It isn’t often that I like a new coin, but the addition of the White Lion of Mortimer to the Queen’s Beasts series is an exception. It’s beautiful. To read about it go here.
On Monday, 29th March, 2021, eight medieval and post-medieval finds in Powys (all found by metal detectorists) were declared treasure, and now a number of museums are hoping to acquire the various pieces. The finds consist of coins, finger rings and some personal items owned by wealthy members of Welsh society between the… Continue reading Eight treasures found in Powys….
This is the new version of the LTS’ Lord Protector Richard III. Less Fortunate than Fair and Half Angel appear on the same album, the former having lyrics by Sandra Heath Wilson. Below, with the Semi Acoustic 2021 inner sleeve are the lyrics of Half Angel: Half Angel Such a warm September eveningThoughts of harvest… Continue reading The Legendary Ten Seconds’ new versions
And still hoards of coins are being discovered, this time in Hungary …and the cache runs to “seven thousand silver and four medieval gold coins”. The find is in Pest County, in which Budapest itself is to be found. My wistful little footnote is that I have yet to unearth even one coin….… Continue reading Thousands of medieval coins found in Hungary….!
Sad to say, when I lived in a country cottage, the only things I ever found in the garden were broken clay pipes (a lot!) and fragments of pottery and china, of which blue and white were by far the main colour. Did I find one coin, let alone 63? Well, a well-worn penny… Continue reading And I’ve only ever dug up broken clay pipes….!
Here we have the Queen’s final beast in the silver and gold coin series. Well, a least it’s not another mangy Tudor creature this time! The usurpers probably pinched it somewhere along the line, but Edward III—a dazzling Plantagenet if ever there was one!—got there first.
I’m afraid these new coins aren’t to my liking. OK, maybe the Tudors pinched the greyhound of Edward III as one of their badges, but for any loyal Yorkist, these coins are Tudor twaddle. Sorry, but I can’t be polite. But at the stroke of midnight tonight, I can and will wish you all a… Continue reading The Queen’s Tudor Beasts….!
Here is the Legendary Ten Seconds‘ song about the origins of the Richard III Society. Here is our report on the Richard III half angel and here is their song on the subject. These are the lyrics and the video.
A rare coin minted in the brief reign of Edward V has turned up in a field in Tolpuddle in Dorset. The finder, Brian Biddle, thought at first it was just an old bottle top! The gold coin has been estimated to have a value of around £15,000. Bournemouth’s Daily Echo follows the story but… Continue reading A Rare Edward V Coin Found in Dorset!
Well, here we go again. Yet another detectorist strikes gold. This time without really meaning to do it! And it’s all hers because she found it on her own land! Well done, Amanda. “….A single mum struck gold when she unearthed a 500-year-old coin worth £2,500 in her back garden. “….Amanda Johnston, 48, was bored… Continue reading This lady struck gold (Henry VII Fine Angel) because she was bored….!