Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161.As (Copper, 27mm, 10.67 g 12), Rome, 140.
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P Laureate and draped bust of Antoninus Pius to right. TR POT COS III / S C Roma, draped and helmeted, seated right on a high-backed throne; holding spear with points at both ends with her left hand and propping her head on her right; she looks slightly down to the right. BMC 1373 var. Cohen 894. Hill 268. RIC 697b. Very rare. A beautiful coin with a fine portrait and an exceptionally lovely reverse. A sharply struck, very well preserved coin with a fine dark green patina, good extremely fine.
From a European private collection. This is an unusually fine As of Antoninus Pius, which may have been struck in honor of the forthcoming 900th anniversary of the foundation of Rome. Roma appears on the reverse in a most artistic and delicate way: she seems pensive as she sits, wearing flowing robes, on a simple throne, but with her head slightly bent forward. The only signs of her military nature are the crested helmet she wears and the spear she holds. Somewhat curiously, her spear is pointed at both ends. The engraver who was responsible for this die was particularly skillful.
Alan Walker. NOMOS
Extract (part) 1906 Rivista Italiana di Numismatica, page. 276-277 reference above coin.
The SARTI 1906 sale in ROME attracted amateurs who competed, many shopkeepers, specialist and prices went up, they went up to the limits so far never achieved. Pei will sight some large bronzes and we do not believe even necessary to identify the individual coins, because in this sale the rarity of names shows was completely neglected, prevailing absolutely the modern theory that conservation not only goes on to everything, but the only element of judgment.
We believe there has been no other sales in the Roman bronzes of beautiful conservation that have had a such an enthusiastic reception (1906)
Charles I, Silver Tower pattern (1631/2) shilling weight 6.41gms (98.92gr), mm. rose
A coin from King Charles I own coin & medal cabinet 1631/2
The design of the above Pattern shilling shows the wonder of XVII century art at its finest. The Baroque style, the hair is very curly and convoluted, the forehead is receding. We see a king, an authority, not a man (divine right of kings).
The exquisite work of Briot & Edward Greene the Mint Master & the Royal Mint
Kent William (Feb13th -14th) 1685 – 12 April 1748
Benjamin Bartlett 1714-1787 , (52: 25 April 1787) [purchased 1749 info from a note]
Samuel Tyssen, (2910: 12 April 1802) of Narborough-Hall Norfolk sold by auction, by Leigh, Sotheby and Son
Ex Thomas Thomas W. Sotherby 1844
Lt-Col. (William) Durrant, Sotheby, 19 April 1847 of Lowestoft, Suffolk & Wimpole Street.
J. B (John Brodribb) Bergne 1848 (1800-1873)
Samuel Addington, collection, purchased en bloc in 1883 by Hyman Montagu
Hyman Montagu, Sotheby, 13 November 1896, 365
John Gloag Murdoch, Sotheby, 8 June 1903, 302
Cumberland Clark cquired by Spink £ 11/10/-, Sotheby, 22 January 1914
O. Fitch, 1918 (collection purchased by Spink)
Dr. E.C. Carter, 1950 (collection purchased by Baldwin)
Slaney Spinks 2003 (46, sold for £8,500 hammer),
Auction 2013 Lot 87 now in the “petitioncrown” collection
Charles I (1625-49), Nicholas Briot’s first milled coinage,1631-32,
Unite, 9.07g, m.m. daisy with .B to left/.B to left of crown, crowned draped bust left, .XX. behind, CAROLVS.D:G.MAGN.BRITANN.FRAN.ET.HIBER.REX, rev. FLORENT.CONCORDIA.REGNA, lozenge stops, crowned garnished square topped shield dividing small
crowned C and R (Schneider 273 - same dies (II/3); Brooker 706; N.2294; S.2719), light adjustment marks in fourth quarter of shield, lustrous, most attractive, good extremely fine, rare
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A GOLD ANGEL Coin 1483-1485 with a value of 6 Shilling & 8d
Richard III mint mark the 'BOARS HEAD' in wonderful state of preservation.
The last British Monarch to be killed on the battle field. A King that changed British history. The Children that were to be Kings dissapeared in the Tower of London. A story of intrigue, at death Richard III body disapeared for 500 years until 2012 when found under a car park in the crypt of a church. Richard III remains were found under the CAR PARK which was lettered directly under R (Stranger than fiction)
Whomever owned such a coin was a person of wealth. Found very close to the Battle Field at Boswoth.
Was it lost on the way to the Battle of Bosworth or on the way home or even stolen from the Battle field? We will never know. A wonderful piece of English history with a story
The image of the Archangel Saint Michael slaying a dragon, an English galley with the monogram 'R' over “E” and a rose set below the main topmast, the ship surmounted by a shield bearing the King's arms, the legend
PER CRVCE TVA SALVA NOS XPC REDE. RICARD DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC
A superb specimen Good EF & as such a rarety. Weight 5.16g
Full flan, frosted surfaces, superb detail of mintmarks 'BOARS HEAD' and wonderful portrait of St,Michael.
MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. Macrinus, with Diadumenian as Caesar. AD 217-218.
Æ Pentassarion (28mm, 13.82 g, 12h). Pontianus, legatus consularis.
Confronted heads of Macrinus right, laureate, and Diadumenian left, bare / Zeus standing left,
holding patera and long scepter; eagle at feet to left, E (mark of value) to right. H&J,
Markianopolis 18.104.22.168/1 (for obv./rev.); AMNG I/1, -; Varbanov -.
EF, dark green patina. Exceptional portraits.
Edward III (1327-1377) Half-Groat Treaty period
London, mm. cross potent, trefoil on breast, ref. reverse-barred ns,
2.40g. S 1620. Carefully sruck on a full round flan, very rare in this condiion
Provenance: Bt Baldwin September 1979.
This is one of the finest known medieval halfgroats and hence was
chosen to illustrate the cover of his reference work
The Galata Guide to Medieval Half Groats
ANGLO-SAXON, Kings of Northumbria. Eanred. 810-841. AR Styca (14mm, 1.19 g, 6h).
Phase Ia. Eoferwic (York) mint; Huaetred, moneyer. Struck circa 810-830. + EANRED REX, small cross pattée / + HVAETRED, small cross pattée. Pirie 27;
North 186; SCBC 860. EF,Exceptional metal quality for reign. Rare moneyer.
Eadgar (959-75), Halfpenny, 0.53g
circumscription cross type, southern group, Wilton, Boiga, small cross pattée within inner circle, eadgar rex anglo, rev. boiga moneta pil., small cross pattée within inner circle (cf. CTCE 20, 212; N.-; S.1140A), spectacular well struck, good extremely fine, extremely rare, the finest known example of an Eadgar Halfpenny. A coin captured as the day it was struck.
The first hammered farthing small but beautifull
PLANTAGENET. Edward I. 1272-1307. AR Farthing (13mm, 0.37 g, 9h).
New coinage, class 1a.
Base silver issue. London mint. Struck May-December 1279. + ЄDWARDVS : RЄX, crowned facing bust / LON|DON|IЄN|SIS, long cross pattée, with trefoil in each angle. Withers I 1a; SCBI 39 (North), 996 (same dies); North 1051/1; SCBC 1443. EF, minor striking perforation, toned. Struck on a full, round flan. A rarity in this grade
Ex Dr E. C. Carter collection (purchased Baldwin’s,1950).
STUART. Charles I. Scotland 1625-1649. AV Halfcrown (17mm, 1.29 g, 7h).
Third (Briot’s) coinage. Class I. Edinburgh mint. Struck 1637-1642.
CAR • D : G • MAG • BRIT • FRAN • ET • HIB • R (lozenge and double
lozenge stops throughout), crowned and mantled bust left / • VNITA •
TVEMVR •, square-topped coat-of-arms; crown above; crowned C R across
field. Burns 8 (fig. 1037); SCBI 35 (Ashmolean & Hunterian),
1406 (same dies); SCBC 5538.Exceptional for issue and rare
Celtic, Catuvellauni, Tasciovanus, c.25 BC-10 AD, Stater, 5.45g
crossed wreaths, one curved, one straight, extending from back to back crescents,
symbols in angles, rev. horse right, taxciav, horse right, bucranium above, hook like object below, solar symbol above horse's head, annulet by front legs
(Mack 150; VA 1682; BMC 1604-05; Rudd ABC 2550; S.215), inscription mostly off-flan,letter x of this type partly visible, a well struck attractive example, a very rare type, one of the finest known examples, extremely fine
Henry II, Penny, 1.47g, cross-and-crosslets 'Tealby' coinage, 1158-80
bust C2, Carlisle, Willem, crowned facing bust, sceptre to left, rev. [.]illam:on:ca, cross potent with a small cross potent in each angle (N.957; S.1339), well centred with a stunning reality portrait on a round flan, toned. Seldom seen if ever.
Ex. De Wit 2008 Lot 3190, Spink 1975
The pearl that reflects the shedding of a tear in the passing of the King Charles I
Silver gilt oval cast and chased Royalist badge, bust of Charles I right, falling lace collar, close buttoned doublet, carolvs.dg.mag-bri-fr.et.hib.rx, rev. crowned royal arms within Garter, wreath border, supension loop above, and below with fresh water pearl suspended, a sign of a tear
Edward III, treaty period, 1361-69, Groat or Great Penny
4.60g, variety a, London, m.m. cross potent, double saltire stopsboth sides, fleurs on all cusps, treaty x in rex, unbarred a, no symboL before edward, rev. reverse barred ns in london(N.1247; S.1616; Lawrence 1/4; Stewartby p.260, B1),
A superb example with a most pleasing portrait, rare in this condition
First coinage 1513-1518
Groat. First Coinage. TOURNAI
[Issue for TOURNAI in 1513; coins were produced in 1514]
i.m. crowned T; reads HENRIC DI GRA REX FRANC AGLIE bust right,
rev. i.m. crowned T, CIVI/TAS/TORN/ACENS, shield bearing the royal arms on a cross fourchée.
The dies for these coins were produced by Henry Basse, a London goldsmith and the future chief
engraver at the Tower mint.
Henry IV 1399-1413
Light coinage, 1412-13 Groat above.
1399-1412 No Heavy Coinage Groats are known.
3.89g, class II(a), (PII), London, m.m. cross pattée, legend ends franc,
annulet to left and pellet to right of crown, ten arches to tressure,
rev. slipped trefoil after posvi, reverse barred ns (N.1359a; S.1727; Potter 2, 2/2 [Pl. viii,6]; Stewartby p.323, PII),
an unusually well struck full round coin, N. extra fine, extremely rare in this condition
Spink 101 Nov 1993 (90)
Pontefract Shilling 1648
P.C. at the right side of castle;
rev. large crown above C.R., round shape & rare
similar to Lockett,ex Vaugham-Morgan
Cromwell Crown 1658/7
Late die state, as near mint state as struck a choice example with a bold strike, gray toning. The die-break on the Protector's breast is well advanced. Ex. Barr
Groat, 1430-31 Calais
ex. Carlyon-Britton collection, sold by Sotheby in 1913, 1916 and 1921
A common coin, but of quality seldom seen
Charles I Shilling
Tower. mm Lis MAG BR FR ET HI
Group A , bust 2 with outer arch of crown jewelled only, mm lis,
Ex. Morrieson 1933, Allan 1908
Wonderfull well centered, struck for a prince
Pattern Halfpenny, 1.55g, in silver, crowned monogram, rev. crowned
double rose BMC(Peck)2; N.2053, extremely fine, extremely rare
Nearly 300 years of pedigree from 1733
Pembroke 127,Addison,Murchison 193.Addington,Montagu, Murdoch 669,
Watters 341, Clarke-Thornhill 455,Parsons 636
1812 Gold Half Guinea
YORKSHIRE, Sheffield, Younge Wilson & Younge, gold 10 shillings and sixpence
or half-a-guinea, 1812, by Halliday, phoenix/legend (D.37)
Great Britain. Yorkshire "phoenix" gold Token 10/6 (ten-shillings and sixpence, or Half Guinea), 1812. Issued by merchants Younge, Wilsons & Younge, of Sheffield. Listed on page 46 as #37 in Dalton's classic reference on the token coinage of 1811-1812, one of only a few such tokens known to exist in gold. The mythical bird is seen rising from the flames. This is a major gold-token rarity which fits well among the final series of half guineas, as it was made strictly for emergency use in a time of specie shortage, during the war against Napoleon. No 1812-dated regular issue half guinea was struck, possibly accounting for the sudden appearance of this intriguing piece. Extremely rare, just a handful known. Choice proof like qualities, and sharp details.
The above gold token interests us as we are from Yorkshire.
During the end of the18th and beginning of the 19 Century there was
a shortage of money and traders were permitted to mint their own money.
At this time the mint produced many pieces for the traders as well as other private mints.
The Byzantine Empire Heraclius 610 – 641
Solidus circa 635-636, AV 4.45 g. Heraclius, in centre, Heraclius Constantine on r. and Heraclonas on l., standing facing, each wearing chlamys and globus cruciger. Rev. VICTORIA - AVGYI Cross potent on four steps; in l. field, monogram of Heraclius and in r. field, Θ. In exergue, CONOB+. DO 35b. MIB 41. Sear 760.
In exceptional state of preservation. Almost Fdc
Philip & Mary 1554 Six Pence [6d]
2.86g Date below in ex. below busts English titles only, rev. crowned garnished shield
The finest known example of a very rare and sought after coin
James VI 1582 XX Scotland
The passion for portraits leaves no doubt why the eminent scholar
Cochran-Patrick acquired this piece in the late 1800's. No expence was spared by the
collector to obtain any desiderata. A superb piece art of the young King.
James I1 1603 Coronation Medallion
29mm Silver 6.16g
IAC I BRIT CAE AVG HE CAESARVMCAE D D
[James I, Caesar Augustus of Britain, Caesar the heir of the Caesars
presents this medal] A profile to the left laureat, with a beard, and narrow fall-band; bust armed marked with a rose.ECCE PHAOS POPVLIQ SALVS A lyon rampant, hold-ing a beacon on fire in his right paw, and a wheatsheaf in his left
A remarcable speciman
William I (1066-87) Penny,
Penny, 1.31g, two stars type, London, Godwine,crowned facing bust,star to left and right, rev. +godpine on lvn,cross botonnée over quadrilateral with incurved sides, pellet in centre 1966 sold Spink £22/10/00
Cover coin 2011 Standard Cat.
Mary (1542-67 Mary Queen of Scots)
Silver portrait Testoon, 6.10g, 1562 very rare date
outstanding portait piece
Third period (first widowhood, 1560-65),Provenance: R W Cochran-Patrick Sotherby
1936 Lot 256 16gbp purchased Baldwins, A very desirable piece and a much rarer date
than '61, He was formerly an MP for North Ayershire 1880-85 and the collection was
formed towards the end of the 19th century. Bust left in French widow's cap, hair in
queue behind, and high-necked dress, date on a label below, rev. crowned shield.The
portrait of Mary, Queen of Scotland above is a “A Work of Art” in magnificent state
of preservation. The Testoon in the hand has a “presence” that ties directly to 1562.
This portrait could be from the National Portrait Gallery. This was not just a coin
in a recent London sale but a part of British heritage.This is also a coin that has a
“wow” factor, an “eye appeal” that is immediately arresting and almost breathtaking.
This exceptional portrait coin reflecting a high Renaissance influence is rare in any
condition and exceptionally rare in such high relief
1542 - 1567
A Great Rarity
Portrait MARY Testoon 1553
Kingdom of Scotland during the reign of Mary 1, Queen of Scots (also known as Mary Stuart), the
testoon and half-testoon were introduced to the Scottish coinage in 1553 and 1555 respectively.
Type 1. Before her marriage to Francis
Struck at Paris by the mill and screw process from dies made by John Acheson.
A condition and rarity being thefinest known copy
A . DEI. GRA . R . SCOTORVUM + . DA . PACEM . DOMINE . 1553
Ex. Wingate, Addington, Murdoch, Bearman & Lockett
This is the finest extant of this extremely rare coin, pre 1880's the coin sold for 61 gbp
SCOTLAND. Mary. 1542-1567 44 Shilling
AV Lion - 44 Shillings (28mm, 5.06 g, 11h). First period. Before marriage. Type IIa. Edinburgh mint. James, Earl of Arran, regent and Governor of Scotland. Dated 1553. + MARIA • DE[•]I • GRA • R • SCOTORVM, crowned royal coat-of-arms; I G across field / • DILIGITE • IVSTICIAM • 1553, crowned MARIA REGINA monogram; cinquefoils across field. Murray, 1553, dies IIF/6; Burns 5 (fig. 813); SCBI 35 (Ashmolean & Hunterian) 981 (same dies); SCBC 5394.
Choice EF, lustrous.
Ex Lucien LaRiviere Collection (Spink 179, 29 March 2006), lot 97; purchased from Baldwin, 18 March 1983; Virgil Brand Collection (Part 1, Sotheby’s 1 July 1982), lot 207; Bernard Roth Collection (Part II, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 14 October 1918), lot 364; Robert Carfrae Collection (8 July 1901), lot 406.
visit ROMAN BRASS press above coin
Sestertius 37-41, Æ AGRIPPINA M F MAT C CAESARIS AVGVSTI
Draped bust r., hair falling
This coin is the cover coin of the Female Caesars by Jacozi A coin of
incredible detail & condition the finest known, from the ring holding the reigns of the amazing donkeys to a portrait that launched a "love" to aquire the coin 35 years ago.
Very few coins of this period exist in such a natural condition.
Charles II 1671 Crown
(1660-85), Crown, v. tertio, laureate, draped second bust right,
rev. four crowned shields cruciform, Cs in angles (ESC 42; S.3357)
Galba 68-69 Sesterce
A true classic head of Galba, powerful and Roman with all the Republican virtues
natural patina Purchased Leu 1980. Ex Sartige
Dr. Alan Walker Zurich firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles I Tower Pattern Six-Pence [6d]
A wonderful coin
Ex.Montigu Lot 370 17.50 gbp, Plate V Coin & ex Brice unpublished.
To give a relativity to rareity to such a rare coin a TRIPLE Unite fetched 20 gbp in the same Montigu sale.
This coin shows the typical RED WAX spots on the coin from the days in the 1800's when photos were not available.
UNIQUE & brilliant, mm. plume, crowned bust left, value behind, rev. plumes above oval scroll garnished shield,
c r at sides, reads cristo, 2.77g/4h (SCBI Brooker –; N 2699).
On a round and full flan, good extremely
fine and as struck and with attractive grey tone
Provenance: H M. Lingford, Montigu & Brice
Photo of extract from the Montigu Catalouge below
ROMAN BRASS SESTERTIUS
Britain’s rarest coin and a wonderful Sestercius
The brass coin stuck to commemerate Hadrian’s visit to
Britain in AD 130-134. A magnificent specimen depicting
Hadrian addressing his legion in Britain
Currently on Exhibition at the British Museum
case 14 of gallery 49 (Roman Britain)
edit: Dr. Alan Walker Zurich email@example.com
(June 1648-March. 1649)
Charles II 1648 octagonal
beneath the large crown a "furred band" over
Charles I Pattern Gold Briot Crown
Although we do not collect gold a few pieces in the collection
brings a glitter :)
Elizabeth I 6d 1568
Superb speciman. Silver
edit: Mark Rasmussen firstname.lastname@example.org
1644 Charles I Oxford Silver Shilling
Pattern or Special Striking Struck at the height of the Civil War
Rawlins, with the 'R' on the shoulder
Charles I 1624-49
Openwork by Rawlins. A wonderfull openwork high quality Royalist badge