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John, Short Cross Silver Penny, Class 5a1, Iohan Moneyer, Canterbury Mint, 1199-1216

 

 

Obverse: Crowned facing bust, sceptre in right hand, hENRICVS REX

(No English coins were made in the name of John, only Irish coins bear the name, Iohn) 

Reverse: Small voided cross with quatrefoils in each angle, beaded circle around, +IOHAN ON CANT

1.29g, 19mm

Grade: Fine, weak strike to left side of flan

Ref: S1350A

 

 

 

£140 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

John, Short Cross Silver Penny, Class 5b, Rauf Moneyer, London Mint, 1199-1216

 

Obverse: Crowned facing bust, pellets in each curl of hair, sceptre in right hand, hENRICVS REX

(No English coins were made in the name of John, only Irish coins bear the name, Iohn) 

Reverse: Small voided cross with quatrefoils in each angle, beaded circle around, +RAVF ON LVND

1.45g, 17.5mm

Grade: Fine, weak strike to bottom of flan

Ref: S1351

 

 

 

£130 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

Edward I, SIlver Penny, London, Class 4e, 3 Pellets on Neck, from 1279

 

Obverse: Crowned facing bust, three pellets on neck, hair in strands, EDW R' ANGL' DNS hYB 

Reverse: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter, legend around, CIVI TAS .LON DON (pellet before LON)

Grade: VF+, well centred, scarcely seen type, slight clipping

20mm, 1.45g

Ref: S1398

 

£75 SOLD #237

Edward I, SIlver Penny, Canterbury Mint,

from 1279

 

Obverse: Crowned facing bust (bifoliate crown), EDW R ANGL DNS hYB 

Reverse: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter, legend around, CIVI TAS CAN TOR 

Grade: F, well centred

17mm, 1.38g

Ref: S

 

£50 (P&P FREE to UK, other location please ask first) #236

Edward I, Silver Farthing, London Mint, after 1279

 

 

Obverse: Crowned facing bust, EDWARDVS REX

Reverse: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter, CIVI TAS [LON DON]

Grade: Fine, good portrait for type, edges clipped or broken, reverse slightly porous

12mm, 0.31g

Ref: (?)S1446

 

£55 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first) #238

Edward II, Silver Penny, Canterbury Mint,

Class 11b, c1307-8

 

Oberse: Crowned facing bust, broken spear-head on left side of crown, legend around, + EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

 

Note: Closed E and C with pointed back, large face with rounded chin

Reverse: Long cross with three pellets between each angle, CIVI TAS CAN TOR

18mm, 1.32g

Grade: Fine+, slightly buckled with weak strike in parts and a few scratches but a good portrait and well centred

 

 

 

£60 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first)

Edward III, Silver Penny, London Mint,

Post-Treaty Period,1369-77

 

Obverse: Crowned facing bust of Edward, no marks on bust but x stop in legend, +EDWARDVS REX x ANGLIE

Reverse: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter, x CIVI TAS LON DON (x before CIVI)

17mm, 1.04g

Grade: Fine+ despite obvious crack to flan (which is quite atable), the portrait is extremely nice

Ref: S1642

 

 

£58 SOLD

France, Hainaut County, John of Avesnes Silver Esterlin or Sterling, Mons Mint, Crockard Type, 1290-1295

 

Obverse: Bust of Jean d'Avesnes wearing a crown of roses, +IOHS CO[M]ES HANONI

The French version of our penny, what a compliment! They became so prevelent in Britain that they were banned!

Reverse: Long cross with three pellets in each quarter, legen around, MON ETA MON T[E]S, ? one extra pellet in one quarter or die fault

19mm, 0.95g

Grade: Fine, chipped

Prov: Ex Alpha Numismatics, Denmark

A rare piece in any grade.

 

£120 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first)

 

Plantagenets, Henry II, Cross-and-Crosslets 'Tealby' Penny, Class F3, 1170-1180

 

 

Obverse: Crowned, facing bust (hair in ringlet to temple) wearing armour and mantle (pellet below sweep) with sceptre in right hand

Reverse: Large cross potent with small potent in each angle; in centre a small cross in saltire 

Grade: Fine, a large fragment but good portrait of this typically badly struck coin. Moneyer and mint not visible.

20mm

Ref: North 961/3, S1342

 

£90 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)

Henry III, Voided Long Cross Silver Penny, Cl 3bc, Canterbury, Willem, 1248-50

 

Obverse: Crowned facing bust without sceptre, star type 3 initial mark, legend hENRICVS REX III

Reverse: Voided long cross, three pellets in each angle within beaded circle, legend around WILLEM ON CANT

Grade: About very fine, weak areas

1.54g, 18mm

Prov: Ex DNW

Ref: S1363A

 

£70 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask first)

Henry III, Voided Long Cross Silver Penny, Cl 5c, Canterbury, Nicole, 1250-720

 

Obverse: Crowned facing bust with sceptre, legend hENRICVS REX III

Reverse: Voided long cross, three pellets in each angle within beaded circle, legend around NICOLE ON CANT

Grade: Very fine

1.46g, 18mm

Prov: Ex DNW

Ref: S1369

 

£90 SOLD

Edward III, Silver Groat, London Mint, Pre-Treaty, Annulet Stops, 1356-61

 

 

Obverse: Crowned facing bust, +EDWARD o D o G o REX o ANGL o Z o FRANC o D o hYB

Reverse: Two concentric rings of legend with long cross over, three pellets in each quarter

Grade: Near Very Fine, Lombardic M, closed C and E but also nick in right limb of V (CIVI) with cross 4 mm, interesting variations of clases C, E and G

27mm, 4.18g

Ref: S 1565-70

 

£190 (+P&P to UK, other locations please ask first)

Edward III, Gold Quarter Noble, Fourth Coinage Pre-Treaty,1351-1361

 

Obverse: Shield quartered with the arms of England and France within tressure of eight arches, +EDWAR R ANGL Z FRANC D hyB

Reverse: EXALTABITUR IN GLORIA, floriated cross with a lis at the end of each limb, in each angle a lion passant, pellet to centre

Grade: VF, very lightly wrinkled

1.91g, 18.5mm

Ref: S1497

 

£700 SOLD

 

Edward I, Silver Penny, London Mint, Class 4d

Pellet before Edward & CIVI, 1279-1307

 

 

Obverse: Crowned facing bust, +.EDWR ' ANGL DNS hYB

 

 

Reverse: Long cross over beaded circle, three pellets in each quarter, .CIVI TAS LON DON

Grade: Very Fine

19mm, 1.30g

Ref: S 1397

 

£60 SOLD

France, Carolingians, Charles II (the Bald), Silver Denier, Toulouse, 840-877

 

Obv: Cross, legend around +CALVS REX

 

It is unclear whether Charles II (823-877) was indeed bald, extremely  hairy or without lands in his young days! Emperor of the Carolingian Empire, King of Francia & Italy. 

Reverse: Central Karlogram, TOLVSA around

21mm,1.66g

Grade: Very fine+

Ref: MG 1097, MEC 841 same ob. die

Prov: Ex DNW, collection of the late Tony Merson

 

 

£250 (+P&P, non-UK locations please ask first)

Henry V, Silver Halfgroat, London Mint, Annulet by Crown/Mullet on Breast,

1413-1422

 

Obverse: Crowned facing bust with broken annulet left of crownand mullet in centre of breat within tressure, HENRIC DI GRA REX ANGLIE Z F

Reverse: Long cross and three pellets in each quarter, two concentric circles of legend, POSVI DEV ADIVTORE MEV and CIVI TAS LON DON

1.70g, 20mm

Grade: Fine, clipped, some weakness to portrait

Ref: S1773, N1391

 

 

£240 (+P&P to UK, other locations please ask first) #137

Henry VI Silver Groat, Leaf-Pellet Issue, London Mint, 1427-1434

 

Cross patonce initial mark, leaf to neck and two pellets either side of crown. Good portrait but a little weak to the top of legend, nice toning.  From a very old collection, old ticket quoting 'Duke of Argyll Collection' and Seaby packet. 

Ref: S1917 var, North 1505 Class C 

 

Obverse stops saltire. No extra pellets in quarters.

 

27mm, 

 

 

£240 (+P&P, non-UK locations please ask first) 

Edward IV Silver Groat, 1st Reign, Light Coinage, 1467-8

 

Quatrefoils at neck, crown mint mark. London.

3.11g, 27mm

S2000, good portrait and almost full flan, grade VF, lovely tone.

Comes with old ticket and Seaby packet.

This historic coin was minted during the House of York's first visit to the throne in 1461. Edward married Elizabeth Woodville (the 'White Queen') in 1464, but the throne was lost in 1470 after the continual struggle for power with the Lancastrians. His second reign during 1471-83 brought relative peace to the country.

 

£180 SOLD

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