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Unique ID: SOM-23AD4E
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
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 action after recording: Returned to finder
Weight: 0.76 g
Diameter: 18.3 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Friday 10th May 2019 - Saturday 10th August 2019
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Other reference: SCC Receipt 018544
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
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.
|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|