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Wee eddy headscratcher.
« on: September 07, 2016, 04:41:17 PM »
Had a sneaky hour out yesterday and up comes this Eddy penny. Presume it's a Canterbury mint but it reads CAN TVR and not the usual CAN TOR. Maybe a continental? Any ideas?
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Re: Wee eddy headscratcher.
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2016, 04:45:08 PM »
Nice wee find, well done.
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Re: Wee eddy headscratcher.
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2016, 04:55:50 PM »
Very nice find mate, well dug. I found the following explanation which says it's very rare.
Canterbury was one of the country’s permanent mints, with the right to eight dies, of which the profits from five were due to the king, and three to the archbishop. The mint struck coins of types 2a, 2b, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3f, 3g, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e, 5a, 5b, 6b, 7a, 7b, 9a, 9b, 9c, 10ab1, 10ab2, 10ab3, 10ab4, 10ab5, 10ab6, 10cf1, 10cf2, 10cf3, 10cf4, 10cf5, 10cf6, 11a, 11b, 11c, 11d, 12a, 13, 14, 15a, 15b, 15c and 15d. With the exception of errors, the reverse legend is CIVITAS CANTOR, or very rarely CIVITAS CANTVR.

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Re: Wee eddy headscratcher.
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2016, 04:59:44 PM »
Aw nice!! Can't find an image of a CANTVR anywhere.
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Re: Wee eddy headscratcher.
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2016, 05:09:19 PM »
Aw nice!! Can't find an image of a CANTVR anywhere.
There's one at the top of the page Stevie. ;D
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Re: Wee eddy headscratcher.
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2016, 05:11:12 PM »
Aw nice!! Can't find an image of a CANTVR anywhere.
There's one at the top of the page Stevie. ;D
So there is! Looks exactly the same as mine!!
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Re: Wee eddy headscratcher.
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2016, 05:22:49 PM »
Rare wee find well done Stevie.

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Re: Wee eddy headscratcher.
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2016, 05:30:33 PM »
Nice find, well done.
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Re: Wee eddy headscratcher.
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2016, 05:40:57 PM »
Well done Stevie, excellent find, not just an Eddy but a rare Eddy. :)

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Re: Wee eddy headscratcher.
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2016, 06:12:36 PM »
It is in great nick.  6 or 7 hundred years in the ground ...

Wonder what I'll look like after that amount of time in the ground!

Lovely find.

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Re: Wee eddy headscratcher.
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2016, 06:29:51 PM »
Cracker of a find and educational too  ;D well done on the find and thanks for posting  ;D
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Re: Wee eddy headscratcher.
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2016, 09:01:05 PM »
Well done stevie, that's a cracker  :laugh:
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Re: Wee eddy headscratcher.
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2016, 11:48:39 PM »
Nice one Stevie, its a wee cracker. Well done.

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Re: Wee eddy headscratcher.
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2016, 07:37:08 AM »
Nice hammy Stevie  :)

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Re: Wee eddy headscratcher.
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2016, 11:22:45 AM »
Great wee coin Stevie  :) good detail on it
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