Half Sovereign: Edward VI (obverse); Crowned Royal Arms

Half Sovereign: Edward VI (obverse); Crowned Royal Arms

1549–50

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Gold

Diameter: 2.9 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Weight: 5.386

The Norweb Collection 1969.176

Location

Did you know?

Edward VI was crowned king of England in 1547 was he was nine years old.

Description

This Half Sovereign was struck at the Tower mint. Here the king is shown crowned, unlike a similar example also in the collection, 1969.175.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Numismatics
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Coins
Medium: 
Gold
Credit line: 
The Norweb Collection

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