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NARC-5C779B: NARC-5C779B : Halfgroat : Henry VIII

Rights Holder: Northamptonshire County Council
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COIN

Unique ID: NARC-5C779B

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

A complete Halfgroat of Henry VIII (AD 1509-1547). Second coinage. Long cross fourcee over squared shield reverse with W A to left and right of field. Canterbury mint under Archbishop William Warham. Cross Patonce initial mark. AD 1526-1532.


Diameter: 19.90mm, Thickness: 0.73mm, Weight: 1.3g.


North Vol II, P 112, No 1802.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1526
Date to: Circa AD 1532

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.73 mm
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 19.9 mm

Personal details

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Incised or engraved or chased

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 right
Obverse inscription: hENRICxVIIIXDXG[]RxAGL’ZxFR
Reverse description: Long cross fourcee over squared shield with W A to left and right of field
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR//W/A
Initial mark: Cross Patonce
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Daventry (District)
Parish or ward: Preston Capes (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5855
Four figure Latitude: 52.19020032
Four figure longitude: -1.15297584
1:25K map: SP5855
1:10K map: SP55NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1960 English Hammered Coinage: Vol 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son 112 1802

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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