Lot Archive


№ 1642


30 June 2004

Hammer Price:

Ratcliff, O., Types, Mints and Mintmasters of the rare Coinage of the Normans and House of Blois, AD 1066 to 1154, Olney, 1897, 24pp, illustrations in text. Original blue paper covers loose, internally fine with a few pencil checkmarks, very rare (£30-40)

Oliver Ratcliff, the numismatist from Olney who owned the Cowper Press, put together the finest collection of Buckinghamshire 17th century tokens ever formed and also had a keen interest in the coins of the Normans, although what became of his collection of Norman pennies after he retired from business in 1912 is not known