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


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

Date: c. 1485-1509

Henry VII, Late portrait Halfgroat, type II, Dublin, facing bust with arched crown within fleured tressure, 0.86g (S 6466 cf DF 196). Nearly fine, extremely rare

Henry VII, Late portrait Half-Groat, type II, Dublin Mint signature, facing bust, with arched crown within fleured tressure

Description:

Henry VII Late Portrait issue Half-Groat, (1485-1509) Dublin, type II, facing bust with arched crown within fleured tressure

  • Weight: 0.86g
  • Struck off-centre on a poorly shaped flan
  • Otherwise almost Fine (aF)
  • An extremely rare Irish coin of Henry VII

References:

  • S 6466; cf DF 196

Obverse:

  • Facing bust, with arched crown within fleured tressure
  • Legend: mostly missing due to oddly shaped flan / clipping?
    • Should read: hENRIC + DEI GRA REX ANGL
      • Translation: Henry, by the Grace of God, King of England

Reverse:

  • Long cross and 3 pellets in each quadrant
  • Legends:
    • Outer: mostly missing due to oddly shaped flan / clipping?
    • Should read: POSVI DEVMA DIVTOR EMEVM
      • Translation: “I have made God my helper”
    • Inner: CIVI TAS DVB LINE

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

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

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