SILVER HALF GROAT OF EDWARD III TREATY PERIOD, 1363-69.

SILVER HALF GROAT OF EDWARD III TREATY PERIOD, 1363-69.

250.00

Obverse: + EDWARDVS REX ANGL DNS HYB, Double annulet stops, crowned bust facing, within tressure.

Reverse: + POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEV CIVITAS LONDON, Double saltire stops, with English M, in two circles around long cross, three pellets in each inner quarter.

Spink: 1620. North: 1259. [London, 1363-69].

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 2.0 g.

An attractive half groat of Edward III struck during a temporary truce during the Hundred Years’ War, following the Treaty of Brétigny of 1360. Under the terms of the treaty, Edward III renounced his claim to the French throne, in exchange for dominion over Calais and Aquitaine. This is evidenced by the omission of his usual French title on the obverse - a title he would reclaim when hostilities resumed in 1369.

 

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