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

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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

The Coins of the Dokkum (Klaarkamp) Hoard (1932)

The Coins of the Dokkum (Klaarkamp) Hoard (1932)

Together with fellow researcher Paul Torongo we have published our report on an old coin hoard.
The hoard was discovered in 1932 in Dokkum in the northern part of the Netherlands on the site of a former monastery (Klaarkamp). The coins were transferred to the local museum in the 70’s but never fully described until now. This report is part of our bigger research on the medieval gros compagnon au lion also know as leeuwengroot or lion groat.

It can be viewed at Academia.edu The Coins of the Dokkum (Klaarkamp) Hoard (1932)

Gros au lion, Flanders,

Gros au lion, Flanders,

Gros au lion, Flanders

Gros au lion, Flanders

Conference on Coins and Circulation in the Low Countries during the Middle Ages

On 24th of May I’m travelling to the Royal Librabry in Brussels for the 1st International Numismatic Conference of the Royal Numismatic Society of Belgium, organized in collaboration with the Coin Cabinet of the Royal Library of Belgium.
The topic is “Coin Use and Coin Circulation in the Low Countries during the Middle Ages (7th – 15th centuries”

It is an interesting programme varying from circulation of sceattas in the early Middle Ages to the coinage of Late Medieval Period in the Low Countries.
Some well known numismatists are speaking that day.

Looking forward to learn more on medieval numismatics and meet fellow numismatists.

Link to the programme