Isle of Man Penny 1733

Isle of Man penny, the Earl of Derby's first issue, struck in 1733. Obverse: The Stanley Crest; an eagle clutching a child upon the Cap of Maintenance with legend: “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 with legend: “QUOCUNQUE JECERIS STABIT” (which ever way you throw it, it will stand), “I D J.” (horizontal "J") between legs. Weak strike as usual with some pitting, see photograph.

Spink No: 7403. Diameter 27mm. Weight 7.0g. F-. £25.00

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