LANCUM-CC2B0F: Henry VII Soveriegn type penny

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Silver post-medieval penny of Henry VIII, dating to 1514 - 1526 AD. First coinage. Star initial mark, mint of Durham. Soverign type obverse of king seated on throne, [H] D G ROSA SINE SPINA. Reverse of square shield on long cross fourchee with TD beside shield, CIVI / TAS / [DU]R / HAM. The coin is 14.26mm in diameter, 0.70mm in thickness and weighs 0.7g.

Spink (2005) no. 2332.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1514
Date to: Circa AD 1526

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.7 g
Diameter: 14.26 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 19th May 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Lydia Prosser
Identified by: Miss Lydia Prosser

Other reference numbers

Other reference: (N5658) 1476

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry VIII of England
Mint or issue place: Durham
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Penny: Henry VIII, 1509-1526 (N 1773 - 1778)
Obverse description: King seated on throne
Obverse inscription: H D G ROSA SINE SPINA
Reverse description: Square shield on long cross fourchee
Reverse inscription: CIVITAS DURHAM
Initial mark: Star
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
Parish or ward: Topcliffe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4076
Four figure Latitude: 54.17823176
Four figure longitude: -1.38866543
1:25K map: SE4076
1:10K map: SE47NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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