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№ 220


7 October 2004

Hammer Price:

Edward III (1327-1377), Pre-Treaty period, Groat, series E, London, mm. cross 2, bust and lettering of unusual style, double tressure of equally thick lines with fleurs on all cusps, rev. normal style, ns of london barred, the second reversely, 4.53g/3h (Lawrence p.84 (a); Potter 148; N 1163; S 1567). Legends weak in places, otherwise nearly very fine, toned, extremely rare (£200-250)

L.A. Lawrence Collection, Part II, Glendining Auction, 14 March 1951, lot 530 (part)
W.J.W. Potter Collection
G.V. Doubleday Collection, Glendining Auction, 7-8 June 1972, lot 439.

Potter recorded seven examples of this variety, five of which are in the British Museum. This specimen is believed unique of these dies