- Feb 14, 2019
“Antony Bek Prince Bishop of Durham" by Alan Dunlop, NSI-NB
One of the great pleasures of collecting coins and numismatics in general is the introduction to characters from history, perhaps not as well-known as they should be, but who have left their mark on the coinage.The sterling coinage of Edward I is well known and one of the most interesting and complete groups in the series are coins minted during this turbulent period for the Bishops of Durham. Continue reading here.
- Feb 10, 2019
“A Tale of the Russian Imperial Coinage: From the Muscovian Czardom to the Russian Empire (1654 – 1
Embarking on this numismatic journey through the turbulent years of the reign of Peter I the Great is ambitious, and scary too, a task that a hobbyist with a patchy memory of Russian history could ever undertake. The man is the major problem to the narrative of course, because of his countless deeds welded indelibly in the popular folklore and political propaganda lionising the Czar the shipbuilder, the victor ever young and wise, the justice and the forefather of the Russian