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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. North 1202/1203 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

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