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Unique ID: PUBLIC-CA302B

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A silver hammered halfgroat of Henry VII. (1485-1509). Minted at Canterbury from 1490-1500. Standard type F. North No. 1712, class IIIb. Rosette stops. Double arched crown.

Obverse: Crowned bust facing. (Tun) HEN[RI]C*DI*GRA*[REX]*ANGL*Z. RI of Henric missing due to die damage.

Reverse: Long cross dividing legend. Three pellets in each quadrant. (Tun). [POSV]I/ DEV*A/D[IVTO]/E*MEV; Inner: CIVI/TAS/ CAN/TOR.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1490
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.32 g
Diameter: 19.05 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 13th May 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Paul Smith
Identified by: Mr Paul Smith

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 1358 moljam

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half groat
Ruler/issuer: Henry VII of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing.
Obverse inscription: (Tun) HEN[RI]C*DI*GRA*[REX]*ANGL*Z
Reverse description: Long cross dividing legend. Three pellets in each quadrant.
Reverse inscription: (Tun). [POSV]I/ DEV*A/D[IVTO]/E*MEV // CIVI/TAS/ CAN/TOR.

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Debenham

Spatial coordinates

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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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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