Edward IV (1471-1483), Second reign, Groat, London mint, XIII/XII, crowned facing bust, within tressure of arches, mintmark large annulet, legend surrounds EDWARD DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC, annulet after DI and REX, trefoils on cusps and breast. Rev, mintmark short cross fitchée, long cross pattee, tri-pellets in each inner angle, twin concentric legends and beaded circles surrounding, outer legend reads POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM, inner legend CIVITAS LONDON, 2.94g (S.2096; N.1631; Stewartby p.433, XIII/XII). A very rare mule struck on a broad flan with subtle even cabinet toning, mintmarks clear both sides, legends legible with a pleasing portrait. Interesting bar linking up the top two sections of the tri-pellets on the reverse, passing through the long cross. About very fine, very rare.
[cf., other examples of this rare mule : Delmé-Radcliffe, Glendining, 17 April 1985, lot 300 : R.C. Lockett, Glendining, 11-17 ocotber 1956, lot 1577/ Spink Auction 11039, 6th October 2011, lot 210/ . Spink Auction 16022, 29th November 2016, lot 1412].