Sovereign Rarities Ltd
Auction 5  15 Mar 2022
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Lot 30

Starting price: 480 GBP
Price realized: 550 GBP
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Richard II (1377-99), silver Groat, type II, facing crowned bust within double tressure of nine arcs, fleur on each cusp, beaded circles and legend surrounding, saltire stops, +RICARD'x DIxx GRAxx REXx AnGLxZz FRAnC retrograde Z, rev. long cross pattee, tri-pellets in each inner angle, beaded circles and double concentric legends surrounding, CIVI TAS LON DON, inner legend with reversed Ns, +POSVI DEVmxx A DIVTOR Emxx mEV, contraction mark over last letter, 4.39g (N.1320b; S.1679). A somewhat wavy flan, edge bend at 10 o'clock on obverse and some scratches associated with excavation, otherwise good fine with a pleasing portrait, a very rare type.

The Latin abbreviated legend translates as "Richard, by the grace of God, King of England and France" and on the reverse "I have made God our helper," a Psalm from the Bible.

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