Gold coin; Denomination: Half-Sovereign
Royal Mint, London
Henry VIII (1509-1547) Third Coinage

A Half-Sovereign is a 10 shilling coin

Obverse Description

The King enthroned holding a sceptre and globe, rose at his feet; around, (mm pellet in annulet) HENRIC 8 D G AGL FRANCIE Z HIB REX

Reverse Description

Crowned royal shield quartered with the arms of England and France, supported by a lion and dragon, below in monogram, HR; around, (mm pellet in annulet) IHS AVTE TRANSIENS PERMEDIV ILLOR IBAT (translation: But Jesus, passing through the midst of them, went His way)

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