SOM-4C3A2D: Post medieval coin: halfgroat of Henry VIII

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Unique ID: SOM-4C3A2D

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

Post medieval silver halfgroat of Henry VIII, dating to AD 1526 to 1532. Initial mark Wareham's uncertain mark. Minted at Canterbury. North (1975:93) no. 1802. There is a crease across the coin.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.37 g
Diameter: 18.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2016 - Friday 22nd July 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 017428

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: Crowned bust facing right
Obverse inscription: hENRIC x VIII x D' x G' x R' x ANGL' x Z x FR', saltire stops
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee over square topped Royal shield, W/A flanking shield
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS / CAn/TOR x, double saltire stops
Initial mark: Wareham's uncertain mark
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: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Bruton CP

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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