Contemporary Forgery. 15th Century. Silver Penny. 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. This coin is
UKDFD 34908. Another example, struck from the same obverse die, is
UKDFD 5599. With two adjoining parts of the obverse legend now
known, it would appear to be completely fictitious, ending ...OANTIBIBV.
0.5 grams. 14 mm. See also PAS ESS-9DD977 and BNJ 75 (2005), Coin
Register, No. 257. Unusual, rare and interesting.