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Henry VIII Gold Crown of the Double Rose 1509-1547AD £3,500.00
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Henry VIII Gold Crown of the Double Rose 1509-1547AD
26mm, 3.69g

The obverse portrays a double-rose crowned with a crowned 'h' and 'K' in the field for Henry and Katherine of Aragon. The reverse shows a shield crowned.
The mintmark is a rose.

In 1526 the crown of the double-rose, valued at 5 shillings and of 22 carat fineness, replaced the crown of the rose, introduced earlier that year at 4 shillings and sixpence to compete with the French ecu au soleil. The value of the gold at this time was increased by 10% with the purpose of preventing the loss of gold to continental Europe.

Attractive full flan example with clear legends.

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