Gold coin; Denomination: Crown of the double-rose
Royal Mint, London
Henry VIII (1509-1547) Second Coinage
These were the first gold coins issued of the new standard, consisting of 22 carats fine and 2 carats alloy (Grueber p.79). The crown of the double rose circulated at five shillings. The letters H and K on the obverse refer to Henry and Katherine of Aragon.
A crowned double rose dividing the crowned letters H and K; around, (mm rose) HENRIC VIII RUTILANS ROSA SIE SPIN (translation: Henry VIII a dazzling rose without a thorn).
A crowned shield quartered with the arms of England and France within a line circle; around, (mm rose) DEI G R AGL Z FRANC DNS HIBERNIE
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Purchased, Felton Bequest, 1932
Type of item
25 mm (Outside Diameter), 3.694 g (Weight)
[Book] North, J. J. 1963. English Hammered Coinage., North 1788 Pages