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PUBLIC-BB0657: Halfgroat Henry VIII

Rights Holder: Kent County Council
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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-BB0657

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

A creased and flan damaged halfgroat of Henry VIII (1509-47) from the Canterbury mint under archbishop Warham mm : cross patonce c.1526-32. Obverse: crowned bust right with legend hEnRIC VIII D G R AGL Z F R Reverse: letters W A divided by shield with legend CIVI / TAS / CAN / TOR

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 1526
Date to: Circa AD 1532

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.45 mm
Weight: 1 g
Diameter: 18.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 13th January 2018

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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 right
Obverse inscription: hEnRIC VIII D G R AGL Z F R
Reverse description: Letters W A divided by royal shield
Reverse inscription: CIVITAS CANTOR
Initial mark: cross patonce
Die axis measurement: 10 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: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
To be known as: Sandwich

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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

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