3 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1526
Date to: Circa AD 1532

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 19.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 7th March 2014 - Friday 7th March 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Henry VIII of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Henry VIII, 1526-1544 (N 1800 - 1807)
Obverse description: Draped bust right
Obverse inscription: hENRIC VIII D G R AGL Z FRA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee dividing the legend. W and A to either side of shield
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR
Initial mark: cross patonce
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Lichfield (District)
Parish or ward: Shenstone (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK1205
Four figure Latitude: 52.642611
Four figure longitude: -1.82409109
1:25K map: SK1205
1:10K map: SK10NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: About one month ago

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