Discussion in 'World Coins' started by chlorinated, Apr 9, 2020.
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Best ones for Medieval coinage....
I also like medieval, here is one of mine....
The buying part is easy as there's lots and lots of dealers out there. The research part - not so much.
Now don't get me wrong, there's a mountain of information out there about medieval coinage. The problem is it's scattered all over the place with a bit here a bit there. And it's also very subject specific.
So how do you deal with that problem ? Well it's not as hard as you might think and one of the ways is right in front of you - CT. Ask specific questions and you'll almost always get answers - right here
If I can read the legends, I'll search that in MA shops. Many times, the dealers will have good pics and attributions
Sweet coin! Way out of my price range, but I can dream haha.
Thanks, I always utilize this site as much as possible. Wealth if knowledge here sure sure.
site: http://www.medievalcoinage.com/index.htm Coins with dates prior
to 1501 A.D. are scarce and sometimes rare compared to their non-dated
counterparts. Last year I also had a thread that showed some of these dated
If you are looking to browse Medieval coins for sale then I would highly recommend
MA Shops. https://www.ma-shops.com/
They have a couple of hundred European dealers and a few dozen
U.S. dealers that sell a wide range of coins.
NumisBids is an auction platform much like sixbid, for me it is much easier to
navigate than sixbid. I guess it's what you are comfortable with.
There is a series of books also issued on Medieval coinage that was issued by
the Fitz William collection. Well written and informative but pricey. There
may be online issues that I am not aware of.
https://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/ You will need some time to search
through the collection to find what interests you but well worth the time.
And for French coins, Merovingian, Carolingian, later royal and feudal, my go-to online reference are the archives of the French firm, cgb. Here's the index to that, already switched to English:
The genius of this is that the archives are set up by the actual issues, rather than by auction catalog, which is more usual, and basically involves having to know where to look in the first place. --They even give you prices realized, in Euros, and dates of sale. (...God, I already miss the good old days of collecting from European sites. Sorry for that little monkey wrench.)
Best with your pursuit!!!
Vcoins was the site I was trying to remeber. Again, dont know how reliable it is, but thought it was a beat site with alot if offerings.
I love US coinage, but world coins especially the medieval and Anglo-Saxon time periods really interest me. Something about crude hammered coinage is so cool!
I also recommend ma-shops.com @ma-shops
I have purchased once from vcoins and was very happy.
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