Henry VIII Tudor Halfcrown of the Double-Rose Coin (1526 - 1533)
This coin is a reproduction of a Tudor gold angel minted by the Tudor King Henry VIII in the 16th century.
Minted during the second ‘Wolsey’ age of Henry’s coinage. This style of coin was minted between 1526 and 1533 during the King's "great matter" and the marriage of Henry and his first wife Catherine of Aragon.
The face of the coin features a crowned double rose dividing the crowned letters H and K. The crowned initials representing Henry and Catherine. After Henry’s marriage annulment to Catherine and official marriage to Anne Boleyn in 1533 this style of coin was discontinued. The reverse of the coin features a crowned shield quartered with the arms of England and France within a line circle
Each coin measures 2.3 cm in diameter.
An original coin of this type is currently on display in the Victoria museum Melbourne Australia collection and can be viewed on the following link. https://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/items/54162
These coins are hand stamped by a passionate reenactor who performs historical coin minting demonstrations. As each coin is hand stamped small variations may exist adding to the handmade character of the coins.
Made from high-quality nugold jewellers brass sheet. Nugold has a higher copper content that standard brass giving it its rich yellow gold colour.
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