KENT-316699: Penny of Henry VII

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Unique ID: KENT-316699

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A slightly worn and abraded penny of Henry VII (r.1485-1509), minted between 1484-94 at Durham under Bishop John Sherwood. No mintmarks, DS by shield. North Vol 2, 1991, p.103, no.1730. Coin is quite worn and missing much of the outer flan including the legend.

Measurements: 14.33mm in diameter, 0.59mm thick and 0.75g in weight

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1484
Date to: Circa AD 1494

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.59 mm
Weight: 0.75 g
Diameter: 14.33 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry VII of England
Mint or issue place: Durham
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Penny: Henry VII, King enthroned obv. (N 1724 - 1731)
Obverse description: King Enthroned holding orb and sceptre
Obverse inscription: HENRICVS DI GRA [REX]
Reverse description: Shield of arms over long cross fourchee, flank by 'D-S'
Reverse inscription: [CIVI]/TAS/[DVR/HAM]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
Parish or ward: Staple (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR2757
Four figure Latitude: 51.26692395
Four figure longitude: 1.25262264
1:25K map: TR2757
1:10K map: TR25NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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