Silver coin; Denomination: Groat
Royal Mint, London
Henry VIII (1509-1547) Second Coinage
A groat is a fourpence coin. This is the first issue with a portrait of Henry VIII, his first coinage continued the Henry VII image
A crowned bust of the King facing right within a circle of beads; around, + (mm arrow) HEN[RIC VIII D G R] AGLIE [Z FRANC]
A shield quartered with the arms of England and France below a long cross fourchee; around, (mm. arrow) POSVI DEV ADIVTORE MEV (translation: I have made God my helper).
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
24 mm (Outside Diameter), 2.063 g (Weight)
The edge of the coin is damaged with pieces missing.
[Book] North, J. J. 1963. English Hammered Coinage., North 1797 Pages