Irish Pennies of Edward IV, Edward V and Richard III from the Collection of O. Mac Conamhna

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Date of Auction: 12th June 2018


Estimate: £300 - £400

First Cross and Pellets coinage, Trim, mm. not visible, bust A, no marks on obv., rev. nothing in centre, no extra pellets, mm. after villa, 0.45g/4h (Burns T-1H; Mac Conamhna, BNJ 2017, p.108, no. 3, this coin; S 6315). Fine, extremely rare £300-400


As at Dublin, the pennies of Trim were minted within the castle precincts. Trim castle was founded by the de Lacy family in 1174. Mac Conamhna, fig. 1, nos. 3 (this coin) and 5 both display a symbol which divides the mint signature and may represent the rampant lion of de Lacy. The combination at Trim of this previously unrecognised symbol with Burns bust punches A and B are given by Mac Conamhna as a diagnostic factor for pennies minted at Trim castle during 1465-7