English ’sterling bust’ Copper Alloy Jeton. Bust of king facing inside border of pellets. ® Long cross patonce with six-pellet clusters in angles and border of pellets. Early 14th century. Michael Mitchiner, Jetons, Medalets & Tokens, Vol 1. No. 149. 20.3 mm. The piercing is a characteristic of English jetons of this period. It is believed to have been done to prevent them from being silvered and passed off as coins. This type is thought to have been minted at London.
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