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Unique ID: SUR-AB6A25

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An incomplete and debased silver halfpenny of Henry VIII (1509-1547), third or posthumous coinage dating to 1544-1551. Withers Type 2, with old, bearded bust and Roman H. Canterbury mint. As North (1991), 1861.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1544
Date to: Circa AD 1557

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 11.4 mm
Width: 8.4 mm
Thickness: 0.3 mm
Weight: 0.2 g

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry VIII of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: English coin early Modern 1489 - 1660
Type: Halfpenny: Henry VIII, 1544-1547 (N 1859 - 1862)
Obverse description: Old, bearded bust.
Obverse inscription: H[...]O[...]
Reverse inscription: [...]/CAN/[...]R
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Chichester (District)
Parish or ward: Eartham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU9409
Four figure Latitude: 50.87286641
Four figure longitude: -0.6654205
1:25K map: SU9409
1:10K map: SU90NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1960 English Hammered Coinage: Vol 2. Edward I to Charles II, 1272-1662 London Spink and Son
Withers, P. and Withers, B.R. 2004 Small Silver Henry VIII-Commonwealth Llanfyllin Galata Print Limited

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Updated: 2 years ago

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