A lovely Henry VIII sovereign penny from the Durham Mint.
Crowned portrait of King Henry VIII enthroned, holding lis-tipped sceptre and globus cruciger, thone pillar on either side surmounted by lis
Lettering: h’ D’ G’ RЄX A SIЄ PIA’
Translation: Henry by the Grace of God a rose without a thorn
Quartered shield of arms over cross fourchée, C D flanking shield, mitre above
Lettering: CIVI TΛS DVR RΛM
Translation: City of Durham
House of Tudor (1485-1603), Henry VIII (1509-47)