Isle of Man Earl of Derby Penny 1733

Isle of Man bronze penny, one of £250 (only 60,000) of the second issue struck in 1733 for the Earl of Derby by Amos Topping and Samuel Dyall. Obverse: The Stanley Crest; an eagle clutching a child upon the Cap of Maintenance with date below: SANS CHANGER” (without change) sarcastically interpreted locally as “short of change”, referring to the scarcity of low denomination currency. The inside of the cap is frosted. The Stanley Crest can be better seen on an illustration of the Stanley Standard flown by the English during their victory over the Scottish forces at the battle of Flodden in 1513 shown at the bottom of the index page. Reverse: Triskeles: “QUOCUNQUE JECERIS STABIT” (which ever way you throw it, it will stand), “I D J.” between legs with vertical "J". Good condition for type, see photograph.

Spink No: 7408. Diameter 28.2mm. Weight 9.79g. VF. £125.00

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