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Unique ID: SOM-20D4C1

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Post Medieval silver half groat of Henry VIII dating to the period AD 1533 to 1544. Minted at Canterbury under Thomas Cranmer. Cathrine wheel initial mark (obverse only). North (1991:112) no.1804.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1533
Date to: Circa AD 1544

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 1.38 g
Diameter: 19.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st July 2016 - Wednesday 31st August 2016

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 16913

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 facng right
Obverse inscription: hENRIC' x VIII x [D G] x AGL' x Z x FR, double and single saltire stops, FR ligated
Reverse description: Square topped royal shield over long cross fourchee dividing legend with T/W flanking shield
Reverse inscription: x CIVI/TAS x / x CAn/TOR x, double saltire stops
Initial mark: Catherine wheel
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very 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: Near Wincanton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
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

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Updated: About one year ago

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