Silver coin; Denomination: Groat
Royal Mint, London
Henry VIII (1509-1547) Second Coinage

A groat is a fourpence coin. This is the first issue with a portrait of Henry VIII, his first coinage continued the Henry VII image

Obverse Description

A crowned bust of the King facing right within a circle of beads; around, + (mm lis) HENRIC VIII D G R AGL Z FRANC

Reverse Description

A shield quartered with the arms of England and France below a long cross fourchee; around, (mm. lis) POSVI DEV ADIVTORE MEV (translation: I have made God my helper).

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