SOM-276477: Post-Medieval coin: Silver halfgroat of Henry VIII

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Unique ID: SOM-276477

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A post-medieval silver half groat of Henry VIII (1509-47), dating to AD 1526-1532. Second coinage, Cross Patonce Initial mark. Issued at Canterbury under Archbishop Warham. North (1991: 112) no. 1802.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1526
Date to: Exactly AD 1532

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 1.28 g
Diameter: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 8th January 2018 - Monday 8th January 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Nonn Bound
Identified by: Mrs Nonn Bound

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019490

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 facing right.
Obverse inscription: HENRIC VIII D GR AGL Z FR
Reverse description: Royal shield divided by a cross fourchée, W in left field, A in right field
Reverse inscription: CIVITAS CANTOR
Initial mark: Cross patonce
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: South Petherton CP

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Updated: 12 months ago

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