Edward III Series B/C Half Groat
Edward III B/C Mule Half Groat - Mint London. (Very Rare Coin)
Obv: Crowned bust facing - Top arches 'Fleured'
Legend: +EDWARDVS o REX o ANGL o Z o(FRA)NCI
(Open E in EDWARDVS & REX plus composite S - typical of Series B)
LAL Series B 8 - 10 (DIG 5)
Rev: Long Cross bisected by two concentric circles; trefoil of pellets in quarters.
Legend: +POS / VI DEV / ADIVT / OREM
LON / DON / CIVI / TAS
(Lombardic M, reversely barred N's and no stops)
LAL Series C (b) 6 (DIG 4)
Weight = 2.08 gms. Flan split runs from 6 to 10 O'Clock - unsightly but coin stable and in one piece.
Detail very sharp and clear. Bought Ebay July 2016.
LAL = The Coinage of Edward III from 1351 by L.A. Lawrence.
DIG = The Galata Guide to Medieval Half Groats Edward III - Richard III by D.I. Greenhalgh
SCBC 1573 / 1574. North 1143 / 1148