A fun lot of silver Roman and Medieval coinage

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Roerbakmix, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    As a beginner in the ID of English pennies with a moneyer name, I always look for the word ON (not OH). Before that is the name of the moneyer; after it is the city. It helps a lot to have a list of mints and moneyers that were active in the period of the coin. There are several online and I have not compared them or checked for accuracy (beyond my beginner status).

    https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/pages/Long-Cross-Pennies/Long Cross Pennies P1.htm#Mints and moneyers

    Henry III / IACOB ON BRVST (Jacob in Bristol) I found tis unusual for the ON being split by the cross and both B's made ligate.
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  3. Roerbakmix

    Roerbakmix Well-Known Member

    @dougsmit. Thanks, I struggle to read and ID them correctly (which is the main reason I bought this lot; to get some experience in English pennies). I wish there would be some search engine allowing to search for (parts of) the legends and other key characteristics of the coins, such as exists for Roman Imperial coins (http://numismatics.org/ocre/identify)

    @Deacon Ray Thanks! It's a bit off-topic, but I like them as well, and when I had the opportunity to buy it cheap, I bought it in a heartbeat. Here is the coin in more detail:
    Ruler: Azes II
    Denomination: AR Tetradrachm
    Obs: BASILEWS BASILEWN MEGALOU AZOU (Greek); "The great king of kings, Azes.
    Azes on horseback right, holding whip; monogram before ;
    rev: Maharajasa rajadirajasa mahatasa ayasa, in Karosthi (great king, king of kings, Azes the Great), Athena standing right, right hand extended, holding shield and spear; monograms to left and right.
    Weight: 9.55g; Ø:2.5cm
    Acquired: 17-12-2018

    I also have an AR drach by Azes:
    Ruler: Azes II
    Denomination: AR Drachm
    Obs: King mounted on horse right, holding whip, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY / AZOY;
    rev: Pallas Athena standing right, holding right hand outstretched, holding spear in left, monograms at left and right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa / ayasa
    Weight: 1.7g; Ø:1.5cm
    Catalogue: MIG 847d, Sen 98.118D
    Acquired: 17-12-2018
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