Hammered coins are those made by placing a blank between two dies and literally hitting the top die with a hammer. This was the standard method of coin production in Britain prior to the introduction of the milled coinage in 1662.
S2573, N1998, BCW CR-2:CR-c. Elizabeth I 1579 fifth coinage threepence with mm. Greek Cross. Weight 1.52g. A strong strike, but the obverse double struck and visually messy in consequence, though...
S3016, Morrieson C-3. Charles I 1644 shilling struck at Bristol. This die combination was not known to Morrieson when he wrote his fairly comprehensive article in the 1925-6 BNJ, nor...
S2760, Cooper dies XVI/XXII. Charles I type 3b Tower Mint crown with i.m. Crown. Weight 29.84g. Rare. Toned, with a few stress marks. An unobtrusive trace of a previous mount...
S3068, N2566, Besly - (K20 variant). Charles I undated halfcrown with Briot horseman and an unrecorded reverse die. The die is similar to Besly rev. 20 but the garnishing now...
S2776, N2211, Bull 387/30. Charles I 3a2 halfcrown with im. Triangle. Weight 14.68g. Struck on a fairly full flan with a couple of weaker patches. Grade: nVF
S2851, N2274. A presentable example with all detail present. Weight 0.25g. Grade: VF
S3199, P259. Charles I Maltravers 3c farthing with mm. harp/bell. Weight 0.27g. The underlying detail is not that bad, but the coin is extensively corroded. Grade: gFine or better.
S3198A, P234, Ev. C80. Charles I counterfeit Maltravers 2b farthing with mm. Bell. Weight 0.36g. Softly struck with a dark tone. Grade: nVF
S3183, Everson C61, P182. Everson type 2 counterfeit(?) 'Richmond' copper farthing, im. 3 lis. Weight 0.39g. Ex-Patrick Finn. Possibly a poorly executed genuine piece. Grade: VF
S3183, Everson 88b, P169. Everson type 2 copper farthing, im. Key (vert). Slightly crinkled with the usual messy mark. Weight 0.39g. Very Scarce. Grade: Fine
S3183, P182. Charles I Richmond farthing with mm. 3 Lis. Weight 0.17g. ex Shuttlewood lot 736pt and C Cooke collection (1251). Cut out off-centre, with the next coin in the...
S3183, P182. Contemporary counterfeit Charles I copper Richmond farthing with mm. 3 Lis. Weight 0.34g. ex Patrick Finn list 16, no.366 (1999). General even wear. Grade: aVF
S3183, P192, Everson 102a. Charles I Richmond type 2 farthing with mm. Trefoil. Weight 0.38g. Slight edge loss. Toned. Grade: nVF
S3187, P204, Everson 111a. Charles I Richmond 1g farthing with mm. Rose on the obverse only. Weight 0.36g. All detail present, but a crack at 2 o'clock. Grade: nVF
S3206, Everson 202, P345. Everson 4b copper farthing, im. Mullet. Lacquered. Weight 0.90g. Grade: VF
S2791, Sharp E3/2, N2225. im.Tun. A nice portrait struck on a slightly small irregular flan. Weight 5.96g. Grade: VF
S3045, N2531, Besly A1. Charles I Truro mint crown. King on horse with two sashes behind. Weight 28.82g. Toned with a patch of peripheral weakness as is often the case...
S2867, Besly 3A. Charles I type 5 halfcrown with square topped shield reverse. Weight 13.98g. ex Spink 117, 19/11/1996 lot 357; Alan Morris, collection dispersed by Lloyd Bennett (this coin...
S3321, N2761, ESC 299 (454). Charles 2nd third hammered issue halfcrown, mm.crown. Kings name reads CAROLV. Weight 15.19g. Toned with even wear. The legend error reading is rare. ex Hunt,...
RIC 171. Claudius II (Gothicus) AE radiate antoninianus from Mediolanum. Victory advancing right, S in exergue. Weight 3.26g. An excellent portrait, but peripheral weakness. Grade: VF
RIC VIII 243. Constans (337-350), AE centenionalis from Trier. FEL TEMP REPARATIO reverse with Emperor standing in ship, steered by Victory. A in fields both sides. TRP in exergue. Weight...
RIC VII 159, E. Constantine I follis of Siscia with DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG and wreath VOT XX reverse. Epsilon SIS in exergue. Weight 2.06g. Slightly rough surfaces, but all...
S725, RIC VII 159, Cloke & Toone 9.01.009. Constantine I Ae3 follis of London with VICTORIAE reverse, two Victories and altar with central pellet. Weight 2.76g. A trace of exposed...
RIC VII 48. Constantine I follis from the Sirmium mint with Sarmatia Devicta reverse. Weight 3.19g Little wear, but very rough surfaces. Grade: VF
RIC VII 157. Constantine II ae3 of Thessalonica. CONSTANTINVS IVNNOB C, campgate reverse with 2 turrets, 8 layers and star above. PROVIDENTIA CAESS. SMTSL. Weight 3.09g. A weak portrait. Grade:...
RIC VII 68. Constantine II ae4 - CONSTANTINVS IVNNOB C, GLOR IAEXERC ITVS, Cyzicus mint, SMKr. Weight 2.28g. Green patina. Grade: gFine
RIC VII 480. Ae3 follis of Constantius II, struck at Trier. Cuirassed, laureate head left and gatehouse reverse. Weight 3.32g. Struck on an ovoid flan with some wear, the reverse...
S733, RIC VII 291. Crispus Ae3 follis of London. Laureate head right/CAESARVM NOSTRVM, VOT/X within wreath. Weight 3.04g. Practically as struck. Grade: aEF
RIC 372. Crispus follis Ae3 (17-18.5mm) of Trier. Obv. Bust left, spear over shoulder. Rev. BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, altar, VO/TIS/XX, STR. in exergue. Weight 2.79g. Practically as struck, a little wear...
A small group of 6 cut halfpennies, 3x SC & 3x LC. Unattributed types and various mints. Varied state.
S1433, N1045/1. London Mint halfpenny. No top bar to the A of TAS. Not recorded in Withers or any other reference to my knowledge and presumably rare. Obverse scratch. Weight...
S1419, N1037/1. Edward I class 9b2 penny of Canterbury. Weight1.30g. Flat in parts. Grade: Fine
S1450, N1058. Edward I class 10 farthing of London with i.m. Cross pattee. Weight 0.34g. Struck on an irregular flan with a little encrustation. Grade: VF
S1438, N1086. Edward I halfpenny of Berwick on Tweed, Blunt cl.IIIa with narrow face. Weight 0.67g. Scarce. Comes with a Coincraft ticket. Much of the legend weak or illegible, but...
S1441, Withers 1. Edward I class 3e halfpenny of Newcastle. Weight 0.56g. Rare. Weak detail and a little ragged. Grade: Fair
S1415, N1080, Blunt cl.IVc. Edward I penny of Berwick on Tweed struck from local dies. Roman N in DNS. Weight 1.20g. A decent portrait with some porosity and a small...
S1415, N1079, Blunt IVb. Edward I penny of Berwick, struck from local dies. Lombardic n. Weight 1.34g. Darkly toned with a decent portrait. Grade: VF+
S1419, N1040. Edward I class 10cf1 penny of Canterbury. The S of DNS is cut over a sideways S, this variety presumably rare. Weight 1.28g. Irregular and weak in parts...
S1408, N1037/1. Edward I cl. 9b penny of London. Flat crown, unbarred A's & N's. Weight 1.44g. Weak in parts, the reverse slightly off-centre. Grade: gFine
S1430, N1020. Edward I cl.3e penny from York Royal mint. Weight 1.41g. Toned with underlying lustre and only light wear. Grade: gVF
S1397, N1026. Edward I cl.4d penny of London with pellets before EDW and CIVI. Weight 1.10g. A full coin with slightly porous surfaces Grade: gFine/nVF
S1428, N1037/1. Edward I cl.9b penny of Newcastle. Star on breast. Weight 1.40g. Toned, slightly weak from 6-9 o'clock and correspondingly so on the reverse. Grade: VF
S1419, N1024. Edward I cl.4d penny of Canterbury with barred A's. Weight 1.23g. Dark tone. Porous surfaces with a crease, the portrait soft, the reverse better. A detector find. Grade:...
S1474, N1070/1, Withers 30h. Edward II Fox/North group 11 farthing of London with the obverse legend reading EDWARDVS REX AN. Weight 0.28g. Irregular with some edge loss. The reverse well...
S1472 N1069/2, Withers 13b. Edward II class 13 halfpenny of London. Reads EDWARDVS REX AN. Weight 0.59g. Slightly crimped with decent detail. Grade: gFine
S1558, N1132, Withers 12(i). Edward III third or 'florin' coinage halfpenny of London. Weight 0.51g. Weak centres and a little ragged in parts. Grade: Fine-VF
S1557, N1131. Edward III 3rd (Florin) coinage halfpenny of London. Weight 0.55g. Minor chips with reasonable detail. Grade: gFine
S1557, N1131, Withers type 7. Edward III 3rd coinage 'Florin' halfpenny of London. Weight 0.61g. Flat in parts. Grade: aFine