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16 Jan 2017

Book Review; Medieval European Coinage Vol 12 Italy(I) (northern Italy.

Medieval Coins | Ian Fenn


13 Jun 2016

The Leeuwengroten of the County of Holland

Medieval Coins | RvO Numismatics

Once again, we are pleased to announce the publication of the latest in our on-going series of papers regarding the medieval leeuwengroot, or gros au lion coins. Until now, the leeuwengroten of the County of Holland have never been properly or adequately documented (including the well-known works on Holland coins by v.d. Chijs and Grolle) 

14 May 2016

AR Jital

Medieval Coins | user_94464

     Today, I purchased an AR Jital, my first medieval, and Islamic! The coin is 99 percent silver. The Urdu* on the observe and reserve is clear, and the planchet is in good condition (flip says VF). The coin was made from 725-752 and 1325-1351 and is a Delhi mint. For those of you not familiar with this coin, it is an Islamic small currency silver coin from India. I paid $ 30 for this coin, was this a good deal?

10 Jan 2016

A Preliminary Look at the Leeuwengroten of Louis of Mâle (1346-1384): Issues IV and V

Medieval Coins | RvO Numismatics

Over the past months we have been looking at several coin hoards from the Netherlands and visited some public and private collections. The most common gros compagon found today  is Type V issued byLouis of Male, count of Flanders (1346-1384). Having seen many of them and compared them with exisiting literatur we were able to identify sub-groups that went unnoticed untill now.

09 May 2015

The Rise of the Gold Coins of the Italian City-States

Medieval Coins | Yemrot

Florence produced one of the more notable coins of the time, the gold (and later silver) florin.  The florin became an international currency at the time (1252). It was valued really around the world for its pure gold composition and artistic designs. It appeared at the right time as well because previously the Byzantine solidus  was the currency of intentional trade. The Byzantine Empire was stalled at the time between the Fourth Crusade and the Reconquest of Constantinople. Other Italian City-States, such as Genoa, Pisa and Siena tried to mint the same quality coin however it was clear the florin was the preferred currency. In 1284, Venice produced another similar gold coin, the ducat.  In the years to follow many of the Italian City-State would produce their own version of florins and ducats but the ones issued from Florence and Venice remained of the highest standard and international renown.

17 Mar 2015

The Coins of the Flanders Hoard (1914-1918)

Medieval Coins | RvO Numismatics

As an ongoing process for our research on the medieval lion groats form the Low Countries (Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg) and France,  we looked at another old coin hoard, found during WWI in Flanders and reported in 1956 in the Royal Numismatic Society’s Numismatic

01 Mar 2015

The Coins of the Albecq Hoard (1995)

Medieval Coins | RvO Numismatics

As part of our research in to the medieval lion groat (gros compagnon or leeuwengroot), we have looked at another coin hoard containing these coins. This time it was the Albecq Hoard found in 1995, on Guernsey. A place we did not expect lion groats to have circulated.

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