LON-C1022F: A Post Medieval debased silver groat of Henry VIII (AD 1509-1547), dating AD 1542-44.

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Unique ID: LON-C1022F

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A Post Medieval debased silver groat of Henry VIII (AD 1509-1547), dating AD 1542-44. Similar examples can be found in North (1975) nos. 1797-1799. Minted in York. The coin has been pierced in the centre. The silver coating from this coin has been completely removed so that only the copper alloy remains.

Obverse: Bust of the King, facing right.

Obverse inscription: [HENRIC VIII DI GRA AGL FRA Z HIB REX]

Reverse description: Long cross fourchee over royal shield.

Reverse inscription: [CIVI TAS EBO] RA[CI]

Dimensions: diameter: 19.39 mm; weight: 1.05g.

Another debased groat on the database is LON-FA47EC.

Reference: North, J. J. 1975. English Hammered Coinage, Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink: London

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1542
Date to: Circa AD 1544

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.05 g
Diameter: 19.39 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Stuart Wyatt
Identified by: Mr Stuart Wyatt

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Secondary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat or halfgroat
Ruler/issuer: Henry VIII of England
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Obverse description: Bust of the King, facing right.
Obverse inscription: [HENRIC VIII DI GRA AGL FRA Z HIB REX]
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee over royal shield.
Reverse inscription: [CIVI TAS EBO] RA[CI]
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Tower Hamlets (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Millwall (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3878
Four figure Latitude: 51.48412374
Four figure longitude: -0.01394376
1:25K map: TQ3878
1:10K map: TQ37NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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