BUC-01EF82: Gold coin of Henry VIII

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Unique ID: BUC-01EF82

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn gold half sovreign of Henry VIII

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1544
Date to: AD 1547

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 6.12 g
Diameter: 30.69 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 3rd October 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Jennifer Moss
Identified by: Ms Ros Tyrrell

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Half sovereign (or double crown, ten shillings, half pound or half laurel)
Ruler/issuer: Henry VIII of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Obverse description: The king seated on a throne
Obverse inscription: HENRIC 8:D.'G'.[...]REX
Reverse description: A crowned shield
Initial mark: Martlet

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
To be known as: Slapton

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Weekend Wanderers event at Slapton
Current location: Retained by finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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