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.

Obverse Description

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).

Reverse Description

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

Edge Description


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