Earls Court Ferris Wheel, Bronze Medal, 1897.
In 1895 a gigantic ferris wheel was built in Earls Court, London. To mark the event, they struck these bronze medals as souvenirs with an engraving of the wheel on one side and facts about the wheel on the other. They are 32mm diameter and were struck for each year from 1895-1907. This example is dated 1897 and is as struck with lovely toning and is now over 120 years old.
Florian, AD 276, Billon Antoninianus. Obv. Radiate head of Florian facing right. Rev. VIRTVS AVGVSTI, Mars, in military attire, advancing right, holding transverse spear and trophy over shoulder. Officina mark II in exergue, Lugdunum Mint. (S.11879). Extremely Fine condition with traces of original silvering on obverse.
A very rare coin from an emperor who only held power for three months from June to August AD 276.