Group 6

Edward I Cl 6a1 Penny London.jpg

Type 6a (between 1292 and 1296) - Spink 1401, North 1030

Coins of type 6a continue to use a wide spread antler-like crown like that of group 5, but the lettering is now small. The type is divided into two varieties, 6a1 and 6a2, the first rare, the second extremely rare. 6a1 has an almost plain initial cross, a large oval face of coarse workmanship, and no contractive marks. 6a2 has an initial cross pattée, a face of better style, and comma contractive marks. Both varieties have almond-shaped pupils to the eyes. The letter A is unbarred, C and E are round, N is normal, S is non-composite.

King’s name: EDW
Mints: London only

Edward I Cl 6b Penny London.jpg

Type 6b (between 1292 and 1296) - Spink 1402, North 1031

Coins of type 6b continue to use a wide spread antler-like crown like that of group 5, but the lettering is now small. The bust has sloping shoulders and thick drapery, and there is often a swelling on the breast. Two faces are used, both of which are of good style and have eyes with pellet pupils. The letter A is barred or unbarred, C and E are round, N is normal or double-barred, S is non-composite.

King’s name: EDW, EDWA (very rarely)
Mints: Bury, Canterbury, Durham, London


General Note

The order in which the coins of groups 6 and 7 were struck is uncertain.



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