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Aquitaine Coins of Edward I/II

New coin find combined with astronomical symbols sheds light on coinage sequence mystery - new hypothesis developed by this author and Steve Ford

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Coins of the Beauvais Hoard

An interesting hoard of coins related to the English anarchy is known as the "Beauvais" hoard because some of the European coins found in the hoard are from the French abbey located in Beauvais. The actual location where the hoard was found is unknown, but the site has been attributed by several sources to an area in or near Paris. The research contained here was undertaken to try to answer two questions: how/why was this hoard accumulated, and how did it end up in or near Paris?

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Research Conducted with regard to Some Rare Coins

A few rare, unusual, and/or unique coins are presented

Anglo-Saxon dagger (comet?) type of Cnut

1745/3 English LIMA Halfcrown

Aquitaine (Elias 20bis)

Numismatic Publications

1992. "Books about the Coins of Medieval Europe." Missouri Journal of Numismatics 17: 16–20.

1993. "An Unlisted 1745/3 ‘LIMA’ Halfcrown." Spink Numismatic Circular CI(5): 156–57.

1993. "Discovery of the 1745/3 ‘LIMA’ Halfcrown." Missouri Journal of Numismatics 18: 3–5.

1994. "An Astronomical Interpretation of the Cross and Three Pellets on Medieval Coins." Missouri Journal of Numismatics 19: 24–27.

1995. "The Solar Crusade." Missouri Journal of Numismatics 20: 3–5.

1995. Symbolic Messengers of Medieval Man. St. Louis, MO: Faintich.

2004. “Symbolic Messengers on Ancient Coins.” Canadian Coin News Collector’s Guide 2004: 54–59.

2005. "A New Type of Stephen Penny from the York Group." Spink Numismatic Circular CXIII(1): 15.

2005. "A Few Unusual Coins of the Anarchy (1138–1153)." Spink Numismatic Circular CXIII(5): 305–06.

2008. Astronomical Symbols on Ancient and Medieval Coins. McFarland; Jefferson, North Carolina. 


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