Archives for Medals & Coins

Silver radiate coin AD 249 – 251

A silver radiate coin of Empress Herennia Etruscilla, wife of Trajan Decius, ruler of the Roman Empire, AD 249-251. The back of the coin depicts Pudicitia, the female personification of modesty and chastity. This coin was minted in Rome, Italy, AD 249-251.
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Silver Denarius

A silver denarius coin of Emperor Hadrian, ruler of the Roman Empire, AD 117-138. The back of the coin may depict Concordia, the Roman goddess of understanding and marital harmony. The coin was minted in Rome between AD 119 and 122. Thomas Layton had an
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Shadwell sham, 19th century

A ‘Shadwell Sham’, made by William Smith and Charles Eaton. Museum of London object N2382 These two notorious Victorian forgers worked in Shadwell, specialising in fake mediaeval pilgrim badges and small bronze figurines which they passed off through auction houses. They fooled many scholars. Layton’s
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