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Cappadocia.

Silver drachma from Cappadocia (modern day Turkey) showing the head of Ariobarzanes I on the obverse and ont he reverse Athena standing left, holding Nike, shiel and a spear.

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Rome.

Bronze dupondius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Nero and on the reverse winged victory holding a wreath and a palm branch.

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Egypt.

Silver tetradrachm from Egypt showing on the obverse the head of Ptolemy XII and on the reverse an eagle.

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Italy.

Silver denarius from a military mint, possibly in Italy, showing on the obverse an elephant trampling a horned serpent over the word Caesar and on the reverse priestly implements. Stuck during the reign of Julius Caesar after his crossing of the Rubicon into Italy. This coin was possibly struck from the horde at the State treasury at the Temple of Saturn in Rome.

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Rome.

Bronze coin from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Claudius and on the reverse Minerva advancing with a spear and a shield and the letters SC.

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Rome.

Bronze coin from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Germanicus and on the reverse the letters SC.

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Parthia.

Silver drachma from Parthia (modern day Iraq) showing on the obverse the head of Orodes II and on the reverse an archer holding a bow surrounded by the inscription �BASILEOS BASILEON MEGALOU ARSAKOU EPIPHANOUS� or �Of Great Arsaces, King of Kings, God Manifest.�

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Nemausus.

Bronze Dupondius from Nemausus (Nice, France) showing on the obverse back-to-back heads of Agrippa and Augustus and on the reverse a crocodile chained to a palm tree.

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Mauretania.

Silver drachma from Mauretania (modern day Northern Africa) showing on the obverse the head of Juba II and on the reverse a cornucopiae and sceptre.

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Rome.

Bronze coin from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Augustus and on the reverse the facade of the Ara Providentiae Augusti with Provident below. This coin was minted during the reign of Tiberius in honour of the deification of Augustus.

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Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Tiberius and the reverse Livia seated on a throne. This is often referred to as a Tribute Penny, being the coin that Jesus refers to during his �Give unto Caesar speech.�

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Gaul.

Silver coin from Gaul (modern day France) minted by the Gallic Aedui people. The image on the obverse shows the helmeted head of Roma and the reverse a horse.

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Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Nerva and on the reverse Fortuna standing holding rudder and cornucopiae.

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Mytilene.

Bronze coin from Mytilene, Lesbos showing possibly a bust of Sapphos on the obverse and a lyre with the letter MYTI on the reverse.

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Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Domitian and on the reverse Minerva brandishing a spear and a shield.

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Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Vespasian and on the reverse priestly implements

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Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Vespasian and on the reverse Pax seated holding and olive-branch and a caduceus.

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England.

Silver crown from England showing on the obverse the head of King George V and on the reverse St. George slaying the dragon. This is a jubilee issue.

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Syracuse.

Electrotype coin from Syracuse (in two parts) showing on one coin the head of Apollo and on the other the head of Artemis.

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Syracuse.

Electrotype tetradrachm from Syracuse (on Sicily, Italy) showing the bust of Queen Philistis I on the obverse and on the reverse a quadriga driven by Nike.

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Metapontum.

Electrotype stater from Metapontum (Italy) showing an ear of barley surrounded by the letters META. Reverse incuse of same.

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Amphipolis.

Electrotype tetradrachm from Amphipolis (Greece). The obverse shows the head of Apollo and the reverse a lit race torch surrounded by the city name.

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Carthage.

Electrotype coin from Carthage showing on the obverse the head of the Goddess Tanit and on the reverse a pegasus. The coin was created at the British Museum and bears the incuse initials RR on the edge for Robert Ready.

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Macedon.

Electrotype coin from Macedon showing on the obverse the head of Herakles wearing the skin of the Nemean Lion and on the reverse Zeus seated holding an eagle. Original coin dates from the time of Alexander the Great.

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Acragas.

Electrotype coins (one showing each side) from Acragas (Agrigento, Italy). Shows a crab and a sea eagle with the inscription AKRAC-ANTO? .

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Corinth.

Silver drachma from Corinth (Greece) showing on the obverse the head of Aphrodite and on the reverse a pegasus.

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Carthage.

Electrotype coins (one showing each side) from Carthage (modern day Tunisia). Shows the head of Tanit and a standing horse.

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Aenus.

Electrotype tetradrachm from Ainos (Thrace, modern day Enez, Turkey) showing the head of Hermes on the obverse and a goat standing above a torch on the reverse.

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Epirus.

Electrotype didrachm from the kingdom of Epirus (modern day Greece and Albania) from the time of King Pyrrhus. The obverse shows the helmeted head of Aliches, and the reverse thetis vieled riding a hippocamp and holding the shield of Achilles.

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Thurium.

Electrotype coin from Thurium, Lucania (modern day Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Athena wearing a Corinthian helmet and on the obverse a stampeding bull and under a tuna fish.

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Neapolis.

Electrotype coins (one showing each side) from Neapolis (Italy). Shows the head of a nymph and a man faced bull.

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Corinth.

Electrotype coins (one showing each side) from Corinth (Greece). Shows the head of Athena wearing a Corinth helmet, and a pegasus.

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Syracuse.

Electrotype tetradrachm from Syracuse (on Sicily) showing on the obverse the head of Hercules wearing the head of the Nemean Lion and the reverse showing Zeus seated holding an eagle. The coin dates from the reign of Alexander IV.

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Tenedos.

Silver tetradrachm from Tenedos, Troas (modern day Turkey) showing on the obverse Janiform heads of Zeus and Hera, and on the reverse a bipennis with a cluster of grapes and a vase.

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England.

Silver crown from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse St. George slaying the dragon. This is a diamond jubilee issue.

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England.

Silver double florin England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse crowned shields with sceptres in the angles.

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England.

Silver crown from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse St. George slaying the dragon. This is a jubilee issue.

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England.

Silver jubilee sixpence from England showing on the obverse the head of Victoria and on the reverse a shield. This reverse design was withdrawn after this year as coins were being gilded and passed off as half sovereigns.

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England.

Silver coins from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse the numbers 1, 2, 3, & 4. This is an 1885 maundy set.

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England.

Bronze farthing from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse Britannia seated. This is a bun farthing, so called because of the young head of Queen Victoria with a bun, with a beaded border.

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England.

Silver sixpence from England showing on the obverse the head of Victoria and on the reverse the same in reverse. This coin is a brockage error during the minting process.

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England.

Silver florin from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse crowned cruciform shields; thistle, rose, & shamrock in each quarter between trefoil arches.

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England.

Silver crown from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse crowned, cruciform shields around Garter Star; rose, thistle, & shamrock in quarters; all within Gothic frame.

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England.

Silver crown from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse a crowned shield of arms within olive wreath; thistle, rose, & shamrock below.

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England.

Silver two pence from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse a 2. Also a brass commemorative token issued upon the marriage of Prince Albert to Queen Victoria. The obverse shows the head of Prince Albert and the reverse the words �BORN AUG 26 1819 MARRIED FEB 10 1840� across the field.

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Isle of Man.

Bronze farthing from the Isle of Man showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse the three-legged Manx triskelion.

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England.

Silver groat from England showing on the obverse the head of William IV and on the reverse Britannia seated.

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England.

Silver shilling from England showing on the obverse the head of King George IV and on the reverse a lion over a crown and a rose.

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England.

Silver crown from England showing on the obverse the head of King George IV and on the reverse an image of St. King George slaying the dragon.

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France.

Silver 5 franc coin from France showing on the obverse the head of Napoleon and on the reverse 5 FRANCS. Edge inscription reads 'France Dieu Protes.'

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England.

Silver dollar from England showing on the obverse the head of King George III and on the reverse Britannia seated surrounded by FIVE SHILLINGS DOLLAR and then again by BANK OF ENGLAND. This coin has been struck over a Spanish dollar.

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England.

Silver coins from England showing on the obverse the head of King George III (penny with 1 on the reverse) and King George IV (groat with 4 on the reverse). Both of these are maundy coins.

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Mexico.

Silver eight reales from Spain (minted in Mexico) with a countermark bust of King George III in an oval in the centre of the head of Charles IV on the obverse. The reverse shows the Spanish coat of arms. These coins were issued by the British mint in response to a massive shortage of coinage and were valued at four shillings and ninepence.

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England.

Gold half guinea showing on the obverse the head of King George III and on the reverse a spade shaped shield.

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Abyssinia.

Silver proof thaler from Abyssinia showing on the obverse the head of Empress Maria Theresa and on the reverse the Hapsburg coat of arms. Restrike.

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Austria.

Silver thaler from the Austrian Empire showing on the obverse the head of Empress Maria Theresa and on the reverse the Hapsburg coat of arms.

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England.

Silver coins from England showing on the obverse the head of King George II and the reverse a 3 (threepence), a 4 (fourpence), four shields surrounding a garter star with crowns in the angles (Shilling and sixpence).

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England.

Silver coins from England showing on the obverse the head of King George II and on the reverse four crowned shields surrounding a garter star. These appear to be one shilling and two sixpence.

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England.

Silver shilling from England showing on the obverse the head of King George II and on the reverse four crowned shields surrounding a garter star. This is a Lima issue, coins stamped from silver captured from the Spanish that had been mined in Peru, near Lima.

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England.

Silver shilling from England showing on the obverse the head of King George I and on the reverse four crowned shields surrounding a garter star with C and SS in the angles. This is a South Sea Company issue that was minted from silver found by the South Sea Company in Indonesia in 1722.

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England.

Silver sixpence from England showing on the obverse the head of Anne and on the reverse four crowned shields surrounding a garter star. This is a Vigo issue, coins stamped from silver or gold captured from the Spanish in Vigo Bay during the War of Spanish Succession.

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Norwich.

Silver halfcrown from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of William III and on the reverse four crowned shields.

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Norwich.

Silver sixpence from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of William III and on the reverse four crowned shields.

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England.

Silver groat from England showing on the obverse the overlapping heads of William and Mary and on the reverse a crown over 4. This groat was issued in 1689 as Maundy money.

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Ireland.

Copper halfcrown from Ireland showing on the obverse the head of James II and on the reverse a crown over crossed sceptres with the date 1689 Aug. This so-called gunmoney (called such because of the belief that it was made from melted down guns) was issued during the Williamite War in Ireland and was intended to be traded in for silver coinage after James II won the war (which he did not). The fiscal year was changed in March of 1689 and the August date on the coin indicates the date for redemption.

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England.

Silver halfcrown from England showing on the obverse the heads of William and Mary and on the reverse a crowned quartered shield of arms.

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England.

Silver farthing from England showing on the obverse the head of Mary and on the reverse the head of William. This pattern farthing was struck as an experimental coin and was never entered into circulation.

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Norwich.

Copper farthing from Norwich, England showing on the obverse the words A NORWICH FARTHING in three lines across the field and on the reverse the coat of arms of Norwich. These private tokens were issued due to a lack of official coinage in the period following English Civil War.

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Worcester.

Copper farthing from Worcester, England showing on the obverse castle, with a falcon above it and the words WORCESTER FARTHING surrounding and on the reverse C W [City of Worcester] 1667 FOR NECESSARIE CHAING C W 1667. This is a tradesman token.

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England.

Silver farthing from England showing on the obverse the head of Charles II and on the reverse Britannia seated.

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England.

Silver two pence from England showing on the obverse the head of Charles II and on the reverse a square topped shield quartered with the arms of England and France combined in 1st and 4th quarters, Scotland and Ireland, on a cross fleury.

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London.

Silver halfcrown from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Oliver Cromwell and on the reverse a quartered shield showing the arms of England Scotland and Ireland, surmounted by a large crown.

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Newark.

Silver shilling from Newark (England) showing on the obverse a crown with C-R across the field and XII below and on the reverse OBS NEWARKE 1645 in three lines. This coin was minted as siege money during the English Civil War.

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Oxford.

Silver halfcrown from Oxford (England) showing on the obverse Charles I on a horse and on the reverse RELIG: PRO: LE / ANG: LIB: PAR in two lines across the field with the date 1644.

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Oxford.

Silver sixpence from Oxford (England) showing on the obverse the characters relig : prot leg : and liber : par in three lines across the field along with the date 1643. The reverse shows the head of Charles I.

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England.

Silver shilling from England showing on the obverse the head of James I and on the reverse the shield of arms.

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England.

Bronze coin weight for the god Unite coin, valued at twenty shillings, or one pound. The obverse shows the head of Charles I and the reverse a crown and XX.

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London.

Silver shilling from London (England) showing on the obverse the bust of Charles I, the king of England, Scotland and Ireland. The reverse shows the British coat of arms.

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Canterbury.

Silver halfgroat from Canterbury (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry VIII and on the reverse a cross fourche over quartered coat of arms. The coin was minted under the authority of the Church.

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England.

Silver threr half pence from England showing on the obverse the head of Elizabeth I and on the reverse a cross fourch�e over quartered coat of arms with the date.

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England.

Silver sixpence from England showing on the obverse the head of Elizabeth I with a rose and on the reverse a square topped shield with the date 1561.

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London.

SIlver groat from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Mary and on the reverse cross fourch�e over quartered coat of arms,

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England.

Silver fine shilling from England showing on the obverse the head of Edward VI and on the reverse a cross fourch�e over quartered coat of arms.

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York.

Silver halfgroat from York (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry VIII and the reverse a coat-of-arms on cross fourche; T W at sides, bishop's hat below for Archbishop Thomas Wolsey. Minted under the authority of the church.

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London.

Silver groat from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry VII in profile and on the reverse a cross fourch�e over the arms of England/France. This is the first English coin to show a king's life like portrait.

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London.

Silver light groat from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward IV and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

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Norwich.

Silver groat from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward IV and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

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Calais.

Silver groat from Calais (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry VI and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

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London.

Silver halfgroat from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry V and the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

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London.

Silver halfpenny from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Richard II and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

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Poitiers.

Silver hardi from Poitiers (France) showing on the obverse Edward the Black Prince and on the reverse a long cross with leopards and fleur de lis in the angles.

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La Rochelle.

Silver hardi from La Rochelle (France) showing on the obverse Edward the Black Prince and on the reverse a long cross with leopards and fleur de lis in the angles.

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London.

Silver groat from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward III and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

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Aquitaine.

Silver denier from Aquitaine (France) showing on the obverse the head of Edward II and on the reverse a long cross with crowns in the angles.

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Canterbury.

Silver penny from Canterbury (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward I and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

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Newcastle.

Silver penny from Newcastle (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward I and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

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Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry III and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

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Canterbury.

Silver penny from Canterbury (England) showing on the obverse the head of John and on the reverse a short cross with four pellets in the angles.

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Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of John and on the reverse a short cross with five pellets in the angles.

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Northampton.

Silver penny from England showing on the obverse the head of Henry II and on the reverse a short cross with four pellets in the angles.

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