English, Edward III, AD 1327 to 1377. Silver groat. Revere die error re-cut.

Ancient Coins - English, Edward III, AD 1327 to 1377. Silver groat. Revere die error re-cut.
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Denomination : Silver Groat.  Mint : London.

Date : 4th coinage, pre-treaty issue (1351 to 1361) with initial mark type 3 used from AD 1356 to 1361.

Reference : Spink-1567 (series E).  North-1163.

Size : 26.4 x 26.7 mm.  Weight : 4.41 grams.

Grade : Good Fine.

Obverse : Head of Edward III forward, with EDWAR D G REX ANGL Z FRANC D HYB around.

Reverse : Long cross with two circles of inscriptions.  The inner circle reads LONDON CIVITAS.  The outer circle reads POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEV (meaning I HAVE MADE GOD MY HELPER).  The N's are unbarred making them look like an II.

The reverse die appears to have been cut with an error in the mint inscription.  After engraving the initial LONDON the celator should have followed it with CIV but in error cut another LON.  He corrected his mistake by cutting CIV over LON but made no attempt to erase the LON which can still be seen fairly clearly.  


Ancient Coins - English, Edward III, AD 1327 to 1377. Silver groat. Revere die error re-cut.
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