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  1. Rob

    A comparison of two auction houses

    They were both at Huddersfield on Sunday, as usual.
  2. 'Charging majestically across the Savannah', I believe.
  3. I would say G1/2 on the grounds of the little circular detail towards the bottom of the bust, but the detail is not brilliant. There are two G bust types which look like these below, with the G1 bust having the lace detail mentioned. The reverse is definitely 2 on account of the cruder cross ends. Assuming a G1 bust, these were struck in triangle, star and triangle in circle marks which cover 1639-43. The mintmark is immediately to the left of CAROLVS and off flan on the reverse above the shield. If you can see a curved arc, then T in C it is, struck 1641-3. That is the commonest mark. It's struck in 0.925 silver, weighed approx. 6 grams when made and in that condition speaking from a numismatic point of view, worth maybe £10-15. It would have near zero appeal to a coin collector because of its condition and is worth more as part of the ladle.
  4. Rob

    Harold II penny ID

    Make your own. The number of variations in mint and moneyer names is extensive with variations for most mints and names. Every year we discover new moneyers for a particular mint or a new type for a mint. I've got a Cnut short cross of Lincoln by the moneyer PEDLOVS, or is it Waldos (as in North), or is it PEDLOS? It is thought that the actual name is WATHLAUSS, which is a Nordic name. Sometimes they doubled up on a letter to ensure there were no spaces in the legend to allow someone to change it. Chester is all over the place. Dorchester is represented by two moneyers for William I Sword type - GODPINE and OTER. The first uses DORC, DORE & DORI and the second DORECES, DORECST and DORECSTI on account of his shorter name. That's a lot of varieties for the scarcest issue from a small 2 moneyer mint! Overall, it's a mess.
  5. The BNJ drew a blank, so when I have time I'll have a quick look through the Circular Index to see if there's anything in vol.38, but all is currently stuck behind a 2 deep 2-3 foot stack of Leu, Baldwin's, St. James's and Glens catalogues!
  6. Rob

    Harold II penny ID

    In that case it's unligated ligated letters with the N diagonal missing and reads LVND. Legends in this period up to the end of the century are a pain in the a**e with so many letters often abbreviated to vertical lines. e.g. like this PAXS penny reverse.
  7. It could be connected to the fourth variety discovery or an example from an image. I thought it might have been a reference to the Cloncreen Bog hoard of 60 Elizabethan coins found in Co. Offaly in 1968, but there wasn't an Anchor in there (latest was Key), so I'm not sure yet.
  8. It requires people to retain all their notes and correspondence which doesn't happen very often. I have to confess I am remiss in that department, but I always keep any notes acquired that I can attribute or provide useful information. Edited to add that 10 years ago(?) or so, there was a lot in a London sale (forget which one) which had a Shepherd catalogue (1885) and a few other things. Anyway , I bid 3 or 400 and was surprised to subsequently find out it had all Shepherd's correspondence which wasn't noted hence the nearly £2K it made. Not being in London meant no viewing. Had I known, I would have gone down for a day to go through it. Apparently there was quite a lot of material. So it is out there if you keep your eyes open.
  9. Rob

    Harold II penny ID

    Beginning W and ending in D limits the options. There's one name in North that consistently crops up for Harold 2 - Wulfward/Wulfwerd and that ties with the visible legend. 4 mints listed - Stamford, London, Canterbury and Gloucester. Eliminate the first on the grounds of insufficient space to put ST in the chipped section and the last because there no Gloucester letters. That leaves Canterbury or London depending on how you interpret the small wedge plus III.
  10. That'd what happens when you combine nerd with sufficient storage space. Catalogues are 3 deep by now, but I still need to fill many gaps. Must be references to other coins because the earlier one was two and a half times the price of the other. Things got reduced and relisted if they didn't sell, but not that much.
  11. It just 79 B'win at a cost of £18.70. It's Michael Sharp's handwriting on the Baldwin ticket.
  12. Those two refer to listings in the Bulletin. The first was in the Sept. 1949 issue, item 9356 priced at 45/-, the second was in Dec. 1951 at. 17/6d
  13. Rob

    1862 penny with 6/6

    Wonder if it's to do with the manual entry of the last two digits. Until you have an impression it is very difficult to see if the alignment is correct. Once you have a mark you may well find it needs a little sideways or rotational adjustment.