Richmond Type 6

The rose privy mark is retained, as is the scroll-fronted harp. This is found with 5, 6 or 7 strings. Die axis is variable. The distinctive difference to type 5 is that both crowns now have seven round jewels. This type marked the end of the Richmond round issues which were to be superseded by the Maltravers range. As a result of their abrupt ending several strips of type 6 Richmonds were never punched or cut out after striking. These elusive left-overs survive as individual  square pieces, and are also known to exist in strips of between two and nine coins. Studies have been carried out related to the various die combinations extant in those finished pieces which were in circulation.

Illustrated E.111d/P.204. c.1633. (C)  nef