Richard III/ Edward IV coin set
- Time period: Richard III (1483-5)/Edward IV (1461-70)
- Origin: English
- Materials: Pewter
- Product Dimensions: Various diameters.
Containing four coins 2 each from the reign of Richard III and Edward IV. The image shows both sides of each coin. Left to right:Richard Groat, Edward Groat, Edward Halfgroat, Richard Penny.
The latin mottos on the reverse "Posui Deum Adivtum Meum" translates "I have made the Lord my helper", while "Civitas Eboraci" translates "Made in York".
Please note; Although medieval coins were cast in silver, these replicas are cast in lead free pewter.
In addition to coins, the pouch or purse could also contain other items, much as we carry in our handbags and pockets today. Practical items such as tiny mirrors and entertainment paraphernalia such as jettons, deck of cards and dice were not uncommon for both the gentleman and the lady of the day.
1400 - 1500 AD