This week’s fresh listings (scroll down):
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Previous Weeks’ Listings (scroll down this page for “This Week’s Listings”):
WTH-7049: 1601 Elizabeth 1st Hammered Silver Sixpence. Initial mark 1 – final seventh issue, Spink 2585. 1601 as a date represents a frequency of 0.6% for the 2,716 recorded single finds of Elizabeth 1st coins and 0.7% for all 5,588 recorded Elizabeth 1st hoard coins. 1601 is the tenth rarest of all forty two dates. Ex Spink. A nice, clear date. £185
1604 James 1st
Silver Medal Commemorating Peace between England & Spain. Hilliard.
34mm, 12.22 grams. Medallic Illustration (i) 193/14, Eimer 84. Toned with (unusually) the loop still intact. This is the only medal on which James
is styled King of England and
WCA-7051: Charles II Hammered Silver Penny – Rarer SECOND Issue. 1660-62 and probably midway in that range at 1661. No inner circles. Spink 3320. Lovely grade with attractive toning. £165
Aethelred II Late Saxon Hammered Silver *EXCESSIVELY RARE
MINT* Penny. B.M.C. VIII – Helmet
type, Spink 1152. Obv:
+AEÐELRED REX A.NG, Rev: +PVLFMER M’O GODA – Gothaburg
(Castle Gotha) mint – (presumed) St Austell,
Medieval Hammered Silver Penny. Class 10a, VILL NOV CAS TRI –
Medieval Scottish Hammered Silver Groat.
Second coinage, VILL AA BER DON – rare
Medieval Hammered Silver “Tealby” Penny. Class A, c.1158-63, (+RODBERT:)
ON LER(C) – the rare
Hammered Silver Norman Round Halfpenny.
Obverse: facing uncrowned head of Henry 1st, hair made up of seven
fleur-like ringlets, inner and outer beaded circles with legend surrounding: +hENRIC REX, initial mark cross with orbed base. Reverse: +AILPINE ON PI – Ailwine
Found near Marlborough, Wiltshire, October 2001 (see The Searcher magazine, March 2002, pp.41-3, this coin).
Noonan and Webb,
Coin Auction 183,
Halfpenny denomination of King Henry I first came to light 71 years ago, when
respected professional numismatist Peter Seaby
exhibited a coin of Winchester by the moneyer Godwine
A at the British Numismatic Society on 1 March 1950 (North pl.16, 36 and
Spink Standard Catalogue, p.135, coin now in the Fitzwilliam Museum). It took
until 1989 for four more halfpence to emerge:
Other mints and moneyers discovered since include examples of Oxford, Ægelnoth; Wallingford, Osulf; and Wilton, Ailward (all in Fitzwilliam Museum); another Sandwich, Æthelbold, of regular type, found at Little Mongeham, Kent, September 1992; Winchester, Wimund, ex Baldwin Auction 7, 2nd May 1996, lot 517 and now also in the Fitzwilliam Museum; Lincoln, uncertain moneyer (only half a coin), found Newark 2004; Norwich, Thorstein, found Sutton Bridge 2009 (currently for sale in the US at $15,000); York, Forni, found north east Lincolnshire 2009; London, ---DRED, a fragmentary coin found Kent 2013; London, Thorreaed, found Tilbury 2014; Canterbury, Winedaeg, found Wherwell - pierced in three places; as well as three uncertain pieces. To summarise there are approximately only twenty examples recorded with around half either in museums or fragmentary. £7,950
II Late Saxon Hammered Silver Penny.
Long Cross – BMC iva
(AD 997 – 1003). +PYNSIGE MO EAXE –
WMH-7041: King John Medieval
Hammered Silver Penny. +RENER ON
Rare Elizabeth 1st
Hammered Silver Groat. Initial mark Cross Crosslet – second issue, 1560-61, but F1. This is a rare variant, unrecorded on the BCW
2012 update, in that the reverse legend ends MEVM. Ex
WSC-7044: Alexander III Scottish
Hammered Silver Penny. Second coinage, 1280-86.
23 points to the reverse stars - rarer
James II Hammered
Silver Scottish Medieval Groat. Initial mark Crown,
WJC-7046: 1669 Charles II Scottish Silver Half Merk. 6s, 8d, struck under the first coinage. Spink 5614. Rarer en medaille die axis. £165
WJC-7047: 1721 Large Silver Jacobite Medal with Mercury Gilding. An impressive and high grade example of Jacobite propaganda. Designed by Otto Hamerani, the medal was for distribution among Jacobite followers with the intention of removing the Hanovarians from the British thrown and replacing them with the Stuarts – Prince James III, the Old Pretender. Medallic Illustration 454(ii)/63, Eimer 493. Eimer is now 21 years old so their £1,100 valuation is obviously not current. There has been considerable debate as to why Prince James is NOT mentioned by name, only appearance. One theory is that this medal was hoped to appeal not only to the Jacobites but also to the English anti Hanovarians, of whom there were plenty at this period. A superb example. £685
WMH-7037: Henry 1st Hammered Silver
Norman Penny. B.M.C. 10 –
full face / cross fleury
type of AD 1117 only. +SIGAR : ON : LVII –
WMH-7035: William 1st
Norman Hammered Silver Penny. B.M.C. 8 – PAXS type.
WI-7030: Irish Henry VII Hammered
Silver *CHOICE* Groat. Late portrait issue of 1496-1505.
WAu-7031: Richard II Hammered Gold
Noble. Type IIIC,
This Week’s Listings
WMH-7057: Henry 1st
NORMAN Hammered Silver Penny. Star in Lozenge Fleury - B.M.C. 13,
circa 1121 only. +GODRIC of
Hammered Silver Voided Short Cross Penny.
Hammered Silver Voided Short Cross Penny.
Hammered Silver Voided Long Cross Penny.
Class 3c – “Provincial Phase”. +NICOLE of
WJC-7061: James 1st Hammered Silver Half Penny - Choice. Third coinage, 1619-25. Spink 2673. A superb example. £95
WJC-7062: 1638 Silver Medal – Prince Charles Invested into the Order of the Garter. As symbolic as you’d perhaps expect from this period, this is an interesting medal depicting entry into that rather exclusive club that still exists today.
Membership is limited to the monarch and his / her first-born and up to 24 “companions” - along the lines of Dr Who. Charles 1st as monarch in 1638 and Prince Charles (the future Charles II, once Oliver Cromwell had gone away) were automatic members. Then and now, the lucky recipients were / are hand picked by the monarch. Today the Order of The Garter is open to women, although it has to be said that there are currently only three of those. In 2018, 2019 and 2020, three members sadly died (all men), meaning that there are currently three vacancies should any reader be interested. More recent members include Sir Winston Churchill and Sir John Major, the latter being an ex Prime Minister, although perhaps more famous for his avatar appearing on Spitting Image in the 1990’s with some peas. Eimer 131 (£500 /£900, 21 years ago back in 2000), Medallic Illustrations (i) 282/88. An interesting piece of British history. £645
WSC-7063: Charles 1st Scottish Hammered Silver Twelve Shillings. Third coinage, 1637-42. Type IV, Falconer’s second coinage – thistle preceding the obverse legend; F following. Spink 5561. John Falconer succeeded Nicolas Briot, his father-in-law, as Master of the Scottish Mint in 1646, having worked alongside his mentor for several years. Technically, third coinage coins are not hammered, rather produced via mill and screw presses. The dies were also superior. An attractive coin. £395