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Henry V Silver Groat, Frowning Bust with Mullet on Shoulder 1413-22

Denomination: Silver groat

Period: Lancaster

Date: 1413-22

Origin: London mint

Condition: Very fine with slight loss to edge, slight double-strike

Obverse: Crowned facing bust, mullet on right shoulder, HENRIC D[I GR]A REX ANGLI Z FRANC

Reverse: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter, POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM and CIVITAS LONDON in two circles 

Size and Weight: 3.81g, 26mm

References: Sear 1765, North 1387a

Features and Provenance: Henry V was one of the greatest of kings. His victory at the battle of Agincourt is well known, but although he was considered charming a gracious, he was also ruthless - in battle he ordered every man captured, over the age of 12, to be killed - and much worse. His nefarious deeds have been glossed over when needed, to use him as a propaganda tool, even as late as World War II.

For our American cousins, this is the man whose archers probably came up with the "reverse" victory salute. 

  

Condition Summary. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades in between

Uncirculated (U). As struck with no traces of wear

Extremely Fine (EF). Very slight traces of wear, all parts of legend etc present, visible and clear

Very Fine (VF). Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief, all parts of legend etc present, but maybe worn

Fine (F). Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible

 

 

 

 

 

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