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Henry VIII Halfpenny, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer issue, mm Catherine Wheel

Henry VIII (1509-47), silver Halfpenny, Canterbury Mint, second coinage (1526-44), small facing crowned portrait, T to left and C to right for Archbishop Thomas Cranmer (1533-56), beaded circles and legend surrounding, initial mark Catherine wheel, ---Dx---ExSPI--, rev. long cross pattee, trio of pellets in each angle, ---TASx xxCAn----, weight 0.35g (Withers 2b; N.1817; S.2358). Struck a little off-centre with legend partially flat spotted both sides, toned very fine with a nice little portrait of the King and clear Archbishop initials.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse, "Henry, by the grace of God, a rose without a thorn." and on the reverse as "City of Canterbury."

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