KENT-EA8294: Contemporary copy of a old head groat of Edward VI

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-EA8294

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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 Canterbury between c.1547-c.1551, North (1991) no.1875. Coin is heavily abraded and worn and in places the silver plating has come away to show the poor quality copper-alloy core.

Measurements: 25.33mm in diameter, 0.62mm thick and 1.46g 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 1551

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.62 mm
Weight: 1.46 g
Diameter: 25.33 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: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Groat: Edward VI, in the name of Henry VIII, 1547-1551 (N 1871 - 1876)
Obverse description: Crowned portrait of Henry VIII right (old head)
Obverse inscription: [+HENRIC.8.]D.G.AGL.F]RA. Z H[IB.REX]
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee over royal shield, dividing legend
Reverse inscription: C[IVI/TAS/]CAN/[TO]R
Initial mark: Illegible
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

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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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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