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PUBLIC-24C2B5: A silver halfgroat of Henry VIII dating to the period AD 1533-1544.

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-24C2B5

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver halfgroat of Henry VIII dating to the period AD 1533-1544. Second coinage. Initial mark: Catherine Wheel. North Vol 2, p.112 no.1804. Lombardic lettering both sides. Obverse description: Crowned bust right. Obverse inscription: HENRIC VIII D G R A REX. Rerverse description: Long cross fourchee over royal shield, TC beside shield. Reverse inscription: CIVITAS CANTOR. Mint of Canterbury under Archbishop Thomas Cranmer. Flan lightly clipped.

Subsequent actions

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: Circa AD 1533
Date to: Circa AD 1544

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.76 mm
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 19.13 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 4th January 2009

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat or halfgroat
Ruler/issuer: Henry VIII of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Henry VIII, not further defined (N 1763 - 1772, 1800 - 1807, 1849 - 1853)
Obverse description: Crowned bust right
Obverse inscription: HENRIC VIII D G R A REX
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee over royal shield, TC beside shield
Reverse inscription: CIVITAS CANTOR
Initial mark: Catherine wheel
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
To be known as: Tarring Neville

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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