I have found my 1st hammered is ID correct

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I have found my 1st hammered is ID correct

Post by DingDong » Wed May 08, 2019 4:15 pm

Hi all,

found my 1st hammered yesterday a silver short cross penny. To try and ID it I used a Spink 2009 book and images on the "Coins of the UK" by Tony Clayton

I think it is Henry 11 by Oslac at Worcester mint. I base that on 2 pints
A) the three dots making the cross above the crown and the crown base (5 dots) being slightly curved)
B) the hand holding the mace being outside a perpendicular line from the left eye, whils simalr one is directly under the eye.

I cannot understand the old english letters can anyone confirm moneyer and mint from them please. I have darkened the images as I think it makes the wording clearer

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apols cam played up cld do image with scale but it 2cm wide or nearer enough 3/4""

Cheers

DingDong
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Re: I have found my 1st hammered is ID correct

Post by Spearhead » Wed May 08, 2019 4:18 pm

It's London mint, hopefully Allectus or someone else will fill in the other gaps.
It's a nice coin. Well done.

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Re: I have found my 1st hammered is ID correct

Post by Allectus » Wed May 08, 2019 4:18 pm

Henry II 1b penny, Osber - London. ::g

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Re: I have found my 1st hammered is ID correct

Post by DingDong » Wed May 08, 2019 4:27 pm

Thanks both,

quite pleased to have gotten down to Henry 11

previous finds in this field were the William and Mary 1/2 penny and farthing , a possible fibula, but based on coins I can now get use of this field back another 3-400 yrs which is encouraging.

cheers

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Re: I have found my 1st hammered is ID correct

Post by mrix » Wed May 08, 2019 4:28 pm

I think most will remember their very first hammered coin find B-)
Well done ::g

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Re: I have found my 1st hammered is ID correct

Post by lonecoiler » Wed May 08, 2019 4:36 pm

DingDong wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 4:15 pm
Hi all,

found my 1st hammered yesterday a silver short cross penny. To try and ID it I used a Spink 2009 book and images on the "Coins of the UK" by Tony Clayton

I think it is Henry 11 by Oslac at Worcester mint. I base that on 2 pints
A) the three dots making the cross above the crown and the crown base (5 dots) being slightly curved)
B) the hand holding the mace being outside a perpendicular line from the left eye, whils simalr one is directly under the eye.

I cannot understand the old english letters can anyone confirm moneyer and mint from them please. I have darkened the images as I think it makes the wording clearer

apols cam played up cld do image with scale but it 2cm wide or nearer enough 3/4""

Cheers

DingDong
I base that on 2 pints -=+:-P best typo in ages. :;@
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Re: I have found my 1st hammered is ID correct

Post by thefiggis » Wed May 08, 2019 4:56 pm

DingDong wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 4:15 pm
I base that on 2 pints
I usually base my IDs on half a dozen large gins.

Which explains a lot.

Great find and very well done on your first hammered ::g
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Post by DingDong » Wed May 08, 2019 5:09 pm

Thefiggis & lonecoiler

CHEERS!!

I won't go back and edited it, well spotted, agree one heck of a typo

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Post by Chilgrove » Wed May 08, 2019 5:31 pm

Wow that is a wee beauty. Well done.

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Post by Lowland » Wed May 08, 2019 5:34 pm

Congratulations-it’s a nice one,
the first of many(pints and hammies )
Cheers indeed ::g
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Re: I have found my 1st hammered is ID correct

Post by Fusion » Wed May 08, 2019 5:36 pm

The reverse inscription reads:
+ OSBER.ON.LVND

LVND = lund = London
The R of Osber is pretty unreadable, but there's enough of the remainder of his name to work out the ID.

If you were unaware of it, this site by Paul Shields has good inscription deciphering info:
http://www.psdetecting.com/Inscriptions.html

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Re: I have found my 1st hammered is ID correct

Post by fred » Wed May 08, 2019 5:43 pm

Well done, it's a very nice one too. ::g They do get marginally easier to work out after the first 30 or 40 dozen. :D
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Post by dig-dog » Wed May 08, 2019 5:51 pm

Well done on your first hammered -=+:-P
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Post by ashjacko » Wed May 08, 2019 6:01 pm

Congratulations on your first hammered and it's a beauty to.

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Post by DingDong » Wed May 08, 2019 7:34 pm

Fusin

thanks a very handy site .

looking forward ti having to use it many more times

dingdong

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Re: I have found my 1st hammered is ID correct

Post by Kritika » Wed May 08, 2019 9:56 pm

Brilliant find, well done ::g
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Post by Easylife » Wed May 08, 2019 11:15 pm

Nice coin, well done. ::g
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Post by Oxgirl36 » Wed May 08, 2019 11:23 pm

Congratulations- you never forget your first one. I’ve never lost that thrill of seeing silver emerge from the dark soil, I hope you don’t either ::g :D
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Post by ploughchaser » Thu May 09, 2019 5:31 pm

Congratulations,what a great find,the first of many for you I hope!😘

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Post by Mancave-man » Thu May 09, 2019 5:44 pm

Great first hammered coin. Well done on finding it and equally well done on trying to I.D. it. It's more difficult than you think isn't it? Have a pint or three!!! ::g

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Post by coil » Thu May 09, 2019 7:16 pm

Well done on your first hammered ::g

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Post by Ravenrook » Thu May 09, 2019 8:29 pm

congrats on your first. its a cracker too. Henners the second being uncommon!

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Post by littleboot » Thu May 09, 2019 9:52 pm

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Post by DingDong » Sat May 18, 2019 10:39 pm

thanks all for the encouraging comments, pretty sure I have left a thumbs up to each of you, apols if I missed one

ding dong

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Re: I have found my 1st hammered is ID correct

Post by Chilgrove » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:03 pm

Lovely coin. In 40 years detecting, believe it or not, I have never found a short cross silver hammered. You have a voided short cross.

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