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FM20565

Edward IV Groat, light coinage, York Mint, mm sun, quatrefoils at neck

Edward IV, first reign (1461-70),silver Groat, light coinage (1464-70), York mint, facing crowned bust with E 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 pattée, tri-pellets in each inner angle, beaded circles and double concentric legends surrounding, CIVI TAS EBO RACI, inner legend with trefoil stops, POSVI DEVm' A DIVTOR E'x mEVm, weight 3.05g (N.1583; S.2012).Toned, a little weak on legend at right side and corresponding part of reverse, otherwise 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 Peter Alan Rayner, post-Seaby, October 1984.

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