Gold coin; Denomination: Sovereign
Tower Mint, London
Edward VI (1547-1553)

Second Period, struck between January 1549 and April 1550. The sovereign was a twenty shilling coin.

Obverse Description

The King enthroned facing holding a sword and orb; around, (mm Y) EDWARD VI D G AGL FRAN ET HIB REX

Reverse Description

A crowned shield quartered with the arms of England and France supported by a crowned lion at left and a dragon at right; below, ER; around (mm Y) IHS AVTEM TRANSIENS PER MEDI ILLOR IBAT (translation: But Jesus passing through the midst of them went his way)

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