Behind the Craft - Cruciform and Sceptre Guinea

Behind the Craft - Cruciform and Sceptre Guinea

Apr 04 , 2024

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The Guinea is one of the world’s most famous coins, introduced in 1663 during the first Carolean Age, the reign of King Charles II. Originally wor...

Behind the Craft - 2024 Guinea

Behind the Craft - 2024 Guinea

Mar 13 , 2024

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At the height of The East India Company’s trade in the East, the Guinea remained the official currency, underpinning much of Britain’s growth and i...

Behind the Craft - 2024 Mohur

Behind the Craft - 2024 Mohur

Mar 13 , 2024

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The Mohur, meaning symbol or seal, was first introduced in 1540 by the Mughal Emperor Sher Shah Suri, the founder of the Sur Empire in Northern Ind...

Behind the Craft - Sovereign 2024

Behind the Craft - Sovereign 2024

Jan 16 , 2024

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The Sovereign is one of the world’s most famous and respected coins, first introduced in the 15th Century by Henry VII. Minting of the Sovereign ce...

Behind the Craft - Lucky Angel 2024

Behind the Craft - Lucky Angel 2024

Dec 20 , 2023

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“Find a penny, pick it up, and all day long you’ll have good luck.” How do certain coins become known as ‘lucky’ coins? In 1792, Augustine Dupre wa...

Behind the Craft - Faerie Queene 2024

Behind the Craft - Faerie Queene 2024

Dec 05 , 2023

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First published in 1590, Edmund Spenser’s epic poem The Faerie Queene is a classic work of medieval English literature. At over 36,000 lines long i...

Behind the Craft - Goddess Cybele

Behind the Craft - Goddess Cybele

Oct 06 , 2023

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Known as the Mother of the Gods, or ‘Magna Mater’, the origins of Cybele’s mythology lie not in Rome or Greece but in Phrygia, part of modern day T...

Behind the Craft - Una & The Lion 2024

Behind the Craft - Una & The Lion 2024

Oct 06 , 2023

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The legend of Una & the Lion dates back to Edmund Spencer’s epic 16th Century poem The Faerie Queene, believed to be an allegory for the life o...