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BRITAIN - COINS THAT FEATURE BRITANNIA


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This album contains coins depicting Britannia ranging from the time of the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius, through her re-appearance on British currency in the reign of Charles II up until her removal from the regular currency of Britain at the end of the 20th Century.

83 files, last one added on Oct 03, 2018

BRITAIN - HAMMERED COINS


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This is only a small gallery, the coins are of monarchs who ruled in Britain and range from the period of Henry II up to the time of the Commonwealth following the death of Charles I.

21 files, last one added on Aug 17, 2019

GREEK - ALEXANDER THE GREAT


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This small gallery contains various issues of Alexander the Great.

6 files, last one added on Oct 21, 2017

ROMAN - COMMEMORATIVE AND HISTORICAL TYPES


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This album contains a range of coins including those which commemorate specific historical events as well as City Commemorative and Divus/Diva types.

97 files, last one added on Mar 02, 2019

ROMAN PROVINCIAL - ALEXANDRIA TETRADRACHMS


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This album contains Greek Imperial (Roman Provincial) coins struck at Alexandria, Egypt from the time of Nero until the issues ceased in the time of Diocletian.

19 files, last one added on Jan 02, 2019

ROMAN - IMPERIAL TO CARINUS


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This gallery contains a selection of imperial coins up to the reign of Carinus.

26 files, last one added on Feb 01, 2019

ROMAN - PROBUS


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This album contains a selection of coins from the reign of Probus. Many thanks to Martin Griffiths (maridvnvm) for his help with the attributions.

20 files, last one added on Oct 03, 2018

ROMAN - THE TETRARCHY


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This gallery contains coins issued by those who ruled during the period of the Tetrarchy initiated by Diocletian.

22 files, last one added on Jun 21, 2018

ROMAN - CONSTANTINE & LICINIUS


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This gallery contains a variety of coins issued from the accession of Diocletian up to the reign of Constantine I.

37 files, last one added on Sep 02, 2018

ROMAN - FAMILY OF CONSTANTINE


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Coins struck during the reigns of the family of Constantine up to the reign of Julian II.

28 files, last one added on Feb 01, 2019

ROMAN - JOVIAN TO MARCIAN


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This gallery consists mostly of late 4th to early 5th century coins.

48 files, last one added on Jun 22, 2018

BRITAIN - 18th & 19th CENTURY TOKENS


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18th century tokens first appeared in 1787 and were struck in large numbers over the next ten years. They began as payment for workers in the manufacturing and mining industries of the early Industrial Revolution but proved so popular that pieces for general circulation were soon issued.
At the beginning of the 19th century official coins were again in short supply and by 1811, penny, halfpenny and farthing tokens were once more being manufactured. These tokens became extremely popular and were accepted locally as a regular medium of exchange until they were all banned following the great re-coinage of 1816.

56 files, last one added on Feb 07, 2019

FRENCH JETONS


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Historically, a jeton was at first just a counter, then a sort of small medal and finally more like a token.
During the Middle Ages, jetons were only used as counters for calculations on a lined board similar to an abacus. After the Renaissance, especially under Louis XIV, they were issued as small medals depicting the great events of the king's reign. They were very popular during the17th and 18th centuries and became collector's items in France and the Netherlands, the first catalogues date from the beginning of the 17th century. Collectors were especially interested in them as a source and illustration of history, which was sometimes called building up an "histoire metallique," a history in metal.
This gallery primarily contains jetons issued during the reign of Louis XIV.

9 files, last one added on Jul 25, 2018

FORVM - Linked Items


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Nothing to see here.

40 files, last one added on Aug 17, 2019

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Last additions - *Alex's Gallery
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Struck 1542 - 1558, Mary I “Queen of Scots” (1542 - 1567), AR Bawbee (sixpence) minted at Edinburgh, Scotland16 viewsObverse: +MARIA•D•G•R•SCOTORVM. Crowned thistle, M to left, R to right, beaded circles and legend surrounding. Greek cross in legend.
Reverse: OPPIDVM•EDINBVRGI, retrograde N in legend. Crown over voided saltire cross, cinquefoil on either side, beaded circles and legend surrounding, fleur-de-lis within legend above.
Diameter: 22mm | Weight: 1.8gms | Die Axis: 10
SPINK: 5433

First period issue, before Mary's marriage to the French Dauphin, Francis. The cinquefoils refer to the Earl of Arran who acted as Regent until Mary came of age.

Mary I is one of the most well known, romantic and tragic figures in Scottish history. She was the only surviving child of King James V of Scotland and became queen on the death of her father when she was only six or seven days old. Mary was brought up in the Catholic faith and educated in France along with the French royal children, while Scotland was ruled in her name by regents, principally the Earl of Arran. In 1558 Mary married the French Dauphin, Francis, and following his accession in 1559 she became Queen consort of France and he King consort of Scotland. However, when Francis died in 1560 Mary was devastated and in 1561 she returned to Scotland. Four years later, in 1565, she married her half-cousin, Lord Darnley and the following year she bore him a son, who would later become James I of England. When in 1567, Darnley's house in Edinburgh was destroyed by an explosion and he was found murdered in the grounds, suspicion implicated Mary and her favourite, the Earl of Bothwell. When later that same year Mary married Bothwell those suspicions were not allayed, and following an uprising against her, she was imprisoned in Loch Leven Castle and forced to abdicate in favour of her one year old son. After an unsuccessful attempt to regain her throne and defeat at the battle of Langside in 1568, Mary fled south to England, only to be imprisoned by Elizabeth I who perceived her as a threat to the throne of England. For over eighteen years Elizabeth had Mary confined in various castles and manor houses throughout England until, in 1587, after being accused of numerous intrigues and plots against Elizabeth, Mary was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle.
3 comments*AlexAug 17, 2019
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4 views*AlexAug 17, 2019
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7 views*AlexAug 15, 2019
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Struck 1205 - 1230, William I “the lion” (1169 - 1214), AR Penny minted at Perth or Edinburgh, Scotland17 viewsObverse: + LE REI WILAM•: Head of William I facing left, wearing crown of pellets, sceptre to left, within inner circle of pellets. All surrounded by outer circle of pellets. Cross potent in legend.
Reverse: + hVE WALTER: Voided short cross, six pointed star in each angle, within inner circle of pellets. All surrounded by outer circle of pellets. Cross potent in legend. (No mint name on coin. Hugh and Walter, the Edinburgh and Perth moneyers working jointly)
Short cross, phase B. Late William I and posthumous issue struck c.1205 to c.1230.
William I died in 1214 but it would appear that although Alexander II was 16 years old when he came to the throne he continued his father's issues for some 15 years and struck no coins in his own name until around 1230.
Diameter: 21mm | Weight: 1.3gm | Die Axis: 6
SPINK: 5029

William I was not known as "the Lion" during his own lifetime, the title was attached to him because of his flag or standard, a red lion rampant on a yellow background which went on to become the Royal Banner of Scotland which is still used today.

William I was crowned on 24th December 1165, he came to the throne when his elder brother Malcolm IV died at the age of 24 on 9th December 1165.
Early in his reign William attempted to regain control of Northumbria which had been lost, in 1157 during the reign of Malcolm IV, to the Anglo-Normans under Henry II. He thereby lent support to the English barons who rebelled against Henry II in 1173. In 1174 however, while actively assisting the rebels at the Battle of Alnwick, William was captured by Henry's forces and taken to Falaise in Normandy. He was forced, under the terms of the Treaty of Falaise which he signed in December, to do homage for the whole of Scotland and also to hand over the castles of Roxburgh, Berwick and Edinburgh. Edinburgh, however, was later returned to him as part of the dowry of Ermengarde, a cousin of Henry II, whom William married in 1186.
The Treaty of Falaise remained in force for the next fifteen years until the new English King Richard the Lionheart, needing money for the Third Crusade, agreed to terminate it in return for 10,000 marks. William also attempted to purchase Northumbria from Richard, however his offer of 15,000 marks was rejected due to him wanting all the castles within the lands, something Richard was not willing to concede.
Relations between Scotland and England remained tense during the first decade of the 13th century and in August 1209 King John decided to exploit the weakening leadership of the ageing Scottish monarch by marching a large army to Norham on the south side of the River Tweed. William bought John off with the promise of a large sum of money, and later, in 1212, he agreed to his only surviving son Alexander, marrying John's eldest daughter, Joan.
William I died in Stirling in 1214 and lies buried in Arbroath Abbey, which he is credited with founding in 1178. He was succeeded by his son, who reigned as Alexander II.
3 comments*AlexAug 13, 2019
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Struck A.D.253 - 254 under Valerian I. DIVA MARINIANA. Commemorative AR Antoninianus of Rome5 viewsObverse: DIVAE MARINIANAE. Diademed and veiled bust of Mariniana, resting on crescent, facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Mariniana being borne to heaven seated on the back of a peacock flying right.
Diameter: 21mm | Weight: 2.18gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V i : 6
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Mariniana was the wife of Valerian I but it would seem that she must have died before he became emperor because all of her coins are posthumous commemoratives.
1 comments*AlexMar 02, 2019
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5 views*AlexFeb 25, 2019
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6 views*AlexFeb 22, 2019
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4 views*AlexFeb 18, 2019
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6 views*AlexFeb 18, 2019
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5 views*AlexFeb 18, 2019
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1794 AE Halfpenny Token. Chichester, Sussex9 viewsObverse: QUEEN ELIZABETH •. Three-quarter facing crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth I right, sceptre resting on her right shoulder.
Reverse: CHICHESTER HALFPENNY •. View of Chichester Cross; in exergue, 1794.
Edge: PAYABLE AT DALLY'S CHICHESTER + + + +.
Diameter 29mm | Die Axis 6
Dalton & Hamer: 15

This token was manufactured by Peter Kempson in Birmingham and the dies were engraved by Thomas Wyon. Little is known about the issuer of the token, seemingly to have been Dally and Son who were drapers in Chichester in the 18th century.

Chichester Cross is an elaborate perpendicular market cross standing at the intersection of the four principal streets in the centre of the city of Chichester, West Sussex. According to the inscription upon it, this cross was built by Edward Story, Bishop of Chichester from 1477 to 1503, but little is known for certain and the style and ornaments of the building suggest that it may date from the reign of Edward IV. It was apparently built so that the poor people should have somewhere to sell their wares, and as a meeting point. An earlier wooden cross had been erected on the same site by Bishop Rede (1369-1385). The stone cross, which underwent repairs during the reign of Charles II and again in 1746, still stands to this day.
3 comments*AlexFeb 07, 2019
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Struck A.D. 80 - 81 under Titus. DIVUS VESPASIAN. Commemorative AR Denarius of Rome10 viewsObverse: DIVVS • AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS •. Laureate head of Vespasian facing right.
Reverse: No legend. SC on shield supported by two capricorns back to back, globe below.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 3.1gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC II : 63 | VM : 102 | RSC : 497 | Sear : 2569
SCARCE

Vespasian (Titus Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus) was born at Falacrinae on 17th November, A.D.9 and became emperor on 1st July, A.D.69. He died at Aquae Cutiliae on 23rd June, A.D.79 and was buried in the Mausoleum of Augustus. His remains were later transferred to the Temple of the Flavian Family.

EVENTS OCCURRING AT THE TIME THIS COIN WAS STRUCK
A.D.80
Titus completed and inaugurated the Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre) with 100 days of games.
Gnaeus Julius Agricola began his invasion of Scotland.
A.D.81
The Arch of Titus was constructed in Rome.
1 comments*AlexFeb 06, 2019
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Struck A.D.255 - 256 under Gallienus. DIVUS VALERIAN II CAESAR. Commemorative AR Antoninianus of Lugdunum24 viewsObverse: DIVO VALERIANO CAES. Radiate and draped bust of Valerian II facing right.
Reverse: CONSACRATIO. Valerian II being borne to heaven seated on the back of an eagle flying right.
Diameter: 20mm | Weight: 2.4gms | Die Axis: 2
RIC V i : 9
3 comments*AlexFeb 02, 2019
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Struck A.D.361 - 363. JULIAN II as Augustus. AE3 of Siscia19 viewsObverse: D N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG. Helmeted, pearl-diademed and cuirassed bust of bearded Julian facing left, holding spear and shield.
Reverse: VOT X MVLT XX in four lines within laurel-wreath; in exergue, ASIS .
RIC VIII : 422
2 comments*AlexFeb 01, 2019
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Struck A.D.355 - 360. JULIAN II as CAESAR. AE3 of Sirmium5 viewsObverse: D N IVLIANVS NOB C. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Julian facing right.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Soldier standing facing left, spearing fallen horseman; in left field, M; in exergue, BSIRM.
Weight: 2.25gms
RIC VIII : 72, 74 or 78 dependant on whether there was a • or ✱ after the mint-mark (off flan).
(72) BSIRM - Scarce | (74) BSIRM• & (78) BSIRM✱
*AlexFeb 01, 2019
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Struck A.D.275 - 276. TACITUS. Silvered AE ANTONINIANUS of Serdica9 viewsObverse: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Tacitus facing right.
Reverse: PROVIDEN DEOR. Fides and Sol standing facing one another, Fides holding two standards and Sol, his right hand raised, holding a globe in his left; in field between figures, star; in exergue, KA•B.
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 4.7gms | Die Axis: 1
RIC V i : 195
1 comments*AlexFeb 01, 2019

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Struck A.D.330 - 333 under Constantine I. AE3 "URBS ROMA" COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE of Thessalonika4 viewsObverse: VRBS ROMA. Helmeted and plumed bust of Roma facing left.
Reverse: No legend. She-wolf, spear head and dot symbols on shoulder, standing facing left, suckling Romulus and Remus; above, two stars; in exergue, SMTSΕ (Epsilon = fifth officina).
RIC VII : 187
*Alex
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Struck c.1699, LOUIS XIV (1643 – 1715), AE (Brass) Jeton5 viewsObverse: LVDOVICVS•MAGNVS•REX•. Head of Louis XIV facing right; T•B in small letters below head.
Reverse: NEC•PACE•MINOR•. Hercules standing facing, head left, leaning on club in his left hand and holding cloak at his hip with his right; in exergue, crossed palms.

Struck at unidentified mint, possibly Caen, France
Die engraver: Thomas Bernard
Dimensions: 26.5mm | Weight: 5.1gms | Die Axis: 6
Ref. Feuardent: 12788

Thomas Bernard entered the King's service while still young and from 1685 to 1688 famously engraved dies to produce a history of Louis XIV in gold medallions. He was Engraver General at the Caen mint between 1693 and 1703.

This jeton was struck under the authority of the “Extraordinaire des Guerres” in commemoration of the signing of the “Peace of Rijswijk” on the 20th of September 1697. This treaty settled the War of the League of Augsburg (Nine Years' War), which had seen France pitted against the Grand Alliance of England, Spain, the Holy Roman Empire and the United Provinces.

Louis XIV was unusual by taking particular pleasure from having a large collection of coins and medals, claiming that he used his coins to instruct himself in classical history. He enjoyed his coin collection so much that, at Versailles, he had his cabinet of coins and medals placed where visitors passed every day, between the grand staircase and his apartments, so that he could see them and show them off.
*Alex
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Struck A.D. 80 - 81 under Titus. DIVUS VESPASIAN. Commemorative AR Denarius of Rome10 viewsObverse: DIVVS • AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS •. Laureate head of Vespasian facing right.
Reverse: No legend. SC on shield supported by two capricorns back to back, globe below.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 3.1gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC II : 63 | VM : 102 | RSC : 497 | Sear : 2569
SCARCE

Vespasian (Titus Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus) was born at Falacrinae on 17th November, A.D.9 and became emperor on 1st July, A.D.69. He died at Aquae Cutiliae on 23rd June, A.D.79 and was buried in the Mausoleum of Augustus. His remains were later transferred to the Temple of the Flavian Family.

EVENTS OCCURRING AT THE TIME THIS COIN WAS STRUCK
A.D.80
Titus completed and inaugurated the Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre) with 100 days of games.
Gnaeus Julius Agricola began his invasion of Scotland.
A.D.81
The Arch of Titus was constructed in Rome.
1 comments*Alex
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Struck A.D.275 - 276. TACITUS. AE ANTONINIANUS of uncertain Gallic mint, probably Lugdunum4 viewsObverse: IMP C M CL TACITVS P F AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Tacitus facing right.
Reverse: TEMPORVM FELICITAS. Felicitas standing facing left, holding caduceus in her right hand and cornucopiae in left; in right field, star; in exergue, IIII.
Diameter: 22mm | Weight: 3.7gms | Die Axis: 5
RIC V i : 63
*Alex