Edward VI, 1547-1553, Gold Half Sovereign, (1550-53)
S-2451, 5.61 grams, 32mm. Third period (1550-53). Mintmark tun, half-length figure of king in armor right, crowned and cuirassed, holding sword and globus cruciger, EDWARD VII D G AGL FRA Z HIBER REX, reverse: crowned shield supported by ithyphallic lion and dragon standing on scrollwork, ER at the sides, IHS AVTEM TRANSIE PER MEDI ILLO IBAT. A generally good striking with minor weakness at the lower portion of the obverse, on a full flan, some small marks are seen under magnification. Pleasing old-gold color and a fully original appearance.
Spink, June 1942
Marshall Sale, Spink, March 31, 2004, lot 13 Good Very Fine
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