Baldwin's Auctions 70-72 - Post-Sale Highlights Baldwin’s put on a spectacularly diverse event during the Coinex season. Three days of auctions were packed full of interesting collections and single items from around the world and included an afte
+NORÐMAN ON LÆP, 1.09g (SCBI 40:82; N 808; S 1166). Toned, a little double-struck on the reverse, good very fine and rare. The reverse die of this coin is die-linked and shared with an obverse of Harold I. The Moneyer Northman was striking coins with obverses of each King under the joint rule at Lewes in Sussex which was the portion of the Kingdom devoted to Harthacanute. See SCBI 40:255 for the Harold I with the same unusual and distinctive reverse die.
366 BRITISH COINS. Edward III (1327-1377), Gold Noble, fourth coinage, Treaty Period, king standing in ship holding sword and shield, four whole lis in upper left quarter, ship rigging with three ropes to left and two to right, ornaments on top line of hull -11-11 quatrefoils 4/4, lower part of bowsprit absent, annulet before king’s name, saltire stops both sides, rev large closed E at centre, ornate cross with bifoliate crown over lion in each angle, all within tressure of eight arcs, large fleurs in spandrels, initial mark cross pattée, 7.73g (cf Schneider 87/86; cf Doubleday -/223; N 1232; S 1503). Struck on a broad fully round flan, very well defined with a superb portrait and light red tone, a pleasing extremely fine and very rare this fine. with Spink or Seaby ticket dating from 1949, priced at £20
387 SOUTH AFRICAN BANKNOTES. Commercial Banks. Cape Commercial Bank, £1, 10 June 1874, Lydenburg, serial no 1610, “New Caledonia Gold Fields” printed above bank title (Hern 92; not listed in Pick). Light foxing, very fine and scarce The bank was established in Cape Town in 1854 and opened a branch in Lydenburg in 1873. The discovery of gold in the same year prompted President Burgers to name part of this area as the New Caledonia Gold Fields..
424 SOUTH AFRICAN BANKNOTES. Anglo Boer War. £1, March 1900, serial no 356 (Hern 244; Ineson 144). About uncirculated, rare in such high grade.
506 COMMEMORATIVE MEDALS. British Historical Medals. George III, Manchester and Salford Royal Light Horse Volunteers, Testimony of Gratitude, Gold Presentation Medal, 1802, to The Rev John Gatliffe, Chaplain Royal, draped bust of George III right, linked border with hearts and open hands, each interspersed, rev A TESTIMENT OF GRATITUDE …, engraved naming in scrolls, REVD INO GATLIFFE CHAPLAIN ROYAL, 36mm, 22.98g (Payne 217; Tancred 374). Extremely fine, some minor scuffmarks, an extremely rare survivor. A John Gatliffe MA is listed in 1835 as a Fellow of the Collegiate Chapter of Manchester
593 WORLD MEDALS. Australia. Death of Captain Cook, Bronze Medal, 1779, unsigned, CAPT. JAMES COOK, uniformed three-quarters bust right, rev COURAGE AND PERSEVERENCE, in exergue BORN 1728 DIED 1779, edge plain, 37mm (Betts 555; BHM 218, R2; Eimer 778; MH 1919, 375). Light cabinet wear to the higher points, good very fine and very rare.
832 MEDALLIC ART. FIRST WORLD WAR. Germany. Walther