On this Day in History… 23rd June

23rd June, a day like any other…in actual fact there have been some fairly momentous events, births and deaths on this date over the years and we’ve recorded them below for posterity. If you think we’ve missed anything out then just let us know in the comments! Read more of this post

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Not For The Grot Box

GrotSome people would definitely call this coin a ‘Grot.’ Perhaps if it were Roman they would be correct although, having said that, calling any 2000-year-old coin a Grot may be a tad derogatory. However I digress and – to be clear – this coin isn’t a Roman issue anyway. It’s black in colour, which means the silver has oxidised. You can also see that it has been burned, which is not part of normal oxidisation. Read more of this post