KENT-EA5360: Groat of Henry VIII

Rights Holder: Kent County Council
CC License:

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).


Unique ID: KENT-EA5360

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

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


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: 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

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

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

Similar objects

Find number: KENT-EA8294
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
An incomplete and worn plated silver over copper-core post-Medieval groat of Edward VI (1547-1553) in the name of Henry VIII. Likely minted at…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: PUBLIC-A38A41
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
A work and broken silver groat of Edward VI (1547-1553) in the name of Henry VIII minted c. 1547 - 1551. North 1871, Tower mint
Workflow: On reviewFind on review

Find number: SUSS-FB5B24
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Post medieval base silver groat of Edward VI (1547-1553) in the name of Henry VIII, Bust 5, 1547-1551 AD, minted at Canterbury, North 1875
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 9 days ago
Updated: 7 days ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.