Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV, Light Cross & Pellets coinage, Groat, Limerick, mm. cross on obverse / rose on reverse


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

Date: 1472-78 ?

Edward IV Light Cross and Pellets coinage, Groat, Limerick, 1.97g (S 6343 DF 134)

Edward IV Light Cross and Pellets coinage, Groat, Limerick

Description:

Edward IV, Light Cross and Pellets coinage, Groat, Limerick mint, mm. cross on obverse + rose on reverse, l below bust, cinquefoils by neck and after TAS. A little clipped, otherwise very fine, dark-toned, rare.

  • Weight: 1.97 g
  • References: S 6343; DF 134

Obverse:

  • Facing bust, “L” below bust, cinquefoils by neck, annulet to left and right; all within tressure of arches
  • mm. cross
  • Legend:
    • “EDWARDVS DEI GRA DNS HYBER”
      • Translates as: “Edward, King by the Grace of God, Lord of Ireland”

Reverse:

  • Long cross pattée, with two pellets and rosette in first and third angles and three pellets in second and fourth angles
  • mm. rose
  • cinquefoil after “TAS”
    • Inner Legend: “CIVI  TAS  LIMI  RICI”
      • Translates as: “City of Limerick”
    • Outer Legend: “POSVI DEUM ADIVTOREM MEUM”
      • Translates as: “I have made God my helper”

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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