BUC-604D3B: Post medieval coin: Groat of Henry VIII

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Unique ID: BUC-604D3B

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

A silver post medieval penny or groat of of Henry VIII (1509-1547) The coin is worn and broken, and only half remains.


This is a historic find and the findspot information falls below the normal database standards.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Donated to Old Gaol Museum, Buckingham
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1509
Date to: Circa AD 1547

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 24.7 g
Diameter: 25.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st February 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Arwen James
Identified by: Miss Arwen James

Other reference numbers

Other reference: AYBCM 4801

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Uncertain
Ruler/issuer: Henry VIII of England
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Silver: Henry VIII, not further defined
Obverse description: Crowned bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]
Reverse description: Square shield over long cross fourchee
Reverse inscription: [...] IE
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Hillesden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6828
Four figure Latitude: 51.94635038
Four figure longitude: -1.0120843
1:25K map: SP6828
1:10K map: SP62NE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date find submitted for recording
Current location: Donated to Old Gaol Museum, Buckingham
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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