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  • 1813 George III, 7th head Half Guinea
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    1813 George III, 7th head Half Guinea

    £1,400.00

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    GOLD. 1813 George III, 7th head Half Guinea. This is the final year that the Half Guinea was issued, soon to be replacedby the Half Sovereign. This coin is in excellent, EF plus condition and retains some of its original mint bloom.

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  • Ancient Greece – Silver 12 Litrai c. 214-12 BC
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    Ancient Greece – Silver 12 Litrai c. 214-12 BC

    £4,000.00

    Country: Ancient Greece

    King (reign): Fifth Democracy, c214-212 BC

    Denomination/metal: Silver 12 Litrai

    Type Syracuse mint

    Ref. no: Burnett, Enna Hoard, SNR 62, 1983, pl. 9, D 21 (these dies); McClean 2957 (these dies); SNG ANS 1040

    Obv. Head of Athena facing left, wearing a crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a snake on the bowl.

    Rev. SYPAKOSION, Artemis standing left, drawing bow, a hound springing left at her side, A on left.

    1.02g.

    EF - Very well-struck from pretty dies on a broad flan, attractive light iridescent tone, good extremely fine and most attractive.

  • Attica Athens (c. 4654-404 B.C.) Silver Drachm
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    Attica Athens Silver Drachm (circa 454-404 BC)

    £1,850.00

    Attica Athens silver drachm (circa 454-404 BC).

    Obv: Head of Athena facing right, wearing a crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves and a palmette Rev: standing right, its head facing, an olive-sprig and a crescent behind; all within an incuse square GVF - Well-centred, toned, good very fine. 

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  • Celtic Britain DOBUNNI Eisu gold Stater
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    Celtic Britain DOBUNNI Eisu gold Stater

    £2,500.00

    Celtic Britain DOBUNNI Eisu gold Stater 'Tree type c. AD20. 

    Obv. Dobunnic tree emblem with pellet at base Rev. Horse proceeding right, wheel below and dispersed symbols over all, 'EISV' above.17mm, 5.7g. EF - Extremely Fine, well and centrally struckWell struck piece with all legend and horse visible – and in very good condition!

    The Dobunni Celts lived in the part of south western Britain that today broadly coincides with the counties of North Somerset, Bristol, and Gloucestershire - their territory contained two large towns (Corinium Dobunnorum now Cirencester, and Colonia Nerviana Glevum now Gloucester). Besides this there were numerous smaller towns, and many rich villas...

    They were not a warlike people but farmers and were probably vassals of the tribe to their east, the Catevellauni.

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  • England 1422-1461 Henry VI. Gold Noble.
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    England 1422-1461 Henry VI. Gold Noble.

    £6,000.00

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

    £2,425.00

    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 1714. Anne. Gold Half Guinea
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    England 1714. Anne. Gold Half Guinea

    £2,250.00

    England 1714. Anne. Gold Half Guinea
  • England, 1604-05 James I gold unite
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    England, 1604-05 James I gold unite

    £3,000.00

    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.

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

    £1,850.00

    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.
  • England, Cromwell – 1658 Silver Half Crown
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    England, Cromwell – 1658 Silver Half Crown

    £6,500.00

    King (reign): Oliver Cromwell (Lord Protector) (1653 - 1658), Denomination/metal: Silver Crown, Half, Type Intended issue. Ref. no: S 3227a.

    Obv. Laureate and draped bust left, legend and toothed border, OLIVAR D GR P ANG SCO HIB & PRO'.

    Rev. Crowned quartered shield of arms of the Protectorate, date. Above, toothed border 'PAX QVAERITVR BELLO'. (Peace is sought by war) 33mm, 15.02g.

    Extremely Fine with much original lustre – especially on rev.

  • England, Edward VI – 1551-3 Silver Sixpence
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    England, Edward VI – 1551-3 Silver Sixpence

    £1,300.00

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    King (reign): Edward VI (1547 - 1553)

    Denomination/metal: Silver Sixpence

    Date/mint mark: mm. Tun, 1551 – 1553

    Ref. no: S 2483

    Obv. Half facing bust left, 'EDWARD VI D G AGL FRA Z HIB REX'. Denomination' VI' behind.

    Rev. Royal arms on cross fourchee,'POSVI DEV' ADIVTORE' MEV'', (I have made the Lord my helper).

    28mm, 2.99g.

    AEF - About Extremely Fine, well struck and nicely toned.

     

    Very handsome little coin, well struck with no weak areas and nicely toned.  However, what is particularly interesting about this coin is the very small 'privy mark' under the denomination.  This is engraved on the die and appears to be a small fish or a chalice on its side.  Very interesting and hitherto unrecorded.  Issued in the latter part of the Boy King's reign when he was only thirteen or fourteen years of age, is a superb contemporary portrait of Henry VIII's sickly son Edward VI. Just over a year or so later, in February 1553, at age 15, Edward fell ill.  When his sickness was discovered to be terminal, he and his Council drew up a "Devise for the Succession", attempting to prevent the country being returned to Catholicism.  Edward named his cousin Lady Jane Grey as his heir and excluded his half sisters, Mary and Elizabeth.  However, this was disputed following Edward's death and Jane was queen for only nine days before Edward's half-sister, Mary, was proclaimed Queen.  She reversed Edward's Protestant reforms, which nonetheless became the basis of the Elizabethan Religious Settlement of 1559.

  • England, Stuart. King (reign): Anne (1702-1714) Silver Crown, Half.  Good extremely fine.
    England, Stuart. King (reign): Anne (1702-1714) Silver Crown, Half. 1709 OCTAVO. Post Union. Ref: ESC 579;W 3604. Obv. Draped bust left, har up, 'ANNA DEI GRATIA. Rev. Crowned Royal Arms in cruciform, Garter star in centre, 'MAG BR FR ET HIB REG'. 33mm, 15.05g. Good extremely fine with considerable amounts of original lustre. Very pretty coin, almost uncirculated with beautiful original lustre - particularly the reverse. Not a rare date but very rare to find in this almost pristine condition.
  • Great Britain 1702-1714 Anne. Gold, Guinea, Half. Post Union Issue.

    Great Britain 1702-1714 Anne. Gold, Guinea, Half. Post Union Issue.

    Ref No: S 3575.

    Obv. Draped bust left, ANNA DEI GRATIA.

    Rev. Crowned Royal Arms in cruciform sceptres in angles, garter cross in centre, MAG BRI FR ET HIN REF 1710. 22mm, 41.5g. GEF - Extremely Fine, considerable amounts of original mint bloom.

    Very good example - little wear and much original mint bloom. Rare thus. After the Union of Crowns in 1707 the arms of England and Scotland are combined in the same shield twice (per pale) rather than as formerly, a shield for England and a shield for Scotland.

  • Great Britain 1727-1769 George II Crown. GEF
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    Great Britain 1727-1769 George II Crown. GEF

    £4,575.00

    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.

  • Henry I (1100-1135) Pellets in Quatrefoil Type
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    Henry I (1100-1135) Pellets in Quatrefoil Type

    £1,250.00

    Henry I (1100-1135) c.1131-c.1134 Pellets in Quatrefoil Type.

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  • Henry V gold Noble (1413-1422)
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    Henry V gold Noble (1413-1422)

    £3,950.00

    GOLD. 1413-22 Henry V, Noble from London mint. Obverse reads: Henry by the grace of God King of England and France Lord of the Irish. Reverse reads: But Jesus passing through theirmidst went His way. Nicely struck, a well centred VF example of this gothic style period.

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

    £3,500.00

    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.

  • James I gold ten shilling
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    James I gold ten shilling "Laurel" (1621-1623)

    £2,425.00

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    Mintmark 'Thistle' — 1621 — 23 

    Type Third Coinage, Fourth Head. 

    Ref. no: Schneider - ; N 2117; S 2641A. 

    Obv. Laureate, draped bust of James left, denomination X' behind, 'IACOBVS DIG' MAG' BRI' FRAN' ET HI' REX'. 

    Rev. Crowned Royal Arms on cross fourchee, 

    'HENRICVS ROSAS REGNA IACOBVS', (Henry [united] the roses, James the kingdoms) 

    27mm, 4.43g. GVF - Good Very Fine, well struck, light hair-line scratch before face 

    Not very rare but a very nice example — usually weakly struck this piece has a well struck portrait with although some of the legends are as little weak - also very nice even light toning thus a desirable piece.

    In 1619 there was a currency reform and new 20 and 10 shillings pieces were reduced in weigh making the former coins worth 22 and 11 shillings.

    To make it easy to differentiate between the two coins this new lighter coin was issued with James facing left - the other direction — and wearing a laurel wreath rather than a crown.

    Consequently they became known as a 'Laurels' and 'Half laurels'.

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  • Ostrogoths Athalaric Gold Solidus
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    Ostrogoths Athalaric Gold Solidus

    £3,000.00

    Ostrogoths Athalaric Gold Solidus in the name of Justinian I. 

    Obv: D N IVSTINIANVS P G AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, slightly inclined to right, with spear over shoulder and holding a shield Rev: VICTORIA AVGGG ?, Victory standing left, holding a long jewelled cross, a star on left, COMOB in exergue EF - Broad flan, residual lustre, extremely fine.  

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

    £4,000.00

    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

  • Roman, Domitian - Denarius AD 81
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    Roman, Domitian - Denarius AD 81

    £390.00

    King (reign): Domitian, AD 81-96

    Denomination/metal: Silver Denarius

    Date/mint mark: AD 81

    Type struck as Caesar

    Ref. no: RIC 59; RCV 2746 var.

    Obv. IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AV [G P M], laureate head facing right.

    Rev. TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, Minerva advancing right, brandishing a spear and holding a shield.

    2.9g.

    AEF – About Extremely Fine

    Beautiful iridescent cabinet tone, about extremely fine and rare.

  • Victoria (1837-1901) Silver Half crown
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    Victoria (1837-1901) Silver Half crown

    £1,000.00

    Monarch: Victoria (1837 - 1901), Denomination/metal: Silver Half Crown, Date/mint mark: 1893, Ref. no: ESC 727; Davies 663 dies 2+B; S 3938, Obv. Old veild head left, T.B. below truncation. Rev. Crowned quartered shield within collar and beaded inner circle, date below. 31mm. PROOF - Light and attractive tone, one or two very tiny scuffs, otherwise as struck and lustrous.
  • Yugoslavia 1921-1934 - Alexander. Gold milled 4 Dukata.
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    Yugoslavia 1921-1934 - Alexander. Gold milled 4 Dukata.

    £3,250.00

    Yugoslavia 1921-1934 - Alexander. Gold milled 4 Dukata. Obverse: Busts left of Alexander and Maria. Reverse Crowned double-headed eagle bearing arms of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Uncirculated, faint handling marks. Officially counter-marked with an 'ear of corn'.