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BH-20D116: An incomplete silver Post-Medieval half groat of Henry VIII (1509-1547)

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-20D116

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete silver Post-Medieval half groat of Henry VIII (1509-1547), third issue, dating to the period AD 1544-1547. Mint of Canterbury. Unclear initial mark. As North 1975, p.96, no. 1852.

North, J.J. 1975. English Hammered Coinage, Volume II, Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662. Spink & Son, London.

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 1544
Date to: Exactly AD 1547

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.77 g
Diameter: 17.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 23rd July 2019 - Tuesday 23rd July 2019

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Groat or halfgroat
Ruler/issuer: Henry VIII of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfgroat: Henry VIII, not further defined (N 1763 - 1772, 1800 - 1807, 1849 - 1853)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing
Obverse inscription: HEN[RIC VIII DI GRA AGL FRA] Z HIB REX
Reverse description: Royal shield over long cross
Reverse inscription: [CI]VI/T[AS/EB]O/RACI
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Offley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL1325
Four figure Latitude: 51.9120788
Four figure longitude: -0.358601
1:25K map: TL1325
1:10K map: TL12NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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