Coins & Tokens
Medieval coins - Byzantine coins - Lead tokens

Medieval coins

Coin
Edward III halfpenny
CO01

Object: Coin
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Country of Origin: England
Material: Silver
Size: 17mm diameter
Weight: 0.62 grams

Notes: Hammered silver halfpenny. Coin is complete although the stamping is not entirely central.

Dated 1327 to 1377

Coin
cut in quarter
CO02

Object: Coin
Culture: Medieval. 14th century
Country of Origin: England
Material: silver
Size: 10mm width
Weight: 0.27 grams

Notes: Quarter of a medieval coin.


Byzantine coins

Coin
Byzantine
CO03


Object: Coin
Culture: Byzantine AD 587-588
Country of Origin:
Material:
Size: 31mm width
Weight: 11.45 grams
Aquired from: Gift from Nick Trueman
Purchase date: December, 2018
Price: np.

Notes: Coin of Maurice Tiberius AD582-602. Nikomedia follis. Dated RY6

One side shows a figure helmeted and cuirassed and holding a globus cruciger and shield. The face has a prominent nose and lips. The clothing has 2 v lines and a further 2 horizontal lines underneath. The reverse side has the text ANNO, NIKO and a letter G on the right hand. There is a capital M and a cross line in the centre.


Lead tokens

Lead token
with TH lettering

LT01


Object
:
Lead token
Culture:
Post medieval
Country of Origin: Britain
Material: Lead
Size:
18mm x 20mm
Weight: 3.82 grams


Notes
: The token is disc shaped with a raised, floral daisy motif which has a central raised pellet. Surrounding the daisy is a series of 6 raised pellets situated in between the petals. On the reverse side, the letters TH are seen raised in the same manner as the daisy on the face side. The token is worn on the reverse side but in reasonable condition.

Ex Davies Collection.
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Similar to: PAS ID BH-45C3DE Buckinghamshire. Powel Type 1. Post medieval 1500-1850 token with daisy side matching but the PAS item having a plain back.

Lead token
with WH lettering

LT02


Object
:
Lead token
Culture:
Post Medieval
Country of Origin: Britain
Material: Lead
Size:
18mm x 20mm
Weight: 4.85 grams


Notes
: Token is disc shaped. One face has a raised design of a 6 petalled flower with a raised circular pellet centrally and one off to the side. It is probably that when new there were raised pellets in between each of the flower petals, although this is not certain. The reverse face has two groupings of three, raised pellets surrounding the letters W H or H M. The token is worn on the daisy face but in good condition on the lettering side. The casting is off-centre on both sides.

Ex Davies Collection.

Similar to: PAS ID BH-45C3DE Buckinghamshire. Powel Type 1. Post medieval 1500-1850 token with daisy side matching but the PAS item having a plain back.

Lead token
with wheel

LT03


Object
:
Lead token
Culture:
Medieval
Country of Origin: Britain
Material: Lead
Size:
15mm x 17mm
Weight: 3.47 grams


Notes
: The token is disc shaped with a raised design on the face and no design on the reverse. The design on the front appears to be a raised cross within a circle with seven radiating arms. Dating of this token is unresearched at this stage.

Ex Davies Collection.

   
   
   

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