BI Denier (18mm, 0.81 g, 6h). La
mint. Struck in the name of Louis VII, VIII, or IX. Marche
Poey d'Avant 2663
O: + LODOICVS (S horizontal), cross pattée
R: + EGOLISSIME (Ss horizontal), cross, three arms ending in circles, fourth ending in crescent.
EX: CIVRAC HOARD (2000) deposition sometime in the first half of the 13th century CE.
Posted by JG at 14:38
Italy 20 Centesimi, 1914-R KM#44
series ran from 1908-1935, mintage in 1914 was 14,308,000
It's sad that nothing in our pockets these days resembles a work of art even one with pretensions.
Posted by JG at 06:16
the top two coins were acquired in Irun, Spain in 1990 during a visit from the Pays Basque in France.
KM 808, 831 & 1046
Posted by JG at 08:08
"New Archaeological & Numismatic Evidence for the Persian Destruction of Jerusalem in 614 CE" from the ISRAEL EXPLORATION JOURNAL
A very interesting and compelling article about a hoard of Heraclian solidi used to support the thesis. A photo of an exemplar from the hoard is illustrated below and taken from the article:
Posted by JG at 10:34