KENT-B6F331: Silver half-groat of Edward VI

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Unique ID: KENT-B6F331

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A worn and clipped Post-Medieval silver half groat of Edward VI (AD 1547-1551), posthumous issue issue of Henry VIII (1509-1547 AD). Minted at Southwark with initial mark 'E' dating to the period 1547-1549. North (1991) 1878.

Measurements: Diameter: 18.97mm; thickness; 0.79mm; weight: 0.90g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1547
Date to: Exactly AD 1549

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.79 mm
Weight: 0.9 g
Diameter: 18.97 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfgroat (silver)
Ruler/issuer: Edward VI of England
Mint or issue place: Southwark
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 portrait of Henry VIII right, annulet stops
Obverse inscription: +HENRIC 8. DG+AG.L[FR+Z+HI' REX]
Reverse description: Long cross over royal shield
Reverse inscription: +CIVI/[TAS]/LON/DON
Initial mark: E
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Shepway (District)
Parish or ward: Brookland (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ9825
Four figure Latitude: 50.99033532
Four figure longitude: 0.81992777
1:25K map: TQ9825
1:10K map: TQ92NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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 1878

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

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