Richard II Type III Penny - Mint York
Richard II AD 1377 to 99 Type IIIA Penny (York)
Late Period (1390 / 99)
Obv: Crowned bust facing;cross or Lis on breast.
Legend: (RI)CARD xx REX xx ANGL xx Z xxF(RAN)
Double Saltire Stops.
Top segment of coin missing.
Rev: Long cross quartered by trefoil of pellets - Quatrefoil with central pellet in centre of cross;
note the top right arm of the cross is slightly off centre
where it meets the central Quatrefoil; a trait noted by Purvey for all type III Pence of York.
Legend: CI(VI/TAS*)/EBOR/ACI xx
Double Saltire Stops after ACI and Scallop? after TAS.
See Lord Stewartby's English Coins 1180 - 1551 Plate 15 No 303 for a good example of the scallop after TAS.
Purvey Type IIIA as plate VIII No 72 - see British Numismatic Journal (BNJ) Vol 31 1962 pp 88 to 108
North 1329 (a)
Bought eBay November 2015. Weight = 0.87 gms