Friday Update – 16 April 2021

Editorial

I have articles on 14 detecting finds, which makes this my busiest week so far. Many thanks to all those who have sent these finds in. There’s a couple of nice gold coins, an unusual Charles I six shilling piece and a cut halfpenny of Alexander III. These cut coins often require a bit more detective work, to use what clues are left.

In auction news, a Charles II five guineas sells for £198,400 and Spink have an auction of a couple of high quality collections.

The PAS review features a manilla, that was used as currency in trade with West Africa.

Valuations and Identifications

In this week’s edition there are 14 new valuations including my Find of the Week and Runner Up.

Find of the Week

Ancient British Quarter Stater

quarter stater

A scarce type of quarter stater of the Atrebates and Regni

Runner Up

Edward III half noble

Edward III half noble

Struck during Edward’s fourth coinage, perhaps with the booty from the English victory at Poitiers in 1356

Other Finds

Figurine

Is this a Roman or Medieval figurine?

Can you help date it?

Continental Sterling

Continental sterling

Struck for Hugh de Chalon in the style of an Edward I penny

PAS and Treasure Review

A selection of the finds recorded by PAS and treasure reports by the Treasure Registrars in the previous week

Auction news

Baldwin’s – 14 April Results

Two Five Guinea pieces sell for more than £100,000

Spink – 29 April Preview

Lot 5288, Henry VIII Testoon

How a portrait by Hans Holbein the Younger became the iconic image of Henry VIII. Plus an Edward III Post Treaty noble compared to a Treaty noble

Previous Website Updates

You can find all previous website updates in News

Next week

Help with the next edition

Please help me with next week’s edition. If you’ve been out detecting again or taking the time to go through your collection, please contact me with anything you find of interest or would like me to identify.

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