Edward II (probably) silver hammered penny, Berwick mint, Blunt Class 4c - Withers Type 6. Obverse: Facing bust with pellet on breast, bifoliate crown, almond shaped eyes, hair style 4 and legend: "+EDWA R ANGL DNS hyB" with lombardic "E". Reverse: Long cross with three pellets in each angle and legend "VILL/ABE/REV/VICI". These were issued after Edward I had taken Berwick from the Scots in the massacre of 1296. The area remained so unstable that local moneyers produced dies for the coinage rather than continuing with the standard issue of the series. Reasonable collectable condition with strong portrait and much flatness in legends, see photograph.
Blunt Class 4c, Withers Class 6, Spink No: S.1415. Diameter 18.07mm. F-. £30.00
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