Silver Halfgroat (2d) of King Edward III (1327-1377), Fourth Coinage (1351-1377), Pre-Treaty period (1351-1361), Series C, Cross 1 initial mark.
Obverse inscription: + EDWARD DEI G REX ANGLI FRANC D HIB (Edward by the Grace of God King of England and France Lord of the Irish)
Obverse description: Facing bust of king Edward in tressure of nine arches.
Reverse inscription: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV / CIVITAS LONDON. ("I have made God myhelper / City of London")
Reverse description: Long cross pattée dividing the legend, with three pellets in each angle.
DENOMINATION: Halfgroat (2d)
CULTURE: Medieval England
MONARCH: Edward III
DATE: 1327 - 1377 AD (this coin minted between 1351 - 1352 AD)
SIZE: 22.61mm diameter
WEIGHT: 2.09 grams
ATTRIBUTION: Spink 1574
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, West Sussex. UK.
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