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Edward I, Silver Groat

Item Reference: MM65493

Edward I, Silver Groat

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Edward I (1272-1307), Silver Groat, London, variety a (Fox 5), small crowned bust facing, flower at each side by hair within quatrefoil of three lines, flat crown with pellet ornaments, drapery of two wedges with rosette below, flowers in spandrels. Rev, long cross, three pellets in each angle, 5.51g (S.1379A; N.1007).

A metal detector find, some minor weakness in legend but portrait. Good Very Fine and bold, very rare in this condition.

The first groat of Edward I, this is a full, round coin, free from the traces of mounting or gilding that is the norm for most examples usually available. A most attractive example, and in a much better grade than those offered in recent auctions or currently for sale.