Irish Coin Daily: Edward VI’s Irish Sixpence, in the image and name of Henry VIII


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Date: c. 1547-50

Ireland. Edward VI sixpence, posthumous Henry VIII issue. Old Head Coinage" 1547-1550 portrait, type IV. Small bust facing semi right, has been cleaned, nice full flan and good overall definition. Seaby 6488, good very fine.

 

Description:

Edward VI (1547-53), coinage in the name of Henry VIII, Sixpence, 0.54g, (S.6488), nice full flan, good overall definition but has been cleaned.

  • Good Very Fine (gVF)
  • Scarce

Obverse:

  • Posthumous old head of Henry VIII coinage, Bust of early London Tower style facing semi right
  • HENRIC’ 8 D’ G’ AG’ ET FRA’ Z HIB’ REX
    • Translates as “Henry 8 by the Grace of God King of England France and Ireland”

Reverse:

  • Shield over long cross fourchée
  • CIVITAS DVBLINI
    • Translates as “City of Dublin”

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Anglo-Norman
    • House of Tudor
  • Edward VI (1547-53)
  • Hammered

 


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