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Nov 2008 Finds page

1stC BC Celtic bronze wode grinder - suspension loop type worn around the neck

51.56mm L x 10.13mm W , 12.27g

2nd C Roman red and yellow enameled 'Headstud' type fibula brooch Ref 944 p332 Hattatt's

20.72mm W x 28.82mm L 10.83g

Large 1st C Roman bronze 14.70g, 31.62mm sent for ID

This appears to be a Sestertius of Faustina II - wife of Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD) She died in 175 and most of her coins are either posthumous or were issued while M. Aurelius was still Caesar under Antoninus Pius (139-161) so the dating can only be general with no reverse type to guide us and not enough obverse legend to tell if it's a life time or posthumous issue.  There isn't much else I can say in the condition this one is in.
 
Mark

 

Disc brooch found in the same area - Possibly Roman but could also be Saxon - one for the museum

23.05mm ,7.02g

 

850BC Bronze age axe head casting waste plug

40.72g, 35.05mm L x 24.96mm W

Large 1st C Roman bronze 14.04g, 30.74mm sent for ID
Large 1st C Roman bronze 29.74mm, 13.94mm sent for ID
18thC George II milled silver 6 pence love token overstamped V (81)
Military button GR
George 1st trade weight - Crown G London mark
19thC London Guildhall hallmark trade weight
19thc navy belt buckle
19thC Army belf buckle
19thC livery button
1924 George V milled silver sixpence (82)
19thC livery button
15thC lead token
19thC gaming token
18thC 16th Regiment of foot button
16thC Tudor pin head gold on silver - reported as treasure to the museum - 2.95g ,10.75mm
1899 hallmark Bristol mint silver cane ring
1634 Charles 1st hammered sopper rose farthing
17thC hammered copper trade farthing
Early military button ?
Generic merchant navy button
Decorative medieval finial
Roman prick spur
1696 William III milled silver sixpence (83)
1865 Victorian milled silver shilling (12 pence) (84)
French copper- alloy Jeton 1380AD Obv Shield of France bearing feur de lys
Medieval bronze beehive thimble
1889 Victorian milled silver sixpence (85)
16thC crotal bell
19thC 3 ringer mini ball
1550-1650 buckle
17thC button
Medieval lead Boy Bishop token
Roman bronze cotter pin
15th lead token - long cross and pellet type
Medieval lead hanging pendant
15th lead token - long cross and pellet type
1650 -1750 spur buckle
Medieval lead plumb bob
1937 George VI milled silver sixpence

French Infanterie de ligne (1871-1916)

AM & Co Paris

1550-1650 buckle
1582-3 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Bell mintmark 6th issue
Roman handle mount
Georgian button
20thc British Railways button
1485 Henry VII hammered silver sovereign penny - Archbishop Rotherham - Keys below shield - York
19thC India 1/12 Anna copper coin
1550-1650 buckle
Georgian fob whistle
1942 George VI milled silver sixpence (87)
Georgian harness name plate TJ
United Society button
1737 II George copper farthing

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross - Type IIIa

Moneyer Nicole of London

1696 William III milled silver sixpence love token overstamped W (88)
George II tarde weight - Crown G London mark
1929 George V milled silver sixpence (89)
Gold signet ring - Chester hall mark 1921 -4.77g
1199 to 1216 King John of Ireland hammered silver penny - needs unfolding by our goldsmith to ID exactly
1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Essex hammered copper trade farthing
 
1696 William III milled silver sixpence (90)
 
Roman silver coin 'cooking ' to remove crust
Early Medieval seal matrix - bell type
1696 William III milled silver shilling (90)
1757 George II milled silver sixpence (91)
1851 Victorian milled silver sixpence (92)
Spanish 1786 Charles IIII milled silver reale (93)

 

1696 William III milled silver shilling (94)
C10thC Saxon key
GR Army button
The Kings Hussars silver badge
1533-42 Henry VIII hammered silver groat - arrow mintmark
1862 Victorian milled silver 3 pence (95)
English medieval jetton based on an Edward 1st penny

Roman solid gold hanging pendant ? - 2.65g, 11.95mm H x 10.68mm dia x 11.68mm W

Interesting cross find- not sure if this is as old as it looks but taking it to the museum for their views.
1788 Dutch 1 cent copper coin

1490-1500 Henry VII hammered silver half groat - Class IIIc, Tun mintmark, one arch jewelled one arch unjewelled

Obv HENRICUS DEI GRACIA REX ANGLIE ET FRANC DNS IBAR

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

19.80mm, 1.57g

19thC Gt Eastern railway and steamship button

1199-1216 AD King John hammered silver short cross penny - type 5c

Moneyer C(OLDWINE -Canterbury

1696 William III milled silver love token (96)
4thC Roman bronze sent for ID
1696 William III milled silver sixpence (97)

18thC Navy button

'RWG'

Army button ?

 

1st C Roman dolphin headed knife handle with suspension loop

 

Roman bronze bead

Royal Navy Lieutenant - 1748

silver button
1831 William III milled silver sixpence (98)
18thC toy cannon
RN Capt / Commander - 1787
RN Lieutenant - 1787
Georgian button
Georgian fob seal holder
55th Regiment of Foot
 
Officer - 1800-1820
1838 Victorian milled silver 2 pence (99)
2 Georgian D buckles
Mid 18thC silver collar stud

French Infanterie de ligne (1871-1916)

AM & Co Paris

87th Regiment of Foot

O/R's (Brass) - 1855-1881

16thC lead window mount
17thC decorated copper ring
19thc Spanish copper coin
Georgian key
15thC lead token
Georgian fob seal holder
WWII Royal airforce button
1490-4 Henry VII hammered silver half groat - F type London broken tressure to crown - Rose mint mark

1274 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv ***** ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

 

1427-30 Henry VI hammered silver groat - Rosette Mascle issue- Inital mark incurved pierced cross - rosettes and mascles in obverse legend

obv HENRIC DI GRA REX ANGLIE Z FRANCE

Rev inner VILLA CASTISIE - Calais mint

Rev outer - POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM

3.38g, 25.64mm

1584-6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Escallop mint mark 6th issue
1645 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat - Tower mint under parliament - eye mint mark
1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny
Medieval hammered silver penny - still checking ref books

1422-27 Henry VI hammered silver groat - Annulet issue - Annulets by the neck and two sets of opposing pellets on reverse

obv HENRIC DI GRA REX ANGLIE Z FRANCE

Rev inner VILLA CASTISIE - Calais mint

Rev outer - POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM

 

1928 George V milled silver sixpence (100)
1893 Victorian milled silver sixpence (101)

1327 1377 Edward III hammered silver penny - reverse has quatrefoil with dot at centre of cross indicating a York Archiepiscopal issue but the rev legend appears to CIVI/TAS/***/*ON indicating London mint?

obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

1834 William IIII milled silver sixpence (102)
1816 George III milled silver 6 pence (103)
1862 Victorian milled silver threepence (104)
1914 George V milled silver sixpence (105)
1914 George V milled silver sixpence (106)

 
17thC bucket handle mount
Medieval pot foot
Late Medieval to early Tudor period type B1* purse bar complete with swivelling suspension loop.
Medieval lead token - long cross and pellet type
17thC sword hamger fragment
Georgian pipe tamper
Roman bronze knife pommel
Roman lead spindle whorl
Medieval lead gaming piece
Medieval lead token - voided long cross type

Ivory Castle league badge

From the 1950s, a large number of health authorities established their own branded campaigns with varying success. 

The Oral Hygiene Service, founded by the very successful Ivory Castle League, was however a commercial company which developed very effective campaigns.

 

Georgian decorated whistle
16th Regiment of Foot
( Bedfordshire )
O/R's - 1855-1881
1550-1650 buckle
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny

1194 -1199 AD Richard 1st hammered silver cut half penny - Type 4a

Moneyer ALE(IN (Alien of Durham mint)

French Infantry Button
115th Line Regiment
Circa 1803-1814
Military button ? - not checked ref books yet
Huge medieval hanging lead pendant
Superb Medieval heraldic shield pendant - black and white enamel - need research to find the family crest
19thC livery button
17thC button
17thC crotal bell with hammer foundry mark
1816 George III milled silver sixpence (107)
Georgian shield mount
17thC seal spoon handle fragment
1928 George V milled silver sixpence (108)
20thC Eastern Counties bus company button
19thC Essex corporation button
Georgian pipe tamper
18thC coin weight
1509 - 47 AD Henry VIII trade weight - Crown h mintmark
2nd C Roman 'headstud type' bonze fibular brooch fragment

 

1422- 61 Henry VI hammered silver half penny - Pinecone -mascle issue

obv HENRICVS REX ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1851 -1863 Gothic numeral Victorian milled silver florin (24 pence) (109)

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(109)
1858 Victorian milled silver threepence (110)
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
1696 William III milled silver sixpence (111)
Medieval lead token

20thC Scottish Rally badge

Royal Scottish automobil club

Gang Warily

Roman buckle tongue

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny Class 8a

Obv EDWAR ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Cross crosslet mint mark - 2nd issue

1356-1361 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence)- Standard F type - annulet in third qtr

obv EDWARD D G REX ANGL Z FRANC D HYB

obv CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

26.33mm, 4.48g

Edward hammered silver penny - Class 10ab

obv EDWARD R ANGL DNS ***

rev CIVI/TAS/***/DON - London mint

rev

1180 -1189 AD Henry II hammered silver short cross cut half penny - Class 1a

Medieval hammered silver penny

CIVI/TAS type

12th/13th C hammered silver shortcross cut half penny - needs straightening to ID fully
1340 AD French - shield of France Jetton
Georgian bullion cup weight
1841 Victorian milled silver six pence (112)
1553-5 Mary hammered silver groat (4 pence)-pomegranate mint mark
1696 William III milled silver sixpence (113)
1671 Charles 1st milled silver 2 pence (114)

1377 -1399 Richard II hammered silver halfpenny - type 2b

0.47g, 13.94mm

obv R**** REX x ANGLE'

CIVI/TAS coin

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence) - Series C

obv EDWARDVS.REX.ANGL.FRANC

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

This is a rare coin as it has the legend of a half groat not a full groat as below ??

EDWARD D G REX ANGL Z FRANC D HYB

2.13g,23.20mm

1341 Edward III hammered silver penny - Florin issue

obv EDWAR R ANGL DNS HY

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

 

0.97g, 16.65mm

Medieval hammered silver penny

Stunning medieval gilded red and white enameled hanger 61.05mm L x 21.27mm W

17th/18th C silver thimble - maker CB - reported as potential treasure to the museum 6.51g,17.72mm H x 16.24mm dia

1369-1377 Edward III hammered silver groat - Post treaty period - North 1286

obv EDWARD DI GRA REX ANGL F FRANC (IE)

rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

23.84mm, 2.73g

1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny- Inital mark Cross Moline - Type 10cf

rev CIVI/TAS/DVN/OLM -Durham mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Type 1a

obv EDW REX ANGL DNS HYB

rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

18.57mm , 1.33g

1369-1377 Edward III hammered silver half groat - Post treaty period

obv ********** ANGL F FRANC

rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

18.89mm, 1.33g

1825 George IV milled silver sixpence (115)
17thC mount with 2 integral lugs
Georgian buckle
Love & Lamented Crowned July 1821 - George IV King of Great Britain
Neat 1941 farthing
RN Greenwich Hospital Service
Officer's Hospital Staff Tunic
Button
In use 1814 - 1868
1906 Rumanian 5 Bani coin

1216 Henry III hammerd silver short cross half penny - Class 6d

obv HENRICVS REX

Rev ***** ANTE - Canterbury mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Class 9b

obv ED***ANGL DNS HYB

rev VILLA/KYN/CES/TON - Kingston upon Hull

20thC Advertising token

20 words 6 pence in the Daily Chronicle - 2 pence every additional 8 words - 3 times for the price of 2 - Clerkenwell News (London)

1351-1361 Edward III hammerd silver groat - 4th coinage Pre treaty

obv EDW*** G.REX. ****C. D.HYB

EDWARD D G REX ANGL Z FRANC D HYB

rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

27.68mm, 3.87g

 

17thc mount with 2 integral lugs
1836 Russian bale seal

Medieval bronze pot foot
Gilded Roman harness loop junction - 2 rivet fixing
1696 William III milled silver sixpence (116)
RN Capt / Commander - 1812

 

1356-61 Edward III hammered silver groat - Initial cross 3

Needs straightening to decide on the type

rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI York mint

22.24mm, 1.73g

Roman decorated amorphic strap end
19thC Hand and quill livery button
17thC lead trade token
17thC button with fish design
69th Regiment of Foot
( South Lincolnshire )
O/R's - 1758-1782
19thC button
Victorian pressed silver watch back ?Inscribed 'Imperial JC' - maker WC - Sterling silver Lion mark
Georgian candle holder top
C 10thC Saxon gaming piece
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
1811 George III milled silver forgery Eighteen pence (1s 6d) Bank of England issue
16thC French - shield of France Jetton
Roman bronze coin sent off for ID
Medieval jetton ?
Medieval key fragment
18thC clog fastener
1934 George V milled siler sixpence (116)
Medieval lead coin weight - cross in shield type - pellets in outer ring
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver one pence

1216 Henry III hammered silver cut half penny - Class 7b

Moneyer SIMVND - Bury Mint

1856 Victorian milled silver sixence (117)
Royal Engineers button
15thC lead token - long cross and pellet type
15thC lead token - voided long cross type
20thC ABC cinema button

 

 

1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Copper trade farthing

1604-7 James 1st Irish hammered silver sixpence - 2nd issue

obv LACOBUS D.G.MAG BRIT FRA ET HI REX

2.25g, 21.27mm

1341 Edward III hammered silver penny - Florin issue

obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS *****

1.13g, 18.13mm

1936 George V milled silver sixpence (118)

 

1858 Victorian milled silver sixpence (119)
Roman bronze strap end - rivet fixings
16thC Spanish 8 reale silver coin fragment
17thC brooch with green stone
WWI Prussian Army button
RN Capt / Commander - 1901
Other Ship's Officers - 1901
In use 1901 - 1952
Roman military suspension loop with 2 rivet fixing
Medieval hanging pendant
1823 George IV milled silver sixpence (120)
18thC Trade weight -initial JF
1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Copper trade farthing
16thC Tudor button
WWI machine gun corp button
French Napoleonic artillery button
Georgian button
19thC livery button
18thC Royal artillery button
17thC button
18thC Royal artillery button
17thC oval mount with single integral lug
1908 Birmingham hallmark silver ring - maker P&T
Medieval hammered silver penny fragment
Unrecorded in any book 27th Regiment of Foot ( Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers )
17thC oval mount with single integral lug
1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Copper trade farthing
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing

Celtic silver coin found in Kent by one of our members - left with me to record properly with the Celtic coin index and obtain export license

Sego 10 BC to 10 AD Silver Celtic unit

'Thanks very much for this. As you probably know the type has a very Kentish distribution, so if it is of Tasciovanus – the traditional attribution – it seems to have been produced specifically to be used there. The other interesting feature is of course the inscription itself, which is often now interpreted as meaning ‘victory’ or something similar, rather than a personal name. Tasciovanus winning a battle in Kent, perhaps?

I’ll record it as CCI 08.9335. There are only seven on the web at

http://www.finds.org.uk/CCI/images-lister.php?&VA_type=1851.01

and although the number may have gone up a little since then, it can’t be by many – perhaps a dozen at most.

All the best

Philip'

 

Georgian bell trade weight - hallmark Crown G
Medieval knife pommel
1422- 61 Bronze uniface Crowned Three lis in shield French Ecu gold coin weight. No Letters by the shield indicate English version.
1679 Charles II milled silver 2 pence (121)

4thC Roman bronze sent for ID 16.95mm, 2.0g

I believe you have a local, unofficial copy here. The type is the ubiquitous "FEL TEMP REPARATIO" ("to the return of happy times" or more broadly: "Happy Days are Here Again!") showing a Roman foot-soldier spearing an unfortunate, un-horsed "barbarian" or Persian cavalryman - wishful thinking at best that a Roman infantryman could unhorse and kill a Persian armored cataphract or German cavalryman - but it was a powerful bit of propaganda well suited to its times in which the Roman army was increasingly being shown not to be invulnerable to the "barbarians" on the borders or to the omnipresent antagonist in the East - the Persian Empire.

The size - 16mm - is typical of the enormous later emissions of this type under Constantius II (and to a lesser extent, Julian II as Caesar) in the 350's AD, but the obverse legend is a badly blundered attempt to spell "CONSTANS" - who had died in 350 - and although he is associated with this type, it's only with the large-module, "AE2" Centenionales of the period 348-352. (or 348-350 in his case), not the small AE 3's & 4's of the later years of the issue.

The official coins were produced in such astronomical quantities that it is probably a reasonable guess that after the Chinese square-holed cast brass cash coins, the FEL TEMP-fallen horseman type is the single most common coin of all antiquity - although they're probably a bit scarce for you and your digs since the Roman presence was already on the wane by the time of the inflation - which must have been on the scale of that seen in post WWI Germany - which produced the mind-numbing quantities of FEL TEMP's at the official mints throughout the Roman Empire. They additionally were copied extensively at unofficial mints across the Empire, but particularly in the more rmaginal fringe-areas like Britannia. You can date this piece to the general period 350-365 AD.

Mark

 

1787 George III milled gold half guinea
19thC livery button
15thC lead token
Medieval weight blance arm - markings along stem
17thC Thomas Reynolds bays maker of Colchester hammered copper farthing - undated type

2ndC Roman bronze sent for ID 29.98mm, 13.8g

This is a "DE GERMANIS" sestertius of one of the Aurelian emperors - I know these were struck for Commodus, very probably for Marcus Aurelius and maybe even for Lucius Verus - although the victory over the Germans of which this speaks may well have been after Verus' demise.

Here's a specimen from my collection showing a young Commodus (from a MD dig in France according to the seller, BTW)

http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album95/ML_02_Commodus_De_Germani_sest

I can have a look a little later to see for whom this reverse type (and the very similar DE ALEMANIS and DE SARMATIS types) was struck, but I'd say Marcus Aurelius and Commodus as co-emperors during the period 175-181 AD is probably as good a guess as any for the general date.

Mark

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