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Ally

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Snizzy's first hammerd coin ID please
« on: August 20, 2017, 06:36:43 PM »
It's not got a lot of detail left but can anyone is this please?

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Re: Snizzy's first hammerd coin ID please
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2017, 11:57:31 PM »
Well done Snizzy on you first hammy, sorry can't help with Id.
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Re: Snizzy's first hammerd coin ID please
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2017, 10:31:36 AM »
Ally there are folk here with pretty good knowledge of silver hammered coins but it might help to take a close up of both sides of the coin and let us know its diameter in millimetres.  Good find though.
It can sometimes help when taking a photo to get a wee light shining from the side.  This can help to pick out detail that can otherwise be less obvious.
Howard.



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Re: Snizzy's first hammerd coin ID please
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2017, 09:59:27 PM »
Thanks Chilgrove, it's about 20mm diameter and paper thin. It has a long cross on one side and not much detail left on the reverse.
Hope the pics turn out better than the last one!
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Re: Snizzy's first hammerd coin ID please
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2017, 02:51:34 PM »
...nice find, a hammy is a hammy after all. I think it is most probably an Elizabeth I halfgroat or threepence, going by the size, shape of the shield bottom on the reverse and the letters ...LIZA that I can make out on the obverse.
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Re: Snizzy's first hammerd coin ID please
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2017, 04:12:54 PM »
Looking at I would go with Derek albeit I am know expert, great first hammered
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