Henry VIII gold Crown of the Double Rose, Bristol

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Henry VIII gold Crown of the Double Rose, Bristol

Henry VIII (1509-47), gold Crown of the Double Rose, third coinage, Bristol Mint, initial mark WS ligatured on reverse only, large crowned rose, crowned h to left, crowned R to right, beaded circle surrounding, Lombardic lettering, hEnRIC' VIII * ROSA SInE SPInA* rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, crowned h to left, crowned R to right, WS, D'G; AnGL'* FRAnC' Z hIB' REX *, 2.95g (Schneider 640; N.1836; S.2309). Weakly struck in parts both sides, rim a little ragged, a little dirt in legends, otherwise very fine and rare.

Provenance:
Ex Bonhams, 8th September 1998, lot 46.

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