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Timeline: Coins 28 February 2021

Timeline: Coins 28 February 2021

Timeline held an auction of coins on 28 February 2021. You can view the full auction catalogue here. The “Sold” price includes a Buyer’s Premium of 27% (including VAT).

Highlighted Lot

Lot 8040, Edward IV, Rose Ryal

Lot 8040 , Edward IV Rose Ryal

This Edward IV Rose Ryal was found by a detectorist in 2018 in the Itchen Valley near Winchester and recorded at PAS under BERK-C2ED7C. At the time, this was only the second ryal of Bristol Mint (“B” in waves on obverse) recorded on their database. 

The reverse legend reads IhC AVT’ TRAnSIEnS PER MEDIVM ILLORVM IBAT, “But Jesus passing through their midst went his way

This is a coin from the first reign, light coinage of Edward IV. You can read how Edward became king in my article Henry VI Part Two.

Estimate: £4,000 – £6,000

Sold: £7,620

Selected lots

The auction includes Roman, Celtic, Anglo-Saxon and Medieval coins. Below are my picks from these categories. Some of these are detecting finds. In addition to the hammer price, there is a Buyer’s Premium of 27% (including VAT).

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Lot 8000, Gold Stater of Ambiani

Uniface gold stater of Ambiani


Estimate: £300 – £400

Sold £610


Lot 8020, Anglo-Saxon Sceatta

Found by a detectorist near Beverley, Yorkshire in 2017 and recorded with the PAS at YORYM-C06031.


Estimate: £100 – £140

Sold £279

Lot 8025, Cuthred, Penny

Found by a detectorist in the Tidworth area of Wiltshire.

Obverse reads; CVÐRED REX – CANT, for Cuthred (king of Kent), Canterbury mint

Reverse reads: EABA MONETA, for moneyer Eaba

Estimate: £3,000 – £4,000

 Unsold – Available after the auction for £2,400


Lot 8027, Henry I Penny

Found by a detectorist in Romney Marsh, Kent

Reverse reads ÐOROT:ON:NOR for the moneyer Thort at the Northampton mint

Estimate: £200 – £300

Sold £305


Lot 8035, Robert II of Scotland, Halfpenny

Probably Edinburgh mint

Reverse has long cross pattee with pierced mullets of five points in each angle

Estimate: £250 – £350

Sold £286

Lot 8041, James 1 20 Shillings

Found by a detectorist in the Romney Marsh area, Kent.

Reverse legend: FACIA / M EOS IN / GENTEM / VNAM for “I will make them into one race” alluding to James being the king of England and Scotland. Read my article From Henry VII to a unique Charles I coin for the story of how James became king of both countries.

Estimate: £3,000 – £4,020

Sold £5,588

Lot 8043, George II Crown

Edge reads: DECVS ET TVTAMEN ANNO REGNI DVODECIMO to recognise the 12th year of George II’s reign.

The four roses in the quarters on the reverse denotes the silver was mined in the West of England

Estimate: £800 – 1,000

Sold £720

Lot 8088, Antonius Pius, Sestertius

Reverse legend: DIVO PIO, Column of Antoninus Pius. The broken column and the base were rediscovered in the 18th century. The base, shown below, is on display at the Vatican

Estimate: £250 – £350

Sold £286

Lot 8100, Geta, Denarius


Obverse legend:  SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, Publius Septimius Geta, Caesar . Geta was Romaon emperor with his father Septimus Severus and older brother Caracalla. When Severus died in 211, the brothers were incapable of sharing power. This led to Caracalla murdering Geta, as depicted in the painting below: Geta Dying in his Mother’s Arms by Jacques Pajou, 1788

Estimate; £50 – £70

Sold £64

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