Coin - Groat, Henry VI, England, 1427-1430 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 230

Silver coin; Denomination: Groat
Calais Mint
Henry VI, First Reign (1422-1461)
Rosette-mascle issue

A groat is a fourpence coin
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 27 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.640 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: English
DateEra: 1427 - 1430 AD
Denomination: Groat
Obverse Description: A crowned bust of the King facing within a tressure of nine arches; around, (mm cross I) HENRIC 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 cross I) POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM - VILLA CALISIE (stops: rosette and mascle) ) (translation: I have made God my helper - town of Calais)
Edge Description: plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King Henry VI, England, Great Britain, 1427-1430
Mint: Calais (Mint), Calais, England, Great Britain, 1427-1430
  1. [Book], J. North, English Hammered Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1963, p.61, no.1446 Pages
  2. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, p.192, no.1859 Pages
  3. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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