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

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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

Footnote

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