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Edward III Series C Half Groat - N 1148


Edward III 4th Coinage Series C Half Groat. Obv:- Crowned bust facing within tressure of arches. Top arches not fleured Initial Mark = Cross 1. Legend:- +EDWARDVS o REX o ANGLI Z FRAN' Rev:- Long cross pattee dividing legend within two concentric circles quartered with trefoil of pellets. Legend:- +POS / VIDEV/ ADIVT/ OREM-no stops. LON/ DON/ CIVI/ TAS. Closed E & C with M broken. Series C Half Groat variety not listed in L.A. Lawrence's 'The Coinage of Edward III from 1351' (LAL). The unusual features of this coin are as follows:- The Obverse legend is identical to LAL Series B No 5 but with closed E (Series C) and no Annulet (o) stops after REX. LAL Series C (d) No 7 notes 'Annulets missing in places' - so this feature is known to occur. The reverse without stops and with a broken M is similar to LAL Series C(b) No 8 but with unbarred A's. This Series C Variety is not listed by LAL nor does it occur in the Doubleday Sale Catalogue DIG14/4 Weight = 2.24 gms Bought Ebay March 2008

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