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Coin - Halfgroat, Edward IV, England, 1477-1480 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 264

Summary:
Silver coin, Denomination, Halfgroat
Canterbury Mint
Edward IV, Second Reign (1471-1483)

Clipped coin, A halfgroat is a twopence coin
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 18 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.189 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: clipped

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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: 1477-1480 AD
Denomination: Halfgroat
Obverse Description: A crowned bust of the King facing within a tressure of nine arches, C on breast; legend largely removed by clipping.
Reverse Description: A long cross pattee dividing the legend, three pellets in each arm; around in two concentric circles, (mm clipped off flan) [POSVI DEVM] ADIVTOREM - CIVITAS CANTOR (translation: I have made God my helper - City of Canterbury)
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: King Edward IV, England
Mint: Canterbury (Mint)
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], J. North, English Hammered Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1963, p.75, no.1637-1638 Pages
  2. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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