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FM20568

Henry VII Groat class IIa, London, two arch crown, no initial mark

Henry VII (1485-1509),silver Groat, type IIa, London Mint, facing crowned bust in double tressure of nine arcs, two arched crown, trefoils on cusps, beaded circle and Latin legend surrounding, no initial mark (1488-89), hEnRIC'x DI'x GRA'x REXxx AGL'x Zx FRAnCx,rev.long cross pattee, tri-pellets in each inner angle, beaded circles and twin concentric legend surrounding, inner legend CIVI TAS LOn DOn, outer legend surrounding, POSVIx DEVmx A DIVTOR E' mEVm, weight 2.86g (N.1704; S.2195).Toned, a little short of flan, a bold very fine, rare variety.

The abbreviated Latin legends translate as on the obverse, "Henry, by the grace of God, King of England and France." and on the reverse inner legend "City of London" and the outer as "I have made God my helper" a Psalm from the Bible.

Provenance:

Ex Richard Gladdle, purchased February 1986.

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