Isle of Man brass penny, 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: SANS CHANGER (without change) sarcastically interpreted locally as short of change, referring to the scarcity of low denomination currency. 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". The brass issue is particularly rare and this is a nice collectable example for the type, see photograph.
Spink No: 7408b. Diameter 28mm. Weight 10.1g. VF-. £195.00
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