SOM-23AD4E: Post medieval coin: halfgroat of Edward VI

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-23AD4E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A broken Post Medieval base silver halfgroat of Edward VI (1547-1553) in the name of Henry VIII dating to AD 1547-1551. No initial mark, probably minted at Bristol. North (1991,119) no. 1880.

The coin has a large chip on its edge on the left when looking at the bust and a small section has broken off opposite this, along a probable crack as the break is patinated.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.76 g
Diameter: 18.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 10th May 2019 - Saturday 10th August 2019

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 018544

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: Bristol
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 bust facing
Obverse inscription: HENRIC 8[...], Roman lettering
Reverse description: Square topped Royal shield on long cross fourchee
Reverse inscription: C[IVI/TAS/ ...]S/TOL
Initial mark: None
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Taunton Deane (District)
Parish or ward: Cheddon Fitzpaine (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST2328
Four figure Latitude: 51.04616959
Four figure longitude: -3.09978956
1:25K map: ST2328
1:10K map: ST22NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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