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2009 Oct finds page
 

Monster find -Circa 1300 BC Bronze age gold open backed triple banded gold ring

3.48g, 13.73mm dia x 6.74mm H

Reported to Colchester museum as treasure

Georgian fob seal -hogs head impression

Roman (non hoard coin) - sent off for ID

2.38g, 17.10

Valens, 364-378 AD, AE3, Mint of Lyon - LVG.P, 364-7 AD.  Reverse type: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE, Victory walking left holding wreath and palm.

Roman bronze - sent for ID (hoard coin)

3.60g, 19.44mm

Magnentius 360-363, AE Centenionalis. Mint mark off-flan or obscured, Reverse type: FELICITAS  REIPVBLICE. Emperor standing left holding Victory on globe and labarum (standard with Chi-Rho on banner).

Roman (non hoard coin) - sent off for ID

17,21mm, 2.11

(Please bear in mind this must, at best, be an educated guess) Claudius II, "Gothicus" 268-270 AD. Billon antoninianus. Reverse type: Felicitas Temporum (?) standing left holding caduceus (?) and scepter.  This might be one of a number of other personifications or deities standing and holding a scepter (Jupiter, Libertas, Providentia, among others), but this resembles a plate coin in RIC

Roman bronze - sent for ID (hoard coin)

0.79g, 12.02mm

Magnentius or Decentius, AE 1/2 Centenionalis, as far as I can see, it's the 2 Victories & inscribed shield "VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES" reverse.

Roman bronze - sent for ID (hoard coin)

3.61g, 19.99mm

Magnentius ("D N MAG..." visible at 8:00 - 10:00 obverse) Mint mark obscured by dirt. Reverse type: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES - 2 Victories hold shield inscribed: VOT / V / MVLT / X.

16thC Tudor pin head - reported as treasure 0.69g, 9.02g
Roman bronze - (hoard coin)
20thC mans gold signet ring

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny Class 10ab

Obv EDWR R ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/DVR/EME Durham mint

 

 

Medieval gold ring - full inscription inside and out - reported to Colchester museum as treasure

inner - PEULET Z (FRENCH NAME )

Outer - SF UNY

17.18mm, 4.17g

17thC gilded mount
Neat find - 16thC Elizabethan illegal lead pub token - glass and bottle type
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing

This is a weird coin - It has the legend of Richard II with fishtail serif on the R.

It has the rev of Robert de Hadleigh Edward Ist and the reverse cross has two pellets at centre making it a relious issue ? needs more research

Obv **** FRANC

Obv **** DEH - Bury St Edmonds mint

Tiny 1603 James 1st hammered silver halpenny penny - portcullis type
1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny Cross crosslet mint mark - 2nd issue
1818 George III milled silver sixpence - hard crust on this coin
Neat Victorian medallion - Born 1819, Crowned 1838, Married 1840, Jubilee 1887
15th/16thC British Gold Nobel coin weight - Ship type with lis and Lion - Fleur de Lis on the stern
WWI Prussian POW button
18thC Bayonet scabbard pommel
1900's Generc merchant navy button
Facinating button - no idea yet
Georgian copper alloy finger ring
Victorian brooch
Georgian horse harness bell
Infanterie de ligne (1871-1916)
1697 William III milled silver sixpence

 

Neat Georgian button
4th Regiment of Foot
( The King's Own )
O/R's - 1810-1830

Superb find - 18thC 91st Regiement of foot belt buckle

The 91st Regiment of Foot was raised four times. First raised in 1759 but disbanded in 1763. It was raised again in Shropshire as the 91st (Shropshire Voluntiers) in 1779. It was sent to the West Indies in 1780 serving as a garrison force on St Lucia and Barbados. In 1784 it was disbanded in England.

2- 1890 Prussian Army buttons
19thC military button ??
WWII Royal Army medical corp

Medieval harness shield pendant

St George's cross

1550 -1650 buckle
1578 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence

Scottish 1249 Alexander III hammered silver penny - Class 3

Obv ALEXANDER REX

Moneyer Nicole of Edinburgh

WWI Prussian Army button
Essex council button
Biggest 18thC toy cannon I have ever seen 4inches long
1846 Victorian milled silver four pence
Suffolk regiment lapel badge
17thC mount with sigle integral lug
1250 -1400 Trapezoidal buckle
??
Corporation button
17thC mount
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny
1606 James 1st hammered silver sixpence
1598 -1621 Cross of Burgundy type coin weight - Low countries for Albertijn coins
WWII Royal artillery button
1880 Prussian Army button
RN Capt / Commander - 1901
Other Ship's Officers - 1901
In use 1901 - 1952
19thC livery button
1942 George VI milled silver shilling (12 pence)

1247 Henry III hammered silver half penny - Class 5c

Rev ION/ON/C(AN/TE(R - Moneyer ION of Canterbury

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver qtr penny -

Obv E******* HYB

15thC Shield of France Jetton

17thC Francis Clarke of Colchester hammered copper trade farthing
1246 Henry hammered silver short cross penny

1485 Henry VII hammered silver sovereign penny - Keys by shield - Archbishop Rotherham - pillars to throne

York mint

15thC Shield of France Jetton

1341 Edward III hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR * ANGL DNS HYB

Obv CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

Georgian copper alloy finger ring
Medieval lead shield weight
15thC lead token
Coin weight - Burgundy by Philip the Good (1419-67) Lion seated under crown
Medieval gilded pendant hamger
Medieval lead beast mount
1632- 3 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat - shield dividing CR - Group D fourth bust - Harp mintmark
1587 -9 Elizabeth hammered silver half groat - Crescent mintmark 6th issue
1839 Victorian milled silver sixpence
Taco'd 13th C Medieval short cross hammered silver cut half - needs straightening to ID
1927 Birmingham hallmarked silver can band
1825 Russian bale seal

 

1855-1881 THE 27th (Inniskilling) REGIMENT OF FOOT

 

15thC casket key
Neat relic - musket ball still lodged in wood
Post mdieval lead cloth seal
Nunns stores Wix tokens - Sovereign and half sovereigns ( 120 & 240 pence)
Georgian mount with 4 integral lugs
17thC Thomas Reynolds bays maker of Colchester hammered copper farthing - undated type
Marble
1644 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat - Mullet mintmark - Oxford

1242-7 Henry III hammered silver short cross qtr penny - Class 8b1

Rev *** ON.D - Durham mint

1816 George III milled silver 6 pence
1842 Victorian milled silver sixpence

1786 Danish milled silver 2 Skilling

Danske of Christian VII

1604-17 Coin weight - Double crown gold coin , James 1st, 2nd coinage ,revalued (11 shillings)
1815 Russia Alexander I milled silver 5 Kopeks
1694 Danish milled silver 2 Skilling
Victorian silver cufflink
1st Regiment of Foot (Royal)
( Royal Scots )
Officer - 1770-1812

 

1826 London guildhall coin weight
1855 - 9 carat gold ring - 2.58g, Mintmark Birmingham (anchor G)
Medieval mount
1868 Victorian milled silver 3 pence
1660 -1720 knee buckle
17thC mount with 2 integral lugs
 
19thC livery button
19thC livery button
18thC clog fastener
 

1844 Victorian gold half sovereign (120 pence)

1839 Vicxtroain milled silver shilling ( 12 pence)

1341 Edward III hammered silver florin penny

Obv EDWAR ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR Canterbury mint

1199-1216 King John hammered silver shortcross penny Class 5 5a to 5d

Obc HENRICVS REX

Rev RIC ***** LV - Moneyer Richard of London

1341 III Edward hammered silver florin penny - Oversize issue

Obv EDWR ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1834 William IIII milled silver 3 pence
1stC Romano/British bronze bead
1550 - 1650 buckle

Excellent find

Damianus Krauwinckel Master 1543 - first active member of the Krauwinckel family

'Lion of Saint Mark' jetton

Lion of St Mark standing left ,nimbate and winged, holding book of the Gospels

Obv DOMIANVS rosette KRAVWINCK

Rev Imperial orb surrounded by cross patty - fictitious inscription

1606 William III milled silver sixpence
1909 Clacton and District Inter Club league silver medallion - Birmingham hall mark
1801 St Petersburg Russian lead bale seal
1828 George IV milled silver sixpence
1944 George VI milled silver sixpence
Possible silver treasure reported to museum
Possible silver treasure reported to museum - Medieval bodkin needle
18thC pottery head
Customs button
2- 19thC Nunn Stores Wix half soverign token
1604 James 1st hammered silver six pence
Victorian centennial festival for the Queen
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny

 

Neat Victroian silver brooch
1844 Victorian gold half sovereign

991 AD Early transitional period - Æthelred II 'crux' type South Eastern mint bust type Fig 2 - Eadpold, moneyer

Bar headed bust left Voided short cross with C,R,V,X in angles

Obv + AEDELRED REX . ANGLO\X, written with sperate R & X

Rev + EADPOLD M : U CAENT - Cantebury mint

Æthelred the Unready, or Æthelred II,(c. 968 – 23 April 1016), was a king of the English (978–1013 and 1014–1016). He was a son of King Edgar and Queen Ælfthryth. His reign was much troubled by Danish Viking raiders. Æthelred was only about 10 (no more than 13) when his half-brother Edward was murdered and was not personally suspected of participation. But as the deed occurred at Corfe Castle by the attendants of Æthelred's mother, it made it more difficult for the new king to rally the nation against the invader, especially as a legend of St Edward the Martyr soon grew. Later, Æthelred ordered a massacre of Danish settlers in 1002 and also paid tribute, or Danegeld, to Danish leaders from 991 onwards. In 1013, Æthelred fled to Normandy and was replaced by Sweyn, who was also king of Denmark. However, Æthelred returned as king after Sweyn died the following year. "Unready" is from Anglo-Saxon unræd, meaning ill-advised

 

1485 -90 Henry VII hammered silver half groat 19.80, 1.49g

CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint Class II

Archbishop Morton

 

1562 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
Scottish 1249 Alexander III hammered silver cut half penny - Class 3

1341 Edward III hammered silver penny

Obv EDWA ** ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1582-4 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - A mint mark - 6th issue

 

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

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev WIL/LEM/ONC/ANT - Willem of Canterbury mint

1582- 3 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Bell mint mark
Scottish 1249 Alexander III hammered silver penny - Class 3

 

1272 Edward hammered silver half penny

Obv *** ANGLE DNS ***

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

 

Crown introduced in 1340 by Philip VI (1328-50)

Royal Crown with 3 rosettes across body of crown

Rev Triple banded straight cross fleuretty AV

15thC bronze thimble
1550-1650 Buckle
15thC lead long cross token
Georgian buckle
1561-5 Elizabeth hammered silver sixpence - Phoen mint mark

995-7 Late transitional period - Æthelred II 'crux' type South Eastern mint bust type Fig 7 - Eadpold, moneyer

Bar headed bust left Voided short cross with C,R,V,X in angles

Obv + AEDELRED REX . ANGLO\X, written with sperate R & X

Rev + EADPOLD M : U CAENT - Cantebury mint

Æthelred the Unready, or Æthelred II,(c. 968 – 23 April 1016), was a king of the English (978–1013 and 1014–1016). He was a son of King Edgar and Queen Ælfthryth. His reign was much troubled by Danish Viking raiders. Æthelred was only about 10 (no more than 13) when his half-brother Edward was murdered and was not personally suspected of participation. But as the deed occurred at Corfe Castle by the attendants of Æthelred's mother, it made it more difficult for the new king to rally the nation against the invader, especially as a legend of St Edward the Martyr soon grew. Later, Æthelred ordered a massacre of Danish settlers in 1002 and also paid tribute, or Danegeld, to Danish leaders from 991 onwards. In 1013, Æthelred fled to Normandy and was replaced by Sweyn, who was also king of Denmark. However, Æthelred returned as king after Sweyn died the following year. "Unready" is from Anglo-Saxon unræd, meaning ill-advised

Interesting grasshopper figurine - not sure of date one for the museum
Stunning 17thC seal matrix - reported to museum as treasure

 

Dateline: Circa 1930s

Red enamelled pin for the 'Cherry Coons Club'. With Eb' and Flo'. .

Eb' and Flo' was a comic strip produced by British cartoonist Wilfred Haughton. Haughton is best known as being the illustrator of Disney comics in Britain during the 1930s. There is not much information about him available on the internet.

1897 Zuid Afrika republic coin - 2 shillings (24 pence)
T.D Nunn Wix stores tokens , Sovereign and half sovereign
1550 - 1650 buckle
??

17thC mount with 2 integral lugs
18thC 1st Regiment of foot button
1694 William III milled copper farthing
Roman amphora brroch
Georgian pastry jigger
Post medieval book hinge
Medieval hammered silver penny fragment
1830 London guildhall trade weight
16thC Tudor fretwork button
Georgian watch winder
RN Capt / Commander - 1901
Other Ship's Officers - 1901
In use 1901 - 1952
1850 Frederik VII, king of Denmark milled silver 4 skilling
19thC button
??
18thC clog fastener
19thC 23rd regiment of foot button
Medieval lead gaming piece
17thC button

Unrecorded 1341 Edward III hammered silver florin penny - 2nd initial mark between G & L on obverse

Obv EDWAR R ANGL DNS YB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Class 10ab

Obv EDWARD R ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Trinity House
UK Lighthouse Authoruty
Pilot's Tunic Button
In use 1900 - 1930s
"Trinity House Pilot''
Button - Crown TD ?
1674 Charles II milled copper farthing
1717 George 1st milled copper half penny
 

Victorian lost property reward tag

The Universal key assurance Association

'Return to 29 Paternoster Row or any ploice station for a 5 shilling reward'

20thC Great Yarmouth enamelled badge
 
1824 George IV milled gold full sovereign

1508 Henry VII hammered silver half groat - Archbishop Bainbridge - cross keys below shield - Marlett mintmark - York mint

19.93mm, 1.38g

1504 Henry VII hammered silver groat - Crosslet mint mark - Tentaive issue - Double band to crown

Obv HENRIC VII DI GRA REX AGL Z F

Interesting Obv legend not in JJ North with AGL instead of ANGL - It matches half groat legend of the period

2.90g, 26.41mm

Henry VII groat and half groat size comparison- 4 pence and 2 pence
1840 Victorian milled silver groat
19thC livery button
Regimental button ?

1464/5 Edward IV hammered silver groat - quatrefoils by neck - Fleurs on cusps except over crown- Rose mintmark - Standard Type F

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1696 William III milled silver sixpence
1943 George VI milled silver half crown (30 pence)

1351 Edward hammered silver groat -Pre Treaty period, Series G , mint mark Cross 3 , annulet in 3rd qtr

Obv EDWARD D G REX ANGL Z FRANC D HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1485 Henry VII hammered silver half penny - wide hair, wide cleft reverse cross end

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev **** ON/DON - London mint

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv ***** ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/DVR/EME- Durham mint

1592/5 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Tun mint mark
1489-93 Henry VII hammered silver half groat - Cinquefoil mint mark

1340 Edward III hammered silver half groat

Obv ******S REX ANGL DNS **

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

 

1341 Edward III hammered silver florin penny

Obv EDWAR ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1605 James 1st hammered silver sixpence

1356 Edward III hammered silver penny - quatrefoil with pellet at centre on reverse cross

York Archiepiscopal issue

Taco'd Medieval long crosshammered silver penny

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Sterling silver butterfly brooch
1575 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
2nd C Roman bronze sent off for ID

 

1869 Victorian gold half sovereign

17thC sword belt fitting

1158 -1189 AD Henry II hammered silver penny ' Tealby' cross and crosslet type. 16.21mm x 18.23mm, 1.31g

 

Medieval nut cracker ? 50.39mm L

Wix T.o.W 1927 - Bristol B
1915 German 10 Pfennig coin
1550 -1650 buckle
17thC crotal bell
1st Regiemnt of foot button
18thC Royal artillery button
18thC Royal artillery button

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

Medieval lead seal
17thC buckle
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

Georgian trade weight- Crown G mark
Roman open looped buckle fragment
Roman knife handle
17thC mount with 2 integral lugs

Taco'd 1247 Henry III hammered silver voided longcross penny

Rev ION/ONS/EDM/VND - Bury St Edmonds mint

Antonio Venier (1382-1400)
Venetian Soldino hammered silver coin

1356 Edward III hammered silver penny - quatrefoil with pellet at centre on reverse cross

York Archiepiscopal issue

1377 Richard II hammered silver penny - Class III

Obv RICHARDVS REX ANGLIE

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

Georgian silver thimble
RN Capt / Commander - 1787
RN Lieutenant - 1787

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny fragment - Class 9a

Obv - ********VS REX **

Rev ** ENE - Durham mint

1582-4 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
Medieval looped mount - 2 rivet fixings

1490 - 1500 Henry VII hammered silver half groat - Two arches unjewelled - Class IIIc

King and Archbishop Morton jointly ?

Obv HENRICVS DI GRA REX AGL Z

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1707-8 Anne milled silver sixpence - E below bust - Edinburgh mint
1859 Victorian milled silver sixpence
1932 George V milled silver sixpence
18thC toy cannon
17thC sword belt fitting

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

Georgian button
Georgian mount
1818 George III milled silver sixpence
Medieval bronze thimble
1550 -1650 buckle
Victorian butterfly brooch
Georgian watch winders

1243 AD Medieval harness shield pendant of De Clare

'Found more on De Clare-- seems there was a Gilbert "The Red" (red haired) de Clare & son of Richard-- was one of the Earls of Gloucstershire (7th , I think) and had a whole bunch of other lands in 20 counties in Eng and Ireland. Joined the Montfort rebellion against the king. Married a jaon (Johanna) daughter of Edward II Longshanks , she was born in Acre - the site in the holy land where the Crusaders / Templar's lost it all . He was born in 1243'.

Trade weight - need more cleaning for date marks

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

1876-1894 Firmin & Son Ltd

solid silver livery button

1422-61 Henry VI hammered silver halfpenny - Annulet issue - Reverse with annulets in VIL and Cal qtrs - Type A2

Obv +HENRIC x REX :ANGL

Rev VILLA CAL IS - Calais mint

0.39g, 13.43mm

Medieval silver hawking bell - reported as treasure to museum

1333-4 Edward III hammered silver penny - class 3a

Rev VILLA/ABE/REV/ *** - Berwick upon Tweed

20thC Edward VII badge - Crowned June 1902
Royal Navy Lieutenant - 1748 silver button
Post medieval lead cloth seal
1679 Charles milled silver 3 pence
Georgian Spur
Medieval harness pendant
Great Eastern railways button
Georgian lock plate
1696 William III milled silver sixpence
15thC thimble
19thC 5th Dragoons guards button
17thC mount with 2 integral lugs
2nd C Roman fibular brooch

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided longcross cut halfpenny - Class 3a

Obv HENRICVS REX III

Rev VND/NIC -Moneyer Nicole of London

Coast guard button
19thC Shorphire Militia button
Medieval lead seal matrix - Lombardic script
GPO - General Post Office - Don't look like a QVC Poss' ERII crown
   

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