Dangerous little Richard I penny

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Dangerous little Richard I penny

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WARNING: Prolonged exposure to the images below may cause disorientation, headaches, vomiting and, in the worst cases, temporary insanity.

What ho,

By gor, I love this permission. With the Roman field still stickier than a half-chewed jelly bean on fly paper I gave up and waded over to the medieval field to see if that was any better. With slightly less clay content it was, though only marginally so, and hopes of a hammered were almost immediately realised when the little short cross below popped up. In some ways I wish it hadn't.

I've seen plenty of double-struck coins but this thing looks like the gorilla off that advert had been practicing In The Air Tonight on the die for an hour or two. I think it might be Henry II or Richard I, but I can only look at it for a few moments at a time before fainting. It's hard to work out some of the diagnostics; I mean, the crown - is that the seven pellets of Richard or part of the mis-strike?

Honestly, this thing's all over the place but, and perhaps because of that, it's rather endearing when it's not making you seasick. Any help much appreciated as ever and please send any medical bills to mrix.

Now then, why have I seemingly deliberately flouted the ID rules and left out the reverse? There's very good reason for that and they can be found here
short cross obverse - Copy.jpg

Edit: reverse image now included here.
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Moneyer Goldwine of Canterbury.


Pip pip ::g
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Essential equipment:
Some sort of electrical gubbins(I'm told it's a Deus). In various colours
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Re: Dangerous little hammered coin

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Richard I 4a. ::g

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Re: Dangerous little hammered coin

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Thought it probably was and certainly hoped it was as I've not had one of his before.

Thanks for that, Tony, and sorry for any distress caused ::g
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Re: Dangerous little Richard I penny

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I quite like his wonky eyed look. It’s sort of cute in a ‘don’t look for too long’ way. Good find ::g
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Good golly miss molly, it looks like him.
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Re: Dangerous little Richard I penny

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It's still a "Wam bam a loo bam a lam bam boo" of a coin though :))

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Re: Dangerous little Richard I penny

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Positively Tooty fruity sort of coin.. ::g

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