John the Blind – Count of Luxembourg. Once the legends had been matched up it was clear to be a coin of the Arlon, Belgium Mint. Mayhew comments that there are only 2 known to him for this mint.
It is now almost forty years since N. J. Mayhew published a masterly study of the coinage produced in Northern Europe in the late 13th and early 14th centuries imitating the English sterling. Inevitably new variations of his existing types have turned up in hoards or as detector finds. Seldom have the new finds revealed a coin which could be considered as a distinctive new type. The joint authors of this article have discovered a coin which they feel worthy of such a description.