Henry VII (1485-1509), Groat, London mint, class IVa, mintmark cross crosslet (1504-05), facing crowned bust, crowned single arch with four crockets, fleured cusps, saltire stops, legend surrounds HENRIC DI GRA REX ANGL Z FR. Rev, long cross fourchee, trefoil of pellets in angles, outer legends, reads POSVI DEV A DIVTOR E MEVM, inner script CIVITAS LONDON, 2.80g (S.2200; N.1706a).
Slightly porous, mottled in tone, pleasing portrait with legible legends both sides. Reverse well struck, some scratching in the pellet angles. Very fine.
Ex C. J. Martin, bought 1985