These Billon Silver coins were minted between A.D.1022 and A.D.1135, making them between 900 and1000 years old! They were created in India by those who fled the Islamic expansion and were based on Sassanian coins showing the side facing bust of the monarch on the obverse and a fire altar on the reverse. As time went by, they started to get less and less realistic as the reason for the designs were lost. This means that the coins we have from around 300 years later are very
abstract! The stories of Sinbad the Sailor are based on the sea voyages that Arabic peoples made down across the Indian Ocean to Ceylon and these are the coins that the sailors would have found on their journeys. We offer you these Silver Billon coins called Gadhaiya Paisa that were the major
trade coins of medieval India. The obverse shows a stylised head facing to the right with the reverse showing a fire altar made from abstract dots and lines. These are priced to please at £19.95.
In 1951 for the Festival of Britain the Royal Mint issued a crown under King George VI for the Festival of Britain. It was only the second Crown issued for that Monarch and the only one in cupro-nickel.
This is an interesting one for you. 10 Different covers all depicting British Monarchy. They were issued by Mercury between 2010-2012. You get five covers with a British 1st class stamp on them and each stamp has a special full colour larger stamp like piece depicting 4 British monarchs. Then you get five covers ‘History of the Monarchy’ also by Mercury each with a $2 stamp of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on it. These were made as coin covers, so there is a hole in each of these five covers.
You get all 10 covers for just £9.50, which I think that anyone interested in history will love. They also make excellent gifts. We only have about 190 sets in stock at this price they will sell quickly, so please get in as soon as possible. Less than £1 each!
Italy, like many European countries, had its own coinage before the Euro, but even then they were of very little value and almost no one put them away. As I remember there were about 2260 Lira to the Pound. The coins cost far more to make than their face value. Just to make it more interesting, the smaller coins have the largest denominations!
You get the 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 Lire coins of Italy dated between 1992 and 1998. All five coins are in Uncirculated condition and very difficult to find today.
We can offer the five pre-Euro coins of Italy now almost 20 years old and in Uncirculated condition for just £4.95. A most interesting set of coins with a low face value and a high cost of striking.
The Italian Naval League was honoured in 1997 on a brass 200 Lire coin of Italy.
Of course, Italy no longer uses the Lire denomination, they now use the Euro.
You have Italy featured on one side and the arms of the Naval League on the other side. They are now 12 years old and one of the last 200 Lire coins to be struck. They are of course, in Uncirculated condition