Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV, Silver Groat – Light Cross & Pellets (annulets) Coinage


The Irish Coin Cabinet, Irish Coin Ddatabase, Old Currency Exchange, Dublin, Ireland

Date: c. 1475-78

Edward IV (Second reign), Silver Groat, Light Cross & Pellets (annulets) coinage, Limerick Mint

Description:

Edward IV (Second reign), Silver Groat, Light Cross & Pellets (annulets) coinage. (24.5mm, 1.93 g, 10h). Limerick mint. Struck 1475-1478.

SCBI 22 (Copenhagen), 400; D&F 133; SCBC 6342.

  • Toned, minor edge chip and flan crack
  • Near VF (aVF)
  • Rare

Obverse:

  • Crowned facing bust, L on breast; quatrefoils flanking neck; all within tressure of nine arches with trefoils on cusps

Reverse:

  • Long cross pattée; triple pellets in opposite quarters, cinquefoil and two pellets in others.

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Anglo-Norman
    • House of York
  • Edward IV (1471-1483)
    • Second period of rule (11th April 1471 – 9th April 1483)
      • War of the Roses
  • Hammered
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