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Indeed, I do have plenty of coins from Northumbria which are of a similar age but decent portraits of Archbishops of Canterbury are hard to come by.


As for the pellet, well the significance is that it means it is an unrecorded die. Very few coins of this moneyer had pellets on, if they did they were either side of the portrait. This coin only has the one pellet but it is not on the obverse. Unusual to say the least. Might technically be a new sub-type as the coins with a pellet each side of the bust is a sub-type so a type with a pellet to the left of the monogram could also be a sub-type.

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Three new ones today.






Not my normal monarch but, nonetheless, a good coin. Henry VI Halfgroat, Calais mint, Rosette-Mascle Issue. 1430-1.







Edward I Penny, Canterbury mint, scarce Class 4e. Error as reverse reads CIVI TAS CTO(R/N) TOR.







Edward I Penny, York mint, scarce Class 3e with the cross on breast. Not easily seen but is there.

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That is the strongest, straightest cross I've seen on these coins. Excellent!



I like the flower (a rose?)



Many thanks George, this is much later than my usual focus but I could not resist as it ties in with several of my other Henry VI coins.


As for the flower, the motif in the centre of the reverse is, in fact, a quatrefoil.

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Many thanks Steve, they are nice coins but I might be parting with the Henry VI soon as needs must, let me know if you're interested.

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Elizabeth I Sixpence. Scarce 'large flan' type of 1561. m.m. pheon. Large bust with hair swept back and rose behind.


I am of the opinion that the obverse is better than the example shown in Spink 2009, #2559. The coin really does look much better in hand, especially when it catches the light.


Not often do you see these with no clipping either.

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Bought three and am really liking them!







Aethelred II Longcross penny. Aethelric on Bath, rare mint.







Cnut Shortcross penny. Ada on Huntingdon, rare mint.








Henry II Tealby penny. Willem on Bury St Edmunds. Scarce in this condition. Ex Eaglen.

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Aethelred II Longcross penny. Aethelric on Bath, rare mint.

What does "Aethel" mean?



Henry II Tealby penny. Willem on Bury St Edmunds. Scarce in this condition. Ex Eaglen.

I wouldn't call this coin very well-struck but you imply it's not a bad strike. Why does it seem like part of the design has been flattened or beaten? It's almost as if the king is sinking and only parts of his face are showing above the surface.

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The Tealby above is excellent in comparison to the general Tealby/Cross and Crosslet pennies were exceptionally poorly struck. It was not until Henry II introduced the Shortcross coinage did things improve dramatically. Tealby coinage was poor dies, low quality workmanship and rushed. Blanks slipped off dies, dies cracked and moneyers could not really be bothered as it was all rushed to be a quick recoinage.


Here is one that I sold recently: http://www.historiccoinage.com/shop.php?ac...full&id=272


Have a look at a few others offered by various sellers:







Ethelred means noble in council whereas Unrede means without council. He was called Aethelred the Unrede (often wrongly written as Unready) because although his actual name meant 'Good Council' he actually had a 'Bad Council' and so he was called 'Aethelred the Unrede'.


Æþelræd = Old English for good council and Unræd is Old English for bad council.


So Aeth means noble, well, good etc...



Aethelwulf, another name you might have heard of, means 'Noble Wolf'.

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Well I know that Rica means ruler and so 'Good Ruler' which would tie in to the King Aethelrics which came before him such as Aethelric King of Deira and Aethelric King of Bernicia. Although the moneyer Aethelric would have been of noble status, I am unsure as to why he would deserve such a name. It makes me think that his parents, well father, would have been of even more noble status.

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A few of my many purchases today, have not had time to identify and/or photograph them yet so here are some of my favourites.





Edward I Farthing, London, Class 9b.






William I Paxs Penny, Wulfgaet on Gloucester.





Coenwulf Tribrach type penny. Moneyer is BABBA. Fairly rare coin, Ex Patrick Dinn and Ex Baldwin\'s.







Burgred Lunette penny, moneyer is Ethelwulf. I find the obverse very stunning.




Last, but by no means least!, Alfred the Great penny. Portrait penny, moneyer is Heremod. Been wanting a decent Alfred for a while so am really glad to pick up this one.

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Many thanks gentlemen. I am most happy with my newest acquisitions!


These new purchases will restrict me from buying much for a while though... :ninja:

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Various new purchases here.





Tealby, A2 or B3.






Tealby, Nicol on Norwich. C.






Tealby, Hosbert on Winchester. A.


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Tealby, Siwate on Thetford. A2.






Henry VI, Rosette-Mascle Groat of Calais.






Henry VI, Annuley Groat of Calais.

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