14 mm, mintmark Crescent on obvs only, struck 1529, two pillars to thrown. From the time of Domesday to the dissolution of the monasteries, the city of Durham played a part in the production of coinage for the realm. Minting their own coinage was one of the privileges of the Durham Prince-Bishops and a significant one, as it symbolised political autonomy and brought in significant revenue. The Prince Bishops of Durham had the right to mint silver pennies, and smaller denominations a privilege from the late eleventh century that remained until 1536, when Henry VIII had the mint closed.
The item "Hammered Tudor Period Henry VIII Sovereign Silver Penny, Thomas Wolsey" is in sale since Friday, August 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\British\Hammered (Pre-c. The seller is "david_turner" and is located in Wirral. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Ireland, France.