Silver coin, Denomination, Groat
Royal Mint, London
Edward V (1483)

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). This coin bears the halved sun and rose mark introduced to represent the new mint master Bartholomew Reed on 12 February 1483. It was employed for Edward IV until his death on 9 April 1483 and then for Edward V until he was deposed and sent to the Tower for his own safety by Richard III (Edward V is thought to have been killed on 6 July 1483 along with his young brother Richard - the Princes in the Tower)

Obverse Description

A crowned bust of the King facing within a tressure of nine arches, no pellet below bust; around, (mm halved sun and rose) EDWARD DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC

Reverse Description

A long cross pattee dividing the legend, three pellets in each arm; around in two concentric circles, (mm halved sun and rose) POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM - CIVITAS LONDON (translation: I have made God my helper - City of London)

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