Isle of Man Halfpenny 1733

Isle of Man halfpenny, struck in 1733 for James Stanley the 10th Earl of Derby. Obverse: The Stanley Crest; an eagle clutching a child upon the Cap of Maintenance, the eagle’s wing points to the “R”: “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 ½.” between legs, "I" above rowel. Reasonable collectable condition for type with some pitting, struck on a thin flan, see photograph.

Spink No: 7410a. Diameter 21.45mm. Weight 3.9g. F. £25.00

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