Printed Auction 37 Lot 143

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Unique Pattern Groat - Ex Carlyon-Britton
Printed Auction 37 Lot 143

Henry VIII. 1509-1547. AR groat (Unique pattern; Tournai die). 2.82 gm. 26 mm. First Coinage. 1509-1526. London. Crowned portcullis over T / Crowned portcullis i.m (lis in reverse forks). Profile crowned bust of Henry VII right; pellet in field behind head; HENRIC VIII DI GRA REX AGL Z FR; saltire stops; struck from a die originally prepared for Tournai groat / Long cross over shield, lis in forks; POSVI | DEV' x A | DIVTOR | E MEV; double saltire stop between E & M. S. 2316. N. 1762. Stewartby p. 437 (iii). Whitton, p 207 (iii) var. Good Extremely Fine.

Ex Carlyon-Britton. Tag by C.B. describing issue. He considers this a unique pattern.

Cf. BNJ Vol XXVIII (1955-57), p. 203 for R. Carlyon-Britton on this issue.

This piece illustrated on plate XIII accompanying Whitton's article in The British Numismatic Journal, 1950. Whitton notes "It may justly be called a trial piece."

Ex Motcomb (Morton and Eden, 2016).

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