IOW-59E092: Post-Medieval Coin: Groat of Henry VIII

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-59E092

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of a post-Medieval silver groat of Henry VIII (1509-1526), minted at London (Tower). Third Coinage (1544-1547). Initial mark: [lis]/lis, 1544-1547 (North 1991: 114, ref: 1844).

Obverse: [hENR]IC 8 D G AG[L FRA Z HIB REX]; Crowned bearded bust facing.

Reverse: POSVI/DEV [A/DIVTOR/MEV] (I have made God my Helper); Long cross over royal shield.

Length: 20.3mm; width: 14.2mm. Weight: 0.78g. DA=12:6-7.

North, J.J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1544
Date to: Exactly AD 1547

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.3 mm
Width: 14.2 mm
Weight: 0.78 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 9th August 2017 - Wednesday 9th August 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2017-8-78

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Fragment

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat
Ruler/issuer: Henry VIII of England
Mint or issue place: The Tower of London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Groat: Henry VIII, 1544-1547 (N 1844 - 1848)
Obverse description: Crowned bearded bust facing
Obverse inscription: [hENR]IC 8 D G AG[L FRA Z HIB REX]
Reverse description: Long cross over royal shield
Reverse inscription: POSVI/DEV [A/DIVTOR/MEV] (I have made God my Helper)
Initial mark: Lis
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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