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Henry VI, first reign Groat, Calais, rosette mascle issue

Henry VI, first reign (1422-61), silver Groat of Fourpence, rosette mascle issue (1427-30), Calais Mint, facing crowned bust, within double tressure of nine arcs, fleur on each cusp, beaded circles and legend surrounding, rosette and mascle stops, initial mark cross patonce (1427-34), +hEnRIC'* DI'* GRA'* REX<> AnGL'* Z* FRAnC', rev. long cross pattee, tri-pellets in each inner angle, beaded circles and double concentric legends surrounding, rosette and saltire stops, VIL <>LAxx CALI SIE*, outer legend initial mark plain cross, +POSVI* DEVmxx A DIVTOR E'x mEVm, weight 3.60g (N.1446; S.1859). Dark tone, well struck on a broad flan, a couple of hairline scratches at centre each side, otherwise very fine.

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

Provenance:

Purchased from A H Baldwin and Sons Ltd, Spring 2007.

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