Henry VII Silver Groat, Tentative Issue (1485-1509)
Tower mint, mint mark Cross-crosslet
Obverse: Crowned bust in profile facing right, double band to crown, with Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding: hEnRIC. V.I.I. DI. GRA. REX. AGL. Z. F'
Reverse: Long cross fourchee over quartered shield of arms, with Latin legend and beaded borders surrounding: POSVI DEV. A DIVTOR E'. MEV'
S.2254; N.1743; RCB plate 53.
2.9 grams,27 mm in diameter.
Practically extremely fine, with a superb portrait and pleasing old cabinet tone, extremely rare in this state of preservation.
Ex. R. C. Lockett Collection, sold via Glendining & Co London, 11th October 1956 (Lot 1729), sold for £12/10s.
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