LANCUM-661A5E: Silver groat of Henry VII

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Unique ID: LANCUM-661A5E

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Silver post-medieval hammered groat of Henry VII, dating to 1504 - 1505 AD. Class 3c. Cross-crosslet initial mark. Mint of London. Obverse of forward-facing bust with double-arched crown, with one plain and one jewelled arch. Die-blundered legend: HENRIRIC DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRA. Reverse of long cross fourchee with three pellets in corners; POSVI/ DEV' [A]/DIVTOR/E' MEV'// CIVI/TAS/ LON/DON. Saltire stops. The coin is 26.68mm in diameter, 1.04mm in thickness and weighs 2.88g.

Spink (2018) no. 2199.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1504
Date to: Exactly AD 1505

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.04 mm
Weight: 2.88 g
Diameter: 26.68 mm

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: N5201

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Henry VII - Henry VIII
Mint or issue place: London
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Groat: Profile issue, Henry VII or Henry VIII, not further defined
Obverse description: Forward-facing bust with double-arched crown
Obverse inscription: HENRIRIC DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRA
Reverse description: Long cross fourchee with three pellets in corners
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV ADVITORE MEV
Initial mark: Cross crosslet
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Ribble Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Bolton-by-Bowland (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SD7747
Four figure Latitude: 53.91862637
Four figure longitude: -2.35167355
1:25K map: SD7747
1:10K map: SD74NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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