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Theft of coins, medals, banknotes and antiquities in London

January 31, 2013 – London-based coin and medals dealer Peter Morris has announced a theft of coins, medals, banknotes and antiquities in the night of Saturday/Sunday, January 12th/13th, 2013. The crime report (temporary - CHS 1515/13.1.2013) was made to Bromley Police Station. This is a list of the stolen items.

Coins
Abafil black case with 21 trays, containing:
5 guineas 1701 VF, hint of mount marks at 3 and 9 o’c
Henry VIII angel (S.2265) mm castle
Edward VI half-sovereign (S.2438) mm Y
Guinea 1789, VF+, holed
Mix of sovereigns (about 25, from YH shield-back to 2013)
1820 sovereign, GVF, with obverse scratches
Mix of half-sovereigns (about 7, from YH to 2012).
Roman silver and bronze coins, on 4 trays, mostly as per website listing;
almost all with Robert Sharman’s hand-written tickets.
Tray of about 40 Greek silver coins, again all with Mr Sharman’s tickets.
GB Hammered silver coins, nearly 80, all with hand-written tickets, as above.
British silver coins – 2 trays of Crowns, 4 trays of half-crowns, 1 tray of florins, 3 trays of shillings, and 3 trays of sixpences – all on same hand-written tickets – all dated from Charles II to Victoria. (Half-crowns included Edward VII with 2 lower grade 1905).
Foreign coins – housed in 4 Windmill No 1 4-ring binders, classified in alphabetical order, all in individual hartberger card holders, and most with hand-written descriptions by Mr Sharman. (Most as per website listing).
100 Victorian silver crowns, JH and OH, in plastic bag in blue coin box. GF/AVF
4 green plastic bowls with cheaper foreign coins (£1 to £3 each) total about 1,000.
GB Proof sovereigns and half-sovereigns, in case of issue. (1982, 1986..)
Set of 18 proof silver crowns – 2009/10: Celebration of Britain, I large black Royal Mint box.
3 x undated 20p coins, each in Hartberger labelled cards.
Two German 1927A 3 Reichsmark Centenary coins.

Medals
Coindex box with about 40 campaign medals, (many as per website) including:
Davison’s Nile medal in bronze, Army of India/bar Ava: erased, Burma medal in faded gilt-silver set old top pin, Crimea medal/bar Sebastopol unnamed, New Zealand medal to Joseph Whitehead, Afghanistan medal/3 bars – Charasia, Kabul, Kandahar to Cpl Th Purves, Egypt medals, India GSM/3 bars to Malik Din, 2 bars to Serjt Fogerty, 2 bars to Pte J Drewett, several QSAs …
WW1 DCM to J Byrne – RW Fus, WW1 MM and trio to Cpl W Dick-RFA, pair to Jobling, as Naval GSM/bar Yangste with UN Korea, plus full paperwork, QSA/trio Dorset/Beds plus WW2 medals to Father and Son Langdale, Falklands medal with CSM/ Northern Ireland to A.C.C., India medal/bar Jowaki plus Afghanistan medal to Sepoy Bukha, Boer War pair to Pte Gregory, another to Pte G Tyler, Royal Scots with paperwork.. Operational Services medal/bar Afghanistan to L/Cpl Louth, PWRR, Accumulated Campaign service medal to URE, Scots Guards,
WW2 group with Air Efficiency medal Geo VI to Rutland.; Re-named Waterloo medal to Lieut. Weston (?) 34th Regt of Foot plus papers.
German WW2 War merit medals, a bag of 40 pieces, with separate ribbons.

Banknotes
Housed in 2 Lindner albums (one cream, one green) with a range of British banknotes, classified by denomination and signature - White Fivers, one Naples forgery White, £20, £10, £5, £1 and 10/-; many as per website.
Individual notes (about 8) – all Bradbury or Warren-Fisher £1 and 10/- each with Bonham’s label. (As listed), includes Dardenelles overprinted 10/-

Antiquities
Roman oil-lamps, about 16 in total, all illustrated on website, and numbered from 2 to 20. (Including 2 erotic lamps and one featuring charioteer and quadriga).
2 deluxe abafil trays with a selection of minor bronze artefacts, including small grey metal bell (6 cms), celtic horse and separate rider, dagger chapes, medieval rings, hooks and attachments. (perhaps 30+ pieces in all)
Roman glass bottles, as described and illustrated on website (B2 to 11), all measuring from 5cms to 13 cms tall.
Chinese – pair of Ming horses and attached attendants (17cms tall), housed in padded blue box; Ming green glazed table set with 15 items of ‘food’ (26 x 17cms and 24cms high); another set 8 items of food – pig’s head, duck & fish (21 x 13cms and 21 cms tall). First table housed in large padded box.

For further information or if you can help Peter Morris with tracking any of these stolen objects, please see his contact details on the website of Peter Morris.

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