Lockdales, Coins & Militaria, 15-16 May 2021

Lockdales, Coins & Militaria, 15-16 May 2021

Lockdales held an auction on 15-16 May 2021 . The full catalogue can be found here.

There is a buyer’s premium of 18% (plus VAT) on the hammer price.

Selection of lots

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George IV Sovereign

This 1824 sovereign is the first of two designs issued by George IV showing the laureate head on the obverse and George and Dragon on the reverse. Both were engraved by Benedetto Pistrucci. The King did not like the portrait as it made him look bloated and was replaced by a bare headed portrait in 1825.
Estimate: £600 – £700
Hammer: £850
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Charles II Crown

1662 Crown with first laureate and draped bust right, toothed border both sides, rose below bust. The Crown was the first coin to be milled using Peter Blondeau’s machinery. He used a process to place lettering on the edge of the coins, in this case DECVS. ET. TVTAMEN, “an ornament and safeguard”.
Estimate: £150 – £200
Hammer: £320
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George I Crown

1723 Crown with SSC in angles, for South Sea Company, and DECIMO engraved on the edge, to indicate the tenth year of reign.
Estimate: £800 – £1,000
Hammer: £650
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James II, Shilling

Laureate and draped bust of King James II left on obverse. Crowned cruciform shields around central Garter star on reverse.
Estimate: £350 – £400
Hammer: £460
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Charles I, Shilling

Tower mint under the King. Plume over shield to indicate Welsh silver.
Estimate: £50 – £70
Hammer: £110
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James I, Unite

The Unite was introduced during James I’s second coinage (1604-1619) and replaced in the third coinage by the Laurel. The reverse legend reads FACIAM EOS IN GENTEM UNAM, “I will make them one nation”.
Estimate: £1,400 – £1,500
Hammer: £1900
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Sabina, Denarius

Bust of Sabina, wife of Hadrian on obverse. On the reverse, Concordia seated left, holding patera in her right hand and sceptre in her left. Below throne is cornucopia, which was a symbol of abundance.
Estimate: £60 – £70
Hammer: £55
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Cnut, penny

Obverse has an inverted patriarchal cross with lettering CNUT at ends of limbs and REX in angles. On reverse, small cross pattée surrounded by CVNNETTI. It is not certain whether Cunnetti is the name of the mint, (perhaps Cunneet in Shropshire, or Malborough in Wiltshire, formerly called Cunetio). Alternatively, it could mean “Cnut’s people”.
Estimate: £400 – £600
Hammer: £850
Photo: © Lockdales

Henry II, Penny

Short cross penny. Reverse legend reads OSBER.ON.EXECES indicating the moneyer is Osber and the mint is Exeter.
Estimate: £100 – £120
Hammer: £160
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Richard I, penny

Richard I short cross penny, in the name of Henry. York mint.
Estimate: £60 – £80
Hammer: £120
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John, penny

John short cross penny, in the name of Henry. Reverse legend reads SIMON ON CICES, giving the moneyer as Simon and the mint as Chichester.
Estimate: £60 – £80
Hammer: £190
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John, Penny

John short cross penny, in the name of Henry. Class 5b2. Reverse legend reads NICOLE.ON.LEN giving the moneyer as Nicole and the mint as Kings Lynn.
Estimate: £60 – £100
Hammer: £110
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