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Sept 2011 Finds page

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

Obv HENRICVS REX III

Rev HEN/RIO/NVL/NDE - Moneyer Henry of London

1.43g, 17.89mm

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

Obv HENRICVS REX III

Rev NIC/OLE/ONL/VND - Moneyer Nicole of London

1.26g,17.63mm

13th C Medieval seal matrix - need soaking to remove crust on seal face The Royal Highlanders regiment button - Black Watch

13th C Edward 1st hammered silver farthing - new issue with inner circles both sides - Needs further 'cooking' to remove horn crust to ID the class and mint

Photo'd next to silver penny for size

0.47g,11.33mm

18thC Continental Skilling copper coin - Sweden 1696 William III milled silver sixpence
1838 Victoria milled silver four pence Medieval lead cross mount

H.M. Customs
O/R's Button
In use 1820 - 1836 ?
button

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

Royal Western Yacht club

In use 1845 - 1901

15thC casket key

18thC medallion

Rev 18thC sailing ships

1603 James 1st Irish hammered silver sixpence
17thC Royal Navy seal matrix - Anchor and rope 1634 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat

1204/5 King John hammered silver short cross penny Class 5

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev ANDREVD.ON. CANTR- Moneyer Andreu of Canterbury mint

1794 Charles IIII of Spain 1/2 Real
1740's Royal Navy silver button 19thC Military button blank

1212-42 Henry III hammered silver short cross penny - Class 7b

 

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev RAVF.ON.LVD - Moneyer Ravlf of London mint

19thC hunting button 19thC liver button 1819 George III milled silver sixpence
George Ist 1723 milled silver sixpence - issued by South Sea Company
1422 -1460 Henry VI hammered silver penny - broken annulet by neck

1351-1353 Edward III hammered silver half groat - Pre Treaty series

IM Cross, annulet stops, wedge shaped R, single punched S

Obv EDWARDVS.REX.ANGLI

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Medieval lead gaming piece 19thC 98th regiment of foot button
Huge 18thC bullion cup weight - first one I have seen with solid handle fitting
Huge 1770's Royal Navy button 19thC hunting button Royal Artillery cap badge
15thC lead token with casting sprue still attached 15thC lead token - type II Roman bronze decorated hanger
Georgian pendant with red glass stone
Royal Navy - Officers (Roped Rim) Lined Background 17.5mm - 1843-1891
1853 Victoria milled silver 3 pence

 

 

 

London Scottish Volunteers army button

Founded in 1859

2ndC Roman silver coin - 'cooking it to remove crust'

Good to hear from you again - I guess it is that time of year, so I wish you good diggin' this season.

Your coin is definitely Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD.  I believe the reverse is Victory standing left holding wreath in outstretched right hand and a long palm-branch in the left.  I believe the reverse legend is IMPERATOR II.  If it is Imperator II, a fairly common type, it dates to about 143 AD from the mint at Rome.

Mark 

 

1572 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence - 2nd issue Ermine mintmark Amazing double bust Edward III hammered silver penny - CIVI/TAS type reverse
1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver one pence - 2nd issue Cross Crosslet mintmark

1215 Henry III hammered silver short cross penny - Class 7b

Obv HENRICVS REX

REV ** TISNOR** Unknown moneyer

1377 Richard II hammered silver penny

Obv RICARDVS REX ANGLIE

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

1340 Edward III hammered silver penny - Class 15d

Rev EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev SCIE/DNV/NDI/VIL - Bury St Edmunds mint

1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1836 William IIII milled silver four pence

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny Class 1d

Rev EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1911 George V milled silver sixpence

1834 gold ring - London with duty paid bust Maker is probably James Young

1.43g, 19.55mm

 

Solid gold Georgian watch winder

3.59g,28.28mm
1578 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver 3 pence
1853 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

 

As dug,almost 'cooked' and finally cooked

1stC Celtic silver unit - straight into the cooker to remove the horn crust

Cunobelin 20 AD Celtic silver coin

The Cunobelin silver is very nice, and a rare type at that. Seated figure facing left. The only standard reference for the type is no. 308 in Spink's Coins of England, it's not in Van Arsdell or the BM catalogue. You can see the amphora which the seated figure is holding quite clearly, but the CVNOBE doesn't show up too well on either. I don't have the exact figures here for rarity, but I don't think there are more than a dozen of these recorded at most. Date is perhaps somewhere in the middle of Cunobelin's reign, say perhaps c. 20-25 AD.

Thanks again for all these,
Best wishes
Philip

Very crisp 1595 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence

First decent Roman bronze with crisp detail sent to Mark for ID

The first thing that's clear - oddly enough - is the mintmark.  That's distinctive for the mint at Lugdunum and that exact type was used only during the year 332. This type, the 2-standard Gloria Exercitvs, was struck for only 3 people, Constantine I Augustus, Constantine II and Constantius II, Caesars.  The issue in telling you any more than that is in the ability to read any of the obverse legend.  It's "sort of" visible, but frustratingly unclear - the possibile obverse legeds are:
CONSTANTI - NVS MAX AVG
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C

Since it appears there may be a break in the legend above the portrait's head, I will provisionally guess that it's Constantine I - "The Great".  But I can't be certain because the legend is frustratingly unclear.  So, I can give you the date and mint with complete certainty, but not the emperor.

Mark

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv ***ANGL DNS**

Rev ISTO/LLIE/VILL/ - Bristol mint

1582-3 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
1943 George VI milled silver florin (24 pence) 1931 George V milled silver shilling (12 pence)
Roman mount C10th C Saxon heavily gilded clothing fastener
Medieval lead Boy Bishop token 19thC buckle 1550-1650 buckle

1371-1379 Duchy of Guelders jetton

Rampant Lion with a tall erect two forked tail was first introduced as the emblem of Limburg

Rev Rampant Lion with a tall erect two forked tail of Limburg- all in 6 arched tressure -margin M repeated

Rev Double stranded arcuate cross fleuretty with rampant lion (single tail) in each angle:margins crowns

Roman baldric mount - yellow enamel and silver highlights remain 18thC crotal bell
Georgian horse bell Medieval trapezoidal buckle 18thC crotal bell
16thC Tudor button 16thC Tudor button 1711 Anne milled silver sixpence
Charles 1st Aberystwyth - Furnance mint 1648/9 hammered silver half groat 1841 Victoria East India Company milled silver 2 Annas
THE 28th REGIMENT OF FOOT. Early Glostershire Regiment button

THE 20th REGIMENT OF FOOT East Devonshire Regiment

Officer - 1830-1855

84th Regiment of Foot
( York & Lancaster )

O/R's (Brass) - 1855-1881

19thC livery button

Another typical example found here

 

1816 George III milled silver sixpence

"fourree" silver-over-copper denarii

 

Fascinating find Roman silver forgery coin showing exposed copper core which swelled and forced off one face of the coin. Shows clearly how the forgery was constructed

19thC Nunn Wix Store tokens, £1 and half sovereign Early French copper coin

 

850 BC Bronze Age sword blade fragment

 

West Somerset Regiment lapel badge 1550-1650 buckle 17thC decorated ring
1500-1700 mount 20thC silver badge
19thC regiment button 19thC livery button 17thC sword belt slide

Continental crown Army button 17thC book clasp 16thC knife pommel
Georgian watch winders
Capt / Commander - 1774-1787
Royal Horse Artillery
Generic Issue

Officer & O/R's - 1873-1901
1550-1650 buckle 1550-1650 buckle Edge off a huge Georgian trade weight - Crown G cipher
 
16thC Tudor clothing fastener 19thC livery button

Royal Navy Lieutenant - 1748

 

1341 Edward III hammered silver penny

Obv **REX ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI

Quatrefoil with pellet on rev cross - York Archiepiscopal issue

1845 Victoria milled silver sixpence

1327 Edward III hammered silver half groat

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1422-61 Henry VI hammered silver halfpenny- annulet issue -Type A1a 'Bib' chest

Annulets in VIL and CAL qtrs

S.1849; N.1435

Obv +HENRICxREXxANGL'

Rev VIL LAx CAL ISx

1942 George VI milled silver half crown (30 pence) 1938 George VI milled silver shilling (12 pence)
1706 Anne milled silver penny

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

1816 George III milled silver half crown (30 pence) size comparison with sixpence
1815 Condor copper token - not researched yet

1180 Henry II hammered silver short cross penny - Class 1

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev ** CARD + O - Moneyer Ricard of Oxford mint

1696 William III copper farthing 19thC Nunn Wix Store tokens, £1 and half sovereign
1775 George III copper farthing

Mid 4thC Roman bronze coin sent for ID

Unfortunately, Murphy's law of Constantinian legends comes into play on this piece. 
Murphy says: "The more numerous the possible whoms or whats a legend might indicate, the more likely it will be that the crucial bit will be missing."

Although this is clearly a 2 soldiers and 1-standard GLORIA EXERCITVS, dating to 336-340 AD, and even the mintmark is clear enough for me to read without magnification - SMTS[A] - Thessalonica, what we have visible on the obverse is "CONSTAN.......VG" which means this could be any one of the 4 primary members of the family of Constantine the Great who were Augusti at some point.  Constantine I or II, Constantius II or Constans - all had legends as Augustus beginning CONSTAN and ending VG on their Thessalonica 1-standard issues.
These are the possibilities:

CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG

CONSTANTI-NVS PF AVG

CONSTANTI-VS PF AVG

CONSTANS-PF AVG

So there you have it, a datable, mint-specific but otherwise perfectly generic Constantinian Æ3.

Mark

1936 George V millled silver half crown (30 pence) 1936 George V milled silver six pence
18thC silver Royal Navy button 1500-1650 buckle 17thC Charles II silver button - reported as treasure to Colchester museum
Early Dutch copper coin 1490-1504 Henry VII hammered silver sovereign penny,
1872 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1921 George V milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver sixpence 1660-85 Very rare find and our first ever Charles II milled silver shilling (12 pence)
1582-4 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - A mintmark 1924 George V milled silver sixpence

 

C1351 Edward III hammered gold qtr noble - needs straightening to D exact type

1.79g

1601-2 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat 1830 Russian lead bale seal
1670 Charles II copper farthing 1735 George II milled copper half penny
17thC lead mount George 1st coin weight - Crown G cipher London 1737 George II milled silver one pence

1341 Edward III hammered silver penny florin penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1582-4 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

1205 William 1 The Lion Scottish hammered silver half penny

Obv LE REI WILAM - Wilam the King

Rev Voided cross with a star in each quadrant

17thC clothing fastener 15thC lead token
1855 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

Henry VI 1422-27 Hammered silver half groat - Calais mint - Annulet issue - annulets by neck and between two sets of opposing pellets

Obv HENRIC DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC

Outer legend POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM

Inner legend - VILLA CALISIE - Calais Mint

26.21mm, 3.72g

18thC Continental billion silver coin - in the 'cooker' to remove crud 1846 Victoria milled silver sixpence

1199 King John hammered silver short cross penny Class 5b

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev TOMAS ON EV** Moneyer Thomas of York mint

1866 Victoria milled silver three pence
1603 James 1st hammered silver penny 1603 James 1st hammered silver penny
   
1696 William III milled silver sixpence - love token 1567-70 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver 3 pence - Coronet mint mark

Saxon silver sceat - Circa 600-775 AD

Need 'cooking' before sending for recording to Fitzwilliam museum

 

1668 Charles 1st hammered silver shilling 1509 -26 Henry VIII hammered silver groat
18thC clog fastener 15thC lead token - type 2

A Medieval (1250-1450) sheet copper alloy (0.50mm thick) domed sexfoil belt mount

 

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL

Date from: AD 1250
Date to: AD 1450

A copper-alloy cast mount. The mount is quatrefoil in shape with a cusp in each angle

 

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1700

1500-1650 buckle

RN Capt / Commander - 1825
RN Lieutenant - 1825
RN Midshipman - 1825
In use 1825 - 1827

Roman scale armour plate 1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny
 
16thC Tudor button C10thC Saxon harness cheek piece 17th harness pendant  
1831 William IIII milled silver sixpence 1696 William III milled silver shilling
1887 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1846 Victoria milled silver sixpence
1839 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1247 Henry III hammered silver voided qtr penny
17thC crotal bell Georgian horse bell
1846 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1849 Victoria milled silver four pence
1825 George IV milled silver shilling 1917 George V milled silver shilling

Heart attack find - 1955 Yugoslavia coin - looks just like gold in the hole !!

Images of youthful people and themes thought to represent the power of ordinary citizens. They also represent two pillars of Yugoslavian Communist society - agriculture and industry, farmers and workers, villages and cities.

1590-2 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Hand mint mark 1158 -1189 AD Henry II hammered silver half penny ' Tealby' cross and crosslet type
Twisted silver wire ring - reported as potential treasure to museum as Romans loved these type of rings
1770's 1 Guinea coin weight - 21 shillings - 252 pence 18thC weight
1000 BC to 400 AD Iron Age decorated bead
1500-1650 buckle 19thC livery button c10thC Saxon harness cheek piece centre
c13thC medieval gilded harness pendant hanger Georgian furniture mount Georgian furniture mount

19thC whistle RFA- Royal Fleet Auxiliary regiment lapel badge
Royal fuseliers cap badge
1573 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny 1887 Victoria golden jubilee medallion
1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny 16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
RN Capt / Commander - 1787
RN Lieutenant - 1787
CVWC ? 16thC Tudor clothing fastener
   

BC Roman silver appearing after 6 months of 'cooking. Reverse is chariot type c 100 BC

Some detail showing through on this real crusty Roman silver

   

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