Silver coin; Denomination: Halfgroat
Episcopal Mint, Archbishop Morton, in the name of Henry VII (1485 - 1509)
Facing bust issue (Skingley, p.212) gives the narrower date range 1495-1499. A halfgroat is a twopence coin.
A crowned bust of the King facing; around (mm tun) HENRIC DI GRA REX AGLI Z FR
A long cross pattee which divides the legend, three pellets in each angle; around, (mm tun) POSVI DEV ADIVTORE MEV CIVITAS CANTOR (Translation: I have made God my helper).
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Joint issue of the king and Archbishop Morton?
Type of item
19 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.276 g (Weight)
[Book] North, J. J. 1963. English Hammered Coinage., p.84, no.1712 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.