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Henry VII Groat London
Henry VII (1485-1509), silver Groat, type IIIc, London Mint with error reading "DON LON", facing crowned bust in double tressure of seven arcs, fleurs on cusps, beaded circle and Latin legend surrounding, initial mark inverted anchor (1499-1502), hEnRIC'x DI'x GRA'x REXxx AGL'x Zx F; rev. long cross pattee, tri-pellets in each inner angle, beaded circles and twin concentric legend surrounding, inner legend CIVI TAS DOn LOn, outer legend initial mark crowned upright anchor, POSVI DEV' A DIVTO E' mEV, weight 3.16g (N.1705c; S.2199). Toned, a touch of light ghosting of reverse cross onto obverse, very fine and a 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.
Ex Richard Cyril Lockett, English part V, Glendining, 17th October 1961, lot 4334 part.
Ex Roger Shuttlewood Collection, Spink Coin Auction, 15th April 2001, lot 24.