Medieval silver groat of king Henry VI Calais Joan of Arc period

Medieval silver groat of king Henry VI Calais Joan of Arc period

Code: 12541

£175.00 Approx $221.52, €204.2
 

This is a medieval silver groat (four pence) of King Henry VI, minted in Calais between 1422 - 1430 AD. It is from the Annulet issue. This coin would have circulated within France and England around the time of Joan of Arc.

Obverse: facing crowned bust, annulet either side of neck, saltire stops, legend surrounding hEnRIC'xDI'xGRA'xREX AnGL'xZ'xFRAnC "Henry, by the grace of God, King of England and France"

Reverse: long cross fourchee, trefoil of pellets in angles, annulets in two quarters, reads +POSVI DEVM A DIVTOR E MEVM, "I have made God my helper," inner script VIL LA CALI SIE "Town of Calais"  

DENOMINATION: Groat (4 pennies)

CULTURE: Medieval England/France (Hundred Years War)

MONARCH: Henry VI

DATE: 1422 - 1430 AD

MATERIAL: Silver

SIZE: 26.9mm diameter

WEIGHT: 3.54 grams

ATTRIBUTION: Spink 1836, North 1424

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection in Chelmsford.