Common denominations

This list is not comprehensive but hopes to give a list of the more common denominations and those of interest. Half and quarter denominations may be missed for the sake of brevity. Please click on the links for images and information about the coins.

 

Celtic (70BC to 60AD)


Roman Empire (to AD 294)

Aureus gold coin (25 denarii)

Antoninianus silver coin (2 denarii)

Denarius common silver coin

Sertertius bronze coin (1/4 denarius)

Dupondius bronze coin (1/8 denarius)

As bronze coin (1/12 denarius)

 

Roman Empire (after AD 294)

Solidus gold coin (24 argenteii)

Semissis small gold coin of the late Roman empire

Argenteus (or siliqua) silver coin

Follis large billion coin (4% silver) after the reform of Diocletian in 294 AD

 

Saxon Early Period

Sceat

 

Saxon Later Period

Saxon Gold Penny

Saxon Silver Penny

 

Medieval William I to Henry III

Early Norman Penny

Short Cross Coinage Penny

Long Cross Coinage Penny

 

Medieval Edward I to Richard III

Double Leopard

Noble (80 pence)

Ryal (Rose Noble)

Angel (80 pence)

Groat (four pence)

Penny

 

Tudor period

Sovereign (240 pence)

Ryal

Pound

Angel

George Noble (80 pence)

Crown of the Rose

Crown of the Double Rose

Silver Crown

Testoon

Shilling

Sixpence

Groat (four pence)

Threepence

Halfgroat

Penny

Portcullis Money

 

James I

Rose Ryal

Spur Ryal

Unite

Double Crown

Britain Crown

Thistle Crown

Laurel

English Civil War and the Restoration

Triple Unite

Siege Money

Royal Farthing

 

Relative Values