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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; $760.00 (€570.00)

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 Eger is the second largest city in Northern Hungary, the county seat of Heves, lying between the Mαtra and Bukk mountains. Eger is best known for its castle, thermal baths, historic buildings, wines. The Siege of Eger during the 16th century Ottoman Wars in Europe was a major Hungarian victory after a series of crushing defeats at the hands of Ottoman forces.
SH59140. Silver pfennig, Haskova 43, Buchenau 3239, Bonhoff 2034, VF, weight 0.687 g, maximum diameter 18.8 mm, die axis 270o, Eger 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; $225.00 (€168.75)

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; $200.00 (€150.00)

France, The League in the Name of Henri III, 2 August 1589 - 23 January 1596
Click for a larger photo Three months after Henri was made the elected king of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, his brother, Charles IX of France, died and Henri returned to France to assume the French throne. Henri brought several Polish inventions back to France, including septic facilities which deposited excrement outside the castle walls, a bath with regulated hot and cold water, and the fork.

Henri gave protestant Huguenots the right of public worship, except in Paris and at Court. In response, Henry I, Duke of Guise, formed the Catholic League. Henri III was eventually forced to flee Paris. After he had the duke assassinated, Henri III prepared to return to Paris but was murdered before he could return.

During the French Revolution Henri III was disinterred from his tomb, his body was desecrated and thrown into a common grave.

ME65252. Silver half franc, Duplessy 1160, Roberts 3575, Lafaurie 1002, F, irregular flan with open cracks, weight 13.961 g, maximum diameter 1 32.6 mm, die axis 315o, Limoges mint, 1590 - 1591; obverse HENRICVS III D G FRANC ET POL REX (King of France and Poland), laureate and cuirassed bust of Henry III right, •I• (mint mark) below; reverse + SIT NOMEN DOMINI BENEDICTVM (May the name of the Lord be blessed), cross of leaves each arm tipped with lis, H in the center; $175.00 (€131.25)

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, 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.
ME66313. Bronze 3 cavalli, MIR Napoli 275/2 (1631, R) or 275/3 (1632, R3), F, weight 2.577 g, maximum diameter 19.6 mm, die axis 0o, Naples mint, 1631 or 1632; obverse PHILIPP IIII D G R S 1631 (or 1632), radiate bust left, uncertain letter or symbol (control) before, S (mint master Lorenzo Salamone) behind; reverse foliate cross, rosette at center, flame from each angle; rare; $120.00 (€90.00)

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)



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