Edward III Series A Penny (New Type)
Edward III Penny Series A - Mint London
Obv: Crowned Bust facing
+ EDWARDVS: (REX):AnGLIE (Annulet Stops)
Rev: Long cross quartered by trefoil of pellets; annulet in each quarter.
(CIV)I/TASxx/L(On)/DOn (Saltire Stops)
Double (?) Annulet above T in TAS
plus double Saltires cut over Annulets after S
in TAS - previously unrecorded.
Lawrence records single Annulet above T with double annulets after S or no annulet above T associated with double Saltires after TAS.
This coin combines the two elements:-
Annulet(s) above T in TAS with Double Saltires after S. Struck from a fresh unworn die it is clear that the Saltires have been over-cut on the die above the earlier Annulets.
This coin probably represents a transitional type between Series A,B & C minted in AD 1351 - it should be noted that no pennies of Series B were struck.
Bought Ebay September 2011. Weight = 0.97 gms. North 1136 (Variety) - SCBC 1583 (Variety)
This coin & the Series Gb/Gc Mule example were subject to an article in the Numismatic Circular April 2012- Vol CXX No 1 Page 3/4 "Two New Varieties of Edward III Pre-Treaty Series Pennies".