KENT-EA5360: Groat of Henry VIII

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-EA5360

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A plated silver post-Medieval groat of Edward VI (1547-1553) in the name of Henry VIII. Irish issue from the Dublin mint, Spink (2003) No. 6488 with half right bust of the late 'Tower' issues of Henry VIII, dating 1547-c.1550. Coin is bent and mishaped, in places the silver plating has come away to show the poor quality copper-alloy core.

Measurements: 25.23mm in diameter, 0.68mm thick (not including warping) and 2.08g in weight.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1547
Date to: Circa AD 1550

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.68 mm
Weight: 2.08 g
Diameter: 25.23 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: Dublin City
Type: Irish: coin of Edward VI in the name and portrait of Henry VIII, Old head coinage (S 6485 - 6493)
Obverse description: Facing crowned half right (old head of Henry VIII)
Obverse inscription: [+HENRI]C 8 D G; AG[’ ET FRA’ Z HIB’ ]REX
Reverse description: Royal shield of arms over long cross
Reverse inscription: [CIVI/TAS/DVB]/LINIE
Initial mark: Illegible
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR1032
Four figure Latitude: 51.04894555
Four figure longitude: 0.99472333
1:25K map: TR1032
1:10K map: TR13SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Spink and Son Ltd 2003 Coins of Scotland, Ireland and the Islands London Spink and Son Ltd

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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