Crowned facing bust, RICARD REX AnGL. Long cross with three pellets in each quarter, CIVI TAS LOn DOn. Richard was born in Bordeaux, France in 1367, his father was Edward'the Black Prince'. He became king at the age of 10 but was too young to take full responsibility of the post, so his uncle, John of Gaunt was his aid.
He did well to quell an uprising during the'Peasant's Revolt' in 1381 and gained the people's admiration. After struggling with mental health issues, he was forced to abdicate but conspirators imprisoned him in Pontefract Castle, where he died in 1400. This varies with the age of coin and there are grades in between.
As struck with no traces of wear. Very slight traces of wear, all parts of legend etc present, visible and clear. Some signs of wear on the higher parts of the relief, all parts of legend etc present, but maybe worn. Wear on the coin and parts of legend etc may be missing or not visible. I have been involved in the antiques business since 1971.
My career took a leap forward when I joined Bonhams in 1976. Some five years later I became head of the Decorative Arts department. The item "Richard II, Silver Half Penny, Intermediate Style, 1377-99" is in sale since Wednesday, October 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\British\Hammered (Pre-c. The seller is "eric-knowles-the-hoard" and is located in High Wycombe.This item can be shipped worldwide.