The Brussels Hoard finally investigated!  Share

Assaut During the demolition of the inn A l’Assaut in the rue d’Assaut in 1908, some workers discovered a chest full of silver coins, dating from the 13th century. Most turned out to be English, Scottish and Irish Sterling, while the others were continental imitations, issued for one by the dukes of Brabant.
This fabulous discovery, only a stone’s throw away from the National Bank of Belgium, has proven to be one of a kind.
An extensive reference book has just been published by Ron Churchill and Bob Thomas: “The Brussels Hoard of 1908. The Long Cross Coinage of Henry III. In this edition you can find a comprehensive study about the English Sterling, more in particular the classification, the iconography and the circumscription, as well documented as richly illustrated.

CHURCHILL Ron and THOMAS Bob, The Brussels Hoard of 1908. The Long Cross Coinage of Henry III, London, Baldwin’s, 2012.
ISBN 978-0-906919-23-1


  1. Mieke
    Posted Tuesday April 2nd, 2013 at 05:01 PM | Permalink


    Maar waar is deze schat nu?

    Te bezichtigen in het Museum van de Nationale Bank ?

  2. danneem
    Posted Thursday April 18th, 2013 at 02:25 PM | Permalink

    De schat is helaas niet intact gebleven. De munten werden in twee loten (met resp. de ‘Engelse’ en de continentale stukken) verkocht op een veiling in Brussel in oktober 1909. De continentale stukken gingen grotendeels de smeltkroes in, de ‘Engelse’ werden aangekocht door de Engelse numismaat Albert Baldwin. Van deze verzameling bevinden zich vandaag stukken in het Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, in de Bank of England, maar ook in de Koninklijke Bibliotheek Albert I in Brussel.