Silver coin; Denomination: Halfgroat
York Mint, Archbishop Thomas Wolsey
Henry VIII (1509-1547) Second Coinage
A halfgroat is a twopence coin. This is the first issue with a portrait of Henry VIII, his first coinage continued the Henry VII image
A crowned bust of the King facing right within a circle of beads; around, + (mm voided crossl) HENRIC VIII D G R AGL Z FR.
The reverse has a shield quartered with the arms of England and France, dividing the letters TW, below a long cross fourchee; around, (mm. voided cross) CIVITAS EBORACI
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
York (Episcopal Mint)
Archbishop Thomas Wolsey
Type of item
19 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.307 g (Weight)
[Book] North, J. J. 1963. English Hammered Coinage., North 1805 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.