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BM02843

Henry VIII, Half-Sovereign, Southwark

Henry VIII (1509-47), gold Half-Sovereign, third coinage (1544-47), Southwark Mint, mint mark E below shield on reverse, facing crowned robed figure of King on ornate throne, rose below, 8 type Latin legend with Roman lettering and beaded border surrounding, initial mark S both sides, S HENRIC; 8; D; G; AGL; ++ FRANCI ;Z; HIB; REX, slipped trefoil stops both sides, rev. crowned quartered shield of arms, with lion and dragon supporters, E below, HR on banner below, Latin legend with Gothic lettering and beaded border surrounding, S Ihs; AVTE; TRAnSIEnS; PER; mED; ILLOR; IBAT' weight 6.24g (Schneider 621; N.1828; S.2297). Weakly struck on King's legs and corresponding part of reverse, once cleaned with a good portrait of the upper part of the King, very fine.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse "Henry by the Grace of God, King of England and France"; and on the reverse "But Jesus, passing through the midst of them, went His way" taken from the Bible.

Provenance:

Found on Aberavon Beach, Wales, c.2006

Sold by Lloyd Bennett February 2007 after coin verified by Dr Edward Besley at the National Museum of Wales.

Purchased from A H Baldwin and Sons Ltd, Autumn 2007.

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