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    British Pre-decimal Milled and Hammered coinage. Some decimal and foreigh coins.

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  1. I have picked this up at market and after some reflection decided I will never use it, so I will move it on. "Devon Tavern Tokens" by Yolanda Stanton and Neil Todd, 1982 paperback. Printed as part of a series by Exeter Industrial Archaeology Group. In Very good condition - handled but no tears, spine perfect, no writing inside. Includes a loose addendum of 7 pages identifying the illustrations. Has many black & white photos both of tokens and sometimes of the pubs they relate to. £12 including UK 2nd class postage, first come first served.
  2. Italian State of Livorno - see https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces51310.html
  3. This card I picked up in an auction lot the other day - rather tickled me: It occurred to me later that: It would have seemed funny at the time because the thought that the vicar might have had any nefarious purpose would have been unthinkable and In the modern day his attentions would more likely have been aimed at the young men of the parish!
  4. Paddy

    Help With Denarius Identification

    Also interesting is that he was succeeded by Caracalla and Geta - brothers. They couldn't stand their father's advisors, so had them all beheaded. A recent excavation in York discovered a Roman cemetery with about 30 bodies buried with their heads between their knees - presumed to be Septimus Severus's advisors. Geta didn't last long - murdered probably on the orders of his brother. Caracalla only made it another 5 years before too was murdered. Who would be emperor in those days!
  5. Paddy

    Help With Denarius Identification

    This is the example on Wildwinds - looks to be a good match though the OP coin is rather cruder in design, particularly on the reverse.
  6. There are generally two reasons for getting into crypto currency: The legitimate one is to make a profit by gambling on the value going up. This may be a great success, but may also lose everything invested. Doing through Paypal is as good as anywhere. The other reason is to use the funds for possibly illegal purchases, or to launder illegal capital, as crypto currency is largely untrackable. Not sure Paypal would allow this as you would need to be logged in to Paypal to make your illegal purchase or transfer, and that inevitably means it is trackable!
  7. Paddy

    Help With Denarius Identification

    Certainly going to be tricky! Very little to go on - I can't really work out any of the lettering. The head looks reminiscent of Septimus Severus with the possibly forked beard? The reverse looks a bit crudely designed, which made me think of a barbarous copy - but that doesn't usually happen with silver denarius I believe? Good luck!
  8. Paddy

    Help With Denarius Identification

    I might be able to help, but those pics are tiny and I am struggling to make out any detail. Can you post larger versions - if necessary one per post to keep within the limits?
  9. Just to bring up to date - the box of catalogues promised by the book dealer has disappeared sadly. He fears he binned it during lockdown. He is now aware of our potential interest and will let me know if any more turn up.
  10. I phoned the book chap yesterday - he is now worried he may have binned the box of other ones! He is searching but I may not discover the result until next Wednesday.
  11. OK - I would prefer UK address. Can you PM me your email and postal address? I will send a paypal request for funds. Rob has PM'ed me - interested in all the rest, so I will try to get them from the book chap in the next week or two.
  12. How about £8 for the 2 including postage in the UK? Do you or anyone else want me to get hold of the rest? (I don't want to be lumbered with them if nobody wants them!)
  13. A book dealer in the market has left me with two Glendining's Catalogues, which I do not need so I am offering them here in case anyone else can use them. They are: "British Crown Pieces" formed by F B Nightingale Esq, for sale 24th October 1951 and "British Gold And Silver Coins, also Commemorative Medals, Cabinets, Books" Part III, collection formed by J C S Rashleigh Esq, for sale 10th June 1953. Both catalogues are in Good condition, the latter a bit worn at the spine, but neither much stained, marked or torn. Intriguingly the dealer says he has "a whole boxload of similar" at home, so if anyone is interested enough I can get those brought in too. I do not know what these should be worth, so please make me a sensible offer, to include postage in the UK.
  14. ... and here is C
  15. Sorry for the delay - I had called it an early night! Here are the other two (in two posts). Call these B and C with the one above A so we know which we are talking about. I have seen your PM - I will send you request for money - just ignore if you change your mind.