Dec 8, 2009
Dec 8, 2009

Sovereign: Mary Enthroned (obverse); Shield of Royal Arms on a Tudor Rose (reverse)

Sovereign: Mary Enthroned (obverse); Shield of Royal Arms on a Tudor Rose (reverse)

1553

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Gold

Diameter: 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.)

Weight: 15.399 g (0.54 oz.)

The Norweb Collection 1969.179

Location

Did you know?

Mary I, Queen of England from 1553–58, was also known as Mary Tudor, and as "Bloody Mary" to her opponents.

Description

On coming to the throne, Mary announced that she would restore the coinage to its full value. This sovereign of thirty shillings is of standard gold, 23 carats, 3 1/2 grains. The fine silver pieces of the reign were in metal, 11 oz. fine. These coins are thus of the same fineness as were those of Edward VI; the silver is, in fact, 1 dwt. poorer. This coin is rare and similar to another in the collection from Edward VI, 1969.177.

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

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