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Early Anglo-Saxon Gold Shillings

Early Anglo-Saxon Gold Shillings

" The Gold Coinage c. 600–70Britain was unusual among the former provinces of the Western Roman Empire in not maintaining a substantial coinage after the end of central imperial rule in the early fifth century. A small trickle of coins issued by the Franks, Visigoths...

Apollo and Charioteer Evolving

Apollo and Charioteer Evolving

Illustration of the devolving bust of Apollo and the reverse Charioteer from the gold Philipp II Stater to the Durotriges Stater: Thank you CGB Monnaies XV for this illustration https://cgb.fr Apollo to a fixed Durotriges abstraction, hallowed by tradition Philip II...

Apollo, Goddess of the Sun and Moon

Apollo, Goddess of the Sun and Moon

“With flaming golden hair and a half-moon face framed by crescent locks, this famous divine image celebrates the vital energy of sun and moon together, or the tribe’s high god and goddess (the image is androgynous). It also plays on the people’s name, Bellovaci, both elements of which mean “powerful, shining, vigilant, vigorous”. It was designed during the Cimbric emergency, when the Bellovaci led a successful but expensive resistance, saving Belgic Gaul from invasion..” ~Chris Rudd

Freie Samobor Type from East Noricum

Freie Samobor Type from East Noricum

Central Europe, East Noricum AR Tetradrachm. Freie Samobor Type C. Circa 2nd - 1st century BC. Celticised male head wearing three-strand pearl diadem to right / Horse prancing to left; pellet in crescent on body. Göbl, TKN pl. 43, SC 20, 1; Lanz 213 (this coin)....

Zoom: Coins Along the Silk Road

Zoom: Coins Along the Silk Road

Julian Ticehurst is presenting "Coins Along the Silk Road" tonight on Zoom at 7pm Vancouver PST Wednesday 2nd December. Please contact julian@coins.earth for login details. 

Caratacus Gold Stater

Caratacus Gold Stater

[C]V NO Image copyright Chris Rudd CAR A T Image copyright Chris Rudd It was only found in November last year by a metal detectorist and it turned out to be the first and only gold stater of Caratacus, British resistance fighter against the Romans. On Sunday (15th Nov...

Constantine I, London mint, No. 107 Chitry Hoard

Constantine I, London mint, No. 107 Chitry Hoard

Constantine I, as Augustus, 307-337; Æ Nummus (22.5mm, 4.39 g, 6h), London, 309-311, third reduction; CONSTANTINVS P AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right / SOL INVICTO COMITI, Sol standing left, looking left, chlamys across left shoulder, right hand raised, left hand...

Chitry Hoard, 2007

Chitry Hoard, 2007

Exemplaire n°732 du trésor de Chitry " The Chitry Hoard (Yonne) was discovered in 2007. It is made up of about 2 500 coins of the late Third and the early Fourth Century. Except for a single coin struck at the London mint in 323/4 which determines its terminal...

Licinius, London Mint, No. 860 Chitry Hoard

Licinius, London Mint, No. 860 Chitry Hoard

Licinius, as Augustus, 308-324; Æ Nummus (21mm, 3.5 g, 6h), London, c. 314; IMP LICINIVS PF AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right / GENIO POP ROM, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, right hand holding a patera, left...

Carausius, Galley, Rotomagus

Carausius, Galley, Rotomagus

Carausius nummus, Die-axis: 1 o'clock Weight: 2.99 grammes Rotomagus IMP C CARAVSIVS, laureate cuirassed bust LAETITIA, Galley mintmark OPA Thank you British Museum for images and text https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/C_1848-0426-5

Carausius, Britannia, RSR

Carausius, Britannia, RSR

Carausius, silver Denarius Die-axis: 1 o'clockDiameter: 20 millimetresWeight: 3.58 grammes IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG, Laureate bust of Carausius, right, draped and cuirassed. (obverse) EXPECTATE VENI, Britannia and emperor standing clasping hands. (reverse) mintmark RSR...

Carausius, Britannia forgery

Carausius, Britannia forgery

Forgery. Probable core of plated denarius. Alternatively it could be a smaller denomination struck in bronze. Die-axis: 6 o'clockWeight: 3.09 grammes IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Carausius, right. (obverse) [EXPE]CTATE...

Carausius, Britannia

Carausius, Britannia

Carausius, Silver Denarius.  Die-axis: 6 o'clockWeight: 3.69 grammes IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG, Laureate, draped bust of Carausius, right. (obverse) EXPECTATE VE MILI, Britannia presenting army standard to Carausius. (reverse) Thank you British Museum for image and...

Half a Dub from British India 1794

Half a Dub from British India 1794

In 1766 the territory known as the Northern Circars was ceded to the British East India Company by the Nizam of Hyderabad The coins being used there were gold Pagodas, silver Rupees and copper Dubs. The Company fixed a rate of 48 dubs to the silver Rupee. However in...