SOM-F2B661: Post-Medieval coin: Halfgroat of Henry VIII

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-F2B661

Object type certainty: Certain
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Post-medieval silver halfgroat of Henry VIII (1509-1547) dating to AD 1533 to 1544; initial mark catherine wheel, minted at Caterbury under Thomas Cranmer, North (1991:112) no.1804.

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 1533
Date to: Exactly AD 1544

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.28 g
Diameter: 20.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st September 2016 - Tuesday 21st February 2017

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 17341

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 of Henry VIII facing right
Obverse inscription: hENRIC x VIII'x D' x G' x R' x AGL' x Z x FR' x
Reverse description: Square topped Royal shield over long cross fourchee flanked by initials T/C
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS x/ [CAn]/TOR x, double saltire stops
Initial mark: Catherine wheel (on both sides)
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock

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: Ilminster CP

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

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

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