Gold coin; Denomination: Sovereign
Tower Mint, London
Edward VI (1547-1553), Third Period
The sovereign was a one pound or twenty shilling coin.
A half-length figure of the King facing right holding an orb and sceptre; around, (mm tun) EDWARD VI D G AGL FRAN 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 ER; around (mm tun) IHS AVTE TRANCI PER MEDIV ILLOR IBAT (translation: but Jesus passing through the midst of them went His way; from Luke iv, 30).
Type of item
37 mm (Outside Diameter), 10.961 g (Weight)
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