Irish Coin Daily: Silver Groat of Henry VII, Late Portrait Issue, Type IIc (Dublin Mint)


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

Date: c. 1485-1509

Henry VII, Late Portrait issue Groat, (1485-1509) Dublin, type IIc, open crown, saltires on tressure, SIVI TAS DBV LNE, 1.72g (S 6460, DF 198) aVF

Henry VII, Late Portrait issue Groat, (1485-1509) Dublin, type IIc, open crown, saltires on tressure, SIVI TAS DBV LNE

Description:

Henry VII Late Portrait issue Groat, (1485-1509) Dublin, type IIc, open crown, saltires on tressure, SIVI TAS DBV LNE

  • Weight: 1.72g
  • Struck off-centre on a poorly shaped flan
  • Otherwise almost Very Fine (aVF)
  • A rare variety

References:

  • S 6460; DF 198

Obverse:

  • Facing bust, open crown, saltires on tressure
  • Legend: mostly missing due to oddly shaped flan
    • Should read: hENRIC + DEI GRA REX ANGL
      • Translation: Henry, by the Grace of God, King of England

Reverse:

  • Long cross with flared ends and 3 pellets in each quadrant
  • Legends:
    • Outer: POSVI DEVMA DIVTOR EMEVM
      • Translation: “I have made God my helper”
    • Inner: SIVI TAS DBV LNE

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Anglo-Norman
    • House of Tudor
  • Henry VII (1485-1509)
    • Portrait Type
  • Hammered

Further Reading:

 

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