Every detectorist will dream about unearthing a hammered gold coin.
On the obverse, holding a sceptre, is a bust of Stephen facing three-quarters to the left. The legend is partly weak but +STIFN shows up reasonably well.
This coin was sent in by Anthony Hopkinson but was found by a detecting colleague. It was thought to be a Roman siliqua but I was asked to provide more details.
This hammered silver coin of Elizabeth I was sent in by John Hill
John Hill asked if I could identify and place a value on this coin, which is a silver penny of
This recent find came in from Mike Ruczynski. It’s a Roman denarius of Trajan, whose dates are AD 98 to 117.
Roger Paul said he doesn’t unearth many Roman denarii so the example pictured here was a welcome find.
I’m now old enough to remember when a coin like this could be bought for 5 shillings (25p).
The coin is a halfcrown of Edward VII. I’ve seen a few silver coins of this reign as detecting finds but this one is rather special
He asked if I could identify this find
mages of Roman emperors appear on their denarii but so too do portraits of many of their wives
It’s a gold stater, which has imagery on the reverse but the obverse is blank.
The finder of this copper-alloy seal matrix asked to remain anonymous. The imagery in the centre is complicated and difficult
Roger Paul said this coin is his first decent find of the new season
Tom Burton thought this find was an Anglo-Saxon sceatta but wasn’t 100% certain. Therefore, he asked me to provide a full ID and let him know what it could be worth.
Though not particularly rare, the plumed bird variety is scarcer than most of the other sceattas of series E.
This coin turned up during a detecting session on 2 September. The finder, Richard Wells, asked for a valuation in order to come to an agreement with a landowner.
Halfpennies of this type started to be struck during the reign of Edward II and their issue continued into the reign of Edward III
The finder of this coin asked to remain anonymous. It’s a gold sovereign of George III, which was unearthed some
It’s a London penny of Edward I and Richard had already identified it as belonging to class VIIA or VIIB. However, he wanted to know if I could tell him anything more about it.
Valuations with a story
Valuations which include a historical background or a related story
Roman fourrees are plated versions of Roman coins, some struck from official dies and others forgeries
How over 100 years of English history shaped the design of this unique coin.
The valuation of a rare and important Tremissis.
Plus the history of the Merovingians empire and their coinage.
Includes the story of the Brussels Hoard.