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CG04718

Edward VI Groat, Posthumous issue in name of Henry VIII

Edward VI (1547-53), Posthumous Issue (1547-50) in the name and portrait of Henry VIII, base silver Groat, Tower Mint, bust 5, right ¾ facing crowned bust in ruff, beaded circle and Latin legend surrounding, initial mark arrow (1547-50) both sides, Roman lettering both sides with lozenge stops, HENRIC' 8. D' G'. AGL'. FRA'. Z. HIB' REX., rev. long cross fourchee over quartered shield of arms, annulet in each fork, beaded circles and legend surrounding, POSVI DEV'. A DIVTOR E'x' MEV., weight 2.37g (N.1871; S.2369). Toned, weak in parts as typical with the base issues, small edge split, otherwise good fine and scarce.

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

Provenance:

Ex Coincraft, April 2001.

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