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Title: Go minelabbing weekend
Post by: Chilgrove on May 22, 2017, 05:37:15 PM
This is a rather sad wee coin found yesterday.  I thought it showed a large letter S on the reverse but of course it is the lion's tail (thanks Derek).  I think it is a Lion or Hardhead but the thing is, using my Spinks book I cannot see anything similar, with the star to the left of the lion rampant.  The coin is tiny, as thin as a piece of paper and about 14mm diameter.

Can anyone narrow it down as to full id?  Pity it's not in better condition.  I can see the letter M for Mary Queen of Scots and the crown above.  I think the metal is billon.

Howard
XP Deus
Title: Re: Go minelabbing weekend
Post by: Chilgrove on May 22, 2017, 05:38:57 PM
And the other side.
Title: Re: Go minelabbing weekend
Post by: Belso on May 22, 2017, 06:20:12 PM
Hi Howard

See page 6 on the link and coins 3462

http://www.baldwin.co.uk/media/cms/auction-archive/auction-96/07%20BALDWINS%20Auction%2096%20-%20Sept%202015%20-%2005%20-%20COLLECTION%20OF%20SCOTTISH%20COINS.pdf (http://www.baldwin.co.uk/media/cms/auction-archive/auction-96/07%20BALDWINS%20Auction%2096%20-%20Sept%202015%20-%2005%20-%20COLLECTION%20OF%20SCOTTISH%20COINS.pdf)


Mary Queen of Scots, Lion or Hardheads (2), issue of 23/24th alloy of One and a Halfpence value, with
counter mark of 1575 of a heart and a star, 1558, large crowned M, MARIA D. G. SCOTOR. REGINA.,
rev crowned Scottish lion rampant left, date in legend surrounding,

All the best

Martin
Title: Re: Go minelabbing weekend
Post by: budge1 on May 22, 2017, 06:41:29 PM
Well done Howard, nice find and good ID Belso.
Title: Re: Go minelabbing weekend
Post by: axb77938 on May 22, 2017, 07:42:57 PM
NICE wee turner Howard well done
Title: Re: Go minelabbing weekend
Post by: Chilgrove on May 22, 2017, 08:16:32 PM
Thanks guys.  Good id too Martin.
Howard
Title: Re: Go minelabbing weekend
Post by: Uncle Bob on May 22, 2017, 08:16:38 PM
Well done on the find and the ID...

You keep finding the weird (ie different) stuff Howard!

Bob.
Title: Re: Go minelabbing weekend
Post by: Chilgrove on May 22, 2017, 08:24:08 PM
Just goes to show Bob how the Deus is able to locate such  a tiny target.  It really is tiny.
Howard
Title: Re: Go minelabbing weekend
Post by: EleanorF on May 23, 2017, 08:16:02 AM
Nice wee find Howard! And great ID
Title: Re: Go minelabbing weekend
Post by: madmanandy27 on May 23, 2017, 09:00:16 AM
excellent find howard well done mate
Title: Re: Go minelabbing weekend
Post by: g2 wul on May 23, 2017, 10:12:04 AM
Well done Howard
Title: Re: Go minelabbing weekend
Post by: foragingmagpie on May 23, 2017, 11:08:18 AM
Grand find Howard.  It was great to meet you too  :)
Title: Re: Go minelabbing weekend
Post by: P0k3Rman on May 23, 2017, 01:20:29 PM
...magic Howard, a great wee find and a solid ID by Belso, well done both!!!
Title: Re: Go minelabbing weekend
Post by: afgingram on May 23, 2017, 02:11:35 PM
Nice find Howard. Its counterstamped with the star in a heart making it a james the 6th issue. Hardheads were really heavily counterfeited the counterstamped ones are the real deal. (http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb373/afgingram/9D0FBE6B-D260-4F3F-AFAF-F9B7A5ADA5BE_zpsnudof4fr.jpg) (http://s1202.photobucket.com/user/afgingram/media/9D0FBE6B-D260-4F3F-AFAF-F9B7A5ADA5BE_zpsnudof4fr.jpg.html)(http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb373/afgingram/6D17D69F-D284-4B5A-8CC8-4C6C315D653D_zpswtfeu4mg.jpg) (http://s1202.photobucket.com/user/afgingram/media/6D17D69F-D284-4B5A-8CC8-4C6C315D653D_zpswtfeu4mg.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Go minelabbing weekend
Post by: Sinky on May 23, 2017, 04:42:25 PM
Nice wee find there howard and solid ID well done  ;D
Title: Re: Go minelabbing weekend
Post by: Bruno on May 24, 2017, 10:34:20 PM
Well done on the ID pity it's goosed :(
Title: Re: Go minelabbing weekend
Post by: Silverback on May 24, 2017, 11:06:20 PM
Good wee find Howard. Well winkled mate!