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March 2009 finds page II

13th C bronze Vessica seal matrix - 31.48mm H x 18.48mm wide - 8.45g

Script - NOLONIM ESDARI : U

1567-70 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Coronet mintmark

0.42g, 13.60mm

1485-90 Henry VII hammered silver sovereign penny - Halved lis and Rose initial mark

Obv King enthroned holding orb and sceptre - two double pillars

0.66g, 13.64mm

Saxon harness cheek piece fragment
2nd C Roman silver coin - contempory forgery with copper core

1341 Edward III hammered silver florin penny

Ob EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

19thC livery button
20thC Generic merchant navy button
1662 hammered copper trade farthing
Very unusual early bronze weight
Huge Georgian buckle
20thC police button
17thC cotal bell
17thC lead token
WWII Irish army button
Georgian silver brooch
17thC mount with single integral lug
19thC button
17thC buckle
Georgian spur
20thC pocket knife
Georgian fob seal holder
Medieval lead hanging pendant
Georgian mount with 8 integral lugs
Georgian mount
Hampshire regiment lapel badge
Georgian mount with single integral lug

1341 Edward III hammered silver florin penny

Ob ******** DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross penny

1274 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Class 10ab

Ob EDWARD R ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/DVR/ENE - Durham mint

18.55mm, 1.19g

1341 Edward III hammered silver florin penny

Ob EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

17.92mm, 1.17g

 

1204/5 King John hammered silver cut half penny Class Vb2

Rev RIC(ARD.ON LVND- Richard of London

 

 

Medieval strap end - rivet fixings
Post medieval lead bale seal
Post medieval lead bale seal
1816 George III milled silver sixpence (205)
1924 George V milled silver sixpence (206)
1894 India 1/2 Anna
1550 - 1650 buckle
15thC lead token
Medieval purse bar fragment
Medieval decorated purse bar finial
Georgian clock key
1813 Russian lead bale seal
Georgian silver buckle fragment
12thC Shield of France French jetton

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross penny - Class 3a

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev HEN/RIO/NLV/NDE Moneyer Henri of London

17thC clothing fastener
Medieval spur rowell
George II trade weight - Crown G London hallmark

17thC copper gaming dice ?? T H C F P A - needs more research
18thC clog fastener
Post medieval alnage lead cloth seal
17thC lead trade token
19thC livery button
17thC lead trade token
17thC lead trade token
19thC Cut continental copper coin ?
4thC Roman bronze
Georgian watch winder
Georgian watch winders

 

Georgian 'flintlock' pistol watch winder
17thC S buckle
1886 Victorian milled silver shilling (207)
1697 William III milled silver sixpence(208)
1698 William III milled silver sixpence lovetoken(209)
1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny

 

17thC spur
18thC button
19thC livery button
Interesting button with I in the middle - could be military - needs more research
C10 C Saxon harness cheek piece fragment
19thC livery button
19thC livery button
17thC mount with 2 integral lugs
15thC lead token - long cross
16thC mount
18thC boyonet frog
17thC nipple button
18thC clog fastener
17thC lead bale seal - AA
17thC mount with 2 integral lugs
3rdC Roman bronze coin

2 - 17thC gun powder measures - both are of slightly different design, one has a ridged edge and boith have the hanging loops intact

Cap for the powder horn and measure for the gunpowder

Great eyeball find - Georgian bone hair curlers
17thC mount with single integral lug

1762 George III gold qtr guinea 2.10g, 15.55mm

1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing
1604 James 1st hammered silver sixpence - badly clipped

1356 Edward III hammered silver groat - Cross 1a

Obv EDWARD D G REX ANGL Z FRANC D HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Lowlands. Duchy of Brabant. Jean III, the Triumphant. 1312-1355. AR esterlin (18 mm, 1.41 g). Brussels, from 1317/8 onward. + I DVX DE BRABANTIA, castle with two towers / MON-ETA BRV-XEL, cross cantonnée with trefoil of pellets in each quadrant.

Silver "esterlin" from Brabant's duchy

A/ +IDVX.DE.BRABANTIA
R/ MON / ETA / BRV / XEL

17.99mm, 1.19g

Early medieval seal matrix with man standing arms outstretched - this type in not in the ref books but is of Saxon style - probably ealry 10th/11th C - one for the museum
1562 Elizabeth hammered silver half groat - Pheon mintmark

1361 Edward III hammered silver penny - treaty period

Ob EDWARD ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

 

 

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross silver penny - Class Vb

Rev ION/ON/C(AN/TER - Moneyer Ion of Canterbury

17.10mm, 1.20g

1613 James 1st hammered silver half groat - Trefoil mintmark 2nd coinage

0.91g, 15.92mm

Nice apostle spoon handle - Georgian period
16thC Tudor seal spoon handle
17thC Fleur di Lis mount with two integral lugs
17thC knife quillion
Georgian harness mount
2nd C Roman bronze

13thC Medieval bronze seal matrix - sacrifial lamb impression

Legend CVNVL*CEL *

Roman balance scale arm
What a neat relic, silver rotating calender - possibly 17thC by the style of the numberals - reported to museum as potential treasure
Victorian Army button
1550-1650 spur buckle
17thC spur rowell and spur arm fragments attached
1940 George VI milled silver 3 pence (210)
Medieval hawking bell fragment - reported to museum as treasue
1843 Victorian milled silver 4 pence (211)
1942 George VI milled silver 12 pence (212)
1851 Victorian milled silver one pence (213)

 

18thC silver clog fastener - marker's mark MC
Stunning condition 1674 Charles II milled copper farthing
19thC livery button
1880 Prussian army button
1737 George II copper half penny
16thC decorated sissors
Georgian button
19thC livery button
Medieval lead token - quatrefoil design
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing
Mint condition decorated 16thC Tudor button
Generic merchant navy button
French Infanterie de ligne (1871-1916)
1940 George BI milled silver shilling (214)

Roman bronze vitive offering statue - 33.03g, 43.68mm H x 24.27mm W

A votive deposit or votive offering is an object left in a sacred place for ritual purposes

1938 George VI milled silver sixpence (215)

 

WWI 10th (County of London) Battalion (Hackney)

Late July 1915 : sailed from Plymouth for Gallipoli, going via Mudros. Landed at Suvla Bay 11 August 1915.
December 1915 : evacuated from Gallipoli and moved to Egypt.

HOSTIA.HOSTINA JUSTITIA

Midland and Scottish Railway company button
French military button
'Good luck' badge
Medieval lead seal fragment
London and North Eastern Railways button
17thC decorated crotal bell
1625 Charles 1st hammered silver half graot
1660 Francis Arwaker of Chelmsford hammered copper trade farthing
Victorian regimental cap badge
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing
1656 John Lambe of Colchester hammered copper trade farthing
Very unsual hammered silver 21 pence coin - could be French - posted it on the French forum for ID
1570 Egidius Krauwinckle Rose orb jetton
Lots of 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthings turning up
Surveyors marker
1912 brooch
4thC Roman bronze coin

1216 Henry III hammered silver penny - Class 6b2

SALE(MVN.ON.CAN - Salemvn moneyer of Canterbury mint

1.26g, 17.11mm

1216 Henry III hammered silver penny - Class 6c2 Ornamental letters

IOhAN.ON.CANTOR - Iohan moneyer of Canterbury mint

0.82g, 15.84mm

1770's 1/2 gold guinea coin weight - 10 shillings and sixpence
1928 George V milled silver sixpence (216)
850BC axe head fragment
Not in the ref books so far

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross silver half penny

Rev WIL/LE(M/ONL/VND - Moneyer Willem of London

18thC 28th regiment of foot - not in my ref books

( North Gloucestershire )

 

Ist Regiment of foot - not in my ref books

Medieval long cross medieval hammered silver penny

Rev *GL DNS

Rev CIVI/TAS/****

1773 - Portuguese Escudo or Qtr Joe coin weight, value 9 shilling(108 pence)
1690's William III milled copper half penny

1553 Mary hammered silver penny - Halved rose and castle mintmark

Obv M D G ROSA SPINA SPINA

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON

Victorian silver brooch
1816 George III milled silver sixpence (217)
1860 Victorian milled silver 3 pence (218)

1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny

 

1806 Prussia (Poland) bullion silver milled coin (219)

3 Groschen

 

1561 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
1773 - Portuguese Escudo or Qtr Joe coin weight, value 9 shilling (108 pence)
Unrecorded Navy button
Georgian mount
Roman bronze mount
Georgian clock key
Georgian thimble
18thC mount with 2 integral lugs

Medieval gold ring - missing stone 1.01g, 18.99mm dia - reported as treasure to Colchester museum

Post medieval lead alnage cloth seal
Post 1709 silver button

1603-4 Irish James 1st hammered silver shilling (12 pence) - First coinage

Obv JACOBUS D.G.ANG SCO FR A ET BIB REX

Rev EXURGAT DEUS DISSIPENTUR INIMICI - Let god arise and his emenies be scattered

1550-1650 spur buckle
19thC buckle
1584 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - A mint mark
Georgian pendant
19thC Essex Constabulary button

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv ***ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS***/ RACI - York mint

Georgian harness hanger
Medieval noble coin weight

1327 Edward III hammered silver penny

Rev VILL/SIIE/DMV/NDI - Bury St Edmunds

North 1982 known reverse legend error

1.06g, 17.31mm

RN Capt / Commander - 1812
RN Lieutenant - 1812
RN Midshipman - 1812
RN Volunteer Gr.I - 1812
After this issue a Midshipman
will have the Captain's style

15thC casket key

Bristol silver shilling token. Obverse: A circular view of the castle and a ship (left) within an inscription, buckled band, crest above. On buckled band: 'VIRTUTE ET INDUSTRIA'. Legend: 'BRISTOL TOKEN FOR XII PENCE'. Reverse: Inscription, 'Bristol shilling silver token issued Royal license' Legend: ' H Morgan licensed maker 22 Rathbone Place London

AUGT 12 1811.' (220)

Circa 16th/17th C Large duck headed mount or even a coat hook
19thC Continental milled silver coin - not checked world coin books yet (221)

Roman decorated mount fragment
2nd C Roman bronze
Essex police badge

Medieval beehive thimble

Huge 1792 Louis XVI Double Sol of France copper coin - Paris mint mark

Obverse: Bare-headed and draped bust of Louis XVI left, privy mark (lion passant) below.
Legend: LOUIS XVI ROI DES FRANCOIS . 1792 . A

Reverse:Fasces surmounted by Liberty cap, 2 S across field; all within wreath; date in exergue.
Legend: LA NATION LA LOI LE ROI / L'AN 4 DE LA LIBERTE *

 

Antonio Venier (1382-1400)
Venetian Soldino hammered silver coin
1619-25 James 1st hammered silver prnny - two pellets, third coinage

2 - One piece Navy buttons

HONI SOIT QUI MAN Y PENSE

PACKET

Honi soit qui mal y pense (Old French: shame upon him who thinks evil of it)

RN - Packet Service
( Mail & Supplies Delivery )

c.1800-1811
Firmin & Co

1st-2nd C T shaped Roman bronze brooch

 

 

1773 - coin weight, value 36 shillings (432 pence) 23.19mm, 13.48g
Romano British implement
Georgian advertising watch winder
18thC silver button
Clean 1861 Victorian copper half penny
19thC livery button
16th Tudor fretwork button
1917 Ceylon milled silver 25 cents (222)

 

19thC livery button
19thC livery button
Interesting decorated widget - not sure hwat it is - one for the museum

Post medieval lead bale seal
Roman bronze key

1651 Commonwealth milled silver half crown

Rev The Commonwealth of England

33.87mm, and the chunk weighs 6.71g

1.62mm thick (223)

16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver 6 pence
1923 George V milled silver florin (24 pence) (224)
18thC Royal artillery button
19thC Royal artillery button
'LLoyds weekly newspaper three pence - post free'

Gresham Club button

The London Capital Club building was purpose built for the Gresham Club in 1915 when they moved from their old location in St. Swithins Lane.

The Gresham Club, named after Sir Thomas Gresham, a noted Elizabethan dignitary and founder of the Royal Exchange, was founded in 1843.

C10thC Saxon mount - 4 rivet fixings
1800 Russian lead bale seal
Medieval gold noble coin weight
18thC Condor token used for target practise ?
17thC mount with 2 integral lugs
UNITED KINGDOM
Royal London Yacht Club
R. T. Y. C. - R. T. Y. C.
London, England
In use 1837 - 1901
20thC toy cannon
Georgian lock plate
19thC livery button
17thC lead trade token
17thC hooked mount

Double struck 1690's William III milled silver sixpence - early harp large crown, first bust (225)

15thC lead token
1st Kings Dragoon Guards
 
Officer - 1800-1839
2ndC Roman bronze coin
1550-1650 buckle
WWII Royal Marines button
1880 Prussian Army button

1341 Edward III hammered silver florin penny - Cross 3

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1.23g, 18.95mm

1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham hammered copper trade farthing

1582-4 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - A mintmark 6th issue

0.40g, 13.01mm

Very rare find and only the 2nd Plume type ever found here.

1638-42 Charles 1st Aberystwyth - Book mintmark hammered silver half groat - Large plume

book mintmark

 

0.72g, 16.22mm

1247 Henry III voided longcross hammered silver penny Class 5a

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev RIC(/ARD/ONL/VND - Moneyer Richard of London

1.35g ,18.60mm

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver farthing - Type 28 inner circles both sides

Obv ED****REX

Rev ****/*ON/DON London mint

0.31g, 12.41mm

1216 Henry III hammered silver qtr penny - Class 6c2 Ornamental letters

0.35g, 9.35mm

Stunning 1488 'Four fleur de lis in a lozenge' type French jetton

Nicolas de Russage dies at Paris mint

Obv Four fleur de lis in a lozenge: trefoils outside the lozenge:

+VIVE.LE ROI.VIVE.LE ROI

Rev Cross pattery feuilly with flowered in eacg angle

Mitchiner Ref 599b