WILT-9F7C40: Post-medieval coin: Halfgroat of Henry VIII or Edward VI

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COIN

Unique ID: WILT-9F7C40

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A silver half groat of Henry VIII dating to AD 1544-1551. Obverse depicts a crowned bearded bust facing. Reverse depicts a long cross over a royal shield. The coin is incomplete and may be from Henry VIII's third coinage (AD 1544-1547) or a posthumous coin from the early years of the reign of Edward VI in the name of Henry VIII (AD 1547-1551). North p 115 nos 1849-1853 or p 119 nos 1877-1882.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1544
Date to: Exactly AD 1551

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.56 g
Diameter: 20.03 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 4620

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Henry VIII - Edward VI
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Silver coin of Henry VIII, 3rd coinage, or Edward VI in the name of Henry VIII
Obverse description: Crowned bearded bust facing.
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Long cross over royal shield.
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Muchelney

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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