Sovereign of Twenty Shillings: Edward VI (obverse); Crowned Shield of Royal Arms (reverse)

Sovereign of Twenty Shillings: Edward VI (obverse); Crowned Shield of Royal Arms (reverse)


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Diameter: 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Weight: 11.058 g (0.39 oz.)

The Norweb Collection 1969.178


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The young king Edward VI, shown wearing armor, was between 13 and 16 years old when this coin was struck.


The initial mark tun, a small barrel, shows that his piece was struck in the Tower mint and dates it from 1551–53. It was struck in 22 carat gold. The initial mark appears at the top of the reverse of the coin.

See also
MED - Numismatics
Medieval Art
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The Norweb Collection

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