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Henry VIII, unique Tower mint testoon

Henry VIII, testoon, third coinage 1544-47, Tower mint, mm. pellet in annulet:
Obverse: hENRICVS 8 DG AGL FR Z hIB REX - Henry VIII by the grace of God King of England France and Ireland, annulet under RE of REX, crowned bearded bust of Henry VIII facing.
Reverse: POSVI DEVM ADIVITORIVM MEVM - I have made God my helper, annulet under M of MEVM, crowned rose with H and R at sides.
Ex R. Carlyon-Britton, ex H. M. Lingford, ex K. A. Jacob.
Spink Numismatic Circular, July/August 1975; artical by K. A. Jacob, p. 284 fig.9, this coin. "sudden and unexpected return to saltire stops on O.11a and R15a. These classes are represented so far by a single specimen (K.A.J. ex Lingford)." This coin.
Weight: 7.24 grams. Average diameter: 31.5 mm.
North 1841. S 2366.

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