Harington

Harington Type 1a

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Small – 12-13 mm dia.  Most, but not all, were produced with a tin coating. The privy marks are located on the base of the obverse crown, between the sceptre legs.  Recorded pm’s are A, B, C, D, F, S, millrind, pellet and ermine.  The Harington ‘fret’ is found at 2.00 o’clock on the reverse.  […]

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Harington Type 1b

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Similar in size and weight to 1a, but not tinned. ‘Fret’ on reverse. Privy mark is now the central jewel on the obverse crown (quite difficult to make out) which can be unmodified, a trefoil, a crescent, or a mullet. All rotated die axis. Illustrated E.13/P.44. pm=crescent. 1613-14 (VS) unc.             […]

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Harington Type 1c

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 Fret on the reverse. Privy mark – :< (stylised grasshopper) below the base of the obverse crown. Rotated die axis. 2 versions exist. Illustrated  E.15a/P.37.1614. reads D*G* (EXR) gvf                    

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Harington Type 2

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Large – 14.5-15.5 mm dia. Privy marks now found on the reverse at 2.00 o’clock where the ‘fret’ appeared in type 1. Recorded pm’s are:-cinquefoil, cross saltire, lis, mullet and trefoil. Can have 7 or 8 harp strings. Die axis rotated. Illustrated  E.18e/P.49. pm=lis. c.1614-16. (ER) ef                 […]

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Harington Type 2/3 Mule

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Pairing of type 2 obverse with type 3 reverse. Privy mark is martlet on reverse. Seven harp strings. Die axis rotated. Illustrated  (by courtesy of the Colin Cooke collection) E.21b/P.50. c.1616 (R) gvf                    

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Harington Type 3

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 Pm=martlet. This is a new design for the Harington farthings. The obverse has a much larger fairly crude crown bearing 5 jewels in a quincunx ( 2-1-2). There are 7 harp strings. These coins are slightly larger and heavier than the earlier type 2 issues. Die axis is rotated. Illustrated E.22b/P.51. c.1616 (R) ef   […]

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