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


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

Date: c. 1485-1509

Henry VII, Late Portrait issue Groat, Dublin, type III, open flat crown, no tressure, rev. indented cross-ends, reads CIVITS, 1.66g (S 6464, DF 200). Good fine

Henry VII, Late Portrait issue Groat, Dublin, type III, open flat crown, no tressure

Description:

Henry VII Late Portrait issue Groat, Dublin, type III, open ‘flat’ crown, no tressure

  • Weight: 1.66g
  • Well-centred strike on a good flan
  • Worn and flattened in places, but overall Good Fine (gF)

References:

  • S 6464; DF 200

Obverse:

  • Facing bust, open ‘flat’ crown, no tressure
  • Legend:
    • hENRIC + DEI GRA REX ANGL
      • Translation: Henry, by the Grace of God, King of England

Reverse:

  • Long cross with indented cross-ends and 3 pellets in each quadrant
  •  Legends:
    • Outer: POSVI DEVMA DIVTOR EMEVM
      • Translation: “I have made God my helper”
    • Inner: CIV ITS DVB LIN

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

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

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