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


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Date: c. 1547-50?

Edward VI. 1547-1553. BI Threepence (19mm, 0.99 g, 6h). In the name and types of Henry VIII. Dublin mint. Struck 1547-circa 1550. Crowned and mantled bust facing slightly right / Coat-of-arms over long cross fourchée. SCBC 6489. Good Fine, toned, ragged edge.

Description:

Edward VI (1547-53), coinage in the name of Henry VIII, Threepence, (19mm, 0.99 g, 6h). Struck 1547-circa 1550. / . SCBC 6489. Good Fine, toned, ragged edge.

  • Good Fine (gF)
  • 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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