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£25k coin collection

  • England 1603-1625 James I Ten Shillings (Double Crown) GVF

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    England 1603-1625 James I Ten Shillings (Double Crown) GVF


    England, Stuart. James I (1603-1625) Gold Ten Shillings (Double Crown)

    Type: Hammered - Second coinage, 5th bust

    Mint Mark: Tower

    Minted from 1612AD

    Minted until 1613AD

    Obverse: Crowned, draped , cuirassed bust of James right, 'IACOBVS DG MAG BRI FRA ET HIB REX'.

    Reverse: Crowned Royal Arms dividing 'JR', 'HENRICVS ROSAS REGNA IACOBVS', (Henry united the roses, James the kingdoms).

    This well struck coin produces a very good attractive and clear portrait of James I with very good details in facial features and drapery. Although, as a type, not particularly uncommon it is very rare and difficult to find in such a good grade and strong striking.

    The coinage of James VI is a very large and varied issue - more so than any other Monarch, many new and innovatively designed pieces were introduced during this reign as well as several new denominations. These 10 shilling pieces of this second issue are usually referred to as 'double crown'. Due to inflation and a rise in the price of gold, these coins were revalued in 1619 at 11 shillings and a new lighter 10 shillings, the 'Half Laurel' was issued.

    It is interesting to note the reverse legend - having become King James I of England, James VI of Scotland was very keen to unite the two Kingdoms - a concept which is still particularly current and controversial.


  • England 1422-1461 Henry VI. Gold Noble.

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    England 1422-1461 Henry VI. Gold Noble.


    England 1422-1461 Henry VI.

    Gold Noble.

    Annulet Issue, Tower Mint.

    Ref No: Schneider 280; N 1414; S 1799.

    Obv. King in antique ship holding shield of Royal Arms and sword, annulet by hand, 'HENRIC DI GRAC REX ANGL Z FRANC DNS HYB'.

    Rev. Cross 'fleurdelise' with crowned leopards in angles, 'h' in centre, all within tressure of eight arches, lis in outer angles annulets in legend of rev., 'IhC AVT TRANSIENS PER MEDIVM ILLORV' IBAT' (But Jesus, passing through the midst of them, went on his way). 34mm, 6.95g. GVF- Good very fine, well and sharply struck.

  • England, Aethelred II – Silver Penny AD 978AD - 1016AD

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    England, Aethelred II – Silver Penny AD 978AD - 1016AD


    King (reign): Aethelred II (978AD - 1016AD) Denomination/metal: Silver Penny Date/mint mark: 1009-1017 Type Last small cross type Penny (1009- 17), BMC type Ic, Elfwine of Colchester Mint. Ref. no: N 777; S 1154 Obv. Draped and diademed bust left, within linear circle, +edel-red rex n Rev. Short cross at centre, four smaller crosses surrounding, all within linear circle, +elfpine on cole. 20mm, 1.3g. VF – Very Fine Flan a little undulating, peck marked mainly on reverse, with a strong portrait, a pleasing very fine and very rare with the extra crosses, presumably a short-lived sub-issue in East Anglia.
  • India –Gupta Dynasty Puragupta gold Dinar c.480 – 485

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    India –Gupta Dynasty Puragupta gold Dinar c.480 – 485


    Country: India

    Denomination/metal: Gold Dinar

    Date/mint mark: c.480 – 485

    Type Archer type

    Ref. no: BMC Allan, 550-51

    Obv. legend around king with nimbus standing left holding bow and arrow, garuda standard in field left; without letter between legs.

    Rev. Sri Vikramah, goddess Lakshmi seated facing on lotus holding long-stemmed flower and riband.21mm, 9.33g.

    AEF - Almost extremely fine, a little cabinet friction

    Very rare coin. The Gupta Empire was an ancient Indian empire, founded by Maharaja Sri Gupta, which existed at its zenith from approximately AD 240 to 550 and covered much of the Indian Subcontinent. The peace and prosperity created under the leadership of the Guptas enabled the pursuit of scientific and artistic endeavours. This period is called the Golden Age of India and was marked by extensive inventions and discoveries in science, technology, engineering, art, dialectic, literature, logic.

  • Ottoman Turkey Osman III gold Three-Funduq issued in 1754

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    Ottoman Turkey Osman III gold Three-Funduq issued in 1754


    Country: Turkey King (reign): Osman III, 1754 – 1757

    Denomination/metal: Gold Funduq, Three

    Date/mint mark: 1754 (1169h)

    Type Acession issue

    Ref. no: Pere 590; KM 279.

    Obv. Tughra in ornamental border Rev. Mint mark 'JIM' with mint name 'ISLAMBOL' and emperor’s name and date – all within an ornamental border38mm, 9.5g.

    AEF - Almost Extremely Fine.These large coins were issued in fairly small numbers to mark the accession of Osman III. They are thus rare, but as they were almost all used to make jewellery because of their attractively large size, it is doubly rare to find one unmounted or pierced such as this ! Osman III's brief reign saw rising intolerance of non-Muslims (Christians and Jews being required to wear distinctive clothes or badges) and is also notable for a fire in Constantinople. He lived most of his life as a prisoner in the palace, and as a consequence on becoming Sultan

  • England, 1604-05 James I gold unite

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    England, 1604-05 James I gold unite


    England, 1604-05 James I gold unite. Apart from a small flaw above the Kings right shoulder this is a very good example with a fantastic portrait of James in full armour. - shortly after he inherited the English throne. These coin dies were always rather shallowly engraved so unless one got a good strike the portrait would usually appear rather faint. This is a good strike and the details of this coin are sharp and clear making it attractive and desirable. With the unification of the two Kingdoms under one King, James put in Latin as his motto on the reverse 'I have made them into one people, thus the coin is known as 'Unite' .

    Obv: Half length crowned and armoured bust right, holding sceptre over shoulder in right hand, globus crucifer in left, IACOBVS . D G. MAG . BRIT' . FRAN ET . HIB' . REX.

    Rev: Crowned, garnished Royal Arms dividing I R, around FACIAM . EOS . IN . GENTEMVNAM.

  • Great Britain 1727-1769 George II Crown. GEF

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    Great Britain 1727-1769 George II Crown. GEF


    Great Britain Crown George II (1727-1760).

    Metal: Silver

    Type: Milled - Old head, Roses

    Mint Mark: 1743 Decimo Septimo

    Obverse: Laureate, cuirassed, draped old bust left.

    Reverse: Cruciform crowned shields, roses in angles, legend - Hanoverian titles.

    Superb condition piece - beautifully and evenly darkly tones with underlying lustre. Rare in this grade and difficult to better. The four roses in the angles between the shields on the reverse signify that the silver that this coin is made of, came from West Country mines. There are two different portraits used, the young head bust used from 1732 to 1741, followed by the oder bust (this coin) used from 1743 to 1751.

    George was the last British Monarch born outside Great Britain and was born and brought up in Northern Germany. He was also the last British Monarch to lead an army in Battle - in 1743 at the battle of Dettingen. In 1745, supporters of the Catholic claimant to the British Throne, James Francis Edward Stuart (''''The Old Pretender''''), led by James's son Charles Edward Stuart (''''The Young Pretender'''' or ''''Bonnie Prince Charlie'''') attempted and failed to depose George in the last of the Jacobite rebellions. His son Frederick died unexpectedly in 1751 leaving George's grandson to become George III.