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Coin Type: Silver long cross penny of Henry VII of England, 1485-1509 CE.
Mint and Date: York, ?
Size and Weight: 15mm, 0.64g
Obverse: HENRIC DI GRA REX ANG (? See note below)
Draped crowned bust facing, with long flowing hair. T in lower left field.
Reverse: CIVITAS EBORACI
Long cross, with three pellets in each quarter and a quatrefoil in the centre.
BW Ref: 001 039 132
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Note 1: Although the legends on this coin are almost indistinguishable, the T on the obverse and the quatrefoil in the centre of the reverse mean that this must be a Henry VII penny from the York mint. As such, there is only one possible reverse legend, as shown. The obverse might possibly be HENRICUS DI GRA REX ANG.
Note 2: August 2009: I am told that this might be "an Edward IV Penny of York, Archbishop Rotheram. Dated 1480 to 1483. Looks to have a star on the breast too." I am looking onto it!
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