|May 1, 2009, 12:18 AM||#1|
Matthew Boulton and the Soho Mint
I have just come across this website:
"We are here with a thoroughly modern web site to celebrate the achievements of Matthew Boulton who died two hundred years ago in August 1809.
But a modern website is no anachronism; Matthew Boulton was at the leading edge of technology and innovation in his own time.
So here, as a tribute to a great man, we will look at the Soho Mint: how it was established and worked, and what it produced.
The world's first thoroughly modern money."
Full of fascinating information, especially on one of my favourites - the Barbadoes pennies:
Not ancient coins, but well worth a look. I have also added a link on my "delicious" numismatic page.