My very first hammered coin.

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by bcuda, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    I just picked up this one because I liked that the face was not all worn flat like most I have seen.

    I think it is an English Henry III , but I do not know enough on these coins to tell.

    s-l500henry III.jpg
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Cool! I don't know anything about these coins either but I do like the portraits. Yours is really well struck.
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  4. Suarez

    Suarez Well-Known Member

    Yep, Henry III. Gotta love those abstract faces. It's as if the engravers were doing acid when making them :- D

    Here's mine (I think)
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  5. Aunduril

    Aunduril Well-Known Member

    Very nice, here is mine:


    One of my favorites in my whole collection
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  6. Nice coin. No hammered coins for me yet. I'd like to get into Medievals at some point, outside of Byzantine. Perhaps the Crusader states.
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  7. Roerbakmix

    Roerbakmix Well-Known Member

    I like those full-face coins; you look into the eyes of Henry
    Henry III.jpg
    BRITTAIN, Henry III (1207-1272). Denomination: AR Penny (Short cross class 7b), minted: London (Ricard moneyer); 1218-42
    Obv: HENRICVS REX Crowned facing bust, holding sceptre, crude portrait with pellet on chin
    Rev: +RICARD ON LVND•, short cross, quartered with crosslets
    Weight: 1.36g; Ø:mm. Catalogue: North 979; SCBC 1356B. Provenance: Ex private collection; acq.: 09-2019

    Aethelred II.jpg
    ANGLO-SAXON, Æthelred II (966-1016). Denomination: Penny, minted: England, Winchester, Moneyer: Ælfsige; 978-1017
    Obv: +AEDELRAED REX ANGL. Head of Aethelred II, draped, to the left.
    Rev: +AELFSIGE MO PINT. Voided Long cross without inner circle.
    Weight: 1.74g; Ø:19mm. Catalogue: Spink 1151. Provenance: Ex private collection; acq.: 05-2019
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  8. Aunduril

    Aunduril Well-Known Member

    Nice coins, the second one is on my search list
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  9. TheRed

    TheRed Supporter! Supporter

    Congratulations on your first medieval hammered coin @bcuda .These long cross pennies of Henry III were some of the most affordable yet interesting coins of the Plantagenet period. Your coin is a class 3 penny struck at Canterbury by the moneyer Nicole.

    The Canterbury mint produced some really appealing pennies for Henry III. Below is one of my favorites from my collection.
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  10. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    @TheRed that is awesome that you can get that much information out of that coin.
    Thank you so much for the info. I can see I have a lot to learn if I want to get into these English hammered coins !
  11. Barry Murphy

    Barry Murphy Well-Known Member


    Yours is a modern forgery.

    Barry Murphy
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  12. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Ouch! That’s gonna hurt.
  13. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    who is Ras?
  14. Barry Murphy

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  15. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    My Henry III

    Henry III (1216-1272 A.D.)
    AR Penny
    Long Cross type Class 3b
    Engraver: Henry Frowik
    O: hЄNRICVS RЄX | III, Crowned facing portrait of King Henry III, 6 pointed star straddles central crown ornament, legend from 12 o'clock.
    R: /hEN/RIO/NLV/NDE, Voided long cross with trefoil of pellets in each angle.
    London mint
    North 987, SBC 1363
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  16. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Be careful buying coins after you get hammered... :)

    Hey, nobody else was saying it.
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  17. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    This was my first hammered silver coin, Edward I, London mint. It has since been passed along to a friend. 1279-1307 GB 1 p obv.JPG 1279-1307 GB 1 p rev.JPG
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  18. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    My first was a Henry III as well. Congrats!
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  19. TheRed

    TheRed Supporter! Supporter

    A really fantastic introductory book on medieval English coinage is the one below. It provides excellent overviews of the English monarchs and their coinage as well as relevant European coinage and political affairs. There are lots of specialized books on areas of English coinage, but this book will give you a great introduction.
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  20. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    I decided to get into some of the medieval coinage after looking up some of my family tree that just amazed me. Looks like I have a few to chose from.

    Here is just one snip image from my ancestors.

    Spain and England Family tree 5.jpg
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  21. arnoldoe

    arnoldoe Well-Known Member

    Here's 3 of mine:angelic:
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