Thursday, 22 December 2016
Sunday, 11 December 2016
Thursday, 8 December 2016
Sunday, 27 November 2016
ONS Winter Programme 2016/2017
Saturday, 26 November 2016
Sunday, 20 November 2016
here is an illustration of some coins with horses. we start with a Seventeenth Century token from Hatfield Hertfordshire which Robert Barnard used for his George and Dragon inn.
Next a copper jeton of Charles V as Duke of Austria and Burgundy.
We meet George and his Dragon again on a penny token from Upper Canada in 1854. then a silver check or medal from Doncaster Races dated in 1800. there are other pieces with D & G on them. Perhaps it was a betting firm. then back to George again on a 1935 silver crown to celebrate the Jubilee.
Staying with George but moving a few thousand miles east to Russia with a 1761 copper kopeck of Elizabeth.
Saturday, 15 October 2016
Friday, 23 September 2016
What a Racket!
information from various sources and
Thursday, 8 September 2016
Trinity College rowing prize medal (1868) silver
All Souls' Quincentenary 1938 silver
Oxford Cathedral medal c.1845 silvered bronze
Pitt Rivers 'I was here' medal (1885) bronze