Gold coin; Denomination: Crown of the double-rose
Royal Mint, London
Henry VIII (1509-1547)

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.

Obverse Description

A crowned double rose dividing the crowned letters H and R; around, (mm arrow) HENRIC VIII RUTILANS ROSA SIE SPIN (translation: Henry VIII a dazzling rose without a thorn).

Reverse Description

The reverse has a crowned shield quartered with the arms of England and France dividing the crowned letters H and R all within a line circle; around, (mm arrow) DEI G R AGLIE Z FRANC DNS HIBERI

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