Triskele!

Started by Prosit, November 09, 2009, 12:57:36 AM

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chrisild

In German that is called a Krähenfuß. So ... a crow foot?

Christian

andyg

Caltrap is how I know of them,
suspect it has the same root...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caltrop
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

davidrj


malj1

A lovely penny but rather an odd colouring.
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

malj1

Quote from: andyg on February 17, 2014, 01:14:30 AM
Caltrap is how I know of them,
suspect it has the same root...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caltrop

That's it, not sure I ever knew the name. The one I showed was found in a Time Team dig of a medieval castle in the UK. The image was captured from that programme.
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

UK Decimal +

Quote from: malj1 on February 17, 2014, 01:57:39 AM
A lovely penny but rather an odd colouring.

Appears, and likely to be based on the era, real Copper. "Cu".

Bill.
Ilford, Essex, near London, England.

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davidrj

Quote from: UK Decimal + on March 16, 2014, 12:29:20 AM
Appears, and likely to be based on the era, real Copper. "Cu".

Bill.

Yes, an odd appearance

I bought the coin from Ebay, where the description was nice grade with dark patina, the photo seemed to confirm that

seller's picture

On receipt the coin looked "claggy" so a cotton bud dipped in acetone was swiped across the surface - immediately showing an area of lustre!!! - the coin had been lacquered at some time

Photo below is after an acetone bath, viewed in oblique lighting (my original posting was a scan)



:)

David

mrbadexample

We've had the 1839 farthing and penny, so I'll add the halfpenny. :)

Oklahoman

I remember that episode of Are You Being Served? When they had to stay overnight in the Ideal Home Exhibit.

malj1

Quote from: Oklahoman on May 13, 2016, 02:16:01 AM
I remember that episode of Are You Being Served? When they had to stay overnight in the Ideal Home Exhibit.

The 1980 coin has the privy mark D.M.I.H.E. on the reverse. These coins were minted & issued at the Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition at Earl's Court, London. In 1979 the exhibition had moved from Olympia to Earls Court.

D.M.I.H.E.N. The Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition North 1980 was held in Birmingham.
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

mrbadexample

1798 penny:

mrbadexample

1786 issues, penny then halfpenny:

mrbadexample

1813 halfpenny. Not easy to find nice ones so I'm pleased with this.

Figleaf

Rightly so. Nice, smooth fields and excellent detail. Congratulations.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

mrbadexample

Thanks Peter, I always consider it a bit of a shame that the cartwheel halfpenny wasn't used in England. Lovely coins. :)