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Offline davidrj

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Re: Coins of England across two-thousand years
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2014, 02:43:55 PM »
A Penny, approx 1253 Henry III type 5b Nicole Canterbury



and a  Farthing 1272-1307 Edward I London


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Re: Coins of England across two-thousand years
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2014, 09:17:17 PM »
WOW.   This is what I hoped to see on this thread.   Am I seeing the inscription of the first piece right, that R and I of HENRICUS are on top of each other?    I've always wondered why the ordinal was used on his coins for the first time (?) and then not again until Henry VII.    Was Dei Gratia not used before this?   

Do you have any from the Anarchy?
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Re: Coins of England across two-thousand years
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2015, 06:52:22 PM »
Nice thread- I would not mind owning a George IV sovereign, but this farthing will have to do. A nice coin wich I like a lot.

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Re: Coins of England across two-thousand years
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2015, 08:26:46 PM »
Am I seeing the inscription of the first piece right, that R and I of HENRICUS are on top of each other?

There's something weird going on there, but look at the N in ON on the other side. It's more like OI and jiddish hadn't been invented yet :) Neither spelling error is at the end of the legend, so stuff didn't get squashed together for lack of place. An illiterate die sinker, maybe?

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Re: Coins of England across two-thousand years
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2015, 11:33:37 PM »
Nice thread- I would not mind owning a George IV sovereign, but this farthing will have to do. A nice coin wich I like a lot.

Here is perhaps the next best thing, a gilt farthing of George IV 1827
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Re: Coins of England across two-thousand years
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2015, 12:18:24 AM »
There's something weird going on there, but look at the N in ON on the other side. It's more like OI and jiddish hadn't been invented yet :) Neither spelling error is at the end of the legend, so stuff didn't get squashed together for lack of place. An illiterate die sinker, maybe?

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Sorry only just noticed this post

The N of ON is ligated to the C of CANT, as is the A and N within CANT.

Very common in medieval legends, accepted method of abbreviation at the time

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Re: Coins of England across two-thousand years
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2015, 04:26:58 AM »

Here is a nice Queen Anne farthing; not 'The' 1714 one, but a pattern from 1713.
Reverse legend; PAX MISSA PER ORBIM - 'Peace sent throughout the world'.

I recently bought another quite worn example of the pattern farthing from 1713; [J7J3]

I wonder how it came to be used so much.  ???
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