Timeline: Coins 28 February 2021
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
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).
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
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