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Corona Virus Update

Buying from us

We continue to operate here at Silbury Coins in these unprecedented times, albeit working from home. You can still buy items on our website as usual. Shipping may take a little longer as we are making fewer trips to the post office and some postal services are operating a reduced service. We will keep you updated at every step of the order/shipping process. If you have any questions regarding shipping you can contact Lucy (lucy@silburycoins.com) or John (info@silburycoins.com) and they will be happy to help. 

We are closely monitoring the postal service and will update on any changes, if you'd prefer we can safely store your items until a later date, just ask.

Selling to us

We are still buying single items and collections by post. If you’d prefer you can send pictures via email, phone or WhatsApp for a rough valuation first. To sell items please send them to us using Royal Mail Special Delivery (available at any post office, both insured and tracked). Please package well and include your contact details, we will be in touch when your package arrives with an exact price. If this is acceptable we will pay you by direct bank transfer, if not we will return the items to you via the same method of post.

Email: info@silburycoins.com Phone 01242 898107 / 07793 676309 WhatsApp 07793 676309 Post Po Box 281, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 9ET.

We wish all of our customers & friends well at this difficult time and we look forward to hearing from new and old friends over the coming months.

Medieval

The medieval period (the Middle Ages) in Europe is generally regarded as lasting from the 5th to the 15th century AD. Craftsmen of this period were highly skilled in working with silver and gold, and used coloured enamels and gilding to enhance these and base metals such as copper alloy. Generally most of the portable items for daily use were manufactured in base metals, usually copper alloy, lead, and their derivatives. Typical items include fasteners & buckles, brooches, seals, harness pendants, domestic items such as knives & keys, and religious items such as pilgrim badges and ampullas, in which holy water was collected from a shrine. Notably, seals, harness pendants and pilgrim badges allow the collector a theme on which to base an informative collection. Importantly, these artefacts are unique and personal, sometimes reflecting the personality of their original owner, thus adding to their appeal. Seals are often engraved with a device and legend relating to their owner, in many cases providing an insight into medieval life. Harness pendants are typically decorated with coats of arms using enamel and gilt, and give the opportunity to study medieval heraldry at first hand. Pilgrim badges and souvenirs were offered at shrines across Europe and often relate to a particular saint associated with the place of pilgrimage, allowing an insight into medieval customs and beliefs.

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Tudor Merchants Ring
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16th Century Merchants Ring
£110.00
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Medieval Purse Bar
£44.00
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Medieval Pocket Mirror
£120.00
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