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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Later copies and forgeries https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/medieval/later-copies-and-forgeries.html Edward I-III Penny (Modern Imitation) https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/medieval/later-copies-and-forgeries/edward-i-iii-penny-modern-imitation-53878.html Sun, 11 Nov 2018 17:52:58 GMT Later copies and forgeries Edward I-III Penny (Modern Imitation)  
Description: A modern imitation/fantasy piece of a medieval silver penny of the period of Edward I-III, possibly struck by David Greenhalgh, aka 'Grunal Moneta'.
Category: Medieval, Later copies and forgeries
Category: Later copies and forgeries
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Edward IV Penny, Contemporary Forgery https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/medieval/later-copies-and-forgeries/edward-iv-penny-contemporary-forgery-35733.html Sat, 21 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT Later copies and forgeries Edward IV Penny, Contemporary Forgery  
Description: A contemporary forgery of an Edward IV light coinage (1465-1483) penny of York.

The coin is from the same obverse die, and one of the four reverse dies ('York reverse 1'), that were used to strike 495 counterfeit coins found in a hoard in 1980. The hoard was found on the north foreshore of the Thames, in front of the now-demolished Bull Wharf warehouse, adjacent to Queenhithe Dock. Analysis of the coins indicated a silver content of between 66 and 90 percent, suggesting that the forger was aiming for about 80 percent.
Category: Medieval, Later copies and forgeries
Category: Later copies and forgeries
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Edward IV Penny, Contemporary Forgery https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/medieval/later-copies-and-forgeries/edward-iv-penny-contemporary-forgery-35702.html Thu, 19 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT Later copies and forgeries Edward IV Penny, Contemporary Forgery  
Description: A contemporary forgery of an Edward IV light coinage (1465-1483) penny of York.

The coin is from the same obverse die, and one of the four reverse dies ('York reverse 1'), that were used to strike 495 counterfeit coins found in a hoard in 1980. The hoard was found on the north foreshore of the Thames, in front of the now-demolished Bull Wharf warehouse, adjacent to Queenhithe Dock. Analysis of the coins indicated a silver content of between 66 and 90 percent, suggesting that the forger was aiming for about 80 percent.
Category: Medieval, Later copies and forgeries
Category: Later copies and forgeries
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15th Century Penny, Contemporary Forgery https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/medieval/later-copies-and-forgeries/15th-century-penny-contemporary-forgery-34908.html Sun, 20 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT Later copies and forgeries 15th Century Penny, Contemporary Forgery  
Description: A contemporary forgery of a late medieval English penny. The reign of the prototype is probably Edward IV, as the obverse legend appears to begin with the letter E.

Another example, struck from the same obverse die, is recorded as UKDFD 5599. With two adjoining parts of the obverse legend now known, it would appear to be completely fictitious, ending ...OANTIBIBV.
Category: Medieval, Later copies and forgeries
Category: Later copies and forgeries
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15th Century Penny, Contemporary Forgery https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/medieval/later-copies-and-forgeries/15th-century-penny-contemporary-forgery-5599.html Fri, 05 Jan 2007 00:00:00 GMT Later copies and forgeries 15th Century Penny, Contemporary Forgery  
Description: A contemporary forgery of a late medieval English penny. The reign of the prototype is very uncertain, and close dating is difficult. (The BNJ entry - see ref. below - gives a 15th century date.)

Another example, struck from the same obverse die, has subsequently been recorded as UKDFD 34908. With two adjoining parts of the obverse legend now known, it would appear to be completely fictitious, ending ...OANTIBIBV. The first letter would appear to be an E, suggesting that the coin copied was most likely an Edward IV penny.
Category: Medieval, Later copies and forgeries
Category: Later copies and forgeries
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Edward IV Penny, Contemporary Forgery https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/medieval/later-copies-and-forgeries/edward-iv-penny-contemporary-forgery-40407.html Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT Later copies and forgeries Edward IV Penny, Contemporary Forgery  
Description: A contemporary 15th century forgery, possibly of an Edward IV 1st reign Durham penny with rose in the centre of the reverse cross (cf. UKDFD 38346). The legends are fictitious and some of the letters are retrograde.
Category: Medieval, Later copies and forgeries
Category: Later copies and forgeries
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14th Century Halfpenny (Contemporary Forgery) https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/medieval/later-copies-and-forgeries/14th-century-halfpenny-contemporary-forgery-47926.html Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Later copies and forgeries 14th Century Halfpenny (Contemporary Forgery)  
Description: A contemporary forgery of a late medieval English halfpenny.

The crown most closely resembles some of those found on the 2nd (star-marked) and 3rd (florin) coinage halfpennies of Edward III. The legends are largely illegible, but appear to consist mostly of meaningless pseudo-letters. The metal is now a gold colour, but its composition is uncertain, and its original colour was probably as close to silver as the forgers could achieve.
 
Category: Medieval, Later copies and forgeries
Category: Later copies and forgeries
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Edward IV Halfgroat (Contemporary Forgery) https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/medieval/later-copies-and-forgeries/edward-iv-halfgroat-contemporary-forgery-39180.html Mon, 15 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT Later copies and forgeries Edward IV Halfgroat (Contemporary Forgery)  
Description: A contemporary forgery of a halfgroat of the second reign of Edward IV.

The obverse copies a Bristol halfgroat with B on the breast. The reverse copies a Canterbury halfgroat with the inner legend CIVITAS CANTOR. The coin, which is possibly as produced, has the appearance of being heavily clipped with little of the outer legends remaining. The letters that do remain suggest the legends were blundered (e.g. the WA of EDWARD occurs at 4-5 o'clock, instead of 1-2 o'clock). The metal is also of a very base appearance.

The coin was struck from the same pair of dies as UKDFD 48160.
 
Category: Medieval, Later copies and forgeries
Category: Later copies and forgeries
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Edward IV Halfgroat (Contemporary Forgery) https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/medieval/later-copies-and-forgeries/edward-iv-halfgroat-contemporary-forgery-48160.html Sat, 09 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Later copies and forgeries Edward IV Halfgroat (Contemporary Forgery)  
Description: A contemporary forgery of a halfgroat of the second reign of Edward IV.

The obverse copies a Bristol halfgroat with B on the breast. The reverse copies a Canterbury halfgroat with the inner legend CIVITAS CANTOR. The 'S' of CIVITAS and the 'N' of CANTOR are retrograde. The coin, which is possibly as produced, has the appearance of being heavily clipped with little of the outer legends remaining. The letters that do remain suggest that the legends were blundered. The metal, although possibly silver, is of a base appearance.

The coin was struck from the same pair of dies as UKDFD 39180.
Category: Medieval, Later copies and forgeries
Category: Later copies and forgeries
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14th - 15th Century Penny (Contemporary Forgery) https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/medieval/later-copies-and-forgeries/14th-15th-century-penny-contemporary-forgery-50452.html Sat, 05 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT Later copies and forgeries 14th - 15th Century Penny (Contemporary Forgery)  
Description: A contemporary forgery* of a late medieval English penny.

The die-cutter's lack of skill is evident in the standard of engraving, and the legends have been completely flattened, possibly to hide his illiteracy. The coin appears to be made of reasonably good silver, but is considerably underweight, possibly an indication that the raw material was sourced from clippings taken from genuine coins.

The coin seemingly imitates a York penny of the mid 14th to mid 15th century, as the quatrefoil on the reverse has a pellet in the centre, but it isn't possible to attribute it to a particular reign. The obverse, with saltires by the crown and an annulet on the breast, is not a combination found on any official coin. An annulet on the breast, alone, occurs on various York pennies of the fourth coinage of Edward III, and light coinage pennies of Henry IV, but the saltires were possibly inspired by a leaf-mascle issue penny of Henry VI (Spink 1867).

Note
Certain Irish pennies of Edward IV have a similar reverse type with a pelleted quatrefoil at the centre, but none have been traced with the obverse marks of the present coin.

* An alternative possibility is that the coin is a severely mis-struck York penny of the light coinage of Henry IV (Spink 1734). This could account for the misalignment of the cross and elements of the quatrefoil on the reverse, and the apparent marks by the crown on the obverse.
Category: Medieval, Later copies and forgeries
Category: Later copies and forgeries
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