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50BC Celtic gold 1/4 stater - 50BC Celtic gold 1/4 stater - probably Snettisham type

1.57g, 14.22mm

1550-1650 buckle 19thC livery button

1stC Roman sent for ID

I feel comfortable identifying this piece as Antoninus Pius - 138-161 AD.  However, I really can't figure out what's supposed to be happening on the reverse - perhaps an equestrian scene?

Mark

Venezia, Agostino Barbarigo LXXXIV Doge (1486-1501)
Soldino o Marchetto (AR) Biaggi 2938
D/ AV.BAR.S.M.V.DUX / S.Marco a s., il Doge a d.
R/LAVS TIBI SOLI / il Redentore
1853 Victoria milled silver sixpence
1890 Victoria milled silver sixpence

1341 Edward III hammered silver florin penny - Cross 3

Obv EDWAR ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

2nd C Roman fibular brooch 1853 Victoria milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

 
Dragoon guards button   Mid 4thC House of Constantine Roman bronze coin - tow soldiers standing
1stC AD Celtic clothing toggle fastener
George III milled silver sixpence forgery 1500-1700 mount
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing Not certain if this a Saxon or Roman decorated brooch - got to check ref books
1509 -26 Henry VIII hammered silver groat - Pheon mint mark
Roman baldric mount 1stC Celtic cosmetic wode grinder
1923 George V milled silver half crown (30 Pence) 17thC Charles II silver button - reported as treasure to museum
Essex County badge Essex regiment cap badge 1837 William IIII milled silver sixpence
1550-1650 buckle 18thC crotal bell 1941 George VI milled silver sixpence
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny 1933 George V milled silver sixpence

1247 Henry III voided long cross penny

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev **VND/ION ** - Bury St Edmunds mint

1495 -8 Henry VIII hammered silver groat

1300-1310 Edward 1st hammered silver farthing - type 28 d

Obv EDWARDVS REX A

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

4thC Roman Radiate coin sent for ID

This one, even with no legend visibly apparent at all, I actually feel confident to tell you is an official issue (Mint at Vienne?) Tetricus I / PAX AVG billon antoninianus (270-273 AD).

Compare this one to: http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album110/ML_06_Tetricus_I_Pax_ant2 
It isn't quite an exact die-match, but I'd be willing to bet that the dies for both obverses, at least, were cut by the same hand.

Mark

1910 Belgium milled silver 50 cents 1921 George V milled silver sixpence
1920 George V milled silver sixpence

4thC Roman bronze sent for ID

7.67g, 25.48mm

What you have there is either a pre-reform billon (originally silvered) antoninianus or a post-reform "radiate" fraction of a follis - of a very similar design (for the sake of familiarity, and at the same general value, it's assumed) to the old antoniniani, but with no pretense of containing silver.

Diocletian ruled from 286-305.  Most of his monetary reforms were accomplished in the early 290's, so if it's an antoninianus (and if it is, it will have "21" in some notation - generally in the exergue and in Roman Numerals - like "XXI") it dates to 294 or prior.  The post-reform radiate follis fractions date to 294 and later.

Mark

1695 William III gold half guinea - rarer than hens teeth

Saxon hammered silver penny - sent to Fitzwilliam museum for recording and provisional ID

Our goldsmith needs to work his magic on this very rare coin - very crisp detail on this coin

1.22g, 18.30mm

This is a very interesting find, providing a new type for the Heavy Coinage of Offa. It is a coin of the London moneyer Eama, with some similarities to Chick type 207 (Blunt 90; a unique coin from the Delgany hoard), but the triple-stranded cross is new. The first three letters of the moneyer's name (EAM) are clearly visible in the images, and you might be able to see whether the final A is visible on the coin itself.

Presumably the obverse, which almost entirely obscured by the bending of the coin, has M / OFFA / REX in three lines, of which the M is visible in the images.

I have recorded this as EMC 2012.0121.

 

Martin

Stunning gilded 2ndC Roman fibular brooch 1603 James 1st hammered silver sixpence
1634 Charles 1st hammered silver penny 1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

Irish 1276 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/DUB/LINIE - Dublin mint

1873 Victoria milled silver sixpence
1594- 6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat 1567 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence

1341 Edward III hammered silver florin penny

Obv EDWAR ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1592-5 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

1215 Henry III hammered silver short cross penny

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev + EIMER ON CANT - Moneyer Eimer of Canterbury mint

1471 Edward IV hammered silver groat - Pierced cross initial mark

Obv EDWARD DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Victorian silver ring

1356-61 Edward III hammered gold half noble - Cross 3 - Open E in centre of reverse cross

Obv EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL

24.79mm, 3.89g

1351 Edward III hammered silver penny - Pre treaty

Annulets in 4 quadrants on rev

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1554 Philip & Mary hammered silver half groat
Victorian silver cane tip 16thC Tudor toggle button

 

 

Another staggering find - Huge Saxon/Viking medallion

11.20g, 27.95mm

Stunning Primary Saxon silver sceat - 600-775 AD sent to Fitzswilliam museum for recording and ID

12.22mm,1.21g

Many thanks. I have recorded this as EMC 2012.0124. It is Series E Plumed Bird variety J (an early variety in the primary phase of Series E, c. 700).

Best wishes,

Martin

 

Saxon Stirrup terminal

1377 Richard II hammered silver half penny - Type C (ii)

Obv + RICHARD REX ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Unusual medieval pot leg

RN Master - 1807-1825
RN Ass't Master - 1807-1825
RN Volunteer Gr.II - 1824-1825
In use 1807 - 1825


Note: Anchors below stock

Honourable East India Company
1594-6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

1215 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev *.ON.CA** - Canterbury mint

17thC mount
1500-1700 mount Georgian watch winders
Victorian jewelry item 18thC apothecary weight Very unusual 1500 -1650 buckle with side tang
16thC Tudor fretwork buckle 18thC silver button

Taco'd 1180 Henry II hammered silver short cross coin - Class 1b

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev +ALWARD.ON.LVND - Alward of London mint

1341 Edward III hammered silver florin penny

Obv EDWAR ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
Taco'd medieval hammered silver half penny Lots of George V and VI silver coins turning up
1900 Victoria milled silver sixpence 19thC toy anchor
2 - 15thC casket keys 1500-1700 buckle 18thC apothecary weight
Roman Lorica tie loop 1526-44 Henry VIII hammered silver groat - arrow mint mark
Celtic silver coin with a hard lump stuck to it - this will take a lot of 'cooking' to clean
Neat Victorian silver brooch c10thC Saxon harness cheek piece

18thC clog fasteners Victorian silver brooch

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

17thC lead token

106th Regiment button

The 106th Regiment of Foot (Bombay Light Infantry) was an infantry regiment of the British Army from 1862 to 1881, when it was amalgamated into The Durham Light Infantry, which was itself later amalgamated into the Rifles.

Georgian candle holder 1550-1650 buckle
Roman bronze cotter pin
Medieval knife chape Roman lead ballista shot

 

1341 Edward III hammered silver florin penny

Obv EDWAR ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1.29g, 17.67mm

1180 Henry II hammered silver short cross penny - Class 1b

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev +hVGO.ON. NICOLE - Moneyer Hvgo of Lincoln mint

1.38g, 17.91mm

1475 Dutch -Karel de Stoute -silver DOUBLE STUIVER

1605-6 James 1st hammered silver penny

0.39g,13.73mm

1335-1343 Edward III hammered silver farthing

Obv EDWARDVS REX **

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

11.17mm,0.36g

1485 Henry VIII hammered silver farthing - 'brush hair' - wide cleft cross

Open crown type

Obv hENRIC DI GRA REX

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

0.47g,10.66mm

1846 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1891 Victoria milled silver sixpence 17thC bell
17thC buckle 1550-1650 buckle 1500-1700 mount
19thC 33rd Regiment of foot officers button 1550-1700 buckle 18thC apothecary weight

Saxon Gold ingot - sent to Fitzwilliam museum for recording

1.63g, 9.93mm

1639-40 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat - Triangle mint mark

BC Roman silver coin - serrated type - sent for provisional ID (Mike)

'cooking' it to remove crust

I'll need to see what results you have cleaning this one. It's not immediately obvious which moneyer, and therefore what year, this may be from.  I think it might be L. Roscius Fabatus, c. 64 BC.  That's one of the very last types of serrate denarius and is fairly common, having been part of a very large issue. 
If the theory I am working with is correct, your photograph of the reverse needs to be rotated 90º CCW - then it would show a "maiden standing right, feeding snake standing erect before her".

I don't find too many other seratti with seemingly 2 "parallel" major figures on the reverse.

Details of the obverse, if this is the actual type, should reveal Juno Sospita in goat-skin headdress.  I'm less certain about the obverse type here.

Too many questions at the moment to make any pronouncements - I hope some cooking will make details a little clearer, although I suspect that corrosion will have eliminated many details.

Mark

Superb Zoomorphic Saxon Stirrup terminal - hog design

 

Celtic wode grinder pestal 1921 George V milled silver half crown (30 pence)
1787 George III milled silver shilling 19thC S buckle
18thC exploded toy cannon Medieval lead bale seal
19thC buckle Georgian fob seal holder 1819 George III milled silver sixpence
Roman silver coin - straight into cooker (Dennis)
Roman silver coin - straight into cooker (Dennis) 1780 Russian lead bale seal
18thC Dutch lead bale seal 15thC lead token 20th Navy button
 
18thC clog fastener   Roman lead token
16thC Tudor S buckle

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny - Class 2b

Obv HENRICVS REX TERCI

Rev /ASO/NNO - Moneyer Lvcas of Northampton

18thC apothecary weight 17thC George Nicholson, grocers of Thorp Le Soken Essex hammered copper trade farthing

1844 Victoria milled silver four pence 17thC strap end

600-775 AD Saxon sceat - sent to Fitzwilliam museum for ID (Mitch)

1.16g, 12.12mm

Needs a good cook to remove crust

Sceat 5 (EMC
2012.0131) is an imtitation of Series B.

Martin

1215 Henry III hammered silver short cross penny -Class 8a

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev FILAIMER ON LVNDE - Fil Aimer of London Mint

1636-8 Charles 1st hammered silver shilling (12 pence)
1820 George III milled silver sixpence

1344 Edward III hammered silver florin penny

Obv EDWAR ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1344 Edward III hammered silver florin penny

Obv EDWAR ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Class 10ab

Obv EDWARD R ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Obv HENRICVS REX

Lincoln mint

1634 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat
1634 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat 1569 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
1696 William III milled silver sixpence Huge Georgian rams head mount
Georgian decorated silver thimble 19thC livery button 19thC livery button
19thC livery button 19thC livery button 1922 George V milled silver florin (24 pence)
Georgian harness buckle 1500-1650 buckle 1500-1650 buckle 1500-1650 buckle
1920's style gold charm Royal Army medical corp badge 1565 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver 3 pence
1885 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1630 James 1st hammered silver half groat
1544-7 Henry VIII hammered silver half groat 1587-9 Elizabeth hammered silver penny
1853 Victoria milled silver sixpence

1501-1521).
Venetian Soldino hammered silver coin

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

Late Early Medieval (Anglo-Scandinavian) cast copper alloy fragment of a cheek piece from a harness fitting.

Note this example has unusual runic writing on the face

19thC livery button 17thC sword hanger fitting Medieval buckle
2nd C Roman fibular brooch 16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence

1stC Roman silver coin sent off for ID (John L)

'cooking it'

This is definitely a denarius of Domitian (81-96 AD).  I should be able to tell you a lot more about it, including being able to date it rather closely, once you have cooked it a bit.  It seems to have a "laundry-list of titlature" as the reverse legend, so it should be very closely dateable - but it's a little "occluded" at the moment and I'm not 100% sure what I'm seeing.  The reverse type is Minerva with spear - Minerva was a particularly favorite deity of Domitian's and appears on lots of his coins. I'll tentatively date it to 90/91 AD, but that might change when we can see more detail.

Mark

600-775 AD Saxon sceat - sent to Fitzwilliam museum for ID - sent to Fitzwilliam museum for ID (John)

1.16g,12.34mm

Needs a good cook to remove crust

Sceat 4 (EMC 2012.0130) is Series F, variety a (ii)

Martin

Stunning Celtic gold 1/4 stater- Unique animal design

1.45g,11.83mm

A gold Iron Age quarter stater, Early Uninscribed British series O 'Geometric' type, c.100-50 BC. Obverse close to Hobbs no. 416; VA1225

A Continental Iron Age Gallo-Belgic DC uninscribed gold quarter stater, Gallo-Belgic DC , dating circa 70-50 BC. VA 69-1.

1.60g, 9.23mm

1215 Henry III hammered silver farthing

Northampton mint

1592 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
Medieval harness pendant hanger
1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided farthing

Rev / RIC/ - Moneyer Richard of Canterbury mint

Roman bronze knife pommel

1351-61 Edward III hammered silver penny - Pre Treaty London - extra annulets in all 4 quadrants on rev

Obv EDWARDVS REX ANGLI

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

1377-99 Richard II hammered silver half penny - Type 2

Obv +RICHARD x REX ANGLI

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

1562 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence

1344 Edward hammered silver cut halfpenny - Florin type

Obv ***DWAR R

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

1800 Spanish reale milled silver coin
1696 William III milled silver sixpence

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver farthing - Type 28 inner circle both sides

Obv + E*WA*VS REX A

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

1634 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev WILLEM - Moneyer Willem of Canterbury mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross qtr penny

Obv HENRICVS REX

Moneyer Nicole of Canterbury mint

15thC casket key

3rd C Roman silver coin - straight into cooker (John) - sent for provisional ID

19.72mm, 2.74g

There's not quite enough detail in the right places (close, though) to tell you with certainty any more than you already know - it's a billon antoninianus, and as such either has to date to the later 3rd century if official, or the mid-3rd century if a contemporary copy.

If that obverse legend turns out to read as it appears it might at this point, it would be a Gallic Empire piece from Victorinus - but on the basis of this photo, that's half guesswork at best.

Send me another photo when the obverse legend begins to become more defined and I'll tell you a lot more about it.

Mark 

1565 Elizabeth hammered silver half groat 1919 George V milled silver florin (24 pence)
1487-8 Henry VII hammered silver groat 1634-5 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat

1344 Edward III hammered silver florin penny

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Early decorated silver hooked mount - report to museum as possible treasure
Nice early 1677 Charles II milled silver 2 pence
17thC button 15th lead token 15th lead token
Roman bronze mount Royal Engineers button 19thC livery button
19thC livery button WWII Air raid police button 16thC Tudor button 1830 London guildhall trade weight

70 BC Morini 'boat tree' Celtic qtr stater

1.42g,10.14mm

1891 Victoria milled silver sixpence Saxon pendant
1550-1650 buckle 18thC exploded toy cannon
1856 Victoria milled silver shilling (12 pence) 1818 George III milled silver sixpence
1696 William III milled silver sixpence 1613 James 1st hammered silver half groat - Trefoil mint mark

1344 Edward III hammered silver florin penny

Obv EDWAR R ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR Canterbury mint

1860 Victorian milled silver 3 pence
1696 William III milled silver sixpence

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross penny - Class 5c

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev WIL ** ONl/VND - Moneyer Willem of London mint

1554 Mary hammered silver groat

1344 Edward III hammered silver florin penny - Cross 1

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR Canterbury mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross penny - Class 5

Obv HENRICVS REX III

Rev RIC/HARD/ONC/ANT- Moneyer Richard of Canterbury mint

17thC seal ring
1550 -1650 buckle 1550 -1650 buckle
16thC Tudor clothing fastener 1stC Roman Rosette brooch
Medieval buckle 17thC sword hanger 1550 -1650 buckle 17thC lead token
18thC toy cannon Felixstow badge 15thC lead token
15thC lead token 15thC lead token Medieval mount
Georgian spur fitting Edvardus Rex F - button 1550-1700 buckle

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny - Class 5

Obv HENRICVS REX III

Rev **ONL/VND/** - London mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver farthing - Type 28 inner circle both sides

Obv + EDWA*VS REX A

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1340 Edward III hammered silver half groat

Obv *** REX ANGL **

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver halfpenny - Type 13

Obv ***VS REX A

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Georgian silver fob seal matrix 18thC silver button 16thC Elizabeth hammered silver half groat
Mid 4thC Barbarous radiate Roman bronze coin 1590-2 Elizabeth hammered silver half groat - hand mint mark
 
19thC hunting button   1837 William Iv milled silver groat ( 4 pence)
Roman silver coin - in the 'cooker' to remove crust (Terry)
8th century AD. Hooked tags were used to fasten a variety of openings on Anglo-Saxon costume, including leg-bindings, purses and cuffs. - circule decoration

Victorian silver cane band Huge Japanese coin
1834 William IV milled silver shilling (12 pence) 1931 George V milled silver half crown (30 pence)

Georgian spur and ends

Georgian pastry jigger Georgian watch winders Georgian bell weight
1697 William III milled silver shilling 16thC Elizabethan illegal pub token
18thC toy cannon Georgian domino

 

C8thC Saxon bronze bracelet - circule design
Georgian barrel tap - decorated head Medieval barrel lock

 

Incredibly rare 6thC Saxon cruciform brooch - virtually non existent on the continent

 

15thC casket key 17thC sword hanger

4thC Roman bronze coin sent off for ID

Although I can't tell you who's on the obverse - these were struck for Constantine I, Licinius I, Crispus & Licinius II at the very least and perhaps a couple other folks whom I'm not remembering - this is what's referred to as a "VLPP" - an abbreviation of the long reverse legend - "VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP" and has 2 Victories facing each other resting a shield inscribed VOT/PR on a short cippus (column, or plinth) or altar.
This is one of the ones with a helmeted portrait.  They're known with a variety of different bust types.  This is one of the first of the very commmon Constantinian-era types, dating to the early 320's, mostly.  It also was one of the most widely unofficially copied types in the whole Roman series - particularly in the Balkans, where it was approximately equivalent to the so-called "barbarous radiates" in your neck of the woods.

This is a helmeted-bust Constantine I from Ticinum, known official - http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album164/02_Constantine_I_VLLP_TIC

This is one of the cruder contemporary copies - it's obvious that there was no attempt being made to fool anyone - this was a de-facto "official" coin in its place of origin, not a "counterfeit" of any sort, made to deceive.
http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album164/VLPPcopy - you can see that the legend has been reduced to a decorative border, etc, although it does follow the general pattern quite closely otherwise.

If you can clean this up a bit, I should be able to tell if A- it's official, and B- who's on the obverse.

Mark

Georgian silver and glass button 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing

49 BC 'cooked' Roman silver sent for ID

Issued by JC himself, the elephant trampling (what?) a dragon-like serpent, or as some theorize a Carnyx (sp?), the serpent-like Celtic war-trumpet, or perhaps a battle-standard which flapped like a wind-sock from a staff-mounted serpent-like head, is more obvious as symbolism than the identity of the trampled item. The reverse shows a simpulum, sprinkler, axe and apex - the symbols of the Pontificate - as Caesar had been (or was still?) Pontifex Maximus.

These date to 49 BC and were minted in a northern Italian mint in the time prior to Caesar's crossing of the Rubicon.  They are one of the more accessible coins of Julius Caesar, although not a portrait, obviously.

Mark

Medieval (1250-1450) sheet copper alloy (0.50mm thick) domed sexfoil belt mount 17thC mount

Roman prick spur

1344 Edward III hammered silver florin penny - Cross 1 Broken

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Saxon lead token George 1st tarde weight - Crown G cipher London 1817 George III milled silver shilling
1565 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver 3 pence

1321-43 Sterling bust English Jetton Edward II Class XV

Rev - Long cross patonce

Obv - Bust Class 15 in circle, border pellets

1594-6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat 18thC silver decorated clog fastener
15thC lead token 15thC lead token 1894 Victoria milled silver sixpence
1920 George V milled silver shilling (12 pence)
Honourable East India Company
19thC Corporation button

1696 William III milled silver sixpence - love token

Victorian Silver name tag - A.Y Patehcus - 2 Brecon House London N19

The Victorian block of flats still exists on Google

40th Regiment of foot button

O/R's - 1855-1881

19thC livery button Domed 15thC lead token - possible trade weight
Great find, large 17thC lead medallion - matches smaller tokens of the period
1860 Victorian milled silver six pence 1921 George V milled silver half crown (30 pence)
1820 George III milled silver shilling Size comparison , Half Crown, shilling and sixpence
1933 George V milled silver sixpence 1871 Victorian milled silver six pence
1526-44 Henry VIII hammered silver half groat 16thC Tudor clothing fastener
2ndC Roman fibular brooch Roman 'grots'

4thC Roman silver coin - needs cooking to ID (John L)

I'll have a quick look through volume V of RSC a bit later, since silver of this era is so much more scarce then the silver of other eras that I am quite a bit less familiar with it all.  However, my first question would be - are you sure this is silver?

There does appear to be enough detail for a relatively definitive ID.  I'm not recognizing the name-fragment at 2:00-3:00 obverse, but that will be easily enough supplied.

You seem to be working a far richer area these days - in both the sense of numbers of items found and of the relative wealth of the Roman-era residents.

Mark

 

Roman sestertius sent for ID

This one gave us "a lucky break" - literally - the break in the legend was a major bit of luck here. The only really clear letters in the obverse legend are "...CAE - SAR..." to the left and right at the top of the obverse.  This is a really unusual circumstance - mostly if a sestertius' legends were broken at all at the top (rather than running continuously around the upper circumference) they generally broke between words - "HADRIANVS - AVGVSTVS" for example.  That the word CAESAR was so prominently in the middle of the legend (and therefore the title) and also broken in an unusual, even awkward, place, meant that I could look for this among the coins of a couple of emperors during the time they were "heir apparent" Caesars under their usually adoptive paternal emperors.

I believe I have an exact match here - although the crucial legend-break is a bit less visible on mine, but take my word that it breaks "...CAE - SAR..." at the top - http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album93/17_A_Pius_Sest_Pietas 

Antoninus Pius during his very brief period of being Hadrian's Caear and heir - in the short window of time, a few months in 138 AD. (February 25 - July 10)  between the death of Aelius, Hadrian's intended successor, and Hadrian's own demise.

The full obverse legend would be then: IMP T AELIVS CAE - SAR ANTONINVS - the apparent shape of the head had me thinking Antoninus Pius from the beginning, so I wasn't all that surprised to find this legend break on a relatively common (for a brief issue) sestertius of his as Caesar.  It also seems that the "voids" - the areas retaining some smooth brown patina on the reverse, correspond to the portions of the reverse field - complete to the E of PIE -TAS across the field falling directly above the small altar - protected by the relief of the figure of Pietas and the altar to her left.

1194 -1214 John hammered silver short cross penny - Class 4

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev TVRKILL.ON.EV - Moneyer Tvrkill of York mint

1427-1430 Henry VI hammered silver penny - Rosette Mascle issue

Satires by hair, quadrefoil with pellet in reverse cross

Obv HENRICVS REX ANGLIE

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

 

1603 James 1st hammered silver sixpence
1860 Victorian milled silver six pence 1816 George III milled silver sixpence

2ndC Roman silver coin - needs cooking to ID (Greg P) sent for ID
19thC snake buckle 1550-1650 spur buckle 1500-1700 mount
1550-1650 buckle Victorian brooch Georgian cherub mount
17thC lead trade weight Georgian silver spoon handle - neat bird decoration
1770's Royal navy silver button Victorian silver thimble 1625 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat
1638-9 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat

1351 Edward III hammered silver penny - Pre treaty Series A

Extra annulet in one qtr on reverse

Obv EDWARDVS REX ANGLIE

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

1310-14 Edward 1st hammered silver half penny

Obv EDWARDVS REX ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

1344 Edward III hammered silver florin penny

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1638-9 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat

1641-3 Charles 1st hammered silver penny - mintmark dot

Romano/British hooked strap end

Medieval purse bar with animal head decoration
1770's 5 shillings and 3 pence coin weight (1/4 gold guinea) Georgian watch winders
16thC Tudor clothing fastener Medieval barrel spout
1898 Victoria milled silver shilling (12 pence) 1578 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver 3 pence
1594-6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat 17thC Charles II silver button - reported as treasure to museum
Unusually large 15thC type 2 lead token 1945 George VI milled silver half grown (30 pence)
1874 Victoria milled silver 3 pence Roman bronze mount
19thC livery button 16thC Tudor fretwork button 1500-1700 mount
1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny Druid's Head on Obverse of 1788 Anglesey Token Parys Mines
 
Medieval silver annular brooch - reported as treasure to museum  

Primary Saxon silver sceat 600- 700 AD - sent to Fitzwilliam museum for recording and ID

0.85g, 11.24mm

Many thanks for this Series BIB sceat, which I have recorded as EMC 2012.0138.

Best wishes,

Martin

Shewolf & Twins reverse which is typically found on the VRBS ROMA, City of Rome commemorative, reduced-module folles introduced around 330 AD

Sent to Mark Lehman for confirmed ID

So far as I can see in this state, it appears to be a completely normal VRBS ROMA city commemorative.  It's a little unusual in not being as badly corroded as many British surface finds.  At the size/weight, it probably dates to the 2nd period of production 335-337 (as late as 340 in some places).  So far as I am able to speculate on the mint mark - based on what is currently visible plus the historical distribution of mints for the pieces found in Britain - it appears to be a Trier mint mark  I think it's TRP or TRP (with a dot or star in the 3rd position - the "P" in final position is the officina designation)

Mark

2.15g, 17.19mm

1195 - 1230 William 1 The Lion of Scotland hammered silver penny - Short cross and stars issue

Obv WILEMUS REX

Rev ADAM ON RORE - Moneyer Adam of Roxburgh mint

 

1344 Edward III hammered silver florin penny - Cross 3

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1344 Edward III hammered silver florin penny - Cross 3

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Druid's Head on Obverse of 1788 Anglesey Token Parys Mines

Taco'd Continental medieval hammered silver penny - Cross potent - needs straightening to ID

Obv King sitting on throne

*** RIC +

Rev SAN/OST/XEN/NTA

18.92mm,1.22g

George II trade weight - Crown G cipher London 1696 William III trade weight - Crown W cipher London 1770's Royal Navy silver button Georgian silver thimble
1803 Silver buckle - London hallmark Medieval buckle 16thC Tudor clothing fastener
2ndC Roman fibular brooch

1215 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny - Class 6

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev ** ANT + RO - Monyer Robert or Roger of Canterbury mint

c8thC circle decorated Saxon belt slide
Roman buckle tongue 1500-1650 buckle

88th Regiment of foot button

(Connaught Rangers)

O/R's (Brass) - 1830-1871

20thC 10g trade weight
Georgian horse bell

Taco'd Medieval hammered silver short cross coin - need straightening to ID type

Obv HENRICVS REX

Medieval riveted gilded mount Crown badge 18thC button Post medieval cross mount
1500-1700 mount 1500-1700 mount

Roman silver coin - cooking to clean up (Jim)

32 BC Mark Antony, Legionary silver Denarius. ANT.AVG.III.VIR.R.P.C Galley, Legionary Eagle between two standards

Medieval buckle 19thC livery button
UNITED KINGDOM
P&O Line 
In use 1920 - 1940s
Maker - Unknown
1422- 61 Bronze uniface Crowned Three lis in shield French Ecu gold coin weight 2.96g. Letters by the shield indicate French not English version.

1422-61 Henry VI hammered silver half penny, satire issue- Satire on breast - Pellets by crown

Obv +hENRIC REX ANGIL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1697 William III milled silver shilling 1697 William III milled silver sixpence
18thC Royal Artillery button 19thC livery button 18thC silver button 19thC livery button
GPO button ? 15thC lead token Medieval pot handle

Medieval buckle plate 1500-1700 mount

1300-10 Edward 1st hammered silver farthing, Class 10, bust to edge of flan

Obv ER ANGLIE

Rev LONDONIENSIS - London mint

1625 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat

Taco'd Medieval hammered silver penny

CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

1344 Edward III hammered silver florin penny - Cross 1

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Georgian silver thimble 16thC Tudor button 1924 George V milled silver shilling

1819 George III milled silver shilling Medieval buckle plate
1932 George V milled silver shilling 1840 Victoria milled silver sixpence

Irish 1216 -1272 Henry III hammered silver farthing

Obv HENRICVS REX III

Rev **DAV/ - Moneyer Davi of Dublin mint

Medieval mount
Georgian button Unrecorded 5th Dragoon guards button Crimera wars period 2ndC Roman fibular brooch
16thC Tudor button Georgian trade weight - London Georgian spur
Medieval pendant hanger 1817 George III milled silver shilling

Fascinating find - 1920's looking domed highly decorated silver jewelry item with 4 mounting points marked 84.1 % silver, maker MO

Must be continental as not Sterling

 

Stunning zoomorphic c10thC Saxon strap end - 2 rivet fixings still in place

50.35mm L x 9.61mm W ,13.14g

 

1stC Celtic toggle fastener
c8thC Saxon gilded disc brooch fragment

1344 Edward III hammered silver florin penny - Cross 3

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1634-5 Charles 1st hammered silver penny - 2 dot mint mark

1344 Edward III hammered silver florin penny - Cross 3

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1579 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver 3 pence
1696 William III milled silver sixpence Interesting 3 hole decorated pewter button Georgian buckle
18thC Royal artillery button 19thC hunting button 18thC sword hanger
Not sure what this is but it has medieval type dot decoration 1500-1700 mount
15thC lead token - type 2
17thC Thomas Reynolds bays maker of Colchester hammered copper farthing - undated type

2ndC Roman silver coin - into the 'cooker' to clean up - sent to Mark Lehman for provisional ID (Min)

At this point, it appears to be a Flavian - Vespasian (69-79), Titus (79-81), Domitian, (81-96) -  but I can't say much more at the moment.

Mark

I'm pretty sure I told you this was one of the Flavians - Vespasian or Titus most likely - and although I am still unsure which it is (I suspect it's Vespasian who has a similar issue from Lugdunum, but with a different obverse legend) the reverse is now clearly visible as a type copied from Augustus and Agrippa - Neptune standing left, foot on rock, holding dolphin and trident..

Unfortunately I don't have a really clear example of this reverse type on an official Roman issue coin, but I have this fairly close copy on a Limes Falsa As of Agrippa - http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album90/mark_agrippa_as_1

Okay, after doing some more research, I can  now be certain that it's Vespasian - the obverse legend should be IMP CAES VEST AVG P M COS IIII - which would match-up the "...AVG P M..." which we can see on the obverse in the correct place in the legend.  The reverse legend should be NEP RED, and although I can't be 100% certain from what's left on the coin, given the lamination issues, it appears that this reverse legend would work as well.
This would be from either the mit at Rome or Antioch (more likely Rome) 72/3 AD, and I would need to change the reverse description to "holding acrostolium" rather than dolphin, but the reverese devices came out really clearly on this, luckily.

Mark

PS - here's a pretty reasonably clear example of the same type in use by Hadrian 50 years or so later - http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album92/ML03_Hadrian_Neptune_sest

Royal Artillery button Victorian collar stud with glass stone 'Trixie' from Staines Middlesex
1595-8 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny Saxon harness cheek piece

Roman knopped bronze pin
Very rare find, 15thC type 2 lead long cross and pellets lead token but with a detailed obverse. Appears to be two sword/daggers with the letter N

1790 George III gilded full guinea gaming token

'For the good old times'

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided farthing

Obv HENRICVS REX

Obv ** VID/*** Moneyer David of London mint

1665 John Milbanch of Colchester hammered copper trade farthing Medieval buckle plate

 

Eastern uninscribed gold quarter stater, type attributed to the Trinovantes, struck c 50-20 BC.
VA 260 = BMC (Hobbs) 482 and 489.

 

14.65mm,1.39g

 

Very unusual 17thC lead token with shield design 1918 George V milled silver sixpence
1934 George V milled silver sixpence 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper Rose farthing

Medieval buckle

Georgian inscribed chest hinged clasp

'T U Ge/c/D'

19thC Royal Victoria Yacht club button

1344 Edward III hammered silver florin penny

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

Romano/British buckle

Capt / Commander - 1774-1787

Royal Navy
18thC toy cannon

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 '

Medieval boy bishop style lead token 15thC lead token 1575 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Eglantine mint mark
1594-6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Woolpack mint mark

Medieval mount with 2 integral lugs

 

Period from: MEDIEVAL Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1500

Army lapel badge - Lancashire Fusiliers
15thC lead token Jewelled Army badge
16thC Tudor button 16thC Tudor fretwork jewelry item 1770's coin weight

1856 Napoleon French coin Large 1500-1700 mount with 3 integral lugs
Late Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) cast copper alloy stirrup strap mount of Williams Class A type 10B. Incomplete late Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) to early Medieval cast copper alloy harness fitting, dating circa AD 1000 to 1150.
Georgian silver thimble - 'Friendship' Very crisp 1567 Ellizabeth hammered silver 3 pence
1920's Girl Guides badge 18thC clog fastener 19thC hunting button 19thC livery button

 

1500-1700 mount Georgian watch winders
1844 Victoria milled silver shilling (12 pence)

1327 Edward III hammered silver half groat

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

Georgian pastry jigger Roman buckle tongue 1500-1700 mount

Roman helmet trim 18thC Royal artillery button
Capt / Commander - 1774-1787
 
Cast copper alloy mount of probable late medieval or post medieval date (1400-1600). The mount is sub-oval in plan and domed in cross section (D-shaped).  

 

 

Debased silver Roman coin sent for ID - soaking to clean it more as 'cooking' could damage it

 

20.75mm

This piece presents a couple of problems.  Generally speaking, it appears to be either an official or reasonably well-done unofficial piece for Tetricus I, whose portrait appears to be on the obverse - generally speaking, this is none too unusual, as you're probably aware.  Unofficial (and official) Tetricus radiates are found all over Britain all the time.

1st problem - the legend, although at first glance it seems to be "literate", it doesn't line up with any known legend on a radiate of this period - and I'm talking about everyone including the issuers of post-reform radiates after Diocletian's reforms - ie: the previous 15 and the next 30 years, at minimum, from Tetricus' time.  OK, there were plenty of "imaginative" legends placed on unoffically produced coins, up to and including the lettering becoming a merely decorative border of "I's" and "O's", etc.  But this is tantalizingly close to looking like it should be a legit legend.

2nd problem - the reverse - and as you can tell, there isn't a lot to go on - seems to be of the CONSECRATIO / lighted altar enclosure with panelled front.  These are exceedingly common for Claudius II, Gothicus, but the legend on the obverse is nothing like any legend ever seen on a Gothicus posthumous piece.  There were no posthumous issues for Tetricus - he was rewarded for giving up the Gallic Empire to Aurelian without a fight, retired into private life and died in bed in a villa in Italy an unknown length of time afterwards as he disappears from the historical record at that point.

I'm stuck with saying that it's a contemporary copy of the so-called "barbarous radiate" type, emulating a prototype - a very common posthumous issue of Claudius II (with a portrait that favors Tetricus I) - except that instead of copying the simple DIVO CLAVDIO or any of Tetricus' legends, the diecutter went wild and made up a 25 or 30 character obverse legend - typically unofficial diecutters shortened and simplified legends - they didn't make them longer and more involved, particularly when making them look as though they were a literate and legitimate legend.

For those reasons, this is one of the most unusual radiates of this period I have ever seen.

Mark

2ndC Roman silver coin - nearly cooked (Greg P) sent for ID

10 to 40 AD Northern Celtic gold 1/4 stater of Cunobelin Inscribed CAM CV AGR Ref Hobbs 1854

12.3mm.1.26g

50 BC Celtic gold full stater - Clacton type

6.43g, 20.30mm Ref Hobbs 142

 

Size comparison between full and 1/4 staters

 

 

Three different gold colours to form single ring - London hallmark 9 carat 1973 - 6.87g

Maker JS & Co

Facinating find - 17thC silver mount with Lion etched seated with a curly tail and inscription on edge - 17thC text illegible

Reported as treasure to museum

1900 Victoria milled silver Florin (24 pence) 1696 William III milled silver shilling
1500-1700 mount 17thC lead bale seal
 
Roman pin head Royal Colchester Volunteers button - Napoleonic wars  
 
Mid 4thC House of Constantine Roman bronze coin - two soldiers standing  
1937 & 46 George VI milled silver sixpences
Stunning medieval buckle

11,000 BC flint scraper
2ndC Roman fibular brooch Saxon hooked mount
Medieval knife pommel 2oz Victorian trade weight
Scottish 1602 James VI hammered silver 1/8th Thistle Merk 1573- 8 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Eglantine mint mark
1607-9 James 1st half groat - Crown mint mark WWII Royal tank corp 18thC Royal artillery button
2ndC Roman head stud type fibular brooch Ottoman Empire coin - not checked ref books yet
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.
1696 William III milled silver sixpence 1590-2 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Hand mint mark

 

As dug

 

'Cooked' up really well

 

BC Roman silver - sent for ID

1351-61 Edward III hammered silver penny - Pre Treaty Durham

Annulet in one quadrant on reverse

Obv EDWARDVS REX

 

2nd C Roman fibular brooch - headstud type
Rare find 1727 George 1st milled silver penny

1294-99 Edward 1st hammered silver farthing - Type 20a

Rev ER ANGLL AN

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

0.30g, 11.41mm

Very Rare 1707 Anne milled silver shilling - E below bust - Edinburgh mint Medieval farthing next to milled silver shilling for size
11,000 BC flint scraper

Cooked debased Roman silver coin - sent off for final ID now I have cleaned up obverse

Now that you have it more cooked, I can see what the major problem was with my original guesswork.  This isn't Tetricus or any of the Gallic emperors.  Although I still can't read the legend with any certainty, on the strength of the portrait, I'm 90+% certain this is Philip I "the Arab", 244-249 AD.  It also seems to be a higher-silver alloy than would be found in a Gallic Empire piece 20 years later. This alloy would be consistent with the time-frame for Philip.
Here's a very similar-style Philip portrait on a billon antoninianus - I don't have anything this degraded photographed at the present time, but I think you'll be able to see why I believe this is Philip.

http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album102/ML_24_Philip_I_Nobilitas_ant

Although any detail I thought I saw on the reverse seems to be gone now, it may be that the reverse is something like this SAECVLARES piece issued for the Millennium of Rome in 248 with a cippus - or low column or plinth design.

http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album102/ML_25_Philip_I_Saeculares_ant

Mark

 

11,000 BC flint scraper
1634 Charles 1st hammered silver penny Australian Military Forces button 17thC lead token
Georgian Jews harp  
1831 William IV milled silver sixpence 1925 George V milled silver sixpence
20thC brass figurine 1944 George VI milled silver sixpence
Victorian Royal Engineers button Victorian gold pencil fragment
1158 -1189 AD Henry II hammered silver penny ' Tealby' cross and crosslet type 1344 Edward III hammered silver florin penny – Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON – London mint

Stunning Roman mount with face decoration

1413 -22 Henry V hammered silver penny - mullet, broken annulet by crown - Inital mark Cross Pattee

Quadrefoil at centre of reverse cross

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

Scottish 1357-1367 David II hammered silver penny - 2nd coinage - Stars with 5 points with pellet at centre

Obv DAVID REX SCOTTORUM - king of Scots

Rev VILLA EDINBURGH - Town of Edinburgh

1634 Charles 1st hammered silver penny 17thC Charles II silver button - reported as treasure to museum
1573-8 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat – Martlet mint mark 1645-6 Charles 1st hammered silver shilling (12 pence) – Sun mintmark
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat 17thC Dutch cloth seal
Medieval annular brooch 17thC silver nipple button - reported as treasure to museum
Medieval knife quillion
14th/15thC 1/2 Gold Ryal - King with sword and shield standing in a ship type with rose coin weight 2.98g 1582-4 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
1603 James 1st hammered silver sixpence Georgian silver thimble
Georgian intaglio

1794 CONDOR CONDER TOKEN NORFOLK NORWICH HALF PENNY A9 - 11

Obverse: View of Castle and Bridge with Shrubs; around 'Norwich Castle'; Reverse: A Fleece Lamb; around 'Good Times Will Come' MDCCXIV (barely visible with a loop) Edge: Richard Bacon Cockey Lane Chocolate brown

 

Interesting design of a 16thC Tudor purse bar with scroll and enamel decoration

1216-1272 Irish Henry III voided long cross ¼ penny – Rev DAV – Moneyer DAVI of Dublin mint

1199 John hammered silver short cross half penny - Class 5

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev +WILLELM - Moneyer Willelm of London mint

 

Very unusual medieval lead token - longcross with 4 pellets in one quadrant, single pellet in opposing quadrant and letters in two other quadrants - W

Never seen a medieval lead token with issuers initials

17thC William III tarde weight - Crown I cipher Georgian Roman bust intaglio
4thC House of Constantine Roman bronze coin 1603 James 1st hammered silver half groat
1634 Charles 1st hammered silver penny 1582-4 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat A mint mark
Medieval book clasp
1714- 1727 George 1st milled silver love token Georgian pastry jigger
 

1851 -1863 Gothic numeral Victorian milled silver florin (24 pence)

Georgian Monogrammed and gilded stud – ‘PP’  
17thC pewter monogrammed nipple button – ‘EN’ 17thC lead mount

18thC apothecary weight

C10thC Saxon stirrup mount
Medieval bronze dagger pommel

1793 Half Penny North Wales

OBVERSE: Druid's Head, 29 acorns in wreath.
REVERSE: A cypher R N G, 1793. NORTH WALES HALFPENNY.
EDGE: CURRENT EVERYWHERE

 

1464 Edward IV hammered silver half groat - light issue Canterbury 'Royal'- Rose mintmark

Obv EDWARD DI GRA REX ANGL FRA

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - CANTERBURY MINT

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny – Rev OLE/ONC – Moneyer Nicole of Canterbury mint

Cleaned up old coppers

1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver shilling - Martlett mint mark

1344 -1351 Edward III Third 'Florin'coinage hammered silver penny
Obv + EDWAR ANGLE DNS HYB Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

Cooked BC Roman silver cut half - sent for ID

 

Amazing fixing job on this flattened taco'd penny

1205 Willam 1 The Lion - Scottish hammered silver penny

Obv LE REIWILAM

Rev HUE WALTER

Moneyer Walter of Perth, Edinburgh and Roxburgh mints

 

 

June 1361-1369 Edward III hammered silver half groat - Treaty B - double annulet and satire stops, Treaty X Obv EDWARDVS REX ANGL DNS HYB Rev

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This badly Taco'd and cracked coin broke during straightening but can be resoldered and joined.

1247 Henry III hammered silver long cross penny - Class 5

Obv HENRIVC REX III

Rev hEN/RIO/LVN/VND- Monyer Hneri fo London

Medieval (1250-1500) cast copper alloy hooked bar mount. George 1st trade weight – Crown G London

 

C 1450 medieval prick Spur. Cast spur with a large quadrilateral goad in a short neck

Gilding appears on the display surfaces and the goad, and an attractive patina extends overall. The form and condition is consistent with a late medieval or post-medieval date; this spur was probably worn in a civilian context given the short neck of the goad.

 

1377-99 Richard II hammered silver half penny - Type 2

Obv +RICHARD x REX ANGLI

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

1562 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence
Tiny 1800 Carlos IIII Spanish milled silver 1/2 Real
Tiny 1625 Charles 1st hammered silver half penny - rose both sides, no legend type

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided longcross cut 1/4 penny

Moneyer Henri

1422 1427 Henry VI hammered silver penny - annulets on two qtrs on obv

Rev CIVI/TAS/L *** London mint

THE 33RD REGIMENT OF FOOT. / After 1881 :- 1st Battalion The Duke Of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment

O/R's & Officer - 1782-1840

Medieval gilded buckle plate
1569 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence Rare find - 1704 Anne milled silver love token - Exeter mint

1280-82 Edward 1st hammered silver farthing - Type 13

Rev ER ANGLIE

Obv LONONIENSIS - London mint

Victory walking left holding wreath and palm, is from after the end of the Constantinian era. I believe it names Gratian, 367-383 and I also believe it's from the mint at Lyon, although the mint mark isn't very clear and the GLORIA ROMANORVM & SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE types introduced in the Valentinian Dynasty were among the first to employ a really complex field-and-mint mark control system, so there are an enormous number of combinations for each mint combining various marks in the fields and exergue.

 

Mark

1247 Henry III hammered silver long cross penny - Class IIIb

Rev NIC/OLE/ONC/ANT Moneyer Nicole of Canterbury mint

1607 Scottish James VI hammered silver half groat
Two large 2ndC Roman bronze coins stuck together Saxon bow brooch fragment
Monogrammed silver Georgian button Saxon lead token

1189-1199 Richard 1st hammered silver short cross penny - Class 1 to 4

Rev VLARD ON CANT - Moneyer Vlard of Canterbury mint

16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
1344 Edward III hammered silver florin penny - Obv EDWR ANGLE DNS HYB Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint 1891 Victoria milled silver half crown

1stC BC Cunobelin Celtic silver coin - 'cooking' it to remove crust

C4 (M215, V2045, BMC 1863-65) Obv. head 1., spiky hair floating behind head. Variety with pointed ?bearded chin has CAM in front, VL behind head; others with less pointed chin have CAMV or CAMVL in front. Pellet border. Rev. seated Victory r., holding bowl in outstretched r. hand. Pellet in ring in front. CVNO below exergual line. Pellet border.

2ndC Roman bronze coin sent for ID 1215 Henry III hammered silver short cross farthing – Canterbury mint

 

 

 

 

1592 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence  
Stunning gilded medieval harness pendant
   
   
   

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