A contemporary continental imitation of an Edwardian penny of class 10-11. Possibly struck at the Yves mint of Gaucher de Chatillon.

Towards the end of the 13th century, sterlings of the Low Countries began to circulate widely (but unofficially) in England. Their issuers increasingly imitated the English penny in an effort to ensure their ready acceptance. The present example represents the most extreme level of imitation, where even the legends are a direct copy of those on the English coin.