A penny of Edward I of Dublin (second issue)

( at 400 dots / inch )


Irish Coinage


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_ Stafford-Langan
Version 1.07c
26 March 2000


This coin is an example of a penny of Edward's second coinage struck in Dublin.

The legends are clear with no blundering and read:
(obverse) .EDW.R'. ANGL'.D NS.hYB'
Which translates and expands to (obverse)Edward King of England, Lord of Ireland
(reverse) Citizen of Dublin
The punctuation in the legend is useful for determining which issue a coin belongs to.

Edward's first coinage in his father's name was only stuck in Dublin.

The second coinage in his own name(which had a number of issues) was struck in Dublin, Waterford and Cork.
All issues were struck in Dublin, but not at the other mints - Cork coins are scarce

As with the earlier coinages of John as King and Henry III this coinage was produced for export, to fund Edward's French campaigns and is commonly found in European hoards.

The coin is in mint state with considerable lustre (the scanning flattens the lustre it a bit). Edward's Irish pennies are easy to find in very fine but more difficult in EF or better. This coin is among the finest known.

There are many varieties - this is a class 1b - which is the most common variety.

Class 1b is characterised by the pellet before E , three pellets on the breast (the third is in the collar), a contraction bar above S of DNS and a Roman 'N' (as opposed to Lombardic 'n') on the reverse.

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