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 Posted 09/13/2017  10:51 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add orfew to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
So I got up at 5am this morning to bid on the Dix Noonan Webb auction from London. A few weeks ago I was scouring the listings and came upon this lot. The middle coin caught my attention. The initial description did not mention the attributions of the coins, one had to click on the listing and then one could see the full attributions. I am glad I did because the middle coin I noticed turned out to be an Eleanor of Aquitaine denier.

I have wanted a coin of Eleanor for at least a year, but they come up for sale rarely. When they do, collectors tend to grab them quickly and bid strongly. This coin will make an excellent and welcome addition to my "Historical figures dramatized by Shakespeare" collection.

Eleanor was one of the most important, powerful, and interesting female historical figures. She led a crusade, was queen of France, queen of England, and the mother of kings John and Richard I.

Of course the other 4 coins are not too bad either. The entire lot consisted of 5 Anglo-Gallic coins. This included 2 coins of Richard I (another target of mine), and 2 unusual coins of Edward I. The first one is of Edward as the heir to the throne, and the second was minted just after he took the throne. The latter coin of Edward is quite rare. I only found 1 example on acsearch and 0 in the CNG archives. this the first group lot I have bought at an auction. If the Eleanor had been alone I would have only bid on that coin. If you have any stories of how you bought an entire lot for one coin, please share them here.

Here is the detailed description of the coins:
BRITISH COINS, Anglo-Gallic Coins, Richard I, Deniers for Poitou (2), no extra marks, 1.04g/1h, annulet in third quarter, 1.09g/5h (Elias 8, 8b; W 343; S 8008); Eleanor, Denier, Aquitaine, 0.69g/12h (E 11; W 9; S 8011); Edward I, Deniers (2), as heir to the throne, 0.92g/10h, as King, 0.88g/3h (E 13, 15; W 11, 13; S 8013, 8015) [5].Fine or better, last rare

Please feel free to post your Anglo-Gallic coins, or any hammered coins at all. Of course I would love to see any coins of Eleanor, Richard I, or Edward I.

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 Posted 09/13/2017  11:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good eye!

I only briefly strayed into hammered medieval coins; bought a few lots of 15-25 and ultimately ended up selling all but about 15 coins; most of those are going up in my next sale anyway.

Buying lots for a single coin used to be my forte; still is to a lesser extent. Once I learned to sort the junk from the legitimately good, lots are a great way to get the coin you want, and recover enough through resale to make your target cheap or even free; I have sold several individual coins for well over the price paid for the entire lot.

Are you looking to keep or sell the rest?
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 Posted 09/13/2017  11:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add orfew to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
HI @Finn235

Thanks for the positive comments. At the moment I am keeping them all. However, I doubt I need 2 Richard I coins of the same issue, so one of those might be on the block so to speak, in the near future.
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 Posted 09/13/2017  11:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DavidUK to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congrats, nice when you can fill a want without making yourself destitute ^^
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 Posted 09/13/2017  1:54 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would love to acquire a lot like that. I don't have any of this type in my collection.
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 Posted 09/13/2017  5:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great eyes. Congratulations on a coin you love, plus the 3 you really like
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