Silver coin; Denomination: Halfgroat
Episcopal Mint, Archbishop Morton, in the name of Henry VII (1485 - 1509)
Facing bust issue (Skingley, p.212) gives the narrower date range 1495-1499. A halfgroat is a twopence coin.
A crowned bust of the King facing; around (mm tun) HENRIC DI GRA REX AGLI Z FR
A long cross pattee which divides the legend, three pellets in each angle; around, (mm tun) POSVI DEV ADIVTORE MEV CIVITAS CANTOR (Translation: I have made God my helper).
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Joint issue of the king and Archbishop Morton?
Type of item
19 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.276 g (Weight)
[Book] North, J. J. 1963. English Hammered Coinage., p.84, no.1712 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.