The Leeuwengroten of the County of Holland

Once again, we are pleased to announce the publication of the latest in our on-going series of papers regarding the medieval leeuwengroot, or gros au lion coins. Until now, the leeuwengroten of the County of Holland have never been properly or adequately documented (including the well-known works on Holland coins by v.d. Chijs and Grolle)

Also included in the report are the fractional coins (i.e. 1/2 groten etc.), insofar as is possible.

The report can be found on Academia via this link Holland Leeuwengroten report

A PRELIMINARY LOOK AT THE LEEUWENGROTEN OF LOUIS OF MÂLE (1346-1384): ISSUES IV AND V

Over the past months we have been looking at several coin hoards from the Netherlands and visited some public and private collections. The most common gros compagon found today is Type V issued byLouis of Male, count of Flanders (1346-1384). Having seen many of them and compared them with exisiting literatur we were able to identify sub-groups that went unnoticed untill now.

The complete report can be found here

VLA002 leeuwengroot Kz

The Coins of the Flanders Hoard 1914-1918

As an ongoing process for our research on the medieval lion groats form the Low Countries (Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg) and France, we looked at another old coin hoard, found during WWI in Flanders and reported in 1956 in the Royal Numismatic Society’s Numismatic
Chronicle by R.H.M. Dolley – “A Small Find of Fourteenth Century Groats From Flanders”.

By kind permission of the Royal Numismatic Society we could use the pictures of Dolley’s article for our research.

By this time we have to develop our theory of dating some of the Flemish emissions of the leeuwengroten. Which has some consequences for dating the hoard.

the report can be found at here.

The Coins of the Albecq Hoard (1995)

As part of our research in to the medieval lion groat (gros compagnon or leeuwengroot), we have looked at another coin hoard containing these coins. This time it was the Albecq Hoard found in 1995, on Guernsey. A place we did not expect lion groats to have circulated.

You can find the report at Academia.edu via this link: The Coins of the Albecq Hoard (1995)

The Leeuwengroten of the Sneek Coin Hoard (1955)

The Leeuwengroten of the Sneek Coin Hoard (1955)

Paul Torongo and myself have published on another hoard that contained leeuwengroten or gros au lion. This hoard was discovered in Sneek in 1955 and can be found in the Fries Scheepvaart Museum.

The report can be downloaded at Academeia
https://www.academia.edu/8203913/The_Leeuwengroten_of_the_Sneek_Coin_Hoard_1955_

Selling Coins on Catawiki

I have started to list some coins as a trial on Catawiki. A site that lists all kinds of collectables. Collectors can make an online catalogue, sell coins and participate in auctions.
Catawiki started as a Dutch site, but is now avalaible in several languages.

See how this works.
http://www.catawiki.nl/shops/rvonumismatics