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Netherlands 'Zeeland 1659' Gold Double Ducat Pendant Touch Piece 024581

Scarce Type Netherlands 'Zeeland 1659' Gold Double Ducat Pendant Touch Piece
Gold, 5.96 grams, 28.32. Holland Trade Gold Double Ducat, minted since 1586. Obverse: MO AVR PROVIN CONFOE BELG.AD LEG IMP within an ornamental square tablet. Reverse: a Knight facing right standing in armor with a sword in right hand and a bundle of arrows, dividing the year of issue 1659, with Latin legand around; CONCORDIA RES PARVAE RES HOL which expands to CONCORDIA RES PARvae CREScunt HOLlandiae which translates as "Through concord little things grow - Holland" (Union is strength). KM#40 variant. Used as a pendant 'Touch Piece' for good luck and health.

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Netherlands 'Zeeland 1659' Gold Double Ducat Pendant Touch Piece 024581
Italy, Milan 'Gian Galeazzo Visconti' Grosso 016092

Italy, Milan 'Gian Galeazzo Visconti' Grosso
Silver, 2.39 grams, 23.61 mm. 1395-1402 AD. Obverse: St Ambrose seated with +S AMBROSIVS MEDIOLAN legend. Reverse: coiled serpent with G left and Z right with +GALEAZ VICEONS D MEDIOLANI ICP legend. Biaggi 1475. Good fine.
£45.00

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Italy, Milan 'Gian Galeazzo Visconti' Grosso 016092
Italy, Milan 'Gian Galeazzo Visconti' Grosso 016087

Italy, Milan 'Gian Galeazzo Visconti' Grosso
Silver, 2.43 grams, 23.87 mm. 1395-1402 AD. Obverse: St Ambrose seated with +S AMBROSIVS MEDIOLAN legend. Reverse: coiled serpent with G left and Z right with +GALEAZ VICEONS D MEDIOLANI ICP legend. Biaggi 1475. Good fine.
£45.00

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Italy, Milan 'Gian Galeazzo Visconti' Grosso 016087
John of Avesnes 'Mons' Long Cross Crockard Sterling 026743

John of Avesnes 'Mons' Long Cross Crockard Sterling
Silver, 1.25 grams, 19.55 mm. 1280-1304 AD. Obverse: facing bust with chaplet of roses and +IOHS COMES HANONIE legend with contraction bar above IOHS. Reverse: long cross and pellets dividing MON ETA MON TES legend with contraction bar above TES. Mayhew 34, Chautard plate IV, 8. Good fine.
£80.00

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John of Avesnes 'Mons' Long Cross Crockard Sterling 026743
France, Dombes 'Gaston of Orleans' Denier Tournois 015444

France, Dombes 'Gaston of Orleans' Denier Tournois
Copper, 1.51 grams, 15.77 mm. Paris mint, dated 1651 AD. Obverse: profile bust right with GASTON V F P D legend. Reverse: two fleurs with 'omega' above and mintmark letter 'A' below with DENIER TOVRNOIS legend and date. K&M Dombes# 29. Fine. Found England, was probably circulating as a 17th century farthing token.
£20.00

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France, Dombes 'Gaston of Orleans' Denier Tournois 015444
French Dombes 'Gaston de Orleans' Double Tournois 020542

French Dombes 'Gaston de Orleans' Double Tournois
Copper, 2.33 grams, 20.13 mm. Dated 1634 AD, Dombes region, Gaston de Orleans (1627-1650). Obv: profile bust with +[GASTON] VSV F DE LASOV DOM legend. Reverse: three fleurs with symbol above with DOVBLE TOVRNOIS and date legend with R suffix. K&M# 32 (but this date not listed). Fair. Found England, was probably circulating as a 17th century halfpenny token.
£20.00

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French Dombes 'Gaston de Orleans' Double Tournois 020542
John of Avesnes 'Mons Mint' Long Cross Crockard Sterling 023122

Rare John of Avesnes 'Mons Mint' Long Cross Crockard Sterling
Silver, 1.24 grams, 20.56 mm. Circa 1290-1297 AD. Obverse: facing bust with chaplet of roses and +I COMES HANONIE legend with double saltire stops. Reverse: long cross and pellets dividing MON ETA MON TES' legend for Mons mint. Mayhew No. 35. About fine, rare first Mons issue.
£180.00

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John of Avesnes 'Mons Mint' Long Cross Crockard Sterling 023122
South Africa 'Republic 1894' Halfcrown 015357

South Africa 'Republic 1894' Halfcrown
Silver, 14.01 grams, 32.04 mm. Dated 1894 AD. Obverse: profile bust left with legend ZUID AFRIKAANSCHE REPUBLIEK. Reverse: arms with legend 2½ SHILLINGS 1894. Krause South Africa KM# 7. Very fine.
£90.00

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South Africa 'Republic 1894' Halfcrown 015357
Henry III of Castille & Leon 'Burgos Mint' Billon Blanca 012750

Henry III of Castille & Leon 'Burgos Mint' Billon Blanca
Billon, 1.61 grams, 22.93 mm. Castille & Leon; 1390-1406 AD. Obverse: Lion rampant (badge of Leon) in tressure of six arcs with legend +ENRICVS DEI GRACIA REX with colon stops. Reverse: castle (badge of Castille) in tressure of six arcs with mintletter 'B' below and legend +ENRICVS DEI GRACIA RE with colon stops for the mint at Burgos. See Burgos 556, etc; Hess 26. About fine.
£45.00

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Henry III of Castille & Leon 'Burgos Mint' Billon Blanca 012750


Hammered Coin Book and Other References:

S = Coins of England and the United Kingdom
N = English Hammered Coinage by J J North
SI = Sterling Imitations of Edwardian Type by M J Mayhew
WW = Wildwinds.com (reference & attribution site)



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