TERMS: All items guaranteed genuine.  7 day return for any reason.  Payment may be made by check or money order.  Money orders receive 48 hour shipment.   Postage within US $3.  Postage overseas $12.  I have multiples available of many items on this page (this is why I use line drawings, not photographs), but feel free to e-mail for confirmation of availablility before mailing payment.

 

HISTORICAL COINS

BULGARIAN SILVER
GROSCH 1331-55

Strange linear styling of Byzantine imagery shows two Bulgarian Czars, Rev.: Christ enthroned.
VF....................$25.00

 

FOUR KINGS OF POLAND

Silver Cracow half groschen, Fine.

Kasimir IV 1447-92.....$26.00
Ian Albert 1492-1501,
Alexander 1501-06, or
Sigismund I 1506-48,
each.....$16.00

 

POLAND SIGISMUND III

1587-1632, these silver 3-polker pieces carry the Polish arms and royal orb. Some areas weakly struck but
generally fine.
Similar issue of Sweden's "Mad Queen Christina" for her Baltic territories, Fine........$9.50

MEDIEVAL VENETIAN
SILVER GROSSI

Beautiful and important medieval trade coin. Doge (Duke) with St. Mark, and Christ enthroned, 1253-1339.
VF ...............$85.00
Three different doges.......$240.00

 

LITHUANIA SILVER
HALF GROSCHEN

Depicts the Lithuanian mounted knight and Polish eagle, crudely hand struck.
Alexander 1501-06, VG-F ..... $16.00
Sigismund I 1506-48, Fine..........$20.00
Sigismund II 1547-72, at least VF....$45.00

MEDIEVAL SERBIA:
KING VUKASHIN

Silver Dinar struck 1366-71 depicts Christ enthroned. Reverse bears royal titles.
Very Fine................$110.00

 

PHILIP I OF FRANCE
1060-1108

Silver denier struck by a contemporary and rival of William the Conqueror. Obverse depicts gateway, reverse a cross. Orleans mint,
avg. F-VF............$95.00.

 

ISLAMIC FOES OF
BYZANTIUM & THE CRUSADERS

Ayyubid Silver Dirham with six-pointed star, 1100s-1200s AD, weak areas, VF by wear .... $16
Similar, but Urtuqid dynasty, 1200s AD, VF .... $19

OTTOMAN SILVER
PIASTRE 1700s

Imagine a 200 year old silver "dollar" in Very Fine so cheap! All will have normal manufacturing flaws, some may grade higher by wear but crude......
E-mail for Price

 

THE RENAISSANCE
IN FRANCE

With the expansion of the Renaissance economy, new royal coins were struck larger than the old fashioned feudal deniers. These douzains date from the 1500s.
Fine....$29.00
Very Fine.......$45.00

EARLY ISLAMIC
CALIPHS

The Umayyad and Abbasid Caliphs held both secular and religious power during the golden age of Islam. Their coins bore statements of faith. 8-10th century AD. Umayyad Dirham EF, few edge chips....$25.00
Abbasid Dirham EF ....... $38.00
Copper Fals, G-VG......$2.50

BOHEMIA: FAMOUS PRAGER GROSCHEN

Most important medieval trade coin of Central Europe. Obv.: Crown. Rev.: Two-tailed lion.

John the Blind, 1310-46,
VF.......$75
Charles IV 1346-78,
Fine.......$35
Wladislaus II 1471-1516,
Fine......$29

 

BYZANTINE
JUNK BOX

Mixed bronzes of various diverse types and sizes, 491-1261 AD, all individually identified.
Fair-VG......$4.50
5 different emperors......$20.00

FRANCE: PHILIP II
AUGUSTE, 1180-1223

From the time of the great commercial fairs. This silver denier parisis is inscribed PHILIPS REX, with the letters FRA / NCO (for Francorum) across the field.
Crudely struck VG....$16.50

 

MONGOL CHINA

This enormous coin with bold Mongol script proves even the Great Wall could not stop these intrepid horsemen.
Fine...$75.00

 

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