Reproduction Henry VII Halfgroat
Obverse: Crowned profile bust of Henry VII right. Text around HENRIC VII DI GRA REX AGL Z.
Reverse: Long cross fourchee over squared royal shield. Lis in first and fourth quarter, lions in second and third quarter, keys below shield to the left and right. Text around POSVI DEV ADIVTOE MEV.
History: In the opening years of the 16th century a remarkable fine profile of Henry VII replaced the representational image of a monarch that had served on the coinage for the past couple of centuries. This new portrait was used on a new testoon (shilling), groats and halfgroats.
Date: Profile issue, mintmark Marlet, York mint, 1504-9