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Henry VIII, Testoon, Southwark Mint

Price £3,500

Henry VIII, Testoon, Southwark Mint

Henry VIII (1509-47), Testoon, third coinage (1544-7), Southwark Mint, debased issue, facing bust of older King within beaded circle, cross on crown breaks circle, initial mark S both sides, 8 type legend, rev crown over Tudor Rose, crowned h to left and crowned R to right, slipped trefoil stops, London legend, 7.67g (N.1842; S.2367).

Well struck for this issue with good detail though the face of the King must have been weakly struck at centre has been subsequently added later by skilful tooling, otherwise very fine.