Edwardian Sterlings

Sterling imitations with 'English' legends

Imitation with English legend.

This group of coins closely copies the English sterlings in style as in legends. Some crude, others are of excellent style.
Large quantities are known and therefor it is almost impossible to think that these are minted in England. It was too dangerous to illegally strike coins on a large scale. Also the English authorities had no doubt that anonymous copies were coming from abroad.
It is almost impossible to attribute these imitations to a certain mint, but Kuinre could be a an option.

More info can be found in the books by Mayhew and Chautard.

Sterling, "Edward I", "London", ca. 1295, Mayhew 374a-h

Reign/Issue Authority:"Edward I"
Denomination/Type:Sterling
Mint:"London" (Kuinre?)
Issue date:Ca. 1295
Weight:1,22 gr
Diameter:19 mm
Rarity:R1
Reference:Mayhew 374a-h
Catalogue #:0064
Obverse description:Crowned bust facing.
Obverse legend:+ЄDWRЄANGL'DNShYB
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:CIVI TAS LON DON
Extra info:ЄDWRЄ series.

Sterling, "Edward I", "London", ca. 1295, Mayhew 374a-h

Reign/Issue Authority:"Edward I"
Denomination/Type:Sterling
Mint:"London" (Kuinre?)
Issue date:Ca. 1295
Weight:1,08 gr
Diameter:19 mm
Rarity:R1
Reference:Mayhew 374a-h
Catalogue #:0132
Obverse description:Crowned bust facing.
Obverse legend:+ЄDWRЄANGL'DNShYB
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:CIVI TAS LON DON
Extra info:ЄDWRЄ series.

Sterling, "Edward I", "London", ca. 1295, Mayhew 374i-m

Reign/Issue Authority:"Edward I"
Denomination/Type:Sterling
Mint:"London" (Kuinre?)
Issue date:Ca. 1295
Weight:1,04 gr
Diameter:18 mm
Rarity:R1
Reference:Mayhew 374i-m
Catalogue #:0203
Obverse description:Crowned bust facing.
Obverse legend:+ЄDWRЄANGL'DNƧhYB
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:CIVI TAƧ LON DON
Extra info:ЄDWRЄ series.

Sterling, "Edward I", "London", ca. 1295, Mayhew 376var

Reign/Issue Authority:"Edward I"
Denomination/Type:Sterling
Mint:"London" (Kuinre?)
Issue date:Ca. 1295
Weight:0,99 gr
Diameter:19 mm
Rarity:R4
Reference:Mayhew 376var
Catalogue #:0109
Obverse description:Crowned bust facing.
Obverse legend:+ЄDWRЄXAИGL'DИƧYB
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:CIVI TAS LOИ DOИ
Extra info:ЄDWRЄ series. This imitation was presumable copied from the scarce early English pennies which spell out REX in full in the legend.

Sterling, "Edward I", "London", ca. 1315, Mayhew 377

Reign/Issue Authority:"Edward I"
Denomination/Type:Sterling
Mint:"London"
Issue date:Ca. 1315
Weight:1,39 gr
Diameter:19x20 mm
Rarity:R2
Reference:Mayhew 377
Catalogue #:0130
Obverse description:Crowned bust facing.
Obverse legend:+ЄDWARRANGLDNShYB
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:CIVI TAS LON DON
Extra info:ЄDWARRA series.

Sterling, "Edward I", "Waterford", ca. 1315, Mayhew 381c

Reign/Issue Authority:"Edward I"
Denomination/Type:Sterling
Mint:"Waterford"
Issue date:Ca. 1315
Weight:0,93 gr
Diameter:17 mm
Rarity:R2
Reference:Mayhew 381c
Catalogue #:0039
Obverse description:Crowned bust facing.
Obverse legend:+ЄDWR'ANGLDNShYB
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:CIVI TAS VATЄ RFOR
Extra info:English obverse, Irish reverse.

Sterling, "Edward I", "London", ca. 1310-15, Mayhew 382

Reign/Issue Authority:"Edward I"
Denomination/Type:Sterling
Mint:"London"
Issue date:Ca. 1310-15
Weight:0,88 gr
Diameter:17x18 mm
Rarity:R4
Reference:Mayhew 382
Catalogue #:0153
Obverse description:Crowned bust facing.
Obverse legend:+ЄDWARnTSNOhVB
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:CIVI TAS LON DON
Extra info:About 10 coins are known, all from the same dies. Analysis suggests they are made principally of tin. Probably all these coins come from the same find in Thonberg near Leipzig, Germany, in 1881 and reported by Dannenberg in Zeitschrift für Numismatik 11, 1884, p882. This is an other example from a German private collection.

Sterling, "Edward I", "?", ca. 1310-15, Mayhew 404a var

Reign/Issue Authority:"Edward I"
Denomination/Type:Sterling
Mint:"?"
Issue date:Ca. 1310-15
Weight:0,89 gr
Diameter:17x18 mm
Rarity:R4
Reference:Mayhew 404a var
Catalogue #:0258
Obverse description:Crowned bust facing.
Obverse legend:+ЄDWRANGLDNShYB
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:SIG NVN CRV SIS
Extra info:

Sterling, "England", "Edward I", "London", ca. 1300, -

Reign/Issue Authority:"Edward I"
Denomination/Type:Sterling
Mint:"London"
Issue date:Ca. 1300
Weight:0,95 gr
Diameter:18 mm
Rarity:R3
Reference:-
Catalogue #:0105
Obverse description:Crowned bust facing.
Obverse legend:+ЄDWRANGLDNShYB
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:CIVI TAS LON DON
Extra info:Ex Llanddona Hoard, the Isle of Anglesey, Wales. More info, click here.
Link to a BBC News website story on the hoard, click here.
The article of Mr. Edward Besly, "A Fourteenth Century Hoard from LLanddona, Anglesey", BNJ 72, pp169-171, 2002, click here.

Sterling, "Edward I", "London", ca. 1310, -

Reign/Issue Authority:"Edward I"
Denomination/Type:Sterling
Mint:"London"
Issue date:Ca. 1310
Weight:1,09 gr
Diameter:19 mm
Rarity:R1
Reference:-
Catalogue #:0040
Obverse description:Crowned bust facing.
Obverse legend:+ЄDWRЄANGR'DNShYB
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:CIVI TAS LON LON
Extra info:Note the error's LON LON and ANGR (ANGL), 1 other (die duplicate) known to me.

Sterling, "England", "Edward I", "London", ca. 1300, -

Reign/Issue Authority:"Edward I"
Denomination/Type:Sterling
Mint:"London"
Issue date:Ca. 1300
Weight:0,78 gr
Diameter:18 mm
Rarity:R3
Reference:-
Catalogue #:0146
Obverse description:Crowned bust facing.
Obverse legend:+ЄDWRANGLDNShYB
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:CIVI TAS LON DON
Extra info:

Sterling, "England", "Edward I", "Canterbury", ca. 1300, -

Reign/Issue Authority:"Edward I"
Denomination/Type:Sterling
Mint:"Canterbury"
Issue date:Ca. 1300
Weight:0,92 gr
Diameter:15x17 mm
Rarity:R3
Reference:-
Catalogue #:0197
Obverse description:Crowned bust facing.
Obverse legend:+ЄD[WΛR]ΛNGLDNShYB
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:[CIVI] TΛS LON DON
Extra info:Imitation of an Edwardian penny of class 10-15, probably class 10cf. See UKDFD No. - 40648.

Sterling, "England", "Edward I", "London", ca. 1300, -

Reign/Issue Authority:"Edward I"
Denomination/Type:Sterling
Mint:"London"
Issue date:Ca. 1300
Weight:1,12 gr
Diameter:18 mm
Rarity:R3
Reference:-
Catalogue #:0212
Obverse description:Crowned bust facing.
Obverse legend:+ЄDWRANGLDNShYB
Reverse description:Long cross pattee with three pellets in each angle.
Reverse legend:CIVI TAS LON DON
Extra info: