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Stunning 13thC personal lead seal matric with complete supsension loop - 32.33mm dia, 24.84g

Legend S'ICILN.RI.ARDIFIL.JRADVLU - Seal of Iciln

 

14thC 1 Ib 9oz trade weight - 60.94mm dia x 9.29mm thick

Very rare find of the earliest trade weight you can find with a Crown like those on Edward III coins - these date from the late 14th C and were later superceded by the Crown and a monarch letter i.e h for Henry VIII, El for Elizabeth 1st.

 

 

1550 to 1650 Buckle
Late 16th early 17thC nipple button

1341 Edward III hammered silver florin penny Cross 3

Ob EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Cantebury mint

1572-3 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat Ermine mintmark 4th issue

1696 William III milled silver sixpence love token (182)
Military button Crown EK - not checked ref books yet
RN Master - 1807-1825
RN Ass't Master - 1807-1825
RN Volunteer Gr.II - 1824-1825
1696 William III milled silver sixpence love token (183)

This is a fascinating one piece silvered unrecorded button find - The Button is the 36th Regiment of foot with the legend 'Leicester Regiment'. The Leicester Regiment were the 17th Regiment of foot ? and fought with Cornwallis at York town.

Sent off to our button expert for his views

1341 Edward III hammered silver florin penny Cross 3

Ob EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Cantebury mint

1679 Charles II milled silver 3 pence (184)
Early lead bale seal
1842 Victorian milled silver sixpence (185)
Medieval book clasp part
1939 George VI milled silver sixpence (186)
Medievla silver hawking bell top - Reported as treasure to museum
Medieval book clasp - 2 rivet fixings
17thC Dutch lead bale seal
1940 George VI milled silver sixpence (187)
1919 George V milled silver sixpence (188)
1938 George VI milled silver shilling (189)
1696 William III milled silver sixpence love token (190)
Roman style lead trade weight - no markings 51.56mm dia x 12.27mm T

A complete Romano-Britsh protected loop terret. The loop through which the reins would have passed remains

Protected loop terrets are usually considered to be Roman and dating to the late first and second centuries AD-

36.24mm L x 25.72 O/Dia, 22.33g

2nd C Roman fibular 'head stud' type fibula brooch
2nd C Roman fibular 'Colchester ' type fibula brooch

 

Medieval gold posey ring with full Lombardic inscription and with the flower possibly representing the wound of Christ- working on the legend to dechiper it - Reported as treasure to Colchester museum 22.38mm O/dia x 1.64mm T , 2.77g

Legend reads : * CN IIS LK VUI CK LOOIJ

18thC decorated silver clog fastener
WWII Royal airforce button

1422-27 Henry VI hammered silver groat (4 pence) annulet issue - incurved cross

obv HENRIC DI GRA REX ANGLIE FRANC

Rev Outer POSVI DEVM ADITORE MEVM

Inner VILLA CALISIE - Calais Mint

3.68g, 26.85mm

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver half groat - Cross 1 - series E Closed letters C and B

obv - EDWARDVS REX ANGL D ****

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1.59g, 22.93mm

1464-1472 Edward IV hammered silver penny - Archiepiscopal Issue - quartrefoil with pellet at centre of reverse - York mint

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

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev hE(N/RIO/NLV/NDE - moneyer HENRY OF LONDON

1704 Anne milled silver sixpence - overstamped BJ love token (191)
1199 King John hammered silver short cross penny qtr
Antonio Venier (1382-1400)
AD hammered Soldino silver Venitian coin
Air training corp

1422 -27 Henry hammered silver groat - annulet issue - annulet between opposing pellets on reverse

obv HENRIC DI GRA REX ANGLIE FRANC

Rev Outer POSVI DEVM ADITORE MEVM

Inner CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London Mint

26.2mm, 3.49g

 

 

Roman harness loop junction - gilded and decorated - 2 rivet fixing

Roman harness loop junction - gilded and decorated - 2 rivet fixing

1341 Edward III hammered silver florin penny Cross 3

Ob EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Cantebury mint

1841 Victorian milled silver shilling (192)
'Lusshebournes' Circa 1280 - Sterling imitation from Europe copying an Edward type coin - Pollard - bare headed bust -0.94g, 18.18mm
Medieval decorated buckle chape with 2 rivet fixings
Interesting Roman looking hook
1696 William III milled silver sixpence (193)

1247 Henry III hammered silver short cross cut half penny Class 8b3

Pellet after ON - Lombardic N - Cross pommee

1592 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - Tun mintmark
1351 Edward III Hammerd silver Penny - Pre treaty - Crozier before CIVI

Obv EDWARD R ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/DVNE/LMIE

1.19g,17.12mm

1614 James 1st hammered silver half groat
1572-3 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
1625 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat

1422-61 Henry VI hammered silver half penny - Annulet Issue Type A2 'Bib chest', whole annulets by neck

Obv * HE(NRIC x RE(X x ANGL

Rev VIL/LA/CAL/ISx - Calais mint

0.42g, 14.71mm

Thanks to member Ron for ID'ing this military badge find - 'na h' Eireann means of the Irish Free State',
20thC Girl guides badge
Victorian jewelry item
1550-1650 buckle

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

18thC silver spoon handle
Medieval spur fragment
Stunning early 1681 Dutch Zeelandia province copper coin

1817 Russian leade bale seal
17thC sword belt slide

 

15thC lead token
17thC mount
17thC mount with 2 integral lugs
17thC belt slide
London and Chatham railway button
1666 Thomas Peeke of Colchester hammered copper trade farthing
Soho London toekn - cleaning it up more to reveal legend
Medieval hammered silver penny CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint - needs straightening to review King

1631 - 32 Charles 1st milled silver half crown (30 pence)

Nicholas Briot's milled coinage - Group III cloak on shoulder

31.05mm, 13.01g (194)

1341 Edward III hammered silver florin penny

Obv - + EDWA ** ANGL FNS HYB

CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

18thC Bullion cup weight - Hallmarked VS
Medieval spur rowell
20thC British rail button
1770's Gold guinea coin weight - 21 shillings
Georgian button
1820 George III 'bullhead' milled silver sixpence forgery
1860 Dansk copper coin - 1 cent
Post 1709 decorated silver thimble
Georgian lead tobacco jar lid handle
Georgian mount with 4 integral lugs

Medieval badges Ref Mitchiner p244 939 - 941

 

'A badge for a Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre in bronze and dating somewhere around C13/14th possibly very slightly later . This is a very scarce item and it relates to The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem being a Catholic chivalric order of Knighthood that traces its roots to Godfrey of Bouillon, principal leader of the First Crusade. According to reliable sources in the Vatican and Jerusalem, it began in historical reality as a mixed clerical and lay confraternity (association) of pilgrims which gradually grew around the most central of the Christian holy places in the Middle East, the Holy Sepulchre or the tomb of Jesus Christ.This would have been a pin for a member of the order , there is a mark on the reverse where the original pin would have been fixed

 

19th C livery button
1550-1650 buckle
1667 Thomas Bradshaw of Harwich, Apothecaries, hammered copper trade farthing
1935 George V milled silver sixpence (195)
1944 George V milled silver sixpence (196)
1866 Victorian milled silver 3 pence (197)

1377 Edward III hammered silver half groat - Post Treaty period

CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

26.05mm, 4.35g

George II trade weight - Crown G
Assurance button
17thC lead token
Great Eastern Railways button
Isle of Mann cufflink
Georgian printing press block 'A'
1690's William III milled silver sixpence overstamped love token (198)
Roman bronze pin head
Roman spur
Neat medieval cotter pin with cross design
18thC toy cannon - exploded due to overpacking of gun powder
1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny
C10thC Saxon harness cheek piece - fragment
Roman bronze circular mount
Victorian jewellry clasp with red stone
Medieval annular ring brooch fragment
19thC hunting button
15th lead token - long cross and pellet type 2
Medieval decorated Fleur De Lis mount
Post medieval lead gaming piece
17thC mount with 2 integral lugs
Medieval bronze beehive thimble

Medieval finger ring with lombardic lettering, star and cross hatched design -20.99mm O/Dia , 215g
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
1842 Victroian milled silver sixpence (199)
Georgian casket clasp

Neat lead bale seal with animal impression

'SS Leopo'

Unusual 17th lead token
1563 Elizabeth 1sr hammered silver - Phoen mintmark
Decorated medieval buckle with integral chape
1670 Ipswich copper farthing
1341 Edward III Hammerd silver Penny - probably florin type

Obv **** R ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR Canterbury mint

 

Unrecorded officers one piece 38th Regiment of Foot

( 1st Staffordshire )

19thC livery button
Medieval French jetton
1625 Charles 1st coin weight - Crown C hall mark
Early petwer miltary button - not checked ref books yet
1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham hammered copper trade farthing
19thC monogrammed button

A Romano-British protected loop terret fragment . The loop through which the reins would have passed remains

Protected loop terrets are usually considered to be Roman and dating to the late first and second centuries AD-

1937 George VI milled silver sixpence (200)
1927 George V milled silver shilling (201)
1943 George VI milled silver sixpence (202)
Georgian spur
Medieval caffing dish handle support
18thC toy cannon

1490 -1504 Henry VII hammered silver half groat - - double arched crown - cinquefoil mint mark

 

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR Canterbury mint

 

Roman dolphin headed buckle

1341 Edward III hammered silver florin penny

Ob EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

1843 Victorian milled silver sixpence (203)
Cast copper Victroian lion mount
Medieval silver hawking bell reported as treasure to the museum
Medieval hammered silver half groat
16thC gold and silver jewellry fragment - reported to museum as treasure
Georgian silver buckle fragmetn
Medieval lead pilgrims badge
19thC livery button
1704 Queen Anne trade weight - Crown A hallmark London
1594-6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver halfgroat
Post medieval bead
18thC toy cannon
Georgian lead tobacco jar lid handle
Medieval hammered silver penny fragment - London mint
Roman lead spindle whorl
15thC open topped thimble

1341 Edward III hammered silver florin penny

Ob EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR Canterbury mint

1.34g, 18.83mm

1341 Edward III hammered silver florin penny

Ob EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

0.99g, 17.95mm

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny fragment -Durham mint
16th/17thC nipple button
15thC lead token
2ndC Roman bronze coin
Georgian pipe tamper
15th C lead tpken - type 2
16th C decorated Tudor button

Medieval hammered silver half groat - 1327 Edward III

Obv Edwardvs Rex

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - class 9b

Ob EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev VILLE/SCIE/DNV/DNI - Bury St Edmunds mint

18.39mm,1.44g

1696 William III milled silver sixpence love token (204)
Miltary badge with 3 crowns at centre and red enamelled lettering ?
19thC livery button
Medieval buckle
Medieval pot foot
17thC mount with single integral lug
2nd C Roman bronze coin
17thC lead token
17thC lead flower mount
Medieval lead mould - not sure what the impression is

Unlisted buttons - Crimea war's period

THE 5TH. (PRINCESS OF WALES'S) DRAGOON GUARDS

 

20thC pearl handled pen knife
19thC Cunard Line button
Medieval book clasp - 2 rivet fixings
16thC Tudor purse bar swivel

1422 Henry VI hammered silver penny - annulet coinage - annulet at centre of pellets in two of the reverse qtrs

Obv HENRICVS REX ANGLIE

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

0.81g, 17.12mm

 

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross qtr penny Class 6c3

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev **** WINC - Winchester mint

0.38g, 10.37mm

18thC bullion weight
18thC decorated clog fastener
RN Greenwich Hospital Service
Officer's Hospital Staff Tunic
Button
In use 1814 - 1868
1000 BC bronze axe head fragment
Roman cotter pin

1485- Henry VIII hammered silver farthing - single arched crown, plain cross - very interesting coin thickly struck - size is within normal range but it weights twice the average weight of 0.19g

0.40g, 9.81mm -

Obv HENRIC DI GRA Rex

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1422 Henry VI hammered silver penny

Archiepiscopal issue - Quatrefoil with pellet on reverse

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

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny Class 9b

Obv EDWAR R ANGL DNS HYB

Rev SCIE/DNV/NDI - Bury St Edmunds mint

17.64mm, 1.41g

 

 

Royal artillery badge

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