Irish Coin Daily: Groat of Henry VIII, First Harp Issue (1534-40)


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Date: c. 1536-37

Ireland, Henry VIII, First Harp Issue (1534-40), groat, m.m. crown, crowned h and i (for Henry and Jane Seymour, 1536-37) beside harp, 2.45g (S. 6473), good very fine

Description:

Ireland, Henry VIII, First Harp Issue (1534-40), groat, m.m. crown, crowned “H” and “I” (for Henry and Jane Seymour, 1536-37) beside harp, 2.45g (S. 6473)

  • Good very fine (GVF)

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Anglo-Norman
    • House of Tudor
  • Henry VIII
    • Jane Seymour
  • Hammered

Additional Information:

  • Jane Seymour (c. 1508 – 24 October 1537)
    • Queen of England from 1536 to 1537 as the third wife of King Henry VIII.
    • She succeeded Anne Boleyn as queen consort following the latter’s execution for high treason, incest, and adultery in May 1536.
    • She died of post-natal complications less than two weeks after the birth of her only child, a son who reigned as King Edward VI.
    • She was the only one of Henry’s wives to receive a queen’s funeral, and his only consort to be buried beside him in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
    • She was the only wife of Henry VIII whose son survived infancy.

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