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Unique ID: SF-B955F6

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Post Medieval penny of Henry VIII (AD 1509-1547), Sovereign Type, dating to AD 1526-1544. Mint of Durham. Cf North p. 93, no. 1811. Bishop Thomas Wolsey.

The coin is heavily bent.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1526
Date to: Circa AD 1544

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.58 g
Diameter: 13.95 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st February 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Riccardo Caravello
Identified by: Mr Riccardo Caravello

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, 1526-1544 (N 1808 - 1814)
Obverse description: King enthroned holding orb and sceptre.
Obverse inscription: [H.D.G.ROSASIE SPIA]
Reverse description: Royal shield over long cross which divides the legend. T-W beside the shield,[ hat below.]
Reverse inscription: CIVI/TAS/D[UR/H]AM
Initial mark: 9(osette)
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Babergh (District)
To be known as: Bures St Mary

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Updated: 2 months ago

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