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


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Date: c. 1547

Edward VI (1547-53), coinage in the name of Henry VIII, Threehalfpence, 0.54g, crowned, bearded facing bust, rev. civitas dvblini, shield over long cross fourchée (D.F. -; S.6492), scratch on obverse, full coin, weak portrait, clear legends, fair / about fine, extremely rare

Description:

Edward VI (1547-53), coinage in the name of Henry VIII, Three-halfpence, 0.54g, (D.F. -; S.6492), scratch on obverse, full coin, weak portrait, clear legends,

  • Fair / about Fine
  • Extremely rare

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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