As the world focuses on England after Queen Elizabeth II, Noonans will present English groats in the upcoming Francis Bartlett Collection Of English Groats auction. This coinage sale starts with a Henry V, class A groat. Henry V, also called Henry of Monmouth, reigned over England and Ireland, eventually winning the Hundred Years’ War against France. He was recognized as the heir and regent of France in 1419. Although his reign was short, Henry’s outstanding military successes made England one of the strongest military powers in Europe. This relic Henry V coin features a cross pattée with a sunken center containing a pellet and emaciated bust. The inscription reads, “henric di gra rex anglie z franc,” meaning “Henry VIII, by the Grace of God King of England and France.” It also features large flowers on the bust and a portrait. Another notable coin in the auction is a posthumous groat of Henry VIII, a descendent of Henry V. It bears a crowned, bearded bust of Henry VIII and the Durham House logo. It features lozenge stops, saltire stops, and crescents in the fork end.
A well-preserved but rare Elizabeth I groat or medalet from 1601 is available in the sale. It is a silver coin with Queen Elizabeth I’s crowned bust wearing a high ruff. On the reverse, it bears a crowned monogram with the divided date. The inscription translates to “a female who conserves or keeps safe.” This auction features the collection of Francis Bartlett, who started collecting coins in his childhood. By the 1990s, he had amassed coins ranging from the Roman Empire to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Find the listed items and more on Noonans and register to place a bid.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (99)
# of Lots:99
Price Range:£80 - £5,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Henry V (1413-1422), Groat, class A, mm|| Estimate: |
|Richard III (1483-1485), Groat, London, type IIIa, mm|| Estimate: |
|Henry VIII (1509-1547), Posthumous coinage, Groat, Durham House, mm|| Estimate: |
|Elizabeth I (1558-1603), Pattern Groat or medalet|| Estimate: |
|Anne (1702-1714), Groat, 1710, large crown (ESC 1487; S 3595B)|| Estimate: |