The Galata Guide to the Farthing Tokens of James I & Charles I. A history and Reclassification

The Galata Guide to the Farthing Tokens of James I & Charles I. A history and Reclassification

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The Galata Guide to the Farthing Tokens of James I & Charles I. A history and Reclassification.

Tim Everson, with photographs and line drawings by Paul Withers.  Published by Galata print Ltd., Llanfyllin. 2008.  PB (Laminated card covers)  A4 (210 x 297mm), 78 pages, all types illustrated with enlarged photographs, with line drawings of important features. Important revisions including the re-naming of some privy marks.
Includes : A history of the series. Important, previously unpublished contemporary documents and accounts in the national archives that were missed by both C W Peck and Christopher Challis are brought to light.  It includes about 50 pieces not listed by Peck and nearly 100 contemporary counterfeits. Mintage figures for the Harington and rose farthings. Concordance with Peck. Bibliography.  ISBN 0-9543162-6-6  New.

 

This is a new catalogue of the royal farthing tokens of James I and Charles I, the first published for over 40 years, including important previously unpublished contemporary documentation and accounts.  
Illustrated with enlarged (2.5:1) photographs for easy recognition and identification, but in addition to the big (40-45mm diameter) photographs, important features are illustrated by line drawings to draw attention to their location on the coins.
Nearly 100 contemporary counterfeits are identified and catalogued for the first time. 
Use and non-use of these pieces in Ireland and America is fully covered.
Mintage figures for the Harington and Rose farthings.
A succinct history and chronology of the series under the various patent holders.
A good bibliography of both primary and secondary sources.

Essential for the collector, archaeologist, metal detector user and museum curator.

 

Published by Galata Print Ltd., Llanfyllin. A detailed Galata Guide