Maltravers

Maltravers Type 1

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Similar sceptres and harp layout to the Richmonds but CARO now reads CAROLVS and BRIT and FRAN are substituted for BRI and FRA. There is an inner beaded circle on both sides. Privy mark on obverse only at 12.00 o’clock, can be a double rose or woolpack. They have 6 and 7 strings respectively. Die […]

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Maltravers Type 2

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 Similar to Type 1 but (same) privy mark now on both sides.  At 12.00 o’clock on obv. and 10.00 o’clock on rev. These can be:- rose, woolpack, bell, lis (large), lis (small), or martlet. Die axis is variable. Harp strings range from five to eight. Numerous counterfeits exist, some of good quality. Illustrated  E.133d/P.245. pm=lis/lis […]

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Maltravers Type 3

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Similar style but now different privy marks on each side. These can be – woolpack/rose, martlet/bell, woolpack/portcullis, lis/portcullis, harp/bell, or harp/billet. Except for woolpack/rose (which may be counterfeit) all have unrotated die axis. Five to seven strings occur. Illustrated E.140f/P.263. pm=harp/billet. c.1635-6. (VR) gvf  

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Maltravers Type 4 Oval

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Legends begin at 7.00 o’clock. No inner circle. Lis, large is the only privy mark. It is found between the obv. sceptres and at the end of the reverse legend. Seven and eight string versions. Die axis unrotated. Illustrated E.141d/P.287. 8 strings. Obverse 1.  c.1634-36. (VR) bold vf  

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