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Quote from: coffeetime on November 25, 2011, 09:02:42 PMVarious Indian states also issued coins in Edward's name, in the local script.
Quote from: coffeetime on November 25, 2011, 08:22:11 PMI used to think that Edward VIII was a numismatic non-entity,
Quote from: aan09 on November 26, 2011, 11:37:34 AM...and uncrowned status If I'm not wrong.
Quote from: Overlord on November 27, 2011, 01:48:15 PMIn Australia, a £1 note showing the portrait of Edward VIII was designed but never issued.
QuoteEdmund was a king of East Anglia, of whom almost nothing is known. The earliest authority for him is Abbo of Fleury, who wrote Passio Santi Eadmundi for the monks of Ramsay in the 980s. Abbo stated that Edmund came "ex antiquorum Saxonum nobili prosapia oriundus". This has confused later translators into thinking that he was of continental Old Saxon origin, but according to the historian Steven Plunkett, Edmund was East Anglian, a country settled by Saxons.Edmund's fictitious continental origins were later expanded into legends which spoke of his parentage, his birth at Nuremberg, his adoption by Offa of Mercia, his nomination as successor to the king and his landing at Hunstanton on the North Norfolk coast to claim his kingdom.De Infantia Sancti Edmundi, a fictitious 12th century hagiography of Edmund's early life by Geoffrey of Wells, represented him as the youngest son of 'Alcmund', a Saxon king of Germanic descent. 'Alcmund' is a semi-historical figure who may never have existed. Other accounts state that his father was the king he succeeded, Æthelweard of East Anglia, who died in 854, apparently when Edmund was a boy of fourteen.
Quote from: andyg on December 02, 2011, 10:24:01 PMHow about a non-existant subject for a non-existant king?Will that do Seriously though - are these not patterns rather than trials?
Quote from: coffeetime on December 02, 2011, 10:52:20 PMAgain you have a point. I don't know whether the silver threepence design was intended to be USED (remember, the silver threepence continued alongside the brass threepence for some years),