Edward IV (1461-70), First reign, Groat, light coinage. London. Mule class VII/VIII. Initial mark, crown on obverse, facing bust within double tressure of eight arcs quatrefoils by neck, all within beaded linear circle, trefoils on cusps except above crown, legend reads EDWARD DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC. Rev, initial mark Sun, long cross pattee, tri pellets in each quarter, double concentric legends, saltire stops. Outer legend reads POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM, inner legend CIVITAS LONDON, 3.05g (N.1570/71; S 2000).
Almost very fine, an interesting mule, recorded by Ivan Buck in his book ‘Medieval English Groats’ pp31, type VII/VIII, with no quatrefoil on breast.