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I'd always wanted one of these since I was a small boy, so as much as I miss the noble, I don't regret it one bit.

 

Ok. For me, the old gorgeous gold coin seems much more valuable than a 1-to-1 trade for the penny. Am I wrong?

 

Great coins, though! Keep sharing!

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Ok. For me, the old gorgeous gold coin seems much more valuable than a 1-to-1 trade for the penny. Am I wrong?

 

Great coins, though! Keep sharing!

 

 

You'd think so! Actually the penny was slightly dearer. The noble was bought for about £950 back in 2005, I sold it for much the same in 2006 [it's worth a heck of a lot more than that now and I couldn't afford to buy one at todays prices, not even half of one :ninja: ), as far as I can remember the Aethelstan was £975! The reason being that Henry VI nobles (along with Edward III) whilst spectacular coins, are quite common (well more so than most other hammered gold coins, however, the steep rise in gold since 2007 has put them well up in price), Aethelstan pennies are much, much rarer. Put it this way in 19 years of collecting i've seen about 60 or 70 nobles; in coin shops, at fairs, for sale in catalogues, on the internet. Aethelstan pennies I've seen just the one. Not much to look at maybe (certainly when compared to the noble) but the reign was historically very significant, hence it's appeal for me.

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Stephen (1135-1154) Shaftesbury Mint, a Watford Type penny, there's some disagreement over when these were struck and for how long they remained current coinage of the realm, some historians have argued that they were around from 1136 through to the late 1140s, the original interpretation was that they were only around from 1136-41 (this earlier viewpoint seems most logical to me, it's a long story).

 

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"The first regular issue of Stephen has a bust right with sceptre on the obverse and a cross moline on the reverse, and is called the Watford type because of the large hoard of over 600 coins of this type found in Watford, Herts in 1818"

 

Watford, the town I spent 13 great years of my life in, married my Wife and our first-born arrived there. In all that time I never saw a 'Watford penny' shame.

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Aethelstan pennies I've seen just the one.

 

I've owned two but now only have one and have seen a handful of others for sale. I must say that they are spectacular coins, the 10th Century pennies.

 

Sylvester, I think you'll appreciate this:

 

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I've owned two but now only have one and have seen a handful of others for sale. I must say that they are spectacular coins, the 10th Century pennies.

 

Sylvester, I think you'll appreciate this:

 

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;) B.. E.. A.. utiful! :ninja:

 

That's a stunning Eadwig! One day I'm going to get one of those as part of my Edward the Elder to Eadgar monarch set... only Eadred, Eadwig and Eadgar to go... I say only ;);)

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Wow 'Ætheling', those are absolutely spectacular specimens. I have a couple of medieval English coins, but they are only average condition. Thanks for sharing these. I'm glad I started this thread. I'm seeing alot of very interesting coins, some of which I've never seen before.

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Time medeival and hammered coins had their own specialist forum?

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I would certainly think so; I've been putting a few pieces in the UK Virtual Coin Museum such as this coin and also this one.

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Nobody said they have to be British, so...

 

Some sort of Soldino..

 

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I've already ID'd this for you Matthew... :ninja:

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Here is my latest addition to my collection. This is a silver Groschen from Moldavia under the reign of Prince: Petru Musat I (1375-1391 AD).

 

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MOLDAVIA (PRINCIPALITY) AR Groschen 1375-1391 AD

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Just noticed this thread.

 

Here's a couple of mine to start with

 

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From the Commune of Bergamo in Lombardy (circa 1250 -1350) during the period when ruled by Milan. Struck in the name of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor and bearing his bust obverse. Reverse shows city towers with name (BER) G A M U M split either side.

 

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Republic of Modena circa 1226 -1293. Issued in the name of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor.

 

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Ancient Ceylonese copper coin (Massa Kahavanu)from the reign of Queen Lilawati circa 1202-05 ad. `Standing Man' design obverse.

 

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Silver dirham (anonymous coinage) from the Muwahhid dynasty in Iberia / Morocco during the period 1160 - 1350 AD.

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Very nice 'Ian'. I love the first two coins. The Ceylonese coin I'm pretty sure I have, but is heavily toned. The last coin looks similar to what I have, but I haven't been able to identify it yet. If you have any more specimens, don't hesitate to post them. Thanks for sharing. :ninja:

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Gros a l'O rond of Philippe IV (Le Bel) de France. Chatel Tournois type circa 1285 AD

 

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Denier Viennois 1300-1380 (+/-). Archbishops of Vienne. obverse: depiction of Saint Maurice de Vienne (SM VIENNE). Reverse Short cross with pellets MAXIMA GALL.

 

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Delhi Sultanate - 1307 AD Tankha of Ala-ud-din Khilji (aka Juna Khan).Inscription reads : Sikander-Us-Sani Yamin-Ul-Khilafat (The second Alexander, Khilafat's right hand).

 

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Louis I D'Anjou silver denar issued for Hungary. (1342 - 82 AD).

 

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Lion Gros of Louis de Maele (Louis II) Count of Flanders circa 1346 AD

 

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silver double denier of Charles II of Lorraine circa 1390 - 1431 AD

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Again, very nice selections 'Ian'. This thread is has been very rewarding. I'm seeing alot of very interesting specimens from all points of the medieval age. I hope to see more from everybody in the future. Thanks for sharing. :ninja:

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Castilia, Alfonso VIII (1158-1214 AD), Toledo mint,

Billion Dinero / - Pepion (15-17 mm / 0,59 g),

Obv.: HNFVs REX , around circle containing head of Alfonso left - alrededor de un circulo que contiene la cabeza del rey a izquierda .

Rev.: + TOLLE•TH• , around circle containing a cross with stars in the first and third quarter - alrededor de un circulo que contiene una cruz con estrellas en 1ª y 3º cartel .

Caýon 920 - Type 2 (misattributed to Alfonso I, King of Aragon & Navarre) .

 

saludos

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Here is my latest aquisition. This is a silver Gigliato from Rhodes under the Grandmaster: Juan Fernandez de Heredia~Knights of St. John 1376-1396 AD. This was overstruck on a coin from the previous grandmaster Robert d'Anjou.

 

 

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Rhodes- AR Gigliato 1376-1396 AD

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Here's another one I picked up from a specialist. This is silver Dinar (Horseback~Type 1) from the Serbian Empire dating from 1346-1355 AD. It was issued during the reign of Tsar: Stefan Uros IV~Dusan.

 

 

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SERBIAN EMPIRE-AR Dinar (Horseback~Type 1) 1346-1355 AD

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Some medieval coins from Romania ( Wallachia and Moldavia)

 

1. Wallachia Radu I 1377-1383

 

dinar AR type I 15 mm, 0.6 g

 

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2. Wallachia Radu I 1377-1383

 

ban AE type III 13 mm, 0.6 g

 

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3. Wallachia Dan I 1383-1386

 

ducat AR 14 mm, 0.5 g

 

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4. Wallachia Mircea the Older 1386-1418

 

dinar AR type Ib 15mm, 0.6 g

 

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5. Wallachia Mihail I 1418-1420

 

dinar AR 13mm 0,3 g

 

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6. Moldavia Stefan II 1433-1455

 

half gros Bi type I 13 mm, 0.4 g

 

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Some medieval coins from Romania ( Wallachia and Moldavia)

 

1. Wallachia Radu I 1377-1383

 

dinar AR type I 15 mm, 0.6 g

 

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2. Wallachia Radu I 1377-1383

 

ban AE type III 13 mm, 0.6 g

 

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3. Wallachia Dan I 1383-1386

 

ducat AR 14 mm, 0.5 g

 

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4. Wallachia Mircea the Older 1386-1418

 

dinar AR type Ib 15mm, 0.6 g

 

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5. Wallachia Mihail I 1418-1420

 

dinar AR 13mm 0,3 g

 

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6. Moldavia Stefan II 1433-1455

 

half gros Bi type I 13 mm, 0.4 g

 

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Beautiful coins 'cristoph'. Moldavia and Wallachia have some very interesting coins as well as the history behind them and their nations. It seem for me that finding coins from medieval Moldavia is more difficult than from Wallachia. Thanks for sharing.

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And here is another of cristoph's coins:

 

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It's a fals of the Ayyubid dynasty in the Egypt/Syria region. This type was minted at Aleppo in Syria in the name of Ayyubid ruler al-Zahir (1186-1216) and caliph al-Nasir (1180-1225). Mitchiner# 842-843. Zahir was a son of Saladin, the great military leader who defeated the Crusaders.

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