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Auction: 23006 - The Official COINEX Auction at Spink
Lot: 105

Medieval Groats (3), Edward III (1327-1377), Fourth Coinage, Pre-Treaty Period, Series Gc/Ge Mule, Groat, 1356-1361, Tower, EDWARD’ D’ G’ REX AIIGL Z FRAIIC D hYB, crowned facing bust, fleurs on cusps, rev. CIVIT•A•S LONDON, longcross and trio of pellets in angles, annulet in second quarter, 4.40g [67.90grns], 10h (LAL Gcii/Ge6; W J W Potter 137 this coin; North 1197; Spink 1570), some wear to the higher points, otherwise with uniform tone, a really good fine; additionally, Henry VI (1422-1461), Rosette-Mascle Issue, Groat, 1430-1431, Calais, crowned bust facing, rev. VILLA CALISIE, long cross and trio of pellets, 3.81g, 12h (North 1446; Spink 1859), lightly clipped, otherwise with a rich cabinet tone, good very fine; lastly, Edward IV, First Reign (1461-1470), Light Coinage, Type VI, Groat, 1466-1469, London, crowned facing bust, quatrefoils at neck, rev. CIVITAS LONDON, long cross and trio of pellets, lis after TAS, 3.06g, 4h, m.m. sun (Blunt & Whitton VI; North 1569; Spink 2000), lightly clashed dies, otherwise with a dark grey tone, the lis boldly struck, very fine, and very rare (3)


i) The Clarendon Collection [Bohr], Bonhams, 28 March 2006, lot 388;
G V Doubleday, Glendining, 7 June 1972, lot 501 [part] [with his cabinet ticket: 19.1313]; then reputedly: W J W Potter collection, no. 137; Raymond Carlyon-Britton, second collection dispersed by Seaby, 1959; F A Walters, Sotheby's, 24-27 October 1932, lot 179a [part]; Sir John Evans collection, purchased en bloc by Spink, 1909

ii) Bonhams (Auction 15852), 18 December 2008, lot 227

iii) The Clarendon Collection [Bohr], Bonhams, 28 March 2006, lot 613; with collector's ticket, priced at £110

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