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Early medieval gold ring 15.26mm dia, 2.08g- folded gold construction - reported to Colchester museum as treasure

2ndC Roman fibular brooch
Roman bronze open looped buckle
Roman Newstead tie loop
Medieval button
Roman seal ring top

Totally Mint 1247Henry III hammered silver voided longcross - Class 5b

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev HEN/RIO/LV/NDE - Moneyer Henri of London

1.45g, 18.29mm

 

Henry III 1217/8 hammered silver short cross cut halfpenny - Class 7b

Obv SANE + SIMVND - Moneyer Simvn of Bury St Edmonds mint

0.54g, 18.46mm

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Rev CIVI/TAS/DVR/EME - Durham mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI- York mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Really neat 20thC silver charm
Roman strap fitting

1346-1361 Edward III gold half noble - Closed E at centre of cross - Cross 3 - Pre treaty

Obv EDWAR D GRA (DEI G) REX ANGL AZ FRANC

25.10mm, 3.80g

16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1530-44 Henry VIII hammered silver half groat - Archbishop Lee - EL by shield

Mint mark Key

18thC condor token
1572 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - Ermine mint mark
1770- 12 pence coin weight

50BC 'Bishop's Wreath' type Celtic gold 1/4 stater - excessively rare

1.14g,12.55mm

This is a very nice find, the so-called 'Bishop's Wreath' type, an early North Thames quarter that's related to late Whaddon Chase staters, especially VA 1498-1502, struck in the Essex region.  The only publication of this type was in the British Numismatic Journal for 1998, Coin Register no. 14.  I don't have the exact numbers to hand but it's listed as excessively rare in the draft version of Chris Rudd's forthcoming replacement for Van Arsdell, which means 2-5 known; I'll let you know how many there are next week after I've checked the cards.  The late Whaddon Chase staters it circulated alongside are reasonably closely dateable to around 50-40 BC so it seems to fit in with the other early finds from *******.  I've given it the CCI no. 09.3512.
 
All the best
 
John 

 

18thC bayonet frog
17thC William III traxde weight - Crown W london hall mark
1900's Generic merchant navy button
Excellent find - Early medieval lead token - This one is not in the reference books but they are normalyl based on coins of the period so this short cross design makes it C13thC
4thC Roman bronze in poor shape

1377 - 99 Richard II hammered silver halfpenny - Type 1

Obv +RICHARDVSxREXxANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1341 Edward III hammered silver florin penny - Cross 3

Obv EDWARDVS REX ANG

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

13thC hammered silver short cross cut half penny
Georgian copper signet ring
Post medieval lead bale seal
1696 William III milled silver sixpence

The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) was an infantry regiment of the line in the British Army, formed in 1881 by the amalgamation of the 49th (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) (Hertfordshire) Regiment of Foot and the 66th (Berkshire) Regiment of Foot.

The regiment was originally formed as The Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Berkshire Regiment), taking the honorific from the 49th Foot (which became the 1st Battalion) and the county affiliation from the 66th Foot (which became the 2nd Battalion). In 1885 it was granted the distinction of a royal title, and became The Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment); in 1921 the titles switched to become The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's)

 
15thC lead token
 
Post medieval lead heart mount
17thC lead token
 
Georgian trade weight
 
Medieval lead pilgrims badge
Not sure what this is but we have found several before - one for the museum to look at
Victorian model half sovereign test coin
1943 George VI milled silver sixpence

1199 King John haannered silver short cross cut halfpenny - Class 5

Ob HENRICVS REX

Rev RICH **** LVN - Moneyer Richard of London

1816 George III milled silver sixpence
Possible 18thC South Wales copper Conder halfpenny token

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

1793 Suffolk Sudbury Halfpenny Condor

OBVERSE: Shield of Arms of Sudbury; dog, lion. MAY THE TRADE OF SUDBURY FLOURISH. REVERSE: PRO BONO PUBLICO 1793. EDGE: PAYABLE AT GOLDSMITH & SONS SUDBURY .XXX.

1674 Charles II milled copper farthing
18thC Dutch Fresia milled copper coin
19thC Chinese cash coin
16thC Elizabethan illegal lead pub token - flask and cup design
18thC George III go;d guinea gaming token - crown and shield type
16thC Tudor fretwork button
2ndC Roman bronze fibula brooch
Interesting Roman or medieval bronze piece - not sure what it is yet - possible lock mechanism, bell donger ?
Army officer shoulder rank insignia - blue and red enamel
17thC clothing fastener with 3 integral lugs

1602 James VI of Scotland hammered silver Eighth Thistle Merk ( 20 pence)

Obv IACOBUS 6 D.G.R.SCOTORUM - James VI by the grace of god king of the Scots

Rev REGEM IOVA PROTEGIT 1602 - Jehovah protects the King 1602

1838 Victorian milled silver sixpence
17thC clothing fastener
 
18thC Royal navy button
 
Roman lead token - bust facing left
Post medieval spur fragment
Post medieval spur fragment
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
Roman terret ring
18thC bayonet scabbard tip
Medieval dagger chape
 
15thC lead long cross and pellet token - Type 2
 
16thC Tudor seal spoon handle

15thC Ango-gallic or French gold Noble coin weight - hexagonal flan type

Ship obverse

Unusual 17thC decorated silvered mount with 2 integral lugs
2nd C Roman fibular brooch fragment
Medieval decorated prism button
1566-7 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Lion mint mark
Medieval pendant hanger
19thC Royal artillery lead cloth seal - the cloth was bought for the coats and trousers and made up at the local depot to fit the soldier - Tower London
 
Army lapel insignia
 
17thC clothng fastener
Roman lead token

4thC Roman bronze coin sent for ID

12.36mm,1.11g

1836 William IV milled silver 4 pence
1879 Victorian milled silver 6 pence
1634 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Class 10ab

Obv EDWARD ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Silver thimble top
1550-1650 buckle

1247 Henry III hammered silver short cross 1/4 penny

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross 1/2 penny

 

18thC apostle spoon handle
Lead printing block - letter style suggests 17th/18thC
1696 William III milled silver shilling
Georgian horse harness bell

16thC Tudor gilt on silver clothing fastener - reported as treasure to museum

14.55mm, 1.56g

 

 

1341 Edward III hammered silver Florin penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1.32g18.65mm

2ndC Roman silver coin - sent off for ID- cooking to remove horn silver crust
1872 Victorian milled gold half sovereign

2ndC Roman silver coin - sent off for ID- cooking to remove horn silver crust
2ndC Roman silver coin - sent off for ID- cooking to remove horn silver crust

2ndC Roman silver coin - sent off for ID- cooking to remove horn silver crust

This coin was stuck to the back of a 19thC copper coin when dug, hense the green colour !!

17thC Crotal bells
Roman finial
19thC snake buckle
18thC mount
Georgian buckle

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

17thC mount with 2 integral lugs

X Ray of 16thC 'Five-Ring Combination' Lock

Symbols on lock barrels

 

 

Excessively Rare Tudor 'Five-Ring Combination' Lock

Copper-alloy, 29.77 grams, 32.48 mm. Circa 16th century AD. A very early form of 'combination lock' utilising five disks once rotating about an axle with lettering on each to release the locking bar. The hoop of the lock in the form of two uprights connected by a semi-cirular central section; one upright being removed when the lock was opened. Four of the disks each bear five enigmatic symbols; the fifth having four symbols (with a fifth possibly once present?) and, in addition, symbols are also to be seen on the two fixed ends of the lock cylinder. Reference: Portable Antiquities Scheme find number LIN-80D373 (this lock and also referring to two very similar examples from Suffolk and in the British Museum). See the PAS entry for full details of the lock symbols, taken from an x-ray image. A most unusual, intact and extremely rare item with the use of symbols in place of normal letters seemingly unique. Provenance: found at Hatton, Lincolnshire.
 
19thC livery button
 
Military button with crown ?
1933 George V milled silver half crown (30 pence)
Medieval knife pommel
Not sure of this piece - Buckle handle mount ?

C 1915 - 1920 Hanson Lock Co key for a grandfather clock

Hanson Clock Company was in Rockford, IL

2ndC Roman bronze sent for ID
2ndC Roman fibular brooch fragment
George II tarde weight - Crown G London hall mark
18thC Royal navy silver button
1634 Charles 1st hammered silver penny
Medieval mount - 2 rivet fixings
 
1550-1650 buckle
 
Georgian watch winder
Medieval decorated strap end - 4 rivet fixing
Russian lead bale seal
1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny
 
19thC livery button
  2ndC Roman fibular brooch fragment
16thC Tudor seal spoon handle
Medieval chaffing dish handle
Roman pin head
16thC Tudor decorated button
1567-70 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
1327 Edward III hammered silver penny - Cross 3
Louis XIV (1634-1715) - British made coin weigh for the Louis d'or gold coin ., known as a pistol or pistole. This example is a 1/2 pistole.
George mount with red stone

2 - 18thC toy cannons
Huge 2nd C Roman fibula brooch - these thin examples are believed to be casting failures by the museum
1863 Victorian milled silver 3 pence
1928 Geroge V milled silver sixpence
 
18thC Royal Navy button
 
Georgian watch winder
2ndC Roman bronze sent for ID

1770 'E.Edwards Charity button'

1721-1942

By will proved 1871 Edward Edwards left stock for gifts of bread, coal, or clothing, to Church of England widows of Coalbrookdale parish. In 1975 the income of his charity, which included a bequest of Elizabeth Edwards, was £10.

From: 'Madeley: Charities for the poor', A History of the County of Shropshire: Volume 11: Telford (1985), pp. 76-77. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=18075 Date accessed: 12 April 2009

1471-1483 Edward IV 2nd Reign hammered silver halfpenny

Obv - EDWARD DEI GRA REX

Rev - CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

0.32g,11.95mm

1351- 1361 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence ) - Cross 3 Pre treaty period

Obv EDWARD D G REX ANGL Z oFRANC oD oHYB

Rev - CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

27.66mm, 4.50g

Monster find - 957 AD King Edgar -Saxon hammered silver penny 18.29mm, 0.59g- sent for confirmation of ID and recording to the Fitzwilliam museum

Many thanks for this find, which I have recorded as EMC 2009.0377. It is a coin of Edgar's Bust Crowned type, with the last letter of the king's name, R, visible on the obverse. Unfortunately the remaining portion of the reverse inscription is a garbled version of MONETA (MONEAT), and consequently the mint and moneyer are uncertain.

Best wishes,

Martin

1352- 1353 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence ) Series D Cross 1 - annulet stops, Pre treaty period

Obv EDWARD D G REX ANGL Z oFRANC oD oHYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

4.20g, 28.61mm

1485 Henry VII hammered silver halfpenny - open crown

Obv HENRICVS *****

Rev - CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

12.04mm, 0.29g

 

Military button ??

C1825 Firmin Strand London

 
17thC knife quillion
19thC livery button
Medieval annular buckle
2ndC Roman fibular brooch
19thC livery button
17thC sissors
 
Georgian button
 
Georgian gilded jewellry fragment
1770's 10s6D (10 shilings and 6 pence) gold half guinea coin weight
Medieval gilded mount - single rivet fixing
17thC mount with single integral lug

1351-1361 Edward III hammered silver penny -Pre treaty Type Gg - trefoils by neck

Durham Archiepiscpal issue - quatrefoil-with -pellet at centre of reverse cross

1696 William III milled silver sixpence
 
16thC Tudor fretwork button
 
Medieval lead token

1199 King John hammered silver short cross cut 1/4 penny - Type 6a1

Obv ***** REX

Rev ***CAN+*** Canterbury mint

As dug

 

Latest pictures of the 3 Roman silvers still 'cooking' to remove the crust

 

 

1471-83 Edward IV 2nd reign hammered silver halfpenny - Type 6

* Note round coins of this period are rare - oval flans normally

Obv EDWARD DEI GRA REX

Rev - CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

11.8mm,0.30g

Possible Roman balance arm

Wolf Lauffer II 1612-1651 German Jetton master

This Jetton is dated to 1640

18thC Dutch lead bale seal

April–June 1268 – 29 November 1314 - Philippe IV gold coin weight for masse d'or

King on throne seated facing, holding a sceptre

Legend POIS A MASE

Masse de Philippe le Bel, 10 January 1296, gold, 7.04g. Obv: "PhILIPPVS:DEI:GRA(cia):FRANChORVM:REX" "Philip, by the Grace of God, King of the French".

1570 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver 3 pence
19thC lead toy soldier

16thC Tudor clothing fastener with religious inscription

 

IHS: dating from the 8th c., this is an abbreviation for "IHESUS," the way Christ's Name was spelled in the Middle Ages (despite popular belief, the monogram stands neither for "Iesus Hominum Salvator" --"Jesus Saviour of Men" -- nor for "In His Service.") Popularized by St. Bernardine of Siena, the monogram was later used by St. Ignatius of Loyola as a symbol for the Jesuit Order.

The IHS monogram is an abbreviation or shortening of Jesus' name in Greek to the first three letters. Thus ΙΗΣΟΥΣ, ιησυς (iēsus, "Jesus"), is shortened to ΙΗΣ (iota-eta-sigma), sometimes transliterated into Latin or English characters as IHS or ΙΗC.

The symbol is said to appear rarely in the catacombs, only in the catacomb of Priscilla and the atrium of the Capella Gr�ca (Greek Chapel).1 It was popularized in the fifteenth century, however, by Franciscan disciple Bernadine of Sienna as a symbol of peace. In 1541 St. Ignatius Loyola adopted the symbol with three nails below and surrounded by the sun as the seal of the Jesuit order.

Contrary to some authors, the monogram originally stood for neither for Iesus Hominum Salvator ("Jesus Savior of Men") nor for "In His Service." Some attribute its origin to Constantine's vision, where he saw a cross with the inscription "In hoc signo vinces" ("in this sign you shall conquer,"2 which is abbreviated, according to them, as IHS. However, this seems to require a stretch, as do claims that it is really a pagan symbol. The simplest explanation, as an abbreviation of Jesus' name, is best.

 
Georgian silver thimble
 
George III trade weight - Crown G hall mark
2ndC Roman bronze fibula brooch
 
Geogian watch winder
 
17thC nipple button
1818 George III milled silver sixpence
1844 Victoria milled silver sixpence
1834 William IV milled silver sixpence
Medieval key
1923 George V milled silver shilling
Huge continental army mount ??
Medieval 'Norfolk type' lead Pilgrim's Ampullae - Fleur de lis and crown

Pilgrim ampullae - holly water bottle made of lead 12th to 15thC,

These ampoule were brought from pilgrimage places as a souvenir

Mitchiner suggests that many ampullae were used in the annual springtime ’Blessing the Fields’ ceremony, in which the Holy Water they contained was sprinkled on the ground to give prayer for a good harvest. Having served this purpose, Mitchiner suggests that the ampullae were discarded. Others have suggested that the ampullae were buried along with their contents for a similar purpose.

 

1247 Henry III hammered silver short cross penny

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev IOHAN - Moneyer Iohan

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Rev - CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1341 Edward III hammered silver florin penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev - CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross cut half penny - Class 5e

Rev WIL/LEM/ONL/VND - Moneyer Willem of London

 

Medieval hammered silver Venetian soldino - Sent to Italian forum for ID

Venetian Soldino issued by Doge Michele Steno (1400-1413).
Obv: MICHAEL STEN' DVX (Michele Steno, Doge). Doge standing left, holding standard.
Rev: S MARCVS VENETI (Saint Mark of Venice). Winged and nimbate lion of Saint Mark facing.

Doge standing left, holding banner, * / m in right field

 

1607-9 James 1st hammered silver half groat- Coronet mint mark 2nd coinage

1377-1399 Richard II hammered silver halfpenny

Obv + RICHARD REX ANGL

Rev - CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

0.36g, 14.36mm

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross cut 1/4 penny (farthing)

Obv HENRICVS REX III

Rev RIC/ARD/ONC/CANT Moneyer Richard of Canterbury

As dug

 

First 'cook'

2nd 'cook'

Latest 'cooking' sent for ID

82 BC Roman republican silver 3.40g, 18.81mm - Chariot on rev

2ndC Roman silver 3.29g, 19.01mm - figure standing

2ndC Roman silver 2.17g 17.83mm - figure standing

 

 
1550-1650 buckle
 
Medieval buckle with integral chape
19thC livery button
1550-1650 buckle
 
 
Georgian clock ket
Officer Army lapel rank insignia
17thC mount with 2 integral lugs
1866 Victorian milled silver sixpence
1603 James 1st coin weight - Obv Bust - Rev Crown and Roman numerals
RN Capt / Commander - 1812
RN Lieutenant - 1812
RN Midshipman - 1812
RN Volunteer Gr.I - 1812
1550-1650 buckle
1696 Williamm III milled silver shilling

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

 
1550-1650 buckle
 
16thC Tudor button

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Rev - CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Fragment of a 1603 James VI Scottish Merk sometimes known as the half thistle dollar and value of 13 shillings and 4 pence

( 160 pence) 6.56g, 31.40mm

18thCmusket trigger gurad -Initialled - III II D x 4
Medieval bible clasp with markers mark BS
Roman bronze handle mount - 2 rivet fixings
 
Medieval hooked mount - single rivet fixing
 

As dug, nearly cooked and finished - 3.40g, 18.81mm

Example from Mark's collection

AR Denarius Serratus, 82 B.C.
Q. Antonius Balbus
18mm, 3.69gm, axis: 4:00
Obv: Laureate head of Jupiter right, SC behind.
Rx: Victory in quadriga right, holding wreath and palm; beneath: T / Q ANTO BALB (ligate) / PR.
Coinage of the faction opposed to Sulla – along with the Senate who, unusually, approved this issue.
Syd-CRR 742, RSC-Bab Antonia 1, SR 279.

1594-6 Elizabeth hammered silver half groat - Wool pack mintmark

1351-1361 Edward III hammered silover penny - Pre treaty Series A- annulets in 4 quadrants on rev

Obv EDWARDVS REX ANGLIE

Rev - CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

17th C William Osborne, baker of Braintree Essex hammered copper trade farthing 17thC George Nicholson, grocers of Thorpe Le Soken Essex hammered copper trade farthing
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthings
1504-9 Henry VII hammerd silver groat

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross cut penny

Obv HENRICVS REX III

Rev hEN/RIO/NhE/REF - Monyer Henri of Hereford

4thC Roman bronze coin
17thC mount with 2 integral lugs
15thC Square brass Henry gold uniface angle coin weight from low countries or Germany
1475 AD 'Sun in shield' Bronze uniface coin weight for the 'ecu au soleil' French gold coin

As dug - latest 'cooking' pictures

Still 'cooking the 117AD Hadrian silver Roman 3.22g, 18.81mm

As dug

Cooking

 

Almost cooked now - 17.34mm ,1.86g

Medieval seal matrix - appears to be an impression of a squirrel facing right
16th/17thC silver clothing fastener - missing hooked pin and top loop - reported as treasure to museum
Can Ed's coin appears to be the first coin found from the Roman bronze hoard discovered later by Mass, Mike,Scott and Bruce. This was in Ed's export pouch and has been reported to Colchester museum

92nd Regiment of foot buttons

O/R's (Pewter) - 1798-1830

Stunning find, 5th Dragoons guards buttons - Crimean war period - unrecorded in any ref book -
1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny
1619 James 1st hammered silver penny

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWR ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev VILLA/aBE/REV/VICI - Berwick Upon Tweed mint

Georgian fob seal matrix - Dove of peace impression
Victorian silver vesta case
1816 George III milled silver shilling
1861 Victorian milled silver shilling
WWII K/C Royal Pioneer Corps
RN Capt / Commander - 1787
RN Lieutenant - 1787
19thC General post office button
19thC titled family liver button

Unrecorded Navy button (left) in poor shape - Normal 3 anchor types (examples right ) do not have the rope on the two small anchors and there are 3 letters below main anchor - sent off to our button expert Tim for his views.

RN Master - 1807-1825
RN Ass't Master - 1807-1825
RN Volunteer Gr.II - 1824-1825
In use 1807 - 1825
In Gilt
Note: Anchors below stock

 

   

Rare unrecorded 1412 -13 Henry V hammered silver penny. The obv has a quatrefoil with pellet at centre which is a York mint. The annulets (circle) by crown should be on the left and one on the breast. This example has no annulet on breast and annulet to right of crown, great find

Obv HENRIC DI GRA REX ANG

Rev CIVI/TASx/EBO/RACI - York mint

 

   

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