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Unique ID: LANCUM-3F2661
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A silver halfgroat of Henry VIII second coinage minted at Canterbury under Archbishop William Warham, date is 1526-32AD. hEnRIC VIII D [G REX AnG]L Z F is the obverse legend and CIVI/TAS/CAn/TOR is the reverse. There is a hole punched through the side of the coin but it is not clear if this is for a re-use for mounting or for use on a purse string. Silver coins of this period with single piercings are found in currency hoards, and so we cannot say for certain that this coin was taken out of circulation (and its use changed) before being lost. Therefore it would not currently classify as treasure. The diameter is 19mm and the weight 1.21g.
Evidence of reuse: Hole punched through
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Weight: 1.21 g
Diameter: 19 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 29th March 2017 - Wednesday 29th March 2017
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Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Henry VII - Henry VIII
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Profile issue, Henry VII or Henry VIII, not further defined
Obverse inscription: hEnRIC VIII D [G REX AnG]L Z F
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/CAn/TOR
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
4 Figure: SD6535
Four figure Latitude: 53.81010243
Four figure longitude: -2.53299941
1:25K map: SD6535
1:10K map: SD63NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.
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