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Half-Sovereign coin of Henry VIII

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Coin, gold. Half-sovereign of Henry VIII. Obv. HENRIC 8.D.G.ANGLI' FR . ANCIZ' HIBER 'REX. King with beard, enthroned, holding sceptre and orb; at his feet, rose. Rev. IHS · AVTEM · TRANSIENS · PER · MEDIVM · ILLOR · IBAT. Royal shield with supporters. Wt. 83.6 grains (5.42 grams). Bequeathed by Miss M. E. Waldo-Sibthorp. V&A no. 1592–1902.

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  • Title: Half-Sovereign coin of Henry VIII
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