Re: Coins With Samuel Pepys head stamped on them
- It certainly wouldn't have been Sam on a coin.
I suppose it would be theoretically possible that he appeared on a token, but it's far more likely it was either a coin of James, Charles or even William, or else it was a much later medal showing Sam.
--- In email@example.com, "Dorothy Willis" <dorothywillis@...> wrote:
> I have never heard of Bog butter. Fascinating!
> I also doubt it was Sam on the coins. It was probably Charlie or Jamie.
> With those big curly wigs everyone looks alike!
> Dorothy Willis
> >I have heard of bog butter being found in Irish bogs before in fact
> >270 barrels of the stuff. Cannot beleive our man Sam was on the coins
> >--- In firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:pepysdiary%40yahoogroups.com> ,
> "angelamellor@" <amellor@> wrote:
> >> Hello,
> > >
> > >My Dad tells a story that in Tipperary Ireland about 1945 while he was
> cutting turf with his uncle , they came across a tree trunk buried in the
> > >After digging it out they discovered the trunk was hollow and the cavity
> contained butter and copper coins with the head of Samuel Pepys stamped on
> them. He was about 15 at the time and remembers his uncle brought the coins
> home and they were around the house for a few days.
> >> My Dad then went back home to Dublin and the coins were not seen or
> mentioned again.
> > >Would it be possible that the man on the coins was Samuel Pepys ?
> >> Thanks & Regards Angela