Group 2

Edward I Cl 2a Penny London.jpg

Type 2a (1280) - Spink 1385, North 1014

Coins of type 2a are very similar to those of type 1d, in all respects except the crown. The crown of 2a is from a single punch, and has a thin headband, which is shaped to the ornaments. The left leaf of the central fleur is usually incomplete as a result of damage to the punch. (The crown of 1d is composite, and has a wide plain headband and Ďdetachedí ornaments.) The Nís of 2a are usually reverse-barred, but normal Nís also occur. Contractive marks are wedges. The neck of type 2a is short and the drapery is wider than that of 2b.

Kingís name: EDW
Mints: Canterbury, London, York (royal)

Edward I Cl 2b Penny Bristol.jpg

Type 2b (1280) - Spink 1386, North 1015

Coins of type 2b have a new face and crown. The face is smaller with a pointed chin, and the neck and drapery are less spread than on 2a. The neck is also usually longer. The crown is very similar to that of 2a, but the central fleur has a slightly different shape, and the left leaf is undamaged. The Nís of 2b are invariably reverse-barred. Contractive marks are wedges.

Kingís name: EDW
Mints: Bristol, Canterbury, Durham, London, York (royal)


2a Note

Under the Fox classification, coins now designated 2a were grouped with 1d, and group 2 consisted of the single type now designated 2b.

General Note

Coins of group 2 exist with the portrait of 2a and the crown of 2b, and with the portrait of 2b and the crown of 2a.


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