WREX-A64610: Silver halfgroat of Henry VIII minted in York under Edward Lee (1531-1544)

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COIN

Unique ID: WREX-A64610

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Silver halfgroat of Henry VIII minted at York under Edward Lee dating to 1531-44, initial mark is a key. Obverse has bust of king facing with the legend hEnRIC VIII D G R AGL Z FR. The reverse has squared shield on long cross fourchée flanked by the initials EL (for Edward Lee) and the legend CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI.

Dia: 18.2mm; weight: 1.2g

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 1531
Date to: Circa AD 1544

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 18.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 5th January 2018 - Friday 13th April 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Susie White
Identified by: Dr Susie White
Secondary identifier: Mr Carl Savage

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Wrexham museum entry receipt 1335

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Henry VIII of England
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Henry VIII, not further defined (N 1763 - 1772, 1800 - 1807, 1849 - 1853)
Obverse description: Bust of king facing
Obverse inscription: hEnRIC VIII D G R AGL Z FR
Reverse description: Squared shield on long cross fourchee, flanked by initials EL
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI
Initial mark: Key
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

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Updated: 2 months ago

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