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Silver Groat (4d) of King Edward III (1327-1377), Fourth Coinage, Pre-Treaty period (1354-1355), Series E, lis on breast.
Obverse inscription: + EDWΛRD ° D ° G ° RЄX ° ΛIIGL’ ° Z ° FRΛИC ° D ҺУB "Edward By The Grace of God King of England and France and Lord of the Irish"
Obverse description: Facing bust of king Edward in tressure of nine arches.
Reverse inscription: + POSVI ° DЄVm ° Λ DIVTOR Єm ° mЄV / CIVI TΛS LOII DOII. "I have made God my helper / City of London"
Reverse description: Long cross pattée dividing the legend, with three pellets in each angle.
DENOMINATION: Groat (4d)
CULTURE: Medieval England
MONARCH: Edward III
DATE: 1327 - 1377 AD (this coin was minted in 1354-1355 AD)
SIZE: 27.25mm diameter
WEIGHT: 4.18 grams
ATTRIBUTION: Spink 1568
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection. Oslo, Norway.