Gold coin; Denomination: Crown of the double-rose
Royal Mint, London
Henry VIII (1509-1547)
These were the first gold coins issued of the new standard, consisting of 22 carats fine and 2 carats alloy (Grueber p.79). The crown of the double rose circulated at five shillings.
A crowned double rose dividing the crowned letters H and R; around, (mm arrow) HENRIC VIII RUTILANS ROSA SIE SPIN (translation: Henry VIII a dazzling rose without a thorn).
The reverse has a crowned shield quartered with the arms of England and France dividing the crowned letters H and R all within a line circle; around, (mm arrow) DEI G R AGLIE Z FRANC DNS HIBERI
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Purchased, Felton Bequest, 1929
1537 - 1542 AD
Type of item
25 mm (Outside Diameter), 3.611 g (Weight)
[Book] North, J. J. 1963. English Hammered Coinage., North 1791 Pages