So I got up at 5am this morning to bid on the Dix Noonan Webb auction from London. A few weeks ago I was scouring the listings and came upon this lot. The middle coin caught my attention. The initial description did not mention the attributions of the coins, one had to click on the listing and then one could see the full attributions. I am glad I did because the middle coin I noticed turned out to be an Eleanor of Aquitaine denier. I have wanted a coin of Eleanor for at least a year, but they come up for sale rarely. When they do, collectors tend to grab them quickly and bid strongly. This coin will make an excellent and welcome addition to my "Historical figures dramatized by Shakespeare" collection. Eleanor was one of the most important, powerful, and interesting female historical figures. She led a crusade, was queen of France, queen of England, and the mother of kings John and Richard I. Of course the other 4 coins are not too bad either. The entire lot consisted of 5 Anglo-Gallic coins. This included 2 coins of Richard I (another target of mine), and 2 unusual coins of Edward I. The first one is of Edward as the heir to the throne, and the second was minted just after he took the throne. The latter coin of Edward is quite rare. I only found 1 example on acsearch and 0 in the CNG archives. this the first group lot I have bought at an auction. If the Eleanor had been alone I would have only bid on that coin. If you have any stories of how you bought an entire lot for one coin, please share them here. Here is the detailed description of the coins: BRITISH COINS, Anglo-Gallic Coins, Richard I, Deniers for Poitou (2), no extra marks, 1.04g/1h, annulet in third quarter, 1.09g/5h (Elias 8, 8b; W 343; S 8008); Eleanor, Denier, Aquitaine, 0.69g/12h (E 11; W 9; S 8011); Edward I, Deniers (2), as heir to the throne, 0.92g/10h, as King, 0.88g/3h (E 13, 15; W 11, 13; S 8013, 8015) .Fine or better, last rare Please feel free to post your Anglo-Gallic coins, or any hammered coins at all. Of course I would love to see any coins of Eleanor, Richard I, or Edward I.