Medieval/ coins with weapons

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by panzerman, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I will start this show off with my Duke swinging his sword, also has a dagger on belt/ and a dragon:happy:
    AV Ducato ND Milan Mint
    Filippo Maria Visconti Duke of Milan 1415-37
    This coin remained "unsold" MDC /Monaco did not take me long to grab it. 4f448c3300d29637d7e757d919eacbe1.jpg
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  3. LaCointessa

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  4. TheRed

    TheRed Well-Known Member

    That's a very nice coin panzerman, the style off both the obverse and reverse are great. Medieval English coins don't provide many options, but Edward the Black Prince has some nice Anglo-Gallic coins with weapons. I'll add two hardi, including one from the rare Figeac mint.
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  5. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Thank you:happy:
    Great coins! I really like the Anglo-Gallic issues. The "Black Prince" was quite the warrior. Probably his only bad choice was to help out Pedro the Cruel of Castile, who was a pretty bad dude.
  6. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

    These deniers from Nancy, France have swords on both sides! :)

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  7. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    My only medieval coin with a weapon:
    Crusader - Antioch
    Tancred, Regent, r. 1101-1103, 1104-1112
    AE Type 2 Follis, 20.3 mm x 3.3 grams
    Obv.: Bust of Tancred facing, wearing turban, holding sword
    Rev.: Cross pommetée, fleuronnée at base; IC XC NI KA in quarters
    Ref.: De Wit 4079

    This one has a “banner” which could just as easily be a lance...
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    Norman Italy - Calabria
    Roger I, r. 1072-1101 (1098-1101)
    Mileto Mint, AE Trifollaro, 28.04 mm x 8.3 grams
    Obv.: ROG [ERVS] COME +S. Roger, mounted left wearing Norman helm, holding kite shield and striped banner
    Rev.: + MARIA [MATE]R DNI (’N’ retrograde). Enthroned nimbate Virgin Mary holding on lap Christ child, nimbate and in swaddling clothes right
    Ref.: NCKS 131var., De Wit 3789
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  8. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Here is one of my favorites...
    AV Noble ND (Fourth Coinage) Calais Mint struck 1369-77AD
    Edward III Plantagenet
    Edward with sword in warship. ace778ca6ae960db6f0c8f10f9f380bc.jpg
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  9. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Supporter

    Love that deep orange color!!
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  10. Orielensis

    Orielensis Well-Known Member

    The sword on this one is not well struck, but there's still a lot of armor:

    MA – Baldwin II.jpeg
    Baldwin of Bourcq, County of Edessa, AE Follis, 1110–1118 AD. Obv: Baldwin in conical helmet and chain-armor, standing l., sheathed sword at hip, holding globus cruciger, BA[Λ] - ΔOI[N] around. Rev: Floriate cross in Byzantine style. 20mm, 4.01g. Ref: Schlumberger I,9; Metcalf 109–112; CCS 10.
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  11. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    It won't pass for medieval, but I sure wouldn't want to be attacked by an eagle with 2 swords...nor those lips!
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    3 Kr Silesia 1700 F+
    Obv: Laureate portrait facing
    right in an inner circle, value in a
    frame below the bust.
    Lettering: LEOPOLDVS D G R I S
    (3) A G H B REX
    Rev: Crowned double headed
    imperial eagle in an inner cirlce.
    Mint mark below in legend, date
    divided above.Lettering: ARCHID
    AVS (CB) DVX BVR SIL date
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  12. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Beautifull design the Habsburg Imperial Eagle:happy::happy:

    Here is a St. Ladislav weiding an axe
    AV Goldgulden ND Kremnitz Mint
    Maria I of Anjou Queen of Hungary
    MS-64 struck 1378
    Acquired from Triton b0e8eeb6cb73bc7ffb502e7835f7da12.jpg
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  13. alde

    alde Always Learning

    This one is too late to be medieval but it's one of my favorite "modern" coins.

    1588 Thaler of Christian I 1586-1591
    40mm 28.77 grams
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  14. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Kingdom of Hungary
    AV Goldgulden 1514 Kremnitz Mint
    Wladislav II
    Holding a halbard:happy: or pole axe. dfe2a148d9ee62b6349aedfc59742523.jpg
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  15. Orielensis

    Orielensis Well-Known Member

    Yes, I know that I'm late to the thread, but this little coin features Otto V, Margrave of Brandenburg, holding two crossbows:

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    Margraviate of Brandenburg, under House Wittelsbach, Otto V, denar, ca. 1365–1373, uncertain mint. Obv: margrave standing facing, holding two crossbows. Rev: ornamented triangle with trefoils and pellets. 16mm, 0.69g. Ref: Bahrfeldt 692; Dannenberg 252.

    Crossbows had a rather bad reputation in the Middle Ages – in 1139, the papacy even outlawed them in the Second Council of the Lateran, canon 29: "We prohibit under anathema that murderous art of crossbowmen and archers, which is hateful to God, to be employed against Christians and Catholics from now on."

    I wonder what Otto's contemporaries thought of this coin. Definitely not a subtle choice – for comparison, imagine a coin showing a modern state leader waving around two assault rifles...
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  16. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    That is amazing! I didn’t realize crossbows made it on a coin. I imagine the outlawing of crossbows by the pope did little, as there was crossbow manufacturing taking place in England during the reign of Richard and John (so no long after the declaration).
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  17. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    That may not be as pretty as some of the others here, but that is a cool coin!
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  18. Gallienus

    Gallienus Well-Known Member

    Here are a few of mine. Technically not medieval as that era ended in 1485 but the transition from medieval to renaissance is not sharp.

    Austria, region of the Tyrol, guildiner, 1486
    ex Spinks UK, 1998 purchase

    France, Philip VI moulton d'or, NGC ms-62
    struck from January 1348
    King with shield on throne, spears? background
    Stack's or Heritage summer auction ca. 2016.
    Of course with this one it's an auspicious date. What happened in 1348?
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  19. Gallienus

    Gallienus Well-Known Member

    One thing I like about this one is that they
    are using the medieval form for "4" which I can't find on my keyboard.
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