Could anybody help in the identification of this coin please
I just know its a silver hamered that's all . Any help would be great thanks .
The Christian cross with orb below, and number 24, is a common pattern for 1/24 thalers from the old German States, notably from Brandenburg. For instance, here is one with Georg Wilhelm, 1624-35:
The shield side of your coin is somewhat different that the Georg Wilhelm piece, with different inscriptions. It seems to say SIGIS and that indicates Poland, Sigismund III 1587-1621, which uses the same cross/orb design.
Here is a nice little lot of the Sigismund coins:
I can't tell if there are any exact matches here. There is tremendous variation in coins from this time frame.
The multi-coin lot sold at auction for about $50 US dollars. Your individual coin is probably worth between $5 and $10. Here is an eBay auction of a similar coin:
I hope this rambling and seemingly random information helps you on your quest for certain ID and value.Reply
Hi Paul , sorry for taking so long to thank you for your help . In the UK its Bank holiday weekend so I have been away for a couple of days . Thank you very much for the detailed information and the photos that you have found . I always wondered what they were , not as valuable as I thought for silver hammered but still interesting . Thank you again my friend . Tony .Reply