Edward III Pre-Treaty Series Gb-Gf Half Groat (Variety)
Obv: Crowned bust within tressure of 9 Arches.
+EDVARDVS.REX.AIIGL.7.FRAIICI. (Pellet stops) - unbarred N's & V for W.
Rev: Long cross with double concentric circles with centre quartered by trefoils of pellets.
Outer legend reads: +POS/VIoDEV/oADIVT/OREM
Inner reads CIVI/T.A.S/LOII/DOII - Pellets between TAS. Unbarred N's in London.
LAL Gb(?) / Gf 8 (?)
DIG Gb 1 / Gf 2 See The Galata Guide
to Medieval Half Groats Edward III to Richard III by D.I. Greenhalgh
Metal Detector Find from Norfolk - Bought Ebay Feb 2013.
Distinguishing features:- EDVARD for EDWARD (Not recorded by LAL)
No fleurs over Crown.
Right side fleur by hair & left side by crown - omitted.
Letters C & E 'sliced'; no quartermark & pellets(?) in TAS.
In email discussion on this coin DIG wrote "Yes Gb1/GF2 it is listed in this combination in the halfgroat work there were 3 recorded this one makes 4 Gb/Gf mules are scarce but ER in this combination".
Gb/Gf Half Groats rated as Rare in Stewartby's 'English Coins 1180 to 1551'. This variety rarer still. Wt 2.33 gms