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October 24, 2023
Ireland's 'St Patrick's' coinage.

IRELAND. King Charles II Reign, 1645-1685. 'St Patrick's' coinage. (or is it a token?) Halfpenny (small size), with a brass plug (crown on the obverse) impressed into the flan to help prevent counterfeiting and also to creat the illusion the royal crown is made of gold. Obverse: King David kneeling playing a harp, while gazing […]

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August 7, 2022
The River Thames Coin Hoard.

In 1995 a treasure of 1,582 hammered coins was found on the forshore of the River Thames in central London. Presumably lost by a trader around 1660, overboard in the river. With reclaimation in the last centuries, the site was discovered in 1995 at low tide, the coins encased in the dark mud, which is […]

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April 17, 2022
Geta, Roman Emperor, A.D.209-212.

Publius Septimus Geta was born in Rome A.D. 189, the younger of two sons to Septimius Severus of the Severan Dynasty & his wife Julia Domna. His father was born in Lepicis Magna, modern day Khoms in North Africa and ruled Rome as a military dictator, along with his sons Caracalla & Geta as Caesars. […]

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April 12, 2022
King Charles I Coins of Scotland

Charles was born into the House of Stuart, the second son of James VI of Scotland, and Ann of Denmark at Dunfermline Palace in 1600. With the accession of his father to the English throne in 1603, Charles moved to England. He became King of his three kingdoms, England, Scotland and Ireland on 27th March […]

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