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FM20564

Edward IV first reign, Groat, Norwich Mint, mm sun, quatrefoils at neck

Edward IV, first reign (1461-70),silver Groat, light coinage (1464-70), Norwich mint, facing crowned bust with n mint letter at base of breast, quatrefoil each side of neck, within double tressure of nine arcs, fleur on each cusp, beaded circles and legend surrounding, pellet stops, initial mark sun (1465-70), EDWARD DI GRA REX. AnGL Z FRAnC,rev.long cross pattee, tri-pellets in each inner angle, beaded circles and double concentric legends surrounding, CIVI TAS nOR WIC, inner legend with trefoil stops, POSVI DEVm' A DIVTOR E'x mEVm, weight 2.62g (N.1582; S.2011).Toned, struck a little off-centre and not quite fully round, almost very fine.

The Latin abbreviated legend translates as "Edward, by the grace of God, King of England and France, Lord of Ireland" and on the reverse "I have made God my helper," a Psalm from the Bible.

Provenance:

Bought from David Miller, 1999.

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