Silver coin; Denomination: Threepence
Royal Mint, London (Tower Mint)
Edward VI (1547-1553) Third Period

Obverse Description

Crowned facing bust of the King dividing a rose and the denomination III, wearing an ermine robe and the collar of the Garter, within a bead circle; around, (mm. tun) EDVVARD VI D G AG FR Z HIB REX

Reverse Description

Royal shield, quartered with the arms of England and France on a cross fourchee; around outside a double circle, (mm. tun) POSVI DEV ADIVTORE MEV (translation: I have made God my helper)

Edge Description


More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Numismatics & Philately

  • Acquisition Information

    Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976

  • Acknowledgement

    Purchased, Felton Bequest, 1929

  • Date Issued

    1551-1553 AD

  • Issued By

    King Edward VI, England, Great Britain

  • Mint

    Royal Mint, London
    The Royal Mint was in the Tower of London at the time this coin was struck and is usually referred to as the Tower Mint

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  • Classification

    Coins, Great britain, Working strikes

  • Category

    History & Technology

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  • Overall Dimensions

    21 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.522 g (Weight)

  • Shape


  • References

    [Book] North, J. J. 1963. English Hammered Coinage., North 1940 Pages
    [Book] Skingley, Philip. 2007. Coins of England and the United Kingdom., Spink 2485 Pages