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Old Feb 8, 2004, 11:59 AM   #1
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Unrecorded Series E/D Mule Penny of Edward III

The Penny illustrated below appears to be a previously unrecorded E/D mule. It is certainly not recorded in JJ North 's English Hammered Coinage Vol 2 (3rd Revised Edition).
Obverse:- Crowned Kings bust facing +EDWARDVS. RE(X).ANGLI.
Reverse:- Long Cross with trefoil of pellets in angles. CIVI TAS (LO)N DON.

Series E (1354 to 1355) is described as follows:-
Initial Mark Cross 2. Lettering similar to Series D, but letters C & E are often broken at bottom, and V often has a snick in the right limb. Letter R may be as Series D, wedge tailed or with a forked tail. With Annulet stops.

Series D (1352 to 1353) has the following characteristics:-
Initial Mark Cross 1 or 1a. New plain lettering with small serifs, Lombardic M, closed C & E. Roman N usually unbarred, normal R. Annulet stops.

The coin described above and shown below has Series E attributes on the obverse - Cross 2, broken (Lombardic) E in EDWARDVS. A snick is apparent in the V ( at top right) of EDWARDVS and the letter R is wedge shaped and the Roman N is unbarred with Annulet stops.
The Reverse has Annulets in between the trefoil of pellets in each quarter ( not unkown for series E but not normally present) ; unbarred Roman N's in LONDON and closed C in CIVITAS.

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