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FORVM is an ancient coin specialist. Normally we do not handle modern world coins, but we occasionally receive them in collections or consignments.


Ireland, James II, Civil War, Limerick Siege Money, 1691
Click for a larger photo After the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690 the mint at Limerick continued to strike coins in the name of James II until the city fell to William on 3 October 1691. Just prior to and during the Siege of Limerick, the mint issued halfpennies and farthings over-struck on gunmoney coins and dated 1691.
SH66257. Copper farthing, SCBC-SII 6596, EF, typical flat strike, overstruck on gunmoney, weight 5.098 g, maximum diameter 23.0 mm, die axis 0o, Limerick mint, 1691; obverse IACOBVS II DEI GRATIA, laureate bust left; reverse HIBERNIA 1691 (normal N), Hibernia seated left, cross in right, resting left on Irish harp; $540.00 (€405.00)

Kingdom of Naples and Sicily, Philip IV of Spain, 31 March 1621 - 17 September 1665
Click for a larger photo Naples was ruled by the Crown of Aragon as part of the Spanish Empire from 1504 to 1714.
ME66312. Bronze 3 cavalli, MIR Napoli 276 (R4), F, weight 2.223 g, maximum diameter 19.0 mm, die axis 0o, Naples mint, 1647; obverse PHILIPP IIII D G REX, bare head right, GA/C (mint master Giovanni Andrea Cavo) left, 46 (or 47) below; reverse foliate cross, rosette at center, flame from each angle; extremely rare; $300.00 (€225.00)

Holy Roman Empire, Frederick II, 1215 - 1250
Click for a larger photo Cheb (German: Eger), is a city in the Karlovy Vary Region of the Czech Republic, with about 33,000 inhabitants. It is situated on the river Ohψe (also called Eger in German), at the foot of one of the spurs of the Smrθiny and near the border with Germany. Prior to 1945, which saw the expulsion of the German speaking population, the town was the center of the German-speaking region known as Egerland, and was part of the Northern Austro-Bavarian dialect area.
SH59140. Silver pfennig, Haskova 43, Buchenau 3239, Bonhoff 2034, VF, weight 0.687 g, maximum diameter 18.8 mm, die axis 270o, Cheb mint, obverse crowned bust facing, lis topped scepter in each hand, annulets in fields; reverse two confronted crowned lions, heads turned facing, facing eagle with open wings and head right below; ex Lanz Auction 136 (2007), lot 6; rare; $195.00 (€146.25)

Lot of 20 Bronze Coins From Naples and Sicily, c. 1500 - 1800
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LT68390. Bronze Lot, 20 bronze coins from Naples and Sicily, c. 1500 - 1800, Fair - Fine, actual coins in the photograph, probably some scarce; as-is; no returns; $180.00 (€135.00)

Kingdom of Naples, Phillip III of Spain, 13 September 1598 - 31 March 1621
Click for a larger photo Naples was ruled by the Crown of Aragon as part of the Spanish Empire from 1504 to 1714.
ME66316. Bronze 2 cavalli, MIR Napoli 231 (R2), F, uneven strike, tight flan, weight 2.182 g, maximum diameter 18.9 mm, die axis 0o, Naples mint, obverse + PHILIPP III D G REX ARA, two flints and two flint locks forming a cross, a flame in each angle; reverse SICILIAE ET HIERVSA, crown, two crossed scepters inside; rare; $150.00 (€112.50)

Kingdom of Naples and Sicily, Phillip III of Spain, 13 September 1598 - 31 March 1621
Click for a larger photo Naples was ruled by the Crown of Aragon as part of the Spanish Empire from 1504 to 1714.
ME66317. Bronze tornese, MIR Napoli 225 var (unlisted control symbol), aF, weight 2.182 g, maximum diameter 18.9 mm, die axis 45o, Naples mint, 1619; obverse + PHILIPP III D G REX, cornucopia overflowing with bunches of grapes, other fruit, and stalks of grain, 16-19 flanking across field; reverse * VIGILAT ET CVSTODIT (watches and keeps), recumbent lion atop round altar with ornamented side, MV (control symbol) below; rare (R2); $120.00 (€90.00)

Kingdom of Naples, Phillip III of Spain, 13 September 1598 - 31 March 1621
Click for a larger photo Naples was ruled by the Crown of Aragon as part of the Spanish Empire from 1504 to 1714.
ME66318. Bronze 2 cavalli, MIR Napoli 225/6, aF, weight 3.954 g, maximum diameter 23.9 mm, die axis 180o, Naples mint, 1620; obverse + PHILIPP III D G REX, cornucopia overflowing with bunches of grapes, other fruit, and stalks of grain, 16-20 flanking across field; reverse * VIGILAT ET CVSTODIT (watches and keeps), recumbent lion atop round altar with ornamented side; rare (R2); $120.00 (€90.00)

France, Counts and Bishops of Meigueil, 11th - 13th Century
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ME66651. Silver Lot, types imitative of Narbonne; denier: Boudeau 753, Roberts 4336; obol: Boudeau 754, Poey-dAvant 3844, VF, Maguelonne (Lanquedoc) mint, 1080 - 1120; obverse + RAMVNDS (blundered), crude cross; reverse NAIDONA (blundered), four annulets, pellet in center, pellet in one quarter; $105.00 (€78.75)

Italy, Kingdom of Naples, Charles II, 1674 - 1700
Click for a larger photo This was the last hammer struck type for Naples.
ME66311. Bronze 3 cavalli, hammer struck, MIR Napoli 309/3, F, irregular tight flan, weight 1.458 g, maximum diameter 19.6 mm, die axis 0o, Naples mint, 1679; obverse CAROLVS II D G REX, Charles' head right, AC/A monogram upper left, crescent moon upper right, 1679 (off flan) below; reverse IN HOC SIGNO VIN (In this sign you will conquer), Foliate cross, leaf in each angle; $100.00 (€75.00)

Kingdom of Naples, Joanna of Castile and Charles V, 1516 - 1519
Click for a larger photo Joanna of Castile, known as Joanna the Mad, was the daughter of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella of Castile. She was a great beauty in her youth, and one of the most educated women in Europe, fluent in several languages. At 17 Joanna married Philip the Handsome, who was crowned King of Castile in 1506, initiating the rule of the Habsburgs in Spain. After Philip's death that same year, Joanna became mentally ill and was confined to a nunnery for the rest of her life. Though she remained the legal queen of Castile throughout this time, her father, Ferdinand II of Aragon, was regent until his death, when she inherited his kingdom as well. From 1516, her son, Charles, ruled as king in her name.
ME70802. Bronze sestino, MIR Napoli 122/1 (R2), aF, weight 1.470 g, maximum diameter 19.0 mm, die axis 90o, Naples mint, 1516 - 1519; obverse + LETICIA POPVLI, radiate crown over •I•C•; reverse IVSTVS • REX, cross potent; $100.00 (€75.00)



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