IOW-461F71: Medieval Coin:  Halfgroat of Henry VII

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-461F71

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete and clipped Medieval silver halfgroat of Henry VII (1485-1509), minted at Canterbury, c. 1490-1500. initial marks: tun/tun (North 1991: 102, ref: 1712, class IIIc).

Obverse: (tun) hEnRIC DI GRA REX AnGL Z H'; Crowned bust facing within a double stranded multifoil, all within an inner circle.

Reverse: (tun) POSVI/DEV A/DIVTO/E mEV (I have made God my Helper); CIVI/TAS/CAn/TOR; Long cross dividing the inscriptions with three pellets in each quadrant.

Diameter: 20.6mm. Weight: 1.16g. DA=12:2.

North, J. J. 1991. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.16 g
Diameter: 20.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 8th August 2019 - Thursday 8th August 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-2-147

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half groat
Ruler/issuer: Henry VII of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin Late Medieval 1377 - 1489
Type: Halfgroat: Henry VII, Facing bust issue, Class 3 (N 1708, 1709, 1712)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing within a double stranded multifoil, all within an inner circle
Obverse inscription: (tun) hEnRIC DI GRA REX AnGL Z H'
Reverse description: Long cross dividing the inscriptions with three pellets in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: (tun) POSVI/DEV A/DIVTO/E mEV (I have made God my Helper); CIVI/TAS/CAn/TOR
Initial mark: tun
Die axis measurement: 2 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: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
District: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Armthorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE6105
Four figure Latitude: 53.53811496
Four figure longitude: -1.08105114
1:25K map: SE6105
1:10K map: SE60NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

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 102, ref: 1712, class IIIc

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