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Emaciated Bust Groat

CNG 111, Lot: 1100. Estimate $4000.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LANCASTER. Henry V. 1413-1422. AR Groat (27.5mm, 3.71 g, 2h). Class A. Tower (London) mint; im: pierced cross/cross pattée. + hЄnRIC’ (quatrefoil) D’I : GRΛ · RЄX · ΛnGLIЄ · Z · FRΛnC’, crowned ‘emaciated’ facing bust within double polylobe with fleurs at cusps; double and single saltire stops / + POSVI (quatrefoil) DЄVm · ΛDIVTORЄ m : mЄVm/ CIVI TΛS : LOn Don :, long cross pattée, with trefoil in each angle; double and single saltire stope. Harris, Transitional, dies A-2/R.A-4; Potter Type VIb; North 1385; SCBC 1759. Near EF, toned, small edge split and some light marks. An unusually high grade example of this distinctive rarity.