Irish Coin Daily: Edward IV, Silver Penny – Light Cross & Pellets (annulets) Coinage, Trim Mint


Date: c. 1478

Edward IV (1461-83), Penny, light cross and pellets coinage (1478), Trim Mint. (The Old Currency Exchange, Dublin)

Edward IV (1461-83), Penny, light cross and pellets coinage (1478), Trim Mint

Description:

Third Cross and Pellets coinage, Trim, mm. not visible, no marks on obv., 0.40g (UKDFD 20310; Burns –; S –).

Good fine, excessively rare; one of two recorded specimens

Obverse:

  • Crowned facing bust

Reverse:

  • nothing in centre
  • no extra pellets

Note:

An extremely rare issue struck from local dies and given to the period of Lord Grey’s occupation of Trim Castle, around November 1478. Comparison to Mac Conamhna fig. 9, nos. 20 and 21, shows how Galmole’s punch was likely used as the model for this naive-style Trim punch.

Country:

  • Ireland

Category:

  • Anglo-Norman
    • House of York
  • Edward IV (1471-1483)
    • Second period of rule (11th April 1471 – 9th April 1483)
      • War of the Roses
  • Hammered
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