Coin - Half-Groat, Henry VI, England, 1430-1434 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 239

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

A half-groat is a twopence coin
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.809 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: 1430-1434 AD
Denomination: 1/2 Groat
Obverse Description: A crowned bust of the King facing within a tressure of nine arches; around, (mm cross III) HENRIC DI GRA REX ANGL Z FR
Reverse Description: A long cross pattee dividing the legend, three pellets in each arm; around in two concentric circles, (mm V) POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM - VILLA CALISIE (pinecone after CALISIE) (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, 1430-1434
Mint: Calais (Mint), Calais, England, Great Britain, 1430-1434
  1. [Book], J. North, English Hammered Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1963, p.62, no.1463 Pages
  2. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, p.193, no.1877 Pages
  3. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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