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16thC Tudor period silver ring with red stone - 24.02mm L x 14.31mm W

 

Very interesting decorated Saxon strap end with eye fitting - single rivet fixing remaining

First early complete decorated crotal bell of the season
1747 Royal Navy Lieutenant button
RN Capt / Commander - 1787
RN Lieutenant - 1787
George horse harness bell
18thC East India company token
1862 Victoria one penny - great patina
1587 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
Medieval mount
1837 William IV milled silver groat
Neat silver brooch - Victorian ?
1922 George V milled silver shilling (12 pence)

88th Regiment of Foot
(Con naught Rangers)

O/R's - 1855-1881

Army officer lapel rank insignia
1340 AD Shield of France Jetton

1341 Edward III hammered silver florin penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

 

Taco'd 1199 AD John hammered silver short cross penny
1636-8 Charles 1st hammered silver shilling - Group E, 'Aberystwyth' bust - single arched crown. smaller bust - Mintmark Tun
1770 pattern 4 shilling and 6 pence coin weight
15thC lead token
1550-1650 silvered buckle
1852 Victorian milled silver shilling
1856 Victorian milled silver 3 pence
1835 London Guildhall trade weight
1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1865 Victorian milled silver shilling
1859 Victorian milled silver 3 pence
Georgian harness mount

 

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

 

 

19thC Eastern Railway Co - Steamships

Medieval octofoil enameled mount - traces of red, blue and gold remain

 

19thC Royal Victoria Yacht Club button
16thC coin weight
Neat Georgian 'cockerel' pipe tamper

Ancient Gold band - 9g - 8.4mm W x 27.24mm L x 1.18mm T

Unusual Russian 1731 Denga (1/2 Kopek) copper coin
1848 Victorian milled silver shilling
   
Enameled 1950's car club badge

Rome medallion dated 1700

Pilgrimage souvenir 
Medallion dated 1700
(Jubilee year celebrating 
opening of holy doors - 4 
Major Basilicas - Rome)

 

BELOW LEFT: The word 'ROMA' is at the bottom of the image with SCALA SANTA' or holy stairs around image of the holy stairs. RIGHT:  The doors of the four major basilicas in Rome. (St Peters, St John Lateran, Mary Major and St Paul's Outside the Walls), are the same opened by John Paul II during the 2000 jubilee. The Holy Spirit  is above.

 

18thC bullion cup weight
1640's lead gunpowder measure and cap
Lead toy rat
RN Cap't / Commander - 1901

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half pence - Class 7a

Moneyer ABEL of London Mint

17thC quadrefoil enameled mount
Medieval mount
RN Navigation Branch - 1825
In use 1825 - 1832
In Gilt
Georgian gold plated watch winder
Georgian watch winder
Capt / Commander - 1774-1787

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

THE 69th REGIMENT OF FOOT

Officer - 1770-1782

Post medeival lead bale seal
Georgian button
Capt / Commander - 1774-1787
RN Master & Mate - 1787-1807
RN Surgeon - 1787-1805
RN Purser - 1787-1807
RN Warrant Officer - 1787-1860
RN Midshipman - 1787-1812
RN Volunteer Gr.I - 1787-1812
RN Instructors - 1727-1842
RN Engineer 1st Cl. - 1837-1841
Georgian copper ring

Teddy Tail League badge is probably 1930s, the two main makers of these badges were J R Gaunt of London and Roden of London.

 

'Teddy Tail the cartoon mouse and main character of the Teddy Tail League delighted children with his stories for 40 years. He is distinguished by the suit he wears and always shown with a knot in his tail. A somewhat mischievous guy he loved the occasional prank, parties and getting into all sorts of adventures with his friends. Teddy Tail lived in the little village of Whiskertown whose friend included Dr. Beetle, Piggy, Kitty Puss the cat and Dougie the duckling amongst others.

Teddy Tail’s main claim to fame is that his is the first cartoon strip regularly featured in a British newspaper. His first appearance was in the Daily Mail on the 5th April 1915 and continued until 1962. He disappeared in 1942, a victim of wartime paper shortages and post-war austerity but was revived in 1949 to the delight of his so many fans'.
Georgian mount
1567 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
Edward VII medallion

Huge silver coin concaved to make into a pendant - 32mm dia

Turkey Tenth issue Years 26-32 Mahmud II 1808- 3 Kurush

 

Crisp 1845 Victoria milled silver half crown (30 pence)

Size comparison with a 6 pence and 4 pence milled coins

   
1771 Frederick 1st of Prussia silver coin
1715-1774 Louis XV of France silver coin
Huge Georgian pipe tamper

Saxon silver penny - Æthelred II 978 AD of the 'Benediction Hand' type

20.85mm dia - 3g

Sent pictures off to the Fitzwilliam museum for a confirmed ID and recording on the early national medieval corpus database

Charles shilling (12 pence) comparison to a Victorian 2 pence

1838 Victorian milled silver 2 pence (half groat)

1641 Charles 1st hammered silver shilling - Triangle in a circle mint mark

Tower mint under Charles

Medieval lead pilgrim badge - orb and cross decoration
1634 Charles 1st hammered silver penny
1818 George III milled silver sixpence

19thC Colchester Bedwell stores token

Watches, plates, hangings,beds etc

1881/Mark Bedwell/Son/11/Colchester

93rd Regiment cuff button
George Rex General service Army button
Lots of 19thC Wix stores £1 and half guinea tokens turning up

Cast copper alloy hooked mount

Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: AD 1700

16th Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny
Georgian bell trade weight
1605 James 1st hammered silver sixpence qtr
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
9th Queens 
Royal Lancers
1861-1920
Georgian watch winders
1811 Russian lead bale seal
1808 Louis Napoleon, King of Holland - Netherlands East Indies 1/16th of a Guilder

A copper alloy circular strap mount

Date from: Circa AD 1500
Date to: Circa AD 1800

Interesting silver brooch with coloured stones - Victorian ?
1603 James 1st hammered silver penny
1845 Victorian milled silver shilling
1603 James 1st hammered silver sixpence
15thC thimble
WWII Carrier battle group air wing commander button
2 - 17thC lead sewing palm guards
Medieval lead 'Boy Bishop' token
Georgian golded mount

1712 Gelderland 1 Gulden silver coin - 1834 William IIII sixpence for size

HH makers mark -Business founded in 1847 by James William Harrison, Henry Harrison and Willian Howson as successors of Thomas Sanson & Sons.

 

1696 Willaim III milled silver sixpence
18thC tiny toy cannon
23rd Regiment of Foot
( Royal Welch Fusiliers )
O/R's - 1860-1881
20thC Royal Marines button
1833 Russian lead bale seal
Victorian 1oz trade weight
Early Post-Medieval (1500-1700) copper alloy belt mount in the form of an acorn
18thC belt fitting
19thC Rifle brigade button
18thC clog fastener
1833 London guildhall trade weight
1818 Russian lead bale seal
RN Capt / Commander - 1787
RN Lieutenant - 1787

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

1908 Birmingham hall marked silver mount

Maker WHH

1594 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Woolpack mintmark
1838 Victorian milled silver sixpence

Early medieval seal matrix - sunburst impression
Medieval decorated buckle with integral chape - traces of silver and red enamel remain - 2 rivet fixings
1550 -1650 buckle
17thC decorated clothing fastener
1740's Royal navy silver button
18thC silver dress button

1199AD King John hammered silver short cross half penny- Class 5b

Moneyer Iohan of Norwich

1885 Victoria milled silver threepence
Interesting military badge with EX inscription ?
81st Regiment of Foot
( Loyal Lincoln Volunteers )
Officer (Silver) - 1808-1816

 

2ndC Roman fibular brooch
1834 William IIII milled silver sixpence
Silver Ottoman Empire coin - not checked ref books yet
1851 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

Mint strike of a 1247 AD Henry III hammered silver voided long cross penny - Class 5a

Obv HENRICVS REX

Obv NIC/OLE/ON/VND - Moneyer Nicole of London

1590-2 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny
Really neat 1824 dated gilded button
19thC livery button
Early Post-Medieval (1500-1700) copper alloy belt mount in the form of an acorn
R.N.A.V.
RN Artillery Volunteers - 1873
In use 1873 - 1901
Officers Tunic Button
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1158-1180 AD Henry II Cross and Crosslet hammered silver penny - Tealby issue

Mint strike of a 1247 AD Henry III hammered silver voided long cross penny - Class 3c

Obv HENRICVS REX

Obv NIC/OLE/ONC/ANT - Moneyer Nicole of Canterbury

 

 

 

1stC BC to 1stC AD Celtic enamelled button and loop fastener (clothing toggle)- 36.64mm L

Blue and red enamel in a floral design

Date from: 100 BC
Date to: AD 100

1755 George II gold half guinea

Monster find, rare - 1603 James 1st hammered silver half crown - 1st issue Lis mintmark

34.88mm - 14.79g

1636-8 Charles 1st hammered silver shilling - Tun mintmark

Group D 4th bust

1554 Mary hammered silver groat (4 pence)
1696 William III milled silver sixpence - Early harp large crown
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1696 William III milled silver sixpence -Early harp large crown
Georgian buckle
16thC Tudor fretwork buckle
A cast copper alloy mount of post-Medieval date (1600-1700).
Cast copper alloy mount of probable late medieval or post medieval date (1400-1600).
George II trade weight - London hallmark
1697 William III milled silver sixpence - Later harp small crown
Medeival lead cloth seal with longcross mark
Facinating early one piece military button - appears to be 1 NM - needs research to determine regiment
1696 William III milled silver shilling (12 pence)
1697 William III milled silver sixpence - Norwich mint - Later harp small crown

1341 Edward III hammered silver florin penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1377 Richard II hammered silver penny - Quatrefoil at centre of reverse cross - York mint
Medieval hammered silver cut qtr shortcross penny
36th Regiment of Foot
( Herefordshire )
Officer - 1800-1830
33rd Regiment of Foot
( 1st Yorkshire West Riding )
Officer - 1848-1853
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver 2 pence
1835 William IIII milled silver 3 pence
1875 Victoria milled silver three pence
1361 -9 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 noble - Treaty period
1567 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
1844 Victoria milled silver shilling (12 pence)
1849 Victoria milled silver groat(4 pence)
1800's Victoria milled silver three pence
Scots guards regiment button
19thC livery button

1341 Edward III hammered silver florin penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1640-1 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat (2 pence)

Star mintmark - Tower mint under Charles

1972 Maltese 1 cent
George 1st trade wight - Crown G London
18thC clog fastener
1550 -1650 buckle
1600-1700 buckle

Unrecorded 5th Dragoon guards button

Crimea wars period

Georgian harness mount
1752 Portugal 10 Reis copper coin
RN Capt / Commander - 1787
RN Lieutenant - 1787
Colonel Army button
1550-1650 buckle
Unknown
Britain's Merchant Navy
Generic Design Issue
In use 1900 's onwards
19thC North Eastern railways button
19thC livery button
19thC livery button

Stunning find - 1787- 1793 4th Regiment of foot Post American Revolution period button

Troiani B4.j

17thC casket key
Georgian fob seal case
19thC Royal fuseliers button
19thC livery button

Shield shaped mount

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL

Period to: POST MEDIEVAL

Date from: AD 1540
Date to: AD 1700

Unrecorded example with legend

2nd Regiment of Foot
( Queen's Royal )
Officer - 1855-1881
RN Capt / Commander - 1891
Medieval book clasp hinge plate
Georgian watch winder
19thC livery button
C10thC Saxon harness cheek piece
18thC clog fastener
1819 Dutch 2 skilling copper coin

1199 King John hammered silver shortcross penny - Class 5b

Obv HENRICVS REX

Obv WILLE(LML.ON.LVD - Moneyer Willelm of London mint

1422 Henry VI hammered silver penny

Annulets stops, Henricvs & Rex

Obv HENRICVS REX ANGLIE

Rev CIVI/TAS/DVR/EME Durham mint

1561 Elizab eth 1st hammered silver three pence
Georgian trade weight - Crown G London mark

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny Class 7

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev **VLF .ON.LVD - Moneyer Ledvlf London mint

1834 William IIII milled silver sixpence
1247 AD Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny
1575 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver 3 pence

This could be a very rare halfpenny find . It is a taco'd 1478-83 Edward IV Irish hammered silver halfpenny with rose with pellet on cross. Only Irish Henry VII and Edward IV Irish and Durham mint full pennies have this rose. Irish Henry VII half pennies do not have this rose so it is definetly an Edward IV. However the normal pellets on this coin are replaced by a cinquefoil which is not showing in any reference book ? It needs straightening to see the obv side but this appears to be a one off.

0.48g, 13.14mm

 

350 AD Roman bronze coin hoard -reported to Colchester museum

These belong to the brother team of Magnentius & Decentius - a fairly short-lived (350-353 AD) Augustus/Caesar pair of the sort promoted to Augustus, ad-hoc, by their legions. This was a very common story during the chaos-years of the later 3rd century, but happened far less often in the 4th.  Magnentius had been a top general of Constans' - his army proclaimed him Augustus and since Constans did him the favor of being captured and executed conveniently quickly - within a few months - Magnentius was duly recognized as Augustus in most of the Western provinces in 350.  The next year he elevated his little brother Decentius to be his colleague Caesar.
 
Constantius II was not pleased by the Western upstarts and within 2 years had defeated them in a couple of significant battles.  Realizing the jig was up, they both committed suicide in 353.
 
Although these reverse types are known for other rulers (for whom they are pretty rare), they are especially associated with Magnentius & Decentius, both of whom were always portrayed "bare headed" - no laurels or diadems, etc. - and both of whom sported distinctive "mullett" hairdos like you see on the clearest specimens here.  Since I believe the obverse legend on that nice one of Bruce's ends in "AVG", I'd say it's most likely Magnentius.  Any on which the obverse legend ends (around 5:00) in CAES, CAESAR,  NOB C, or NC can safely be assumed to be Decentius.
The type with the 2 Victories resting shield inscribed: VOT / V / MVLT / X on a cippus (or just holding it between them) woul have a legend like: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES - and was common for both of them.  The large Chi-Rho Christogram reverse was used on both the centenionalis and short-lived double-centenionalis denominations - it's not really scarce, but is sought-after making it a bit more expensive for those wanting to buy one.  This is a common factor in ancient coins, those with some sort of "religious" reference are always found desirable by folks who have no other interest in ancient coins, thereby driving up the prices (like the so-called "Tribute Penny" denarius of Tiberius - of which your diggers have found several - which is the most common silver coin of the early 1st century, but sells for 3-4 times as much as any other).

 

Mark Lehman

 

 

Can Dennis's hoard coins

350 AD Roman bronze coin hoard -reported to Colchester museum

1490 -1504 Henry VII hammered silver groat - Type 1 single arched crown

Essex Regiment cap badge
16thC Tudor serpent buckle

Amazing find, this 13thC hammered silver coin should not exist as both sides are a short cross with no obv bust

You can however see that the obv side with the part HENRICVS REX legend had a bust originally but it was over struck again with the wrong short cross die.

What is more interesting the rev side has also been double struck if you look closely at **.ON. legend

What a unique coin

3 - 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

17thC sword hanger

Navy belt buckle

HONI SOIT QUI MAN Y PENSE

 

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

19thC livery button
19thC Office of Bounty charity button

First tiny 1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half pence I have seen dug

0.19g, 9.16mm

 

More finds posted on 2010 Oct finds page