Last week was a bit quiet and so we skipped the Friday Update. When that happens will always still publish any finds that we’ve had sent in during the week on the Friday so that you don’t have to wait for an identification or valuation.
Readers finds this week include a coin of Carausius and what appears to be a Crown of William III; it’s a cautionary tale of modern forgeries.
Two weeks of PAS finds; both look at how a strong image can persist across several centuries. They are a lucky wheel and a hero slaying a dragon. The latter was on a medal of the Church of England Temperance Society. This temperance society was unique in that it believed that drinking in moderation was more desirable than total abstinence – it was primarily against drunken behaviour.
Which brings me to it being the birthday of Victoria today. It’s she who made this website possible by bringing Peter and Paul together, daughter of one and wife of the other.
This penny was a detecting find from January 2023. It was minted during the reign of Stephen but by who and where is somewhat uncertain. Despite that, it reached the top end of its estimate in Noonan’s auction this week.
Identification and Valuations
A total of 8 more readers finds over the last two weeks. Thanks to all those who have sent them in
Find of the Week
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