Henry VIII Head of the Church 1545 41mm diameter cast in silver by Stuart (18th Century) Obverse: Half Length Bust of the King holding sword and sceptre, Reverse coat of arms with supporters NEF with some scratches on either side
Henry VIII (1509-1547), Head of the Church, restitutional silver medal or `so-called` pattern crown, c. 1545, Obverse: crowned bust virtually full-face, holding sword and orb, Reverse: crowned arms with lion and dragon supporters, HR monogram below, ANGLICE.Z HIBENICE:ECCLESIE: SVPREMVM: CAPVT, 43mm (cf MI 47/43). VF and rare. Medallic Illustrations states `…the unsatisfactory nature of the workmanship renders it probable that it is a copy, made in the present (ie 19th) century on the Continent…`, however H. E. Pagan (BNJ 40, 1971, "Mr. Emery`s Mint"), writing of these pieces states they "could very well be products of the Emery mint"
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