Henry VI Silver Hammered Groat of Fourpence
Leaf – Pellet Issue, (1445-54), London Mint, Class C, mint mark cross Patonce
Obverse: High relief facing crowned bust, pellet either side of crown, leaf on neck, fleur on breast, within double tressure of nine arcs, with beaded circles and legend surrounding: hEnRICx DI, GRAxx REXx AnGLIx Zx FRAnC +
Reverse: Long cross pattee, tri-pellets in each inner angle, extra pellet in two quarters on line under TAS and Don in CIVITAS LOnDOn. With beaded circles and double concentric legends surrounding: POSVIDEVMA DIVTOR EMEVM, inner legend: CIVI TAS LOn DOn.
29 mm in diameter, 3.7 grams.
The obverse portrait has been struck in a higher relief than usual for the issue, good very fine with a most attractive deep cabinet tone, the portrait superb, Scarce.
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