Counterfeits – Harington, Lennox

Harington Forgery

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COUNTERFEIT cf. GENUINE HARINGTON – forgery. C1*.Struck in tin? pm=floriated cross + S between sceptres. Only 3 harp strings. Irregular legends. 11mm dia. dies. Reads CARO.  Previously unrecorded.

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Lennox Type 2 Forgery

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COUNTERFEIT cf. GENUINE LENNOX – forgery. Type 2. C1**/P.-. pm flower? both sides. Poor quality harp with only 5 strings. Die axis upright instead of rotated. Previously unrecorded.

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Lennox Forgery

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COUNTERFEIT cf. GENUINE LENNOX – forgery. C7/P.78. pm=key (horizontal) Listed by Peck as genuine. Reads BRIT for BRI, colon after ET, and 5 harp strings not 6. Left hand sceptre head impinges on T of BRIT. Over-large lettering.

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Lennox Type 3 Forgery

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COUNTERFEIT cf. GENUINE LENNOX – forgery. C.8/P.81.pm=mascle. Listed by Peck as genuine, but has poor style crowns and harp, plus colon after ET. n.b this is a type 3 copy (5 circlet jewels each side – compared to the type 4 below – with 9/9)

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Lennox Forgery

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COUNTERFEIT cf. GENUINE LENNOX – forgery. C.16/P.89. pm=pierced star (spur rowel?) Plain-fronted harp instead of eagle-headed. Listed by Peck as genuine, but believed to have originated in The Low Countries. Note crown circlet jewels!

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