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An Essay on the Roman Denarius,
and English Silver Penny.
(Coins, Medals, &c. sold by Wm. Till.)

by William Till, 1837

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Medals — Ancient and Modern Coins — Ancient Baronial and
Monastic Seals—and Antiques of every description, singly or in


Coin Cabinets, and Works on Coins by the first Authors, &c.

(At Home from Ten till Six,)

Coins and Medals forwarded to any part of the Kingdom.



Greek, gold, Coins of Cities.
 Do.    do.    do.    Kings.
Greek, silver, do.    Cities.
1Do.    do.    do.    Kings.
Greek, copper; do.    Cities.
 Do.    do.    do.    Kings.
Greek Imperial (of Roman Emperors, struck in Greece,) in silver and copper.
Roman, gold, Consular.
 Do.    do.  Imperial.
 Do. silver, Consular.
 Do.    do.  Imperial.

With the Roman As. and its parts. in copper.
Roman silver Medallions.
 Do. copper     do.
Roman-British, or Coins struck in Britain by the Romans.
Roman Coins adapted to illustrate the Religion, Arts and Sciences, 
  and General History of the Ancients.
Egyptian Imperial Medallions and Coins, in silver, potin, and 
  copper, struck by the Roman Emperors in Egypt.
Ancient Persian Coins of the Arsasidae.
         Do.          of the Sassanidae.
         Do. of the Kings of the Bosphorus, &c. &c. &c.
Egyptian Coins of the Ptolemies, &c. in gold, silver, and copper. 
Ancient Cufic, or Eastern Coins of the Caliphs.
Ancient British, in gold, silver, and copper, previous to the Con
  quest of Britain by the Romans.
Ancient Celtic, very similar to the former.
Saxon, silver, from the earliest period to Harold II.
Saxon, copper, of Northumbria, the only state which struck that 
English, Ancient and Modern, silver, from William the Conqueror 
  to William IV.
English, ditto, gold, from Edward III. to William IV.
English, copper, from Charles II. to William IV.
Patterns and Proofs, in gold, silver, and bronze, of English Coins.
Early English Town-Pieces, copper.
      Do. Tradesmen’s Tokens, do.
Modern Tradesmen’s Tokens, in silver and copper.
English Obsidional Coins, or Siege Pieces, in silver.
Touch Pieces, in gold and silver.
Anglo-Gallic, in gold and silver.
Early Sterlings, in imitation of the Pennies of Edward I,
Abbey Tokens, Black Money, Jettons, &c.
Gun and Pieces struck by the Rebels in Ireland.
Tickets, Weights, &c.
English Colonial Coins, in silver, and copper.
Ancient Scotch, gold.
  Do.     do. silver.
  Do.     do. copper.
Modern Silver, struck for Scotland, since the Union of the two 
Ancient Irish, in silver, of the early Kings of Ireland.
Modern Irish, in silver and copper, struck for Ireland.
Dollars, and other Coins, of every Country in the World where 
  Coins have been struck.


English Medallions, Medals, and Medalets, in gold, silver, and bronze, including Dassier’s Medals of the Kings of England, Silver Coronation Medals, Mudie’s National ditto of English Commanders; and others of illustrious and celebrated Characters.

Foreign Medallions and Medals, in gold, silver and bronze, of Sovereigns, of distinguished persons, &c. &c., including the magnificent Series struck by Napoleon.

Medals of the Popes, in silver and bronze, extremely beautiful.

Roman Catholic Medalets, adapted to wear.

A Scale of the Prices of some of the before-named Coins, valued according to their Rarity and Preservation.2

                                     £. s. d.      £. s. d.
Greek, gold  ................  from  0 15  0  to   5  0  0
 Do.   silver................  from  0  1  0  to   3  3  0
 Do.   copper  ..............  from  0  0  6  to   0  5  0
Roman, gold  ................  from  0 18  0  to   3  3  0
 Do.   silver  ..............  from  0  1  0  to   2 12  6
 Do.   large brass ..........  from  0  0  6  to   2 12  6
 Do.   middle  do. ..........  from  0  0  6  to   1 11  6
 Do.   small do..............  from  0  0  3  to   0  5  0
Roman Medallions, in silver..  from  0  7  6  to   2  2  0
 Do.                 copper..  from  1  0  0  to  10  0  0
                                     £. s. d.      £. s. d.
Ancient British, gold  ......  from  0 18  0  to   2 12  6
 Do.     do.     silver......  from  0  2  6  to   1  0  0
 Do.     do.     copper......  from  0  2  0  to   0  7  6
 Saxon Pennies...............  from  0  3  0  to   3  3  0
English Pennies, from the Con-
  quest to William IV........  from  0  0  6  to   1 10  0
English, gold ...............  from  0  7  6  to  15 15  0
 Do.     copper .............  from  0  0  6  to   0  5  0
Other Coins and Medals equally low, according to their scarcity, &c.

The above Coins and Medals number from 45,000 to 55,000 pieces. Amongst them will be found some exquisite specimens, in high preservation, of those inimitable artists, T. Simon, Hedlinger, Roettier, the Hammerani, St. Urban, Du Vivier, Croker, Andrieu, W. Wyon, Merlin, &c. &c.


Comprising Egyptian Tablets, Scarabaei, Idols in terra cotta and wood, presumed to have been made upwards of three thousand years; Greek Bronzes: beautiful Greek and Etruscan Vases and Lamps, &c.; Bronze Vessels, Pateras, and Instruments of Sacrifice used by the Ancients, of most elaborate and exquisite workmanship, found in 1829, in the Royal Tombs of the ancient Etruscan Kings, and on the estate of the Prince de Canino (Lucien Bonaparte), in the Ruins of Ancient Vitulonia, from whom they came to the present Possessor. These Articles of Vertu must have been in use from 500 to 800 years before the Birth of Christ. They are well worth the inspection of the Antiquary, the Man of Science, and the Artist, to whose view they are open.

Roman Bronzes, Lacrymatories, Vases, Lamps, Pateras, Rings, and Seals in Bronze; Saxon and early British Antiquities; English and Foreign Monastic and Baronial Seals; Idols from Hindostan, of Vishnu, Budda, &c.; Burmese Idols, with various Antiques illustrative of the different Countries, being their Idols of Worship and Instruments of War.


                       Page 5, last line, for Dionysus, read Dionysius.
                           17, line 7,    for Trevers,  read Treves.
                           33, line 13,   for Vitellus, read Vitellius.
                           57, in note,   for Wilcher,  read Wilchen.
                          190, line 19,   for Reede,    read Reade.
Thomas Bristoll
Writing Engraver,
And Printer.
No 22, King William Street



1 The Greek kings are those of Macedon, Syria, Sicily, Caria, Epirus, Pergamus, Cappadocia, Pontus, Mauritania, Judaea, Commagene, &c. &c.—The same may be said of the copper.

2 It is proper to mention that many Coins, of extreme rarity in the different classes, cannot be obtained at the prices stated.

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