Irish Coin Daily: Silver Groat of Edward IV, Heavy Portrait ‘Cross & Pellets’ coinage (Dublin mint) 1465-66


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Date: c. 1465-66

IRELAND. Edward IV. First reign, 1461-1470. AR Groat (26mm, 2.40 g, 1h). Heavy ‘Cross and Pellets’ coinage. Dublin mint; im: pierced cross fitchy. Struck 1465. + ЄDWΛRDVS : DЄI : GRΛ : DnS : ҺУBЄRnIЄ (double saltire stops), crowned facing bust within tressure of arches, with inward facing lis on cusps, pellets in three lower spandrels / + POSVI [DЄV]m : Λ DIVTOR • Є mЄVm/ CIVI TΛS DVBL InIЄ (pellet and double saltire stops), long cross pattée with trefoils in angles, additional pellets in second and third angles. SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), –; D&F 133; SCBC 6291. VF, toned, edge splits.

Description:

Edward IV. First reign, 1461-1470. Silver Groat (26mm, 2.40 g, 1h). Heavy Portrait ‘Cross and Pellets’ coinage. Dublin mint; im: pierced cross fitchy. SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), –; D&F 133; SCBC 6291.

  • Very Fine (VF)
  • Toned, edge splits

Obverse:

  • Crowned facing bust within tressure of arches, with inward facing lis on cusps, pellets in three lower spandrels
  • + ЄDWΛRDVS : DЄI : GRΛ : DnS : ҺУBЄRnIЄ (double saltire stops)

Reverse:

  • Long cross pattée with trefoils in angles, additional pellets in second and third angles
  • + POSVI [DЄV]m : Λ DIVTOR • Є mЄVm/ CIVI TΛS DVBL InIЄ (pellet and double saltire stops)

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Anglo-Norman
    • House of York
  • Edward IV
    • First reign: 4 March 1461-3 October 1470
    • Second Reign: 11 April 1471 until his death in 1483
  • Hammered
    • Dublin Mint

 


 

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