Irish Coin Daily: Groat of Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn, First Harp Issue (1534-35)


The Irish Coin Cabinet, Irish Coin Ddatabase, Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland

Date: c. 1534-35

Ireland, Henry VIII (1509-47), Groat, first harp issue, with Katherine Howard (1540), 1.96g, m.m. crown, crowned coat-of-arms, rev. crowned harp between royal cypher h k (S.6474)

Description:

Ireland, Henry VIII (1509-47), Groat, first harp issue, with Anne Boleyn (1534-5), 2.30g, m.m. crown, crowned coat-of-arms, rev. crowned harp between royal cypher h a (S.6472)

  • Pleasing dark tone
  • Obverse weak in places, the reverse better
  • Good Fine (GF)

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Anglo-Norman
    • House of Tudor
  • Henry VIII
    • Anne Boleyn
  • Hammered

Additional Information:

  • Anne Boleyn (c. 1501 – 19 May 1536)
    • Queen of England 1533 to 1536 as the second wife of King Henry VIII.
    • Henry’s marriage to her, and her subsequent execution by beheading, made her a key figure in the political and religious upheaval that was the start of the English Reformation.
    • Anne was the daughter of Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Howard, and was educated in the Netherlands and France, largely as a maid of honour to Queen Claude of France.
      • Anne returned to England in early 1522, to marry her Irish cousin James Butler, 9th Earl of Ormond
      • The marriage plans were broken off, and instead she secured a post at court as maid of honour to Henry VIII’s first wife, Catherine of Aragon.
Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn

 

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