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CG04719

Henry VIII Halfpenny London Mint, second coinage (1526-44)

Henry VIII (1509-47), silver Halfpenny, London Mint, second coinage (1526-44), small facing crowned portrait, beaded circles and legend surrounding, initial mark arrow, h'xD'x G'x ROSA'x SIE'x SPIA'x, rev. long cross pattee, trio of pellets in each angle, CIVI TASx xLON DON, weight 0.26g (Withers 1D/f; N.1815; S.2356). Toned, well centred, a little weakly struck in parts otherwise about very fine and rare.

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

Provenance:

Ex Ian Davisson, Durham, 2001.

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