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Hammered gold coin finds all - 600 to 1640 AD

Henry V Annulet and mullet by shield type Spink Ref 1756 North 1382 Class C, these were also stuck in Henry VI period.The is a Henry VI legend with a Henry V shield.

1422- 61 Henry VI hammered gold quarter noble

Obv +hENRICxREXxANGLxZx FRANC - double satires stop in reverse legend -Initial cross II

Rev +EXALITA BITVR x IN x GLORIA

Lis at centre of rev, Lis above shield

Annulet and mullet by shield - single satire stops to legend in Obv

1.78g, 19.36mm

 

Monster gold coin find

1351-1352 Edward III gold noble -series C- E in centre of reverse cross - Closed E & C's - Lombardic M - reverse Roman N -annulet stops to reverse

Obv EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC D hYB

Ref Spink 1483 -JJ North 1144

33.46mm, 7.67g

1361- 69 Edward III hammered gold qtr nobel - Treaty period, Large pellet at centre of reverse cross

Obv EDWAR DEI GRAC ANGL D

19mm,1.83g

Saxon gold shilling

This new find (EMC 2016.0248) is indeed a Witmen type gold shilling. It is similar to some coins in the Crondall hoard but from dies not represented in the hoard.
The coin should be about 50-55% gold.
An excellent start to the season.
Best wishes,
Dr Martin Allen

 

1.14g, 10mm dia

Taco'd Circa 1350 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 noble - Cross 3 -Needs straightening to ID exact type from rev shield.

Obv + EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL

21.41mm 1.93g

1361 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 noble

Edward III (1361), Quarter-Noble, Transitional Treaty Period, quartered shield of arms - need to be straightne for difinitive ID

lions in angles, lis above lion in fourth quarter, within beaded and linear tressures of eight arcs, trefoils in spandrels, beaded circle surrounding, saltire stops in legend, +exaltabitvr: in: gloria

19.91mm,1.96g

Stunning Saxon gold coin pendant - 7thC Dutch gold coin aquired by museum

1.35g, 15mm dia

Saxon gold solidus ? sent to Fitzwilliam museum for recording and ID

1.32g,14.1mm

This is very interesting find, but unfortunately it is notAnglo-Saxon and neither is it a solidus. This is a semissis (half solidus) ofJulius Nepos (474-5), from the Rome mint (RIC X, 3207). The damage mayhave been caused by removal of a mount.

I have recorded this as EMC 2015.0080 from 'near Colchester'.

Best wishes,

Martin>

Merovingian tremissis of the 7th century

1.26g,15.08mm

This coin (EMC 2010.0131) is a Merovingian tremissis of Coutances (dep.
Manche), moneyer Piontus, from the same dies as Belfort 1681, Prou 299.
The obverse names the mint *CVSTANCIA [S reversed] and the reverse names the moneyer PIONtVS. Priou reads the moneyer's name as tVSPION but Belfort's reading PIONtVS is now accepted as the correct one.

Keep looking.

Martin

 

c 600/800 AD English Saxon gold coin send to Fizwilliam museum for ID and recording

Not shown in any book I have ???

1.35g, 13.87mm

'Saxon' gold coins not in the reference books are usually Merovingian tremisses, and this coin (EMC 2010.0130) is no exception to this rule.
The coin seems to be unworn and from relatively undamaged dies, but the inscriptions are garbled. I have not found any similar coins in the reference books on Merovingian coins (which is not unusual), but if I receive any clarification from one of the continental experts on Merovingian coins I shall let you know.

Merovingian gold coins greatly outnumber Anglo-Saxon gold coins as finds in England.

With thanks,

Martin

Ottoman hammered gold coin - Suleyman I The Magnificent  1520-1566

Monster find C600 AD English Saxon gold - probably crondel type - reported as hoard to museum and sent off to Dr Martin Allen for ID

0.87g, 12.39mm

Aquired by museum

c 8thC Saxon gold coin - sent to Fitzwilliam museum for recording and ID

Unusually thick coin for a Saxon

1.31g,9.51mm x 1.61mm thick

Aquired by museum

Merovingian tremissis of the 7th century

Saxon gold coin - this is part of an existing hoard and reported as hoard to the museum

Sent to Fitzwilliam museum for ID and recording

1.18g, 11.73mm

Aquired by museum

Merovingian tremissis of the 7th century

Saxon gold coin - this is part of an existing hoard and reported as hoard to the museum

Sent to Fitzwilliam museum for ID and recording

This sucker is tiny and mint 1.30g, 10.21mm, totally different from the others

Aquired by museum

Merovingian Saxon gold tremissis of the 7th century - aquired by museum

1.19g, 13.5mm

Aquired by museum

1544 Netherlands - Holland solar crown - Gold Dutch solar crown of Charles V, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Count of Holland (1506-1555), etc., 0929 Au, 3.41 g, ø 26 mm, value 42 pence, R1, mint mark Canopy (Dordrecht)

42 stuivers

Obv *CARO:D:G:RO.IMP.HISP.REX.DVX.BVR.BR

Rev 1554*DA:MIHI:VIRTVTE:COTRA:HOS TES:TVOS:

Guelders cross

3.41g,25.5mm

1361- 69 Edward III hammered gold qtr noble - Treaty period - Lis in centre of reverse cross - Curule shaped X - Cross potent - now fixed

Obv + EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL

London mint

1.59g, 18.43 mm

1363 -69 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 noble - Treaty series - now fixed

Curule shaped X - Lis in centre of reverse

Obv EDWARDxDEIxGRAxREXxANGL

18.58mm,1.84g

 

 

1361 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 nobel

Obv + EDWR + R ++ ANGLIE DVNS HY

Edward III (1361), Quarter-Noble, Transitional Treaty Period, quartered shield of arms, two pellets in upper left quarter, within beaded and linear tressures of eight arcs, pellets on cusps, fleur trefoils in spandrels, all within beaded circle, comma and saltire stops in legend, +edwr;r; anglie: dnvs; hv rev ornamental cross potent with annulets in angles and at centre, lis terminals, lions in angles, lis above lion in fourth quarter, within beaded and linear tressures of eight arcs, trefoils in spandrels, beaded circle surrounding, saltire stops in legend, +exaltabitvr: in: gloria

18.99mm, 1.93g

1422-30 Henry VI, hammered gold noble , first reign (1422-61), Annulet issue (1422-30), London Mint,

Obv **** Z FRANC DNS HYB

2.31g, 35.6gn, 28.1mm

1362 - 1369 Edward III hammered gold half noble - Treaty Period cross potent- annulet before Edw

Obv + EDWARD DEI G REX ANGL

19.16mm, 1.98g

1327 Edward III hammered gold half noble - Cross 3 - E in centre of reverse cross

Obv EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL

24.79mm, 3.89g

C1351 Edward III hammered gold qtr noble - needs straightneing to D exact type

1.79g

1615-16 James 1st hammered silver Britain crown - Tun mintmark

2.46g, 20.03mm

1567-70 Elizabeth 1st hammered gold crown (60 pence) - Coronet mintmark

2.80g, 22.12

 

Treaty series 1361- 1369 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 noble - Std C type, Double Satire stops - Voided quatrefoil in centre of reverse

Obv EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL

1.93g, 19.16mm

1361 -9 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 noble - Treaty period

1361-69 Edward III hammered gold qtr noble - treaty period - quatrefoil in centre:cross over shield

1.94g, 19.10 mm

1560-61 Elizabeth 1st gold half crown - mintmark cross crosslet - 0.994 fine gold

1.40g, 18.63mm

1346-1361 Edward III gold half noble - Closed E at centre of cross - Cross 3 - Pre treaty

Obv EDWAR D GRA (DEI G) REX ANGL AZ FRANC

25.10mm, 3.80g

Taco'd Circa 1350 Edward hammered gold 1/4 noble - Cross 3 -Needs straightening to ID exact type from rev shield.

Obv + EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL

Rev

18.92mm. 1.9g

1619 -25 James 1st hammed gold Quarter-laurel - 2.24g, 19.46mm 2nd coinage

6th to 8thC Saxon gold Tremissis 1.27g, 13.16mm

 

'The new find (EMC 2007.0069) is a Merovingian tremissis of the 7th century. The name of the mint on the obverse seems to read PAATICIACO, and the moneyer's name on the reverse is DEAIRENASCA. I have found a coin with a fairly similar obverse inscription (PATICACO VIGO) from an unidentified town in the region of Tours (Prou 413). If I obtain any more information I shall let you know.

I have passed on your enquiry about the nature of the site to Mark Blackburn, who is much better qualified than I to answer it. The evidence you are finding for early Anglo-Saxon activity in the area is certainly very impressive'.

Saxon period gold coin 6th/8thC, Early Continental (Merovingian Francia) (584-750), Ruler: anon. (tremissis) (590-670).

English Saxon Thrysmas gold coin - 'Witmen type' c620 -650 AD - Recorded on Fitzwilliam museum Corpus database as EMC 2007.0302. 1.26g, 11.46mm

 

Biggest test for our coin goldsmith yet - Rolled Edward III gold nobel

Amazing discovery - this rolled up coin turns out to be part of a monster sized gold coin, Edward III 1351-52 full noble, closed E & C type approx 36mm dia 136.7 grains. note the straightened 1/4 nobel for size comparison.

Fourth coinage 1356-61 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 Noble Type C Annulet stops 1.96g, 20.36mm

Obv shield quartered with the arms of England and France within a treassure of eight arches - EDWARD GRA REX :ANG. . HY Cross 3(4 )

Rev EXALTABITAR IN GLORIA

 

 

1605 James 1st hammered gold Thistle- Crown (4 shillings)

Edward III 1361 third issue hammered gold 1/2 Noble ( picture on right are gold straightened) 3.78g 26mm

'Your coin of Edward III is a half noble of the Pre-Treaty coinage, with a Series C obverse and a Series A reverse. There are many 'mules' of this kind in the Pre-Treaty coinage, and this one can probably be dated to 1351. I can see why you thought that this might be a coin of the third period, which has lettering that is fairly similar to Series A lettering.'

 

 

Louis X1 (1461-83)

Ecu d'or, 28mm, 1re emission 31/12/1461. Obv: LVDOVICVS:DEI:GRA:FRANCOR:REX, ecu de France crowned, bounded by deux lis crowned. Rev: XPS:VINCIT:XPS:REGNAT:XPS:IMPGRAT, "croix feuillue avec quadrilobes en coeur, accoste de quarte cournelles, dans un quadrilobe." Mint is Paris - pt 18 on the obv. Dup 539v (with XPC); C 741v which has the reverse ending "XPS IMPERT."

Louis X1 (1461-83)

Ecu d'or, 28mm, 1re emission 31/12/1461. Obv: LVDOVICVS:DEI:GRA:FRANCOR:REX, ecu de France crowned, bounded by deux lis crowned. Rev: XPS:VINCIT:XPS:REGNAT:XPS:IMPGRAT, "croix feuillue avec quadrilobes en coeur, accoste de quarte cournelles, dans un quadrilobe." Mint is Paris - pt 18 on the obv. Dup 539v (with XPC); C 741v which has the reverse ending "XPS IMPERT."

'This is Edward IV type XIV (1472-1473), with the distinctive annulet initial mark at the start of the obverse legend. An interesting find' ID and info supplied by Mark at the Fitzmuseum -recorded and found 10 miles SE of Swindon by Laura UK

5.07g, 28.52mm

 

Edward III hammered gold 1/4 Noble

Louis X1 (1461-83) Ecu d'or 2.85g -25.11mm

1561-1582 2nd Issue, long cross mint mark - Elizabeth 1st hammered gold 1/4 Angel 1.16g,15.81mm North 1993

Obv ELIZABETH D G ANG FRANCIE

Rev ET HIBERNIE REGINA FIDE

Possible 1471- 83 Edward VI gold angel - sent for straightening 5.13g, 26.34mm
1346-1361 Edward III gold half noble 2.52g (full weight 4.12g), 25.10mm

Monster sized fragment of a Circa 1327 AD Medieval hammered full gold Noble- ship reverse

 

23.63mm ,1.47g

 

Fixed hammered gold

1351-1361 Edward III gold half noble - Closed E at centre of cross - satire stops - Pre Treaty Period

The obverse shows a forward facing king in ship with sword in right hand and quartered shield of England and France in left.

Obv EDWAR DEI REX ANGL Z FRA D

4.12g, 25.12mm