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Medieval gold ring with sapphire - 24.12mm dia, 11.42g - report to Colchester museum as treasure

Tiny 1485 Unrecorded Henry VII 'brushed hair' type hammered silver halfpenny - legend does match any known Henry's 10.88mm, 0.35g

Obv HENRICVS A / SIE x H**

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON

1603 James 1st hammered copper farthing

1562 AD Hans Krauwinckel I Master German Lion of St Mark Jetton, 19.27g, 30.02mm

Lion of St Mark standing left with both wings shown. Book of the Gospels between fore- paws.Halo, rising into the margin, is surrounded by a star:

Obv *S*MARCVS * EVANGELLIST*GOTT***

Rev Imperial Orb surrounded by cross patty witin an ornate tressure *HANNS * KRVRENBER

 

2- 1634 Charles 1st hammered coper Rose farthing - Type 2
1457-1476 Edward IV hammered silver penny -Bishop Lawerence Booth - Durhan mint - Lis at bust

1641-3 Charles 1st hammered silver penny - mintmark 2 dots

16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR DNS *****

Rev CIVI/TAS/ ****

 

1356 Edward III hammered silver penny - Pre treaty Series F - initial mark Crown

Rev CIVI/TAS/ LON/DON - London mint

Padlock - no idea of date yet
Georgian button

Monogrammed button

FA - B&H

Medieval harness rings
Medieval lead pilgrims badge
Medieval mount
36th Regiment of foot button
Georgian buckle
Really nice shape 1730 George II copper halfpenny
1875 Victoria milled silver sixpence
14th/15thC 1/2 Gold Ryal - King with sword and shield standing in a ship type with rose coin weight
1603 James 1st coin weight - Britain crown, 2nd coinage
15th/16thC 'Ship with 2 lions' type coinweight for the gold noble
1587 Rose Ryal coin weight

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided longcross penny - Class 2

Rev NIC(/OLE(/ON/ANT - Moneyer Nicole of Canterbury

Unusual gilded mount with 2 integral lugs 16th/17thC
Roman bust figurine finial - 42.39mm L , 22.07g

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL ******

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

1634 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat( 2 pence)
Excellent find, new one to us - 1664 Susannah King of Boxford, Suffolk, hammered copper trade farthing
Medieval shield jetton
1910 Edward VII milled silver sixpence
1845 Victoria milled silver sixpence
1819 George III milled silver shilling (12 pence)

Victorian model crown coin

mdcccxlviii (=1848)

Joseph Moore was a noted Birmingham medallist (1817 - 1892) who trained under Halliday.  He was then in partnership as Allen & Moore (1840 - 1858) and the A&M initials are on many pieces of this period.  From 1859 onwards he was trading in his own name with the Moore business eventually being acquired by Fattorini & Sons in 1920.

In 1844 Moore produced models (patterns) of a bimetallic penny as a suggestion for a change in the currency of the realm by using lighter and smaller coins than the much heavier and larger "cartwheels" then still in general use.  Later, in 1847 / 1848 Moore's firm produced a range of model pieces ranging from 1/16th of a farthing (6mm diameter) through to the bimetallic half pennies and pennies and up to the very ornate crowns, also bimetallic, and quarter sovereigns.  The lower denominations were very small and not actual currency in force in the UK either at that time, or before or since.

The smaller pieces were probably produced to enhance his own expertise and to market the larger pieces and they have readily become collectable today as "Model Coins".  The bimetallic pennies - still seen in abundance today - were so popular with the general public that the Royal Mint had to make an official announcement that they were not legal tender.  Moore meant them to be serious models for consideration as currency and most have "Model" on them which probably saved Moore from prosecution under the Counterfeit Laws.

Victorian gaming token
Medieval decorated book clasp
16thC Tudor button
Victorian silver bottle stopper
1711 Anne milled silver sixpence
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
19thC Victorian milled silver sixpence
1603 James 1st hammered silver sixpence
1573-8 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
Post medieval hammered silver half groat
Georgian spur buckle
1575-1700 buckle

1466/7 Edward IV hammered silver groat - Bristol (B on breast) Quatrefoils by bust - Crown inital mark

Obv EDWARD DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC

Rev VIL/LA+B/BIS/TOLL

25.6mm,2.88g

1600-1720 buckle

One piece Navy button

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

1600-1720 buckle
Medieval decorated book clasp
15thC open topped thimble
1694 William and Mary copper half penny
1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Copper trade farthing
17thC button
Post medieval lead bale seal
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1924 George V milled silver sixpence
18thC musket trigger guard
16thC crotal bell
Great Eastern railway button
1770's 9 shilling coin weight
18thC Dutch copper coin

1553 Hans Schultes I 'Ship penny' jetton

Obv Sailing ship facing left

Rev Traditional 'four fleurs in a lozenge' crown HANS rosette SCHVLTES cross PO

17thC mount with 2 integral lugs
Medieval lead papel badge fragment
15thC casket key

Mint condition 1340 AD French Jetton

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

1310-14 Sterling bust English Jetton Edward II Class XI

Rev - Long cross patonce 6 pellet clusters in angles, border pellets

Obv - Bust Class II in circle, border pellets

 

1485 Henry VII hammered silver sovereign penny - Keys by shield - Archbishop Rotherham - no pillars to throne

York mint

1609 James 1st hammered silver half goat

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

Beautiful decorated medieval buckle chape - Fleur de lis design and 3 rivet fixing

This coin has me stumped at the moment, clearly a clipped half groat by the double inner ring on obv. CIVI/TAS type but with a mint legend I do not know VERUT ?. Bust has mad eyes but with an unusual hair style. Crown is also very unusual.

Facinating coin - Ricahard III ?

1471 Edward IV hammered silver half groat - C on breast XVIII/XX Rose initial mark

Obv EDWARD DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRA

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

19mm, 1.18g

1553 Mary hammered silver groat

1.98g, 24.26mm

Medieval seal ring

Edward Saddler

?
Royal Sussex regiment cap badge
Medieval strap and hanger fitting
1912 silver badge - Birmingham hallmark

17thC mount with 2 integral lugs

 

Heart attack find - Celtic style silver ring hall marked 925 silver
17thC decorated crotal bell
17thC bell donger
1606/ 7 James 1st hammered silver half groat -escallop mint mark
1607-9 James 1st hammered silver penny -Coronet mint mark
1871 Victorian milled silver shilling

Sterling silver finger ring

 
Medieval silver decorated bodkin needle - reported to museum as treasure
Army cap badge
17thC clothing fastener
Post medieval bale seal

1508-14 Henry VIII hammered silver halfgroat - Marlett mint mark

Archbishop Brainbridge issue - keys below shield

 

Arabic lettering on an enamelled badge ??
Military button ?
Not sure yet - possible sissor handle

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny, Class 2a

Obv EDWR ANGL ***

Rev CIVI/TAS **

 

Medieval pot leg
92nd Regiment of Foot
( Highlander )
O/R's (Pewter) - 1798-1830
Officer (Silver) - 1798-1830
Medieval purse bar arm - decorated, some blue enamelling remaining
1697 William III milled silver sixpence

1247 Henry III hammered silver short cross cut half penny

Obv HENRIC ***

1594-6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny
1561 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver 6 pence
17thC William Greeveson of Durham hammered copper trade farthing
Roman baldric mount
Post medieval lead bale seal
19thC livery button
Hnery VIII coin weight - Crown H
1935 George V milled silver sixpence
Lemon juice method used to clean up 1808 George III penny and half penny

Probably one of the smallest hammered silver coins you can find, 1/3rd the weight of a Medieval silver farthing

1625-42 Charles 1st hammered silver half penny - Rose each side - no legend type

0.17g, 9.5mm

Medieval silver Fleur De Lis hat badge - reported as treasure to museum

1501-1521).
Venetian Soldino hammered silver coin 0.26g,12.08mm

Rev: LAVS TIBI SOLI (Thee Alone be Praised). Haloed figure of Christ holding a cross.

Obv: LE LAV DVX S M V (Leonardo Lauredan, Doge. St Mark of Venice.) Doge kneeling before Saint Mark.

1582-3 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Bell mint mark
Large medieval lead weight
1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross cut half penny
1861 Victorian milled silver 3 pence
Victorian 1/4 oz trade weight
WWII Air training corp
WWII Royal air force
WWII Woman's land Army button
17thC decorated crotal bell
Georgian horse harness bell
17thC mount with 2 integral lugs
1816 George III milled silver sixpence

1279 -Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Cross Potent Class 3f - Lombardic N

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1.18g, 18.71mm

 

1817 George III milled silver sixpence
Medieval figurine mount 32.86mm H , 10.30g

1341 Edward III hammered silver florin penny

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR- Canterbury mint

17.11mm, 1.13g

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

14.68mm, 0.51g

Medieval Edward long cross hammered silver penny
17thC Thomas Beckwith of Coggeshall in Essex hammered copper trade half penny

16thC Tudor jewelry clasp - gold on silver - reported to museum as treasure

13.01mm H, 0.80g

1940 George VI milled silver half crown (30 pence)
1553 Mary hammered silver groat

1501-1521).
Venetian Soldino hammered silver coin 0.26g,12.08mm

Rev: LAVS TIBI SOLI (Thee Alone be Praised). Haloed figure of Christ holding a cross.

Obv: LE LAV DVX S M V (Leonardo Lauredan, Doge. St Mark of Venice.) Doge kneeling before Saint Mark.

Huge 15th/16th C Henry VIII trade weight
Mid 4thC Roman coin - Barbarius Rdiate type
Medieval gold noble coinweight

 

1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Copper trade farthing
Great Eastern railway button
Generic Merchant Navy button
 
16thC crotal bell
 

1509 -26 Henry VIII hammered silver groat - Pheon mint mark

2.87g, 26.93mm

70BC Morini 'boat tree' type Celtic gold 1/4 stater 1.46g, 11.33 mm

Tiny Mid 4thC Roman silver coin - clipped to appear like a Saxon sceat

13.2mm,0.70g

The siliquae of the late 4th and early 5th century were quite small and rather lightweight - it tends to show, among other things, how little silver the Romans had easy access to at that point.  Your piece may be a fractional siliqua struck with full-size siliqua dies, a contemporary copy, or may have deteriorated in situ - or there may be yet another story behind this one.  There was a time in the post-Roman era when existing siliquae were officially clipped down to a size and weight to circulate alongside Saxon sceatta - and this may be a product of that or a similar era and process.
I will look forward to seeing whatever may come of your cleaning efforts, since there's not enough showing to tell you anything you don't already seem to know about this one.
 
Mark

 

 

70BC Morini 'boat tree' type Celtic gold 1/4 stater 1.48g, 10.28 mm

 

 

Mark Lehman has sent me futher information on Fl Don's Roman silver find

Under closer examination and tweaking the images a little, I'm pretty sure this piece at least began its career as a half-siliqua of Arcadius, 383-408 AD.  If I am reading the lower letter-seriphs on the obverse correctly, what's visible should, I believe, read "D N ARCADI [ VS P F AVG]" - the legend breaking between I - V is correct for Arcadius too. 
 
Interestingly - and I'm not sure whether this "proves" anything or not, I also have a siliqua of Arcadius showing some clipping and which also weighs exactly 0.7gm http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album83/02_Arcadius_Sil_MIL  - this complicates the issue a little, since I can't see any features on the reverse of your coin which would indicate either Roma seated left (legend: VIRTVS ROMANORVM or VRBS ROMA) or a "Vota" type with vows: VOT / X / MVLT / XX in a wreath - which are the only 2 reverse types for Arcadius' siliquae - but that piece from my collection might also be a siliqua officially clipped-down to sceat-size.  Certainly to make a sceat out of a half-siliqua would require the removal of a lot less metal - or your piece might merely be a skimpy, underweight half-siliqua with no clipping.
 
However, the reverse of yours I cannot be quite as certain about as the obverse, but I believe it is VICTORIA AVGG (or AVGGG, depending on the era - 2 emperors before, or 3 after the ascension of Theodosius II in 402) with Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm.  I believe I can see [VI] CTOR [IA  AVGG(G?)] between 9:00 - 11:00.  The crook-like feature at the top-right should be Victory's arm holding up a wreath at about 12:00.  Although these are AE denominations and some years earlier, the general design of the reverse should be the same or similar as one or the other of these two:  http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album82/09_Valentinian_I_SER_ALE or http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album82/37_Valentinian_II_VIA_SIS
 
I can't make out anything at all for a mint mark, so I can't tell you the city of origin with certainty, but it appears that Arcadius struck half-siliquae only at Milan (MD in exergue) Aquilea (AQPS in exergue) or Rome (RM in exergue).  In case you can make out letters at the bottom, that's the list of probable exergual mint marks to look for on a half-siliqua of Arcadius. 
 
Good digging this season!
It's encouraging that your first Roman is an interesting AR instead of an AE grot for a change!
 
Mark

Medieval dagger chape

45 BC Addedomaros Celtic gold coin 18.64mm, 5.61g sent to CCI for recording

Very unusual die strike - gold appears to be in an almost non moldern state during the strike

T.D Nunn Wix store half sovereign token (126 pence)
1845 Victorian milled silver sixpence
Watch winders
Neat Find - lead toy soldier
Georgian Harness shield mount with initials GG
19thC Token - Lowe
Military badge ?
18thC clog fastener
17thC mount with 2 integral lugs
1704 Queen Anne sixpence
16thC Tudor S belt clasp

Admiral Edward Boscawen at the battle of Porto Bello 1737,37.27mm dia

Saxon Stirrup terminal

Early Medieval 11th century

16/17thC Tudor button
Roman harness loop junction - 2 rivet fixing
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing
Royal navy customs button
19thC Livery button with bishops mitre
17thC mount with 2 integral lugs
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing
1563 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver six pence

Interesting Roman bronze coin sent off for ID (non hoard)

This is another of the Magnentius/Decentius centenionales.
 
You can only tell them apart by the obverse legends, so I can't say which one of them this is on the basis of these photos, but it's the common VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES, 2 Victories reverse they both used.
 
Mark

 

4thC Roman bronze coin in poor shape
1603 James 1st hammered silver sixpence
William IV milled silver 1 1/2 pence

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