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1844 Victoria gold half sovereign

1189-1199 Richard 1st hammered silver short cross penny - Class 3

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev ON.CAN + WLARD - Moneyer Vlard of Canterbury mint

1603 James 1st hammered silver penny

1413 Henry V hammered silver penny - quadrefoil with pellet on rev

York archbishop issue

1344 Edward III hammered silver half penny - Florin coinage

Obv EDWARDVS REX

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

0.65g, 16.54mm

1920 George V milled silve rhalf crown ( 30 pence)

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

Mid 4thc Roman bronze coin sent for ID FCS button ? 18thC Royal artillery button
 
  Not known Royal Navy button 1720-1790 1893 Victoria milled silver shilling
Roman bronze terret ring
 
  Gorgian watch winder 18thC clog fastener 18thC Royal artillery button 19thC girl sitting on fence button
 
  1859- 1923 Chatham and Dover Railways button Victorian silver thimble Capt / Commander - 1774-1787 RN Capt / Commander - 1812
RN Lieutenant - 1812
RN Midshipman - 1812
RN Volunteer Gr.I - 1812
 

  Circa AD 1600 - 1699 RN Capt / Commander - 1812
RN Lieutenant - 1812
RN Midshipman - 1812
RN Volunteer Gr.I - 1812
Victorian silver tooth pick and holder
1767 George II milled silver 2 pence 1843 Victoria milled silver 4 pence

1344 Edward III hammered silver half penny - Florin coinage

Obv EDWAR ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

1816 George III milled silver sixpence
Georgian silver cuff link - Maker 'A'

1180- 1189 Henry II hammered silver short cross penny - Class 1a

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev WILLELM ON LVN - Moneyer Willelm of London mint

   
  Medieval gilded annular buckle  

1544-7 Henry VIII hammered silver half groat

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

1361- 69 Edward III hammered silver penny - Treaty period

X is seriffed in Rex

Obv ED ***REX ANGLI

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

1820 George III milled silver sixpence shilling
16thC Tudor gold on silver mount - reported to museum as treasure
1902 Edward VII milled silver sixpence 13thC coin weight
16thC coin weight
Bury St. Edmunds, Frances Smith 1666 farthing token:
Obv: *FRANCES*SMITH around twisted wire inner circle, .*. 1666 .*. in three lines within.
Rev: *IN.ST.EDMONDS.BVRY around twisted wire inner circle, IN SVF FOLK in three lines within

 

Georgian fob seal - VITE VITE

Means Quickly quickly - Letter delivery stamp ?

1652, 8 Maravedis revalidated with VIII counterstamp on 8 Maravedis of 1625 of uncertain mint, Felipe IV (1621-1665) of Spain
Clacton on Sea enamelled badge 19thC livery button
 
  1500-1650 buckle 1550-1700 buckle George II trade weight - Crown G London Medieval pot leg
Medieval pot rest ? circle and line decoration - one for the museum
1573-4 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - acorn mint mark Medieval harness cheek piece Post medieval spur rowel

1856 Germany German States Prussia Friedrich Wilhelm IV Silver Thaler

The Kingdom of Prussia (German States, located in North Central Germany, came into being in 1701

1422- 61 Henry VI hammered silvber halfpenny - Annulet issue, Roundabout cross

Extra annulet in two qtrs on Rev

Obv + HENRIC x REX x ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

 
  15thC lead token

16th Regiment of foot button

O/R's - 1855-1881

16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
 
  Georgian trade weight Victorian Royal Engineers button 1500-1650 buckle 1500-1700 mount
 
  Medieval buckle Roman buckle tongue 1920 George V milled silver shilling
 
  1500-1650 buckle 15thC lead token Great Western railways button 15thC lead token
 
  Saxon stirup terminal 19thC livery button 1594 - 6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Woolpack mint mark

Bronze Age (c.1500-1400BC) cast copper alloy primary shield pattern palstave, dating to the Acton Park Phase

137.33mm L x 49.01mm W

 

5 - 4th/5thC Roman silver coin hoard found - reported to museum as a hoard

Treasure number of 2012 T729

1st/2nd C Roman silver coin - 'cooking' to remove crust

I can't give you much detail about it in this condition excpt to say that it's centuries earlier than the siliquae. 
It appears to be a Tiberius PONTIF MAXIM denarius, the so-called "Tribute Penny", however.

Mark

2000 BC Early Bronze Age flat axe

74.05mm L x 59.73mm W

11,000 BC Stone age flint spear head

56.35mm L x 35.64mm W

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

Roman fibular brooch - Hod hill type - 1st C AD - openwork type

Neat Georgian seal matrix

9 carat gold chain

1249 Alexander II Scottish hammered silver half penny

Obv ALEXANDER REX

Rev PER/RAI/ Moneyer Rainald of Perth mint

1377 - 99 Richard II hammered silver half penny - Type 4 (late)

Obv +RICARD x REX x ANGLIE

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

0.48g, 15.03mm

1377 - 99 Richard II hammered silver half penny - Type 1n

Obv +RICARD.REX.ANG

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

13.9mm,0.55g

1666 Nathaniel Backler of Dedham Copper trade farthing
1604-5 James 1st hammered silver half groat - First coinage Lis mint mark

Mint Roman 4thC bronze Roman sent for ID - 2.64g, 19.33mm

Cool find - Considered a very desirable piece in Britain as it is Allectus, the 2nd (and final) emperor of the short-lived British Roman Empire founded by Carausius (287-293 AD) rather than being executed for treason when the Empire found out that he saw how being a pirate was a better gig than catching pirates for the Empire.  Allectus (293-296 AD) evidently didn't have the same leadership acumen as Carausius so his reign was brought to a relatively quick and ignominious end by the Roman emperor Constantius I - father of Constantine the Great.  This is the VIRTVS AVG - Galley type of radiate "quinarius" or half-antoninianus.  The reverse exergue seems to be QL - and if so, it's from the mint of London.  If it's QC - and I can't be certain from the photo which is - it would be from Colchester.
I recommend you have a close look at the exergual mint mark since if it is QC - the Colchester mint mark, it might be of significant importance.

Mark

 

1327 Edward III hammered silver penny - Cross 3 1739 George II milled silver sixpence

1422- 27 Henry VI hammered silver penny - annulet issue

Ovd HENRIVS REX ANGLIE

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1344 Edward III hammered silver penny -Cross 1

Obv EDWAR R ANG ***

Rev CIVI/TAS/**

Unique coin - The rose in rev legend only appears in Henry VI coins of the Rosette Mascule issue.

This coin is an 1464/5 Light coinage Edward IV which has an initial mark rose

Obv EDWARDVS REX ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1856 Victoria milled silver 3 pence

1917 2 Piastres silver coin

EGYPT PALESTINE 2 PIASTRES COIN

 

1940 George VI milled silver florin (24 pence) 50th Regiment of foot button 15thC lead token
 
  Victorian silver jewelry item 1720-1790 buckle 18thC silver clog fastener - Maker CB

1189-1199 Richard I short cross hammered silver penny Class 4b

Obv HENRIVS REX

Rev Moneyer Goldwine

1592-5 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver 3 pence - Tun mint mark
1215 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny 1836 William IV milled silver 4 pence

1344 Edward III hammered silver farthing

 

1327 Edward III hammered silver penny -Cross 3 Class 15d

Obv EDWAR *** DNS HYB

Rev SCIE/DMV/NDI - Bury St Edmunds mint

Large 1st Roman bronze - coin sent for ID

This one portrays Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD) on the obverse.  The reverse shows some standing (female, likely) allegorical personification, but there are just not enough features discernable in this photo to be certain which of several dozen possibilities it might be.  I spent some time searching for a reverse legend with a "D" in the proper place, but couldn't find anything so I may be misinterpreting what appears to be a "D" at around 2:30 on the reverse.

Mark

1816 George III milled silver sixpence Georgian bell type trade weight Georgian trade weight

Large 1st Roman bronze - coin sent for ID

This one is almost certainly a sestertius of Trajan (it's around 35+mm in diameter, right?) the crowded obverse legend - Trajan had the longest obverse legends the Romans ever committed to coin, up to 75 characters - and the unmistakeable "bowling-ball" head make Trajan (98-117 AD) an almost certain call on this one.  Unfortunately, there's not enough discernable on the reverse to say any more than just Trajan.

Mark

 

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

Sent to Fitzwilliam museum for recording

1.60g, 9.43mm

This is a scarce variant of Gallo-Belgic D, the Face type, Scheers seies 14, my Gallo-Belgic Cd.  On one side there's a very worn 'boat' design and on the other a large, kidney shaped blob, also very worn, that looks like an outline face on other coins.  In 2003 I suggested they were struck by eastern neighbours of the Ambiani, perhaps by the Viromandui; there were 13 known at the time, perhaps 20-25 now including several from Britain, although I don't have the cards here.  I'll give it a number later with the next batch if that's OK with you,

All the best

John

1918 George V milled silver sixpence 19thC Essex regiment button 1500-1650 buckle

Roman silver coin sent for ID - cooking to remove crust

Rev Bull

The Flavians (Vespasian, Titus, Domitian) issued several coins with very little legend on the reverse and an animal (there was more than one type)  It would help a lot if the legend fragment on the obverse turns out to help indicate whose coinage roster we need to be searching.  For now, I have only the very shaky guess that it might be one of the Flavians.

Mark

Lots of nice decorated crotal bells turning up
Great eyeball find 16thC stone caronade shell
Roman lead token Alexander II 1214-49 Scottish hammered silver half penny
15thC French jetton - leafty ornaments around a central cross Georgian button
1950 - 1990s period
P/O or Crew
Possible Muslim Bloc

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

Cooking to remove crust

 

1.28g, 11.58mm

19thC gold denture plate

5.46g, 32.8mm W

1877 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1930 George V millled silver sixpence

1344 Edward III hammered silver half penny - Florin coinage

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

Irish 1279-1301 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Trefoil of pellets on Kings breast, pellet at start of Obv legend

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/DUBL/INIE - Dublin mint

1344 Edward III hammered silver half penny - Florin coinage

Obv EDWAR R ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

St March & St John Vol - Plymouth college Circa 1650-1720

Large 16thC Tudor gilded silver clothing fastener - reported as treasure to museum

9.27g, 28.53mm L

Treasure number for this is 2012 T743

Restored post 1700 silver ring
1846 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1634 Charles 1st hammered silver penny
19thC Royal Victoria Yacht club Victorian Silver hunting badge 17thC decorated belt slide
1634 Charles 1st hammered silver penny 19thC Chinese cash coin
1602 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Cross Moline - Class 10cf2

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/DVR/EME - Durham mint

Possible Roman copper alloy votive offering - 17.7g, 50.02mm L

1603 James 1st hammered silver shilling (12 pence) Georgian sun dial face
19thC Dragoon guards button 19thC livery button

1526-44 Henry VIII hammmered silver half groat- 2nd coinage - WA by shield Archbishop Warham

CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1603 James 1st hammered silver shilling (12 pence) 1215 Henry III hammered silver short cross penny
17thC 1 dram apothecary weight
1578 Dutch low countries Antwerp hand coin weight
1844 Victoria milled silver sixpence 2ndC Roman silver coin - cooking to clean of crust
1855 Victoria milled silver four pence 1842 Victoria milled silver four pence
Circa AD 1600 - 1699 17thC crotal bell 1926 Colchester carnival badge
Complete post medieval barrel tap and spigot + key
15thC lead token type 2 18thC silver cufflink Georgian silver gilded cufflink C AD 1650-1720
17thC button C AD 1650-1720 17thC thimble
Georgian buckle City of London regiment lapel badge 1500-1700 mount Victorian silver locket

 

Great condition 3rdC Roman bronze coin sent for ID

18.17mm, 2.27g

 

This piece is a little different, but mostly that is because this emperor had such a short reign (it is thought - records from the era are sparse and not too dependable.)  This appears, as close as I can tell, to be Quintillus, the younger brother of Claudius Gothicus. Quintillus reigned for somewhere between a few weeks and a few months after Claudius died in 270.  At the longest, he would have been emperor from about mid-August to somewhere around the end of October or the beginning of November, 270.
The reverse type is CONCO EXER - an abbreviation of CONCORDIA EXERCITVM (approximately: "the armies united") with a personification of Concordia Militum standing left holding a standard and cornucopiae.  The "T" in the exergue indicates the 3rd officina (workshop) of the mint of Milan.
This is a somewhat scarcer piece than the typical radiates of the era, but not exactly what you'd call "rare".

Mark

1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny 16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

Taco'd 1369-77 Edward III hammered silver groat - Post treaty period - Standard F type

Obv EDWARDVS REX ANGL FRANC D HIB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1821 George IV millled silver sixpence
 

1344 Edward III hammered silver penny - florin type

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

 

1422-30 Henry VI, hammered gold noble , first reign (1422-61), Annulet issue (1422-30), London Mint,

Obv **** Z FRANC DNS HYB

2.31g, 35.6gn, 28.1mm

First King Eadred (also known as Edred) Saxon silver penny we have found

946 AD Eadred Saxon hammered silver penny - Crowned bust type - sent to Fitzwilliam musuem for ID and recording

Obv EADRED REX

Rev Small cross pattee - Moneyer name does not appear in my ref books

20.42mm, 1.30g

King Edred was born in about 923 AD, a son of King Edward the Elder by his third marriage. He succeeded his brother, King Edmund I, in 946. Like both his elder brothers, Edred enjoyed military success over the Vikings. However, Edred was a strongly religious man with bad health (he had a stomach ailment and could barely eat). He died on November 23, 955, at Frome in Somerset, and was buried at Winchester. He was succeeded by his nephew, King Edwy.

Many thanks for this new find, which I have recorded as EMC 2012.0280.
This is a coin of the moneyer Nothelm with a style indicating that the mint is probably Norwich. It is from the same dies as SCBI 34, 709 (in the British Museum).

Best wishes,

Martin


As dug

10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic silver unit - 'cooking to remove crust'

Cunobelin 'Horse-Dog' silver, ABC 2852 (extremely rare) is CCI 12.0389

As dug

Good example showing how thick the crust is left to 'cook' off.

Cunobelin amphora type unit, ABC 2849, not in VA or BMC.  Extremely rare

As dug

Bust detail is showing through the crust - lots more 'cooking' to do yet

 

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.

1356 -61 Edward III hammered silver groat - 4th issue Pre Treaty period - Cross 3, Series G

Top arches not fleured - annulet stops

Obv + EDWARD D G REX ANGL Z FRANC D HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

4.50g, 26.62mm

1817 George III milled silver shilling ( 12 pence)

1300 Edward Ist hammered silver farthing - New issue inner circle both sides - Type 28

Obv EDWARDVS REX

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

0.26g, 11.28mm

1307 -27 Edward II hammered silver penny - Cross pattee - Rounded back E - Broken pearl to crown left - Class 11

Obv EDWAR ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev VILL/SCIE/DMV/NDI - Bury St Edmunds mint

1.34g, 18.53

Size comparison, Ed III groat (4 pence), Ed II penny, Ed 1st farthing (1/4 penny)

1413- 22 Henry VI hammered silver half penny - Roundabout cross - 2 annulets in oppositing quadrants on reverse cross in CIVI and LON - Type 12

Obv + HENRICxREXxANGLE

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

13.21mm, 0.33g

Scottish 1695 William III milled silver 5 shillings ( 60 pence)

1344 Edward III hammered silver penny - florin type

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

17thC fish scale crotal bell
1500-1650 buckle

Army badge possible 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers - Depicts Fleur de Lys & King's crown with wording ALBUHERA – Battle of Albuher 16th May 1811

Roman wedge pendant

1180- 1189 Henry II hammered silver short cross penny Class 1b

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev HENRI ON LVD - Moneyer Henri of London mint

1619-25 Coin weight - Spur Ryal of James 1st 6.4gm 3rd coinage

10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic silver unit - 'cooked' to remove crust

Cunobelin 'Horse-Dog' silver, ABC 2852 (extremely rare) is CCI 12.0389

Victorian Yacht club button 19thC Essex regiment button Stunning Queen Caroline wife of George II (1727-1760), The Official Coronation Medal, 11 October 1727, 24mm, by John Croker, draped bust of Caroline left with lovelock on neck, rev., Queen attended by Religion and Britannia, HIC. AMOR HAEC PATRIA (This, my affection; this, my country), in exergue, CORON XI OCTOB MDCCXXVII, (MI II,8)
Iron Age pot fragment with horse design
1475 Dutch -Karel de Stoute -silver DOUBLE STUIVER
Very unusual ealry clog fastener probably 17thC
Staggeringly find - c8thC Saxon hooked fastener used on their leg bindings - this has a Roman head design
2ndC Roman fibular brooch Crude figure scratched into a piece of slate holding a spear above head - Kansas Barry was doodling LOL
Medieval beehive thimble 18thc bullion cup weight Georgian thimbles
17thC lead carriage mount

1344 Edward III hammered silver penny - florin type

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1464 -71 Rose and Crown type coin weight - gold half Ryal

1249 Scottish Alexander III hammered silver penny

Moneyer Ion Cokin of Perth mint

c10thC Saxon gilded stirrup mount - Type 12 openwork Lion

Georgian watch winders Unknown military button Very unusual Queens Own Regiment button
Medieval buckle with integral plate Unusual German lead bale seal
Medieval pot foot 1500-1650 buckle 18thc lead token - anchor
1735 Continental worn milled silver coin - possibly Danish

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat – Cross 1 , annulet stops, open C & E Series B - Obv CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

Monster sized 18thC toy cannon - 4 inches long with a very unusual mount

RN Capt / Commander - 1812
RN Lieutenant - 1812
RN Midshipman - 1812
RN Volunteer Gr.I - 1812
After this issue a Midshipman
will have the Captain's style

Essex button 18thC Royal artillery burron Essex button
Washed Roman silver coin - cooking to clean up Roman silver coin - cooking to clean up
2nd C - 1st BC La Tene type Roman fibular brooch

4thC Constantine Roman copper coin - sent for ID

I can't give you "Chapter and verse" on this one, but I can tell you that it's one of the early-issue Majorinae (silver-washed billon) from the reform of 348 - This is when the various FEL TEMP REPARATIO types began to be issued.  They quickly decreased in diameter and weight from this piece's module, but this fact places this very early in the series, overall.  We'd have to check to see when the letters were added to the obverse at various mints to tell you for sure - or dial it in tighter - but my guess would be that this is about (read: "no later than")  350 AD.
The emperor is either Constans or Constantius II - I can't really tell due to the off-centeredness of the obverse, and unfortunately neither the legend break-point nor the letter spacing is definitive - this also puts it no later than 350 since that was the year in which Constans died, leaving Constantius II virtually sole ruler of the Empire.

There were several different patterns of the Fel Temp's at this point - and in addition to the familiar soldier spearing fallen horseman (which, by the way, is quite rare for Constans - although we can't be certain that this is a fallen horseman or Constans) there were 3 or 4 other Fel Temp types, "Emperor & 2 captives", "Soldier leading youth from hut" & "Emperor on prow of galley steered by Victory", are the most common after the Soldier & fallen horseman pattern.  There were also some other legend/types for the Majorina module issued at this point in time.  Without being able to tell anything from the reverse, I can't really be any more specific.

Mark

Celtic bucket mount
Medieval beehive thimble Nice group of early crotal bels

Mid 4thC Hosue of Constantine Roman bronze - 2 soldiers standing

Constantine I (307-337) "Æ 3" - Billon Centenionalis from Mint of Arles (PCONST - Arles was known as "Constantiniana" at the time in honor of Constantine's sister) GLORIA EXERCITVS - 2 soldiers standing facing flanking 2 legionary standards - each holds spear in outer hand and rests on shield with inner hand.
This type dates to 330-335 - it is contemporaneous with the slightly larger module (earlier) "VRBS ROMA"/shewolf and "CONSTANTINOPOLIS"/Victory on prow (anepigraphic reverses) city commemoratives - the entire issue was created to mark Constantine's official move of his capital to Constantinople.

Mark

Large Roman bronze - just sent for ID

29.54mm, 7.20g

1821 George IV milled silver sixpence Pre 1900 London Dockyard Company button

Huge Medieval steelyard weight ? 708 g, 51mm dia

Heavy bronze weights were used for weighing with a 'steelyard': they were slid along a balance arm until they counterbalanced the object being weighed

Medieval seal matrix 1720 George 1st milled silver shilling

Military button - possible medeical corp - nto researched it yet Medeival book clasp

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross 1/4 penny- Moneyer Nicole

Scottish Alexander II 1214- 1249 hammered silver half penny
1696 William III gold guinea coin weight - 7.73g 17thC sword hanger
1697 William III milled silver sixpence 1697 William III milled silver sixpence

Roman cooking silver - just sent off for ID

Thedetails are still a bit fuzzy, but I can tell you that it's a denariusof Hadrian (117-138 AD.) and the reverse type is TELLVS STABIL. Awoman - the personification of Tellus - standing left holding aplow-handle and a rake - 2 corn plants protrude from the ground behindher. This is a product of the Mint at Rome in 133 AD. Theobverse reads (or should read) HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P - and if you study itclosely, you can tell that it does have that legend.



Mark

 

Roman 'cooked' silver cut half sent for ID

Your halfdenarius is an issue of Augustus from the mint at Lugdunum (Lyon), c15-13 BC. The full obverse legend should be AVGVSTVS DIVI F("son of The Deified [Julius]") The reverse shows a bull buttingto the right, and the exergual inscription which we don't have any partof is "IMP X".>



This isconsidered a very desirable coin - David Sear's most recent Roman Coins andTheir Values quotes it at £ 200 in VF - broken in half, of course, its retailpotential is seriously diminished.>


Mark

1841 Danish 4 silver Skilling This was just a black disc but is 'cooking' up to be a Continental billion silver coin

As dug and 'cooking' pics

 

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

Penn Dennis' crispy Roman silver is start to 'cook' up nice after 3 months in the pot !! Still more crust to remove but I sent it off for ID.

Faustina Sr.for him - a posthumous piece (as is the majority of her coinage) for the wifeof Antoninus Pius. She died in 141, only 3 years into Antoninus' longreign, and had significant posthumous coinages struck in her honor, first byAntoninus Pius, then later by Marcus Aurelius - her son-in-law.

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Mostof Faustina Sr.'s coinage is not divided easily into date-groupsby type - the same types being issued over a fairly long period. Generally her posthumous coins by A. Pius are dated to "after 147AD." It was in 147 that her daughter, Faustina Jr, wife of M. Aurelius,assumed the title of "Augusta" and it is presumed that this was theoccasion for the beginning of her posthumous coinage.>

 

Crispy Roman silver is start to 'cook' up after being in the cooker since March 2012

 

 

Crispy Roman silver 'cooking' to remove crust

Some detail coming through on this early BC Roman silver