Pre-Tudor

Coins

Roman

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Silver Denarius 89BC Rape of Sabine Women, L. Titurius Sabinus

CRS204 Group 6 Class 1a (two or more human characters/trophies)

The Rape of the Sabine Women (Latin: Sabinae raptae) is an episode in the legendary history of Rome, traditionally dated to 750 BC, in which the first generation of Roman men acquired wives for themselves from the neighbouring Sabine families. The English word rape is a conventional translation of the Latin raptio, which in this context means “abduction” rather than its prevalent modern meaning in English language of sexual violation.

The earliest Romans were all men. They tricked the Sabines by inciting them to compete in games – “and bring your ladies with you”. At an appropriate moment each Roman snatched a Sabine girl and raced off back to Rome.

Constantine Ae Follis. Trier mint. C316 CE.

PLANTAGENET KINGS 1154-1399

Henry III 1216-72

‘LONG CROSS’ COINAGE (1247-72)

Phase III, 1250-72 post-provincial phase

HIII_1P_07_1600HIII_1P_09_2400

Henry III Penny class 5g Moneyer Ricard S. 1373 (sold)

HOUSE OF LANCASTER 1399-1461

Henry VI First Reign 1422-61

Rosette-mascle issue 1430-31

Henry VI Calais Half Groat rosette-mascle S. 1862 (sold)

Ex R C Lockett, Glendining, 4-6 November 1958, lot 3119c

Bt A H Baldwin, February 1998

Ex Spink 29 November 2016 Lot 1302 (part)

Ex Rob Pearce

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A collection of predominantly English coins from the Tudor era to the present day

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