Silver coin, Denomination, Groat
Royal Mint, London
Edward IV, First Reign, (1461-1470)
Light Coinage. The groat was a fourpence coin. The date of coin production can be ascertained by the use of initial marks (also called mint marks abbreviated as mm).
A crowned bust of the King facing within a tressure of nine arches, trefoils on cusps, quatrefoils on each side of neck, quatrefoil on breast; around, (mm crown) EDWARD DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC
A long cross pattee dividing the legend, three pellets in each arm; around in two concentric circles, (mm sun) POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM - CIVITAS LONDON (translation: I have made God my helper - City of London).
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Type of item
26 mm (Outside Diameter), 2.761 g (Weight)
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