Edward II Penny Canterbury

Edward II Penny Canterbury

Edward II (1307-27), silver long cross Penny, Canterbury Mint, class 13/11 mule, facing crowned bust in beaded circle, pellet eyes, axe shaped central fleur to crown, initial mark cross pattee and legend surrounding, beaded outer border, +EDWAR R ANGL DNS hB, rev. long cross pattee, tri-pellets in each inner angle, beaded circles and legend around, CIVI TAS CAN TOR, different lettering style each side, weight 1.33g (N.1064/1062/1; S.1466). Toned, with one slight rim split, weakly struck in one part both sides, otherwise a bold very fine and a rare mule.

The Latin abbreviated legend translates as "Edward, King of the England, Lord of Ireland" and on the reverse "City of Canterbury."



Purchased from A H Baldwin and Sons Ltd, Spring 2007, with identification ticket in the hand of Michael Sharp.