Gold coin; Denomination: Sovereign
Tower Mint, London
Henry VIII (1509-1547)
Third Coinage. The sovereign was a one pound or twenty shilling coin.
The King enthroned holding an orb and sceptre, the throne birds on its pillars; around, (mm lis) HENRIC 8 DI GRA AGL FRANCIE Z HIBER REX
A crowned shield quartered with the arms of England and France, with supporters a crowned lion on left and a dragon on right; below HR; around (mm lis) IHS AVTEM TRANCIENS PER MEDIV ILLORV IBAT (translation: but Jesus passing through the midst of them went His way; from Luke iv, 30).
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Purchased, Felton Bequest, 1932
Type of item
39 mm (Outside Diameter), 12.388 g (Weight)
[Book] North, J. J. 1963. English Hammered Coinage., p.94, no.1824 Pages
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