In Thompson’s Inventory he gives information for two coin hoards found in 1911 in Palmers Green; his “Palmers Green #1” (Ref 247) is a well documented hoard, consisting mainly of Henry III long cross pennies, and is not in any doubt. However, his second hoard, “Palmers Green #2”, (Ref 248) is almost undocumented, and it is this one that is the subject of this very brief article.
Continuing on from our description of the 2bi dies of Lincoln and Northampton. These two mints, together with Winchester described here, were the only provincial mints to issue pennies of this class, though the major mints of London, Canterbury and Bury also issued 2bi pennies. Below are links not only to the Winchester article, but also to the earlier articles on Lincoln and Northampton, and also the explanatory material which deals with the die comparison methodology – this latter document should be perused in order to fully understand the Winchester article. As always, the authors would welcome comments on the material, and especially news of any additional dies not described here. Lincoln (Link) Northampton (Link)
The original version, published in mid-June, resulted in a few further examples emerging. The article was therefore expanded on July 6th to include the additional coins. The conclusion on the number of dies remains unchanged.
In August 2018 the BNS research blog published an article by the present author which described an unusual Edward I mule penny of the Berwick mint. The coin had a type Ia obverse with a double initial cross, coupled with a type IIa reverse. A very recent detector find has at last revealed a type Ia with a double initial cross obverse linked with a true Ia reverse. This is the only example known to the author. or… Click here for the 2018 article