Edward II Berwick Penny Blunt Class 4c - Withers Type 6

Edward II (probably) silver hammered penny, Berwick mint, uprights of letters broad with incuse sides both dies, Blunt Class 4c - Withers Type 6. Obverse: Facing bust with pellet on breast, bifoliate crown, almond shaped eyes, hair style 3 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" with upper curve missing from "B". 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 flat strike in areas, see photograph.

Blunt Class 4c, Withers Type 6. Spink No: S.1415. Diameter 18.92mm. VG. £20.00

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