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Gold wrist watch Georgian solid gold fob seal - 'C Royal'

1754 Portuguese 10 Reis, X; 1/2 Vinten

Obverse Description Crowned arms in baroque frame
Reverse Description Value in wreath, date below
Ruler Name Jose I

 

18thC Continental silver billion coin - cooking to remove crust
1681 Charles II milled silver 2 pence

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross penny - Class 6c3, hair curls 3 -3 -

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev HENRI ON CANT - Moneyer Henri of Canterbury mint

10- 40 AD Cunobelinus 'Sitting Griffin' type silver unit - Classed as extremely rare VA 2051, BMC 1868-9 Chris Rudd 30.73

Cooking to clean up and sent to CCI for recording and confirmed ID

Rev CVNO in tablet, wreath border

Obv Griffin r - on tablet containing CAMV

Huge 1605-6 James 1st hammered silver shilling (12 pence) - Rose mint mark
Post medieval book clasp 17thC lead trade weight - I*T

13th C bronze Vessica seal matrix - needs a soak and pick to clean legend and impression

Now partially cleaned up shows a sacrificial lamb type impression

Gallo Belgic 57 BC Celtic gold full stater

6.35g, 17.74mm

Hi Chris

It's a nice early one, from a known reverse die, from near the start of Gallo-Belgic E class 1 so should date to c.57 BC as the series probably began soon after the start of the Gallic Wars in 58/7; CCI 12.0837.

John

Reported as hoard to museum

70BC Morini Boat Tree type Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording

1.49g, 10.40mm

Reported as hoard to museum

70BC Morini Boat Tree type Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording

1.45g, 9.63mm

Reported as hoard to museum

I've recorded the two quarters, the oval coin with a fairly clear 'boat' is 12.0838 and the round one with a more worn boat is 12.0839.  Both are from fairly early in the Gallic War series and are Scheers class 3 (her earliest Gallic War quarter type), probably struck not long after the stater.  They're standard types, nothing particularly unusual about them.  Where there are three GB E and D there are usually more so there could be quite a few.

All the best

John

5.07g, 19.7mm

Thought originally to be a forgery but turn out to be 50 BC British G 'Early Clacton' low grade gold staters - reported as hoard to museum

CCI 12.0843

 

The cut fragment is now 12.0840 and the full stater 12.0843. I'm not at all sure that these are forgeries, especially the full coin, because late British G 'Early Clacton' staters can often look quite rough and the weight of 5.07g is in line with it being genuine, but very base (in some cases the gold content is under 20%). Also there are two hoards, Clacton 1898 and near Woodbridge, Suffolk, where early Gallo-Belgic E staters have been found in association with Early Clacton gold, so your finds would make a lot of sense as a third hoard of this type.

All the best

John

CCI 12.0840

 

Thought originally to be a forgery but turn out to be 50 BC British G 'Early Clacton' low grade gold staters - reported as hoard to museum

The cut fragment is now 12.0840 and the full stater 12.0843. I'm not at all sure that these are forgeries, especially the full coin, because late British G 'Early Clacton' staters can often look quite rough and the weight of 5.07g is in line with it being genuine, but very base (in some cases the gold content is under 20%). Also there are two hoards, Clacton 1898 and near Woodbridge, Suffolk, where early Gallo-Belgic E staters have been found in association with Early Clacton gold, so your finds would make a lot of sense as a third hoard of this type.

All the best

John

2ndC Roman silver coin - cooking to remove crust
 

10-40 AD Cunobelin bronze unit - CVN and what appears to be a Pegasus Victory left type.

Obv Pegasus L head turned back

Rev Victory standing CVN in front

Sent to CCI for recording

1.74g, 14.22mm

 

Rope necklace end still in place, single rivet fixing - curly tail on rear of beast

C8thC Saxon rope necklace end cap - bottom picture show beast with large bottom jaw, large nose, recessed eyes with his head resting on his paw left - rear shows curled up spiralled tail.

43.18mm long x 10.14mm dia

4.18g

1stC AD Colchester type two piece Roman fibular brooch

4thC Roman bronze coin sent for ID

Coin 3 1.05g, 12.72mm

3rd C Roman bronze coin sent for ID

Coin1 2.00g,17.73mm

This is an interesting and widely varied group spanning over a century.

The first seems to be Tetricus I, 270-273, (but might also be Victorinus), with whose coins I'm pretty sure you're quite familiar.  Unfortunately the reverse was struck using such a badly worn-out die that I can't be certain which personification or deity might have been intended. Although Pax holding an olive-branch and scepter is always a safe guess for the Gallic Empire pieces unless you have some details or legend indicating otherwise, I believe that might be an "A" at 5:00 on the reverse, which would make it more likely to be "SPES PVBLICA" with Spes (Hope) holding a flower in her outstretched right hand and hitching the hem of her skirt with the other as she walks to the left.

The second is a posthumous commemorative of Theodora, 2nd wife of Constantius I, struck just after the death of Constantine I (337-340) by Constantine's 3 sons as Augusti - Constantine II, Constans and Constantius II.  The reverse - legend PIETAS ROMANA - shows Theodora as Pietas standing right and holding a child in her arms.  I can't be certain, but if the 1st character in the exergue is an R, it's from the mint at Rome. You don't seem to find very much by way of official Roman Æ's from the period after Constantine's death - although you do find the odd siliqua - so this seems sort of unusual.  This belongs to the same period as the last of the 1-standard GLORIA EXERCITVS pieces and the VRBS ROMA & CONSTANTINOPOLIS / GLORIA EXERCITVS "official mules", as well as the 1st round of posthumous commemoratives for Constantine - the type with the quadriga beckoned heavenward by the Manus Dei

The third piece is actually fairly rare and quite interesting from a British History standpoint.  This is a little "Æ4" nummus of Magnus Maximus (383-388), with a so-called "campgate" reverse - more likely a representation of a signal-tower/"mile castle" from a Roman frontier fortification.  These would have been strung along a frontier, as along Hadrian's wall, and provided a way of quickly passing information up and down the border.  It could also be a city-gate, but since cities generally grew up around/out of military camps, the distinction between "camp" and "city" gate is fairly vague at best.  The legend on the reverse would be SPES ROMANORVM if you could make it out.  The exergue is similarly illegible, but this would be from a western European mint since that was the only part of the Empire he controlled - and in fact, when he went to expand his territory to include Italy, he met his demise at the hands of Theodosius at the battle Poetovio.  Rudyard Kipling made him a character in one of his short stories - "Puck of Pook's Hill"

 

Mark

4thC Roman bronze coin sent for ID

Coin 2 1.66g, 14.54mm

 
1636-8 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat 1stC AD Roman Hod Hill type fibular brooch
1816 George III milled silver sixpence forgery 1696 William III milled silver sixpence
1stC AD European Roman fibular brooch 1940 George VI milled silver half crown (30 pence)
138AD Hadrian Roman bronze coin 2ndC Roman fibular brooch
1860 Victoria milled silver shilling Georgian silver thimble 18thC silver Royal navy button

20thC silver brooch

1485 -1509 Henry VII hammered silver penny - crosses by neck

Obv HENRIC DI GRA REX ANGL

London mint

1274 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

London mint

1819 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver shilling

Post-medieval copper-alloy buckle frame

C AD 1650-1720

Post Medieval cast copper alloy single loop buckle frame.

1500-1650 AD

1897 Victoria diamond jubilee medallion 1631-2 Charles 1st hammered silver penny - Rose mint mark

Fascinating find - 50 BC Clacton type gold stater - cleaning up and sending to CCI

5.25g, 19.54mm

Thought originally to be a forgery but turns out to be 50 BC British G 'Early Clacton' low grade gold staters - reported as hoard to museum

I'm not at all sure that these are forgeries, especially the full coin, because late British G 'Early Clacton' staters can often look quite rough and the weight of 5.07g is in line with it being genuine, but very base (in some cases the gold content is under 20%). Also there are two hoards, Clacton 1898 and near Woodbridge, Suffolk, where early Gallo-Belgic E staters have been found in association with Early Clacton gold, so your finds would make a lot of sense as a third hoard of this type.

All the best

John

2ndC Roman fibular brooch 1505 -9 Henry VIII hammered silver half groat
Iron age ring 18thc bullion cup weight
1887 Victoria milled silver sixpence

Post Medieval cast copper alloy single loop buckle frame.

1500-1650 AD

Roman lead token

19thC - Daniel Barrett's London (Middlesex) farthing token undated. Obverse: Corner view of house and shop: "BARRETT'S TEA WAREHOUSE * 44 FETTER LANE *". Reverse: Legend on four lines within a laurel wreath: "GOOD WINE NEEDS NO BUSH". Plain edge. The reverse legend means "A good product needs no advertisement".

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny Class 9b

Initial mark Cross Pattee

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev VILL/BRI/STO/LIE - Bristol mint

1774 George III dump issue farthing 1696 William III milled silver sixpence - love token
1578 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny

1194 King John hammered silver short cross penny - Class 5

Obv HENRIVS REX

Rev DAVI ON EVER - Moneyer Davi of York mint

Huge medieval gilded harness pendant

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 EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1634 Charles 1st hammered silver penny

1280 Edward 1st hammered silver farthing

Obv EDVVARDVS REX

Rev CIV/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

2ndC Roman head stud fibular brooch
 

1351-52 Edward III hammered silver penny - Pre treaty period Series C

Crozier before CIVI

Obv EDWARDVS REX ANGL **

Rev CIVI/TAS/DVNE/LMIE

Post Medieval cast copper alloy single loop buckle frame.

1500-1650 AD

 

1351-61 Edward III hammered silver penny - Pre treaty period Series C to G

1 annulet in all 4 quadrants on reverse

Obv *DWAR **

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

2ndC Roman fibular brooch
1866 Victoria milled silver sixpence

1422-61 Henry VI hammered silver half penny

Obv +h**** NGLI

Rev CIVI/TAS/****

1500- 1700 AD Post Medieval cast copper-alloy mount Middlesex regiment cap badge Georgian bell trade weight
1838 Victorian milled silver 3 pence 2ndC Roman bronze coin - need a good clean up

Cast asymmetrical buckle frame with a narrowed pin bar

Circa AD 1575 -1700

15thC lead token 1590-2 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - hand mint mark
Roman bronze finger ring 15thC casket key

1344 - 51 Edward III hammered silver half penny - Florin coinage -Type 7

Obv EDWARDVS REX

Rev CIV/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1344 - 51 Edward III hammered silver half penny - Florin coinage

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIV/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Victorian silver watch back 15thC lead token type 2 17thC lead token
Medieval beehive thimble

1274 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Initial cross before CIVI

Obv EDWARD***

Rev CIV/TAS/***

1485 Henry VII hammered silver half penny - - narrow celft cross ends

Obv ********REX

Rev CIVI/****

1485 Henry VII hammered silver half penny - cross fourchee

Double arched crown

Rev CIVI/TAS LON/DON

1942 George VI milled silver sixpence 17thC lead token 19thC livery button
1878 Victoria milled silver sixpence A Medieval (1250-1450) sheet copper alloy (0.50mm thick) domed sexfoil belt mount with a central perforation
Medieval book clasp 20thC Navy blazer button Georgian watch winder
Roman military suspension loop with rivet fixing
Medieval hammer head
1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Copper trade farthing
1925 George V milled silver sixpence
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing
1796 Continental copper coin Base metal ring
Medieval seal matrix

 

Medieval buckle with integral plate
Medieval strap end
1stC Roman Dolphin type fibular brooch Very unusual 1st Roman fibular brooch fragment probably winged fanbow type
 
15thC casket key

1720-1790 Boot or Garter buckle

Georgian watch winder  

Stunning find - Anglo Saxon harness bridal cheek piece with face decoration
1696 William III milled silver - love token

14313 -22 Henry V hammered silver half penny- pellet and broken annulet by crown

Type 6

Obv HENRICVS REX ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Large 11,000 BC flint core scraper

85.56mm L x 56.59 mm W

1327 Edward III hammered silver farthing

Obv EDW ***********

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1652 John Vanewall of Harwich Essex , (W/IM) hammered copper trade farthing
Roman harness loop junction - 2 rivet fixing
An cast copper alloy mount of post-Medieval date (1600-1700). Medieval chaffing dish handle
Roman Newstead tie loop

1327 Edward III hammered silver farthing - Type 1

Obv +EDWARDVS REX A*

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1422 Henry VI hammered silver penny - Archiepiscopal issue

Obv HENRICVS REX

Double satires between Henricvs and Rex

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

Quatrefoul with pellet at centre of reverse cross

1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing

 

1344 - 51 Edward III hammered silver half penny - Florin coinage

Obv EDWARDVS REX *****

Rev CIV/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing
Medieval beehive thimble 17thC Peter Robinson, grocer of Chelmsford Essex hammered copper trade farthing
18thC toy cannon

1344 - 51 Edward III hammered silver half penny - Florin coinage

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIV/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1604 James 1st hammered silver half groat

1351 Edward III hammered silver half penny - Pre treaty series A , annulet stop in Rev

4 annulets in pellets on obv

Obv + EDWARDVS REX ANGLI

Rev CIV/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1655 Henry Lamb of Colchester Essex hammered copper trade farthing
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing

Victorian trade weight 16thC trade weight Medieval strap end
17thC crotal bell

Cast copper alloy buckle frame 1500 -1700

17thC barrel tap - Maker EE 16thC Tudor mount - draw pull back plate

1307 Edward II hammered silver half penny - Cross Pattee Class 11

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIV/TAS/CAN/TOR- Canterbury mint

Large 17thC mount
Stunning decorated and gilded 1st C Colchester type one- piece Roman fibular brooch

Post medieval cast copper alloy rectangular two piece buckle

C1650-1725

1591-4 Elizabth 1st hammered silver half penny

1413 Henry V hammered silver half penny

Obv HENR *****

pellet by crown

1327 Edward III hammered silver half penny - Cross 3

Obv EDWAR ***** HYB

Rev CIV/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

Very neat 18thC silver button with glass stone and gold engraving

1344 Edward III hammered silver half penny - Florin penny - Cross 3

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIV/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

Post medieval hammered silver half groat
Saxon disc brooch 1509- 26 Henry VIII hammered silver groat - Pheon mint mark

BC Roman silver sent for ID- interesting dug condition, cooking to remove crust

This one took a little digging - since there's no legible inscription at all.

Turns out that first off, you had the reverse photographed upside-down as you sent it to me. If you look carefully (it's weakly struck) you can make out a peaked roof with statues at the peak and eves. This is an elevation of the Curia Julia - which still exists in the Forum in Rome - the edifice is represented by 3 stout uprights supporting the architrave and surrounded with a balustrade on 4 short columns at "waist level".

It's illegible, but on a better-preserved example you would see IMP CAESAR across the architrave - the only writing on this piece by Octavian (before he became Augustus). The portrait is of Octavian, of course. This piece dates to about 30-29 BC, or shortly before Octavian became Augsutus, dissolving the Republic and creating the Principiate - the official beginning of the Empire.

This piece carries a fairly high estimated price in Sear where it is # 1557; RSC 122, RIC 266; & BMCRR 4358 / BMCRE 631.

Mark

Very unusual to have a piece with such clear types and still have it require almost an hour to find in the literature. Not at all the sort of thing we normally see in British digs - particularly around Colchester which, although it was a really major Romanized center, dates at its earliest to mid-1st century AD - by which time this coin would have been very unlikely to still be in circulation, at least in the condition we find this one.

We have no proof, of course, but this would seem to indicate either an earlier Roman presence - perhaps of some private, non-governmental, perhaps mercantile establishment or center of operation - or of significant trading activity to bring this, among other pre-Claudian, Continental types of coins, to this general location. The tin mines were nowhere near the Eastern part of the Island, right? I'm afraid that my knowledge of the geology/geography of the British Isles is poor to non-existant, but I think of the mining districts being more a feature of lands to the west, Cornwall & Wales, etc. But tin was certainly the most important (in the point of view of importers on the continent) "export product" of the Island(s) before the establishment of an ongoing, official Roman presence. I know there were flint mines not too far north of London, a good friend is originally from Feltwell, but that activity rather significantly predated the Hellenistic age and I don't think there's any geological connection between flint and tin.

Mark

1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat Neat Georgian silver religious intaglio stud
1908 Edward VII milled silver sixpence 15thC lead token 15thC lead token
15thC lead token  

1486-1504 Henry VII hammered silver half groat - Two arches unjewelled crown - Tun mint mark

Obv HENRIC VII DI GRA REX AGL Z

Rev CIVI/TAS CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1916 George V milled silver sixpence 1817 George III milled silver sixpence
Continental copper coin or token ? Medieval pilgrims ampulla
20thC enamelled badge 1812 Russian lead bale seal

Medieval mount Georgian watch winder Medieval mount
Early Post-Medieval (1500-1700) copper alloy belt mount in the form of an acorn 1505 -9 Henry VIII hammered silver half groat
Victorian gold fitting

1344 Edward III hammered silver half penny - Florin penny - Cross 1

Archiepiscopal issue - Quatrefoil with pellet on reverse cross

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIV/TAS/EBO/RACI- York mint

1st C Colchester type one- piece Roman fibular brooch WWII RAF button WWII Royal Engineers button
1572 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat 1587-9 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Crescent mint mark
1911 George V milled silver sixpence 1770's shilling coin weight Georgian horse harness bell
 
18thC clog fastener   Great shape 1732 George II copper penny
1922 & 1923 George V milled silver half crowns ( 30 pence)

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny Class 9

Obv EDWR R ANGL DNS HY

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

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

1344 Edward III hammered silver half penny - Florin penny - Cross 3

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR Canterbury mint

Medieval buckle with integral plate

Circa 1260 AD lead personal seal , 4 have been found attached to pasture rights. The design is typical of mid 13thC non heraldic seals

 

An cast copper alloy mount of post-Medieval date (1600-1700) An cast copper alloy mount of post-Medieval date (1600-1700) 17thC decorated sword hanger
18thC bullion weight - Lion mark

A complete cast copper alloy buckle of post-medieval date. The buckle is a double loop asymmetrical shape

Circa 1575- 1700

1stC AD Roman Hod Hill type fibular brooch
1697 William III milled silver sixpence 1943 George VI milled silver sixpence
1927 George V milled silver sixpence London Assurance company button established 1720
Saxon period fastener 1930 George V milled silver sixpence
1652 John Vanewall of Harwich Essex , (W/IM) hammered copper trade farthing

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Rev **ONC/ANT - Canterbury mint

 

1471 -1470 Edward IV hammered silver penny - Class XII

D at centre of reverse cross

Rev DVNO/LIN - Durham mint

Medieval hammered silver penny fragment

 

The Irish Rebellion of 1798 (Irish: Éirí Amach 1798), also known as the United Irishmen Rebellion (Irish: Éirí Amach na nÉireannach Aontaithe), was an uprising against British rule in Ireland lasting from May to September 1798. The United Irishmen, a republican revolutionary group influenced by the ideas of the American and French revolutions, were the main organising force behind the rebellion. Medieval mount
A cast copper alloy mount of probable Post-Medieval date (1500-1700 AD). The mount is in the shape of a hexagon with semi-circular cut outs to either side removing two of the corners and giving it a 'waisted' appearence. 1667 My half penny trade token - John Pounsfoot of Sherborne Dorset

Amethyst and gold pendant - not certain of age so reported as potential treasure to museum - no hallmarks

Dated as 18thC so not treasure

1344 Edward III hammered silver penny - Florin type - Cross 3

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR Canterbury mint

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

Obv HENRICVS REX III

Rev HEN/RIO/LVNDE - Moneyer Henri of London mint

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Cross Pattee

Obv ED**** ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR Canterbury mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

45 BC Celtic stater of Addedomaros - sent for recording to CCI and reported as hoard to museum

5.26g,18.16mm

 

45 BC Celtic stater of Addedomaros - sent for recording to CCI and reported as hoard to museum

5.54g, 17.19mm

circa 600 AD Saxon silver sceat - cooking to remove crust

1344 Edward III hammered silver penny - Florin type - Cross 3

Obv ED*** ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR Canterbury mint

Interesting figurine - need cleaning as it appears to be lead but with gold or copper showing through the back
 
Mid 4thC House of Constantine Roman bronze coin 18thC Royal artillery button  
Stonking gold decorated pin head with 2 small cut outs - it 'feels' early and could be even medieval - reported to museum as potential treasure
 
13thC lead vessica seal matrix  
Medieval harness hanger

As dug and 'Cooking' Roman silver - still more to do yet and then I will resent it to Mark Lehman

The details are still a bit fuzzy, but I can tell you that it's a denarius of Hadrian (117-138 AD.) and the reverse type is TELLVS STABIL. A woman - the personification of Tellus - standing left holding a plow-handle and a rake - 2 corn plants protrude from the ground behind her. This is a product of the Mint at Rome in 133 AD. The obverse reads (or should read) HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P - and if you study it closely, you can tell that it does have that legend.



Mark

 

As dug and 'cooking' pics - still more work to do yet

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

As dug and now 'cooking' to remove crust

 

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

Left facing bust

1.23g, 11.41mm

 

Monster find - circa 8thC Anglo Saxon mount - possibly Viking - one for the museum - cleaned up pictures added

Black enamel with silver inlay

40.28mm high

Stunning 13thC vessica seal matrix

Cleaning up and then will take a wax impression

1712 Portugal 1000 Reis gold coin

Obverse: Crowned arms with vertical value at left side, titles of John V at right

Obverse Legend: IOANNES V D G ...

Reverse: Jerusalem cross, quatrefoil in angles, date above

Reverse Legend: IN HOC SIGNO VINCES

 

Newmarket racecourse private stand entry tag cleaned up
Really neat The Kings Royal Rifles silver and enamel badge Roman bronze votive figurine

1344 Edward III hammered silver half penny - Florin penny - Cross 3

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIV/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

Roman enamelled disc brooch - soaking in distilled water to clean up
1579 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

1204/5 John hammered silver short cross penny - Class 5b

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev + TOMAS TO on CAR - Moneyer Tomas of Carlisle mint

1500-1700 mount Medieval gilded harness pendant hanger
 
Georgian fob seal  

As dug and now 'cooking' to remove crust

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

Left facing bust

1.23g, 11.41mm

This new find (EMC 2013.0069) might be Series R9, but enhanced images would certainly be appreciated.

Best wishes,

Martin

Stunning enamelled Saxon mount
Victorian silver love token 1607-9 James 1st hammered silver half penny - Coronet mint mark

1344 Edward III hammered silver penny - Florin type - Cross 3

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR Canterbury mint

1562 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence

Saxon gold 'Flat type' pin head back- reported as treasure to museum

0.94g, 10.35mm

1413 AD Henry V hammered silver penny

Quatrefoil in cebtre of reverse cross

York Archiepiscopal issue

Rev ****/EBO - York mint

 

Great shape 1727 George 1st copper dump issue half penny

1351-77 Edward III hammered silver penny - Pre treaty

Obv EDW *** ANGLI F

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

Scottish 1636 Charles 1st hammered silver 20 pence
2ndC Roman fibular brooch

4thC Roman bronze coin sent for ID

This is a CONSTANTINOPOLIS commemorative.  These were issued along with a parallel VRBS ROMA type in commemoration of Rome at the time that Constantine inagurated his new capital at Constantinople. These were struck between 330-337 AD. at mints all over the Empire.  They are contemporary with the common GLORIA EXERCITVS coins with 2 soldiers flanking 1 or 2 standards, with which I am sure you're familiar.
On the obverse is the allegorical personification of Constantinople as a helmeted and armored woman facing left and holding a spear over her shoulder.  The reverse shows Victory standing left in the prow of a galley holding a spear and leaning on a shield.  In the exergue is (I believe) TRP• meaning it's from the mint at Trier.

This piece looks as though it might acutally be able to be somewhat improved with some careful cleaning.

Mark 

1897 Victoria diamond jubilee medallion 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper ros eferthing
1662 John Lawerence of Colchester hammered copper trade farthing
20thC Essex corporation button Medieval lead trade weight

1801 Sweden 1/2 skilling copper coin

Obv: Round arms Rev: Value, date

17thC Elias Moortier , bays maker of Colchester hammered copper trade farthing
Roman mount 1619-20 James 1st hammered silver half groat

Post Medieval cast copper alloy single loop buckle frame.

1500-1650 AD

Unknown navy button 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
Taco'd medieval hammered silver long cross penny- needs straightening to ID Georgian face mount

1247 Henry III hammerd silver farthing

 

Obv ** /RIC/** - Moneyer Richard of Canterbury mint

 

1327 Edward III hammered silver half penny

Obv EDWARDVS REX *** - type

Rev CIV/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

1940 George VI milled silver half crown (30 pence) Very crisp 1758 George II milled silver sixpence
15thC lead token

Post Medieval cast copper alloy single loop buckle frame.

1500-1650 AD

17thC lead token

Beautiful crisp strike of a rare Class 3d Lincoln mint distinctive by the R having an annulet tail

1272 Edward 1st I hammered silver penny - Class 3d

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIV/TAS/LIN/COL- Lincoln mint

13thC Continental E(a) sterling imitaition of a hammered silver English penny. Very interesting as this is the first Henry one we have found. The legend does not make any sense on these coins

Cross 1

Obv HENS COMES D CONRE

Rev OVA/L.VE/MON

10.35mm, 1.46g

70BC Morini boat tree Celtic gold qtr stater - reported to museum as hoard and sent to CCI for recording

 

Taco'd medieval hammered silver short cross penny- needs straightening to ID Medieval clothing fastener
Unknown early coin weight - researching C 8thC Saxon buckle
Victorian Royal Engineers army button 19thC liver button 1807 George III copper penny
1922 George V milled silver sixpence Medieval knife quillion
1931 George V milled silver sixpence Georgian watch winders

1344 Edward III hammered silver penny - Florin issue

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIV/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

1509 AD Henry VIII Sovereign penny - CD by shield (Bishop Cuthbert Tunstall)

Durham mint

Heart attack find in the hole !! 1941 French 2 Franc coin Post medieval lead bale seal
Roman bronze mount Roman bronze mount
1641-3 Charles 1st hammered silver penny - mintmark 2 dots Georgian shoe buckle Medieval annular buckle
1831 William IV milled silvber sixpence Medieval harness pendant
18thC apothecary weight 17thC lead token Georgian barrel key
 
Medieval pot leg   13thC lead vessica seal matrix

Scottish 1205 - 1230 William the Lion hammered silver half penny

Obv **LER **

Rev **ALTER - Moneyer Huge Walter

Very interesting 4thC Roman bronze coin with prancing animal on back - sent to mark Lehman for ID

I'm going to have to do a little more research, but I can give you some preliminary findings -

This is an antoninianus of Gallienus, 253-268  It was during his time that the silver content of the "silver" denominations finally fell so low that they could not be made to look "silvery" without resorting to some sort of silvery coating.  The way this was achieved is still somewhat debated, but it seems likely that when the blank flans were annealed prior to striking, they became fire-stained and so had to be bleached or "pickled" - this depleted the copper at the surface and left the silver as tiny enriched "beads" which, when the coin was struck, united to become a very thin silver(y) coating.  This didn't last very long, as you might expect.

Gallienus, due to his long reign and the hideous inflation in the Empire at the time, was among the very most prolific of coin producers at a time when the endless reproduction of the same few types we see in the next century hadn't yet begun.  Gallienus, therefore, has more types of antoniniani altogether than all the other rulers who ever struck antoniniani combined.

That does seem to be an animal on the reverse, but which animal it is supposed to be still escapes me. 
Those antoniniani with animal reverses are said to belong to a so-called "Gallienus Zoo" which is, itself, a relatively huge group and is an exclusive collection focus for many people.  I have a gallery illustrating 38 different specimens (not all different types, however) from the so-called Gallienus Zoo at: http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album452?page=1

If you have a quick look through it, I think you'll see the problem I'm encountering.  Although it seems certain that an animal was being portrayed on this coin's reverse, which one is a mystery.  Without a single letter of legend from the reverse, I don't even know which series of animal types to begin to look in - this gallery has no examples from the rather rare category of legionary animals, so there are whole categories of animalia which I am at a loss to use even to do pattern recognition identification.

There are several websites completely dedicated to the types of Gallienus and family, when I have the time, I may run through one or more of them trying to see what that straight-line object might be - I can't make sense of it as a spear, trident, weapon, exergual line, or any other sort of straight-line feature in relation to the body of any of the many animals - real and mythical - with which I am familiar.

Mark

 

Very crisp 1204/5 King John hammered silver short cross penny - Class 5b

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev HENRI ON LVND - Moneyer Henri of London mint

1215 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

Rev ** ON.CANT** - Canterbury mint

1500-1700 mount 17thC sword hanger belt slide

A complete cast copper alloy buckle of post-medieval date. The buckle is a double loop asymmetrical shape

Circa 1575- 1700

Medieval lead trade weight
20thC brooch British Railways button Elizabeth II Army button

British field sports society enamelled badge

Year:
1960 - 1970

18thC musket ramrod guide

This is a very rare 17thC trade token as the Norweb ref books do not show any tokens issued for Hadleigh - great find

1667 Thomas Martin of Hadleigh Essex hammered copper trade farthing

Obv THOMAS MARTIN

Rev TS

1667 OF.HADLEIGH

1346-80 Charles V Shield of France ancient type jetton

Obv + AVE MARIA GRACIA PLE

Rev Double stranded arcuate cross fleuretty with lis at centre

 

Medieval buckle plate
Post medieval London lead cloth seal 1711 Queen Anne milled silver sixpence

Simply stunning cleaned up 13thC vessiaca seal matrix with wax impression taken - Madonna and child

+ AVE TIR TAG R

ACIA PLENA (full of (gr)ace)

17thC lead mount
RN Capt / Commander - 1787
RN Lieutenant - 1787
Very unusual medieval annular brooch
The tiniest Georgian fob seal I have ever seen - you see the scale by the tweezers holding the seal - amazing skill to cut a detailed bust impression that small
Roman bronze offering pot
1822 George IV copper half penny 20thC silver mount
Georgian watch winders
17thC crotal bell - maker M
Britain's Merchant Navy
Generic Design Issue
In use 1900 's onwards
The Essex Regiment cap badge
Britain's Merchant Navy
Generic Design Issue
In use 1900 's onwards
Georgian fob seal

1215 Henry III hammered silver short cross penny

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev ** ON.LVD + - London mint

Medieval hammered silver penny - need straightening to ID

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

18thC silver clog fastener

1247 Henry III hammered silver half penny

Obv /OLE/ONC/ - Moneyer Nicole of Canterbury

1554 Mary hammered silver groat
1696 William III hammered silver sixpence - love token

This hammered silver penny has me totally stumped at the moment as it is clearly an Edward of the York mint but the centre of the reverse cross has a type not in the ref books. If it is a blundered E then it cannot be York mint ?im Plain Cross so Edward 1st

Working on it

Obv EDWA ****

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic bronze unit - needs more cleaning before sending to CCI Lead toy Georgian nut cracker
1770's scripule coin weight

Large Rose Ryal gold coin weight of James 1st 3rd coinage

1619-25 AD

20.35mm, 12.13g

Silver Crown coin weight of Charles 1st

1625 AD

2.10g,11.43mm

1696 Willaim III milled silver sixpence

Love this mount find which reads Duke W

It is George 1st period by the dress and need research to ID the guy

Great Western and Steam ship button Georgian button
16thC Tudor gilded silver clothing fastener - reported as treasure to museum
Georgian gold cufflink - this is an interesting construction as it a thin gold sheet over a copper inner and not plated

Post Medieval cast copper alloy single loop buckle frame.

1500-1650 AD

Post Medieval cast copper alloy single loop buckle frame.

1500-1650 AD

1500-1700 Tudor rose mount 1500-1700 mount 1604 James 1st hammered silver sixpence - Lis mint mark
Beautiful obv strike of a 1639-40 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat - triangle mint mark - Interesting double strike of rev 19thC Victoria milled silver 3 pence - worn date
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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