1) A silver coin worth four pence, introduced in 1279, and in general circulation intermittently until 1855.
1504 all grotts ... not clipped nor ronnged shalbe curaunt, York
1529 the daye of my sepulture ... preistes haue grottes, clerkes pens, Spofforth
1544 xxti of hold groyts cawlyd chekasydes, Staveley
1561 Inprimis in golde Ł48 15 10. Item in Mary grotes, Ł4 0 0, Spaldington
1591 a byll of five markes ten grotes oweth 6s 8d, South Cave
1642 I have knowne such sheepe deare of xijd the quarter when theire fellowes have been sold for 3s and 10 groates, Elmswell
1725 paid five grotes for it, Ilkley.