PUBLIC-70F437: A Post Medieval silver halfgroat of Edward VI (AD 1547 - AD 1553), coinage in the name of Henry VIII

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-70F437

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A Post Medieval silver halfgroat of Edward VI (AD 1547 - AD 1553), coinage in the name of Henry VIII, dating to the period AD 1547-1551. York mint, bust 1. North 1991 Vol II, p. 119, no. 1882.

Obverse description: Crowned bearded bust facing
Obverse inscription: HENRIC 8 D.G.A [GL FRA Z H]IB REX

Reverse description: Long cross over royal shield
Reverse inscription: [CIV]I/T[A]S/EBO/RACI

Dimensions: diameter: 20.12mm; weight: 1.02g.

References: North, J. J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume 2: Edward I to Charles II 1272-1662, page 119, ref. 1882, Spink & Son, London.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1547
Date to: Circa AD 1551

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.02 g
Diameter: 20.12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 2nd January 2019

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: York
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Edward VI, in the name of Henry VIII, 1547-1551 (N 1877 - 1882)
Obverse description: Crowned bearded bust facing
Obverse inscription: HENRIC 8 D.G.A [GL FRA Z H]IB REX
Reverse description: Long cross over royal shield
Reverse inscription: [CIV]I/T[A]S/EBO/RACI
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City and County of the City of London (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Vintry (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3280
Four figure Latitude: 51.5035277
Four figure longitude: -0.09955492
1:25K map: TQ3280
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: Found eyes only
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1991 English Hammered Coinage: Volume 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son Ltd 119 1882

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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