Legend Variations on RFT’s

CARO – CARA* – CAROLVS – CAROLV – CAROIVS**

D G

MAG – MA – M

BRIT – BRITA* – BRI – BR

FRAN – FRA – FR

ET

HIB – HIBER – HIBE – HI

REX

* Counterfeit – though listed as genuine by Peck.
** Found on genuine and bogus Maltravers .

Re-cut dies or overstamped letters are not uncommon, particularly CARO over IACO on early Richmond pieces. Other legend oddities occur such as inverted V for A, inverted A for V, misplaced punctuation such as FR’A and BR.I etc. A retrograde N in FRAN is found on some genuine Maltravers and Rose (as well as on counterfeits)