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 recorded as 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.
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