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« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2008, 11:51:56 AM »
Read my last message again, more carefully :-)

Anyway, in my understanding, the image you posted qualifies ...

OK, since it's you, I've had a quick look at images of some early British coins in the latest Spink, and the picture of S.1952 on p. 187 (2008 ed.) shows an Edward IV ryal (Flemish imitative coinage) with the reverse legend ihs aVtem transiens per mediUm illorVm ibat.  It's all in caps, but I've used lower case to highlight the difference.  The U in MEDIUM is very rounded, unlike the pointed Vs used elsewhere in the legend.

And here's a nice pic of a gigliato of RaimVndUs Berenger which has both forms in a single word:

Case rested - I'm off to bed, since it's now nearly midnight.


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« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2008, 02:33:30 PM »
Show me a coin where both are used as U.
I know you were not referring to modern pieces there, but I just cannot resist. ;D


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« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2008, 07:54:40 PM »
Thanks, Christian, good one :D

May thanks to translateltd. I am going to look this one up. Had never seen one before. I still don't think it's a U, though. After a long stare, I think maybe it's a Gothic L. They like to make them with the lower end right pointing upward. Not that it matters much...

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An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.