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EM17619

Henry VIII Groat, second coinage, mint mark lis, Laker type bust D

Henry VIII (1509-47),silver Groat, Tower Mint, second coinage (1526-44), without Irish title, crowned young bust of King right, crown top breaks beaded circles and legend surrounding, saltire stops, initial mark lis, HENRICxx VIII'xx D'xx G'xx R'xx AGL'xx Zx FRAnC'x, rev. long cross fourchée over quartered shield of arms, saltire in each fork, beaded circles with linear inner circle and legend surrounding, initial mark lis, POSVI DEV'xx A DIVTOR E'xx mEV, weight 2.78g (Laker bust D; N.1797; S.2337E).Toned, weak in parts of strike, a few light surface marks, otherwise good very fine with a lovely portrait.

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

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