Medieval/ coins with weapons

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  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:

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    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 Change your thoughts. Change the world. 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 Supporter

    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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