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Georgian watch winders

1422-61 Henry VI hammered silver half penny - Saltire- Leaf issue SL.1

Obv hENRIC REX ANGLIx

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

14thC British coin weight - gold noble - St. George cross on reverse

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing

Obv /VND - London mint

1285/6 Edward 1st hammered silver farthing - new issue inner circle both sides - Type 28 Oval flan

Rev EDWARDVS REX A

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1215 Henry III hammered silver short cross farthing

Very worn medieval hammered silver farthing Medieval strap end
Gold plated wrist watch 1816 George III milled silver sixpence

Ancient gold ingot 11.7g, 34.99mm L - reported as treasure to museum

Perfect weight to make 2 full Celtic gold staters

Army badge - V ME ?? 15thC lead token Unknown medieval buckle fitting ??
19thC livery button 19thC hunting button

Scottish 1249 Alexander III hammered silver farthing

Obv ALEXANDER REX

Rev /WI/ - moneyer Wilam of Fres mint

 
 
London District postal service 18thC clog fastener 16thC Tudor clothing fastener 16thC Tudor clothing fastener

Medieval buckle 17thC copper finger ring
Auxiliary fire service badge June 1886/7 Victoria Jubilee medallion 1714- 27 George 1st milled silver sixpence - love token - issued by South Sea Company

16thC gilded silver religious ring - reported to museum as treasure

+ FERE GOD + (means fear god)

4.6g, 21.05mm dia

1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny 1582 Elizabeth hammered silver three pence - Sword mint mark
1578 Elizabeth hammered silver three pence - Greek cross mint mark 1921 George V milled silver sixpence
1887 Victoria milled silver shilling (12 pence)
H.M. Customs
O/R's Button
In use 1820 - 1836 ?
button
Victorian 4 Drams trade weight
   

Victorian trade weight - Crown VR cipher 1670's Charles II trade weight - Crown C cipher London 18thC musket flint
19thC livery button 17thC clothing fastener 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing
17thCc Dutch lead bale seal 19thC livery button
UNITED KINGDOM
Royal London Yacht Club
R. T. Y. C. - R. T. Y. C.
London, England
In use 1837 - 1901
16thC Tudor clothing fastener 15thC lead token

1300-10 Edward 1st hammered silver farthing - Type 28

Obv + EDWARDVS REX

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON

1587-9 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Crescent mint mark

1377-1399 Richard II hammered silver half penny - Type 2 (f)

Obv + RICARD x REX x ANGL'

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

20thC base metal intaglio ring Victorian silver tiger stone cuff link
17thC glass bottle seal

1217/8 Henry III hammered silver short cross penny - Class 7a

Obv + hENRICVS REX

Obv + ROGER OF R CA - Moneyer Roger of R - Canterbury mint

1553 Mary hammered silver groat - mint mark pomegranate

1669 John Jackson, clothier of Witham Essex 'His half penny' hammered copper trade half penny

Ref Norweb 1428

 

5thC Roman bronze key - not seen this type with Saxon looking knops on before
Georgian silver finial

'3rd Essex Local Militia gilt (b/m: Charles Jennens. London).

This is the 3rd Reg't of the Essex Local Militia.
Formed march 15th 1809, Disbanded 1816, for the Napoleonic Wars.
Based at Colchester, Lt. Col.Com. John Bawtree.

Tim'

1189 Richard 1st hammered silver short cross penny - Class 2

Obv + hENRICVS REX

Obv + VLARD ON CAN - Moneyer Vlard of Canterbury mint

1680 Charles II milled silver four pence
1582Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence- sword mint mark

1344 Edward III hammered silver penny - Florin issue

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1696 William III milled silver shilling (12 pence) Exeter mint 1872 Victoria milled silver sixpence
1884 Victoria milled silver shilling (12 pence) 18thC Royal artillery cuff buttons
17thC button   Medieval lead hanging weight
15thC lead token 1936 George V milled silver sixpence

Soldino of Antonio Venier (ANTO.VEN-ERIO.DVX.)


Type 2 c. 1466-74
Doges – Tron, Marcello.

Obverse description: Doge kneeling left holding banner. Often mint control marks to right (a star/letters).
Obverse inscription: [Name of Doge] D.V.X.
Reverse description: Winged and nimbate lion of St Mark facing within a quadrilobe, holding book of gospels.
Reverse inscription: No legend.

Georgian domino
Mid 4thC House of Constantine Roman bronze coin - two soldiers standing Georgian copper signet ring
1818 George III milled silver sixpence 1696 William III milled copper half pence
17thC lead mount 1422- 61 French gold half Ecu coin weight - 3 Lis in a shield type with initials both sides
1862 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1890 Victoria milled silver shilling
1816 George III milled silver shilling (12 pence) 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
   
George 1st trade weight - Crown G cipher London 19tHC baldric buckle 18thC clog fastener

Soldino of Antonio Venier (ANTO.VEN-ERIO.DVX.)


Type 2 c. 1466-74
Doges – Tron, Marcello.

Obverse description: Doge kneeling left holding banner. Often mint control marks to right (a star/letters).
Obverse inscription: [Name of Doge] D.V.X.
Reverse description: Winged and nimbate lion of St Mark facing within a quadrilobe, holding book of gospels.
Reverse inscription: No legend.

Soldino of Antonio Venier (ANTO.VEN-ERIO.DVX.)


Type 2 c. 1466-74
Doges – Tron, Marcello.

Obverse description: Doge kneeling left holding banner. Often mint control marks to right (a star/letters).
Obverse inscription: [Name of Doge] D.V.X.
Reverse description: Winged and nimbate lion of St Mark facing within a quadrilobe, holding book of gospels.
Reverse inscription: No legend.

1566 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny

1340 AD French Jetton

Crown introduced in 1340 by Philip VI (1328-50)

Royal Crown with annulet and rosettes across body of crown

Obv AVE MARIA GRACIA

Rev A-V-E-M

Rev Triple banded straight cross fleuretty

Ref Mitchiner 469

1704 Anne trade weight - Crown A cipher Largest medieval annular buckle I have seen

Soldino of Antonio Venier (ANTO.VEN-ERIO.DVX.)


Type 2 c. 1466-74
Doges – Tron, Marcello.

Obverse description: Doge kneeling left holding banner. Often mint control marks to right (a star/letters).
Obverse inscription: [Name of Doge] D.V.X.
Reverse description: Winged and nimbate lion of St Mark facing within a quadrilobe, holding book of gospels.
Reverse inscription: No legend.

Date: Medieval, 13th - 14th century - reported as treasure to museum

Large Medieval knopped silver annular brooch - each knop is decorated with flowers

2.8g, 30.58mm

Unique ID: NMS-D2A387

Similar to examples in Egan and Pritchard (2002, fig. 163 no. 1330 and 1333).

15thC lead token 17thC lead token

1805 German states Friedrich Wilhelm III - 3 Groschen silver coin

Obv FRID WILHELM III BORUS REX

15thC lead token Georgian fob glass intaglio 1857 Victoria milled silver 3 pence
1836 William IV milled silver four pence Victorian silver cane band
19thC livery button Medieval annular buckle

1215 Henry III hammered silver short cross penny

Obv hENRICVS REX

Rev ** .ON LVNI - London mint

17thC clothing fastener Georgian barrel spigot

11,000 Stone Age flint scraper

 
16thC Tudor button 15thC lead token type 2 16thC Tudor button  

1300-1310 Edward Ist hammered silver penny - Type 10ab

Obv +EDWARD R ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1300-1310 Edward Ist hammered silver penny - Type 10cf

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Huge Spanish 1793 copper 8 reales - must be a forgery as these were silver issue 16thC Tudor clothing fastener 15thC lead token

1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthings

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Rev /ONC/AN - Canterbury mint

1413-22 Henry V hammered silver half penny

Obv hENRIC'x REX :ANGL'

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

 

1461 Edward IV hammered silver penny - Durham mint

B at centre of reverse cross

 

1500-1700 hooked mount Georgian button

WWI Imperial service badge - Territorial force

The Territorial Force (TF) was created on 1 April 1908 from the old Volunteers and Yeomanry and was a pure home defence force

. In 1910/11 the Government polled units to see if there were members willing to serve overseas in time of crisis

If a unit had 90% of its establishment volunteer, the soubriquet' Imperial Service' was conferred. Prior to the outbreak of WW1 only three Territorial Force infantry battalions met this challenge, the first was the  7th (Imperial Service) Battalion, the Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) followed by the  8th (Imperial Service) Battalion, the Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) and the 6th (Imperial Service) Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment.

20thC toy soldier 1500-1700 mount Georgian decorated spur 17thC lead token
19thC livery button Medieval coin weight

Gold plated Army badge

19thC silver livery ring

Possible Murray clan ring

Hard to decipher what's in the left hand of the man, but everything else looks correct for a Scottish Clan named Murray.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mu...Background.png

John

 

Irish 1216-1272 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Star by the head of Kings scepter - Ref IH31D-015

Obv HENRICVS REX III

Rev V/ION - Moneyer Davi of Dublin mint

1819 George III milled silver sixpence
1885 Victoria milled silver three pence 1819 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
French Infantry Button
89th Line Regiment
Circa 1803-1814
15thC lead token

1509-23 Henry VIII hammered silver sovereign penny

Durham, Bishop Ruthall - TD by shield

19thC Portuguese copper 10 Reis

Obv PORTVGALIAE ET ALGARBIORUM P REGENS

Rev IOANNES DEI GRATIA

C13thC Medieval heraldic harness pendant - researching owner
Celtic bronze unit - needs more cleaning - right facing horse Possible Celtic bronze unit - needs more cleaning
169 William milled copper half penny 1834 William IV milled silver sixpence
1696 William III milled silver sixpence Fragment of a 17thC William III milled silver full crown (60 pence) monster sized coin next to a sixpence
 

1413- 22 Henry V hammered silver half penny - broken annulets both sides of crown - Type 5

Obv +hENRICx REX ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

 

1583 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half penny - 'A' i.m.
16thC Tudor fretwork silver button - reported as treasure to museum
c13thC Medieval seal ring 'B' 1940 George V milled silver sixpence
16thC 15** Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence fragment 1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny
Unusual Georgian flat button 15thC lead token

1377 -99 Richard II hammered silver half penny

Obv **x REX ANGLx

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

13.82mm

1300-1310 Edward Ist hammered silver penny - Type 10cf

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross halfpenny

Obv hENRICVS REX

Obv ** ER.ON **

1818 George III milled silver shilling forgery

1344 Edward III hammered silver penny - Florin issue

Obv +EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

15thC lead token - type 2
Possible
C & D Line Ltd.
Commonwealth &
Dominion Line

1792 Coventry copper half penny - Condor token

Obverse; Lady Godiva on horseback, 1792 below, PRO BONO PUBLICO above.

Reverse; Elephant and Castle, COVENTRY HALFPENNY above

Georgian Jew's harp 1578-9 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - crescent mint mark

One piece Navy button

HONI SOIT QUI MAN Y PENSE

PACKET

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

RN - Packet Service
( Mail & Supplies Delivery )

c.1800-1811
Firmin & Co

Post Medieval cast copper alloy single loop buckle frame.

1500-1650 AD

WWII St Johns Ambulance lapel badge
17thC Charles II 'hearts and crown' copper button

Cast copper alloy buckle frame 1500 -1700

Post medieval lead bale seal
Georgian clay pipe

Cast copper alloy double-looped sub-annular shoe or knee buckle with bevelled internal edge

Circa 1650-1720

RN Capt / Commander - 1843
RN Lieutenant - 1843

1485 - 1509 Henry VII hammered silver half groat - Archb Savage

Keys by neck

Obv *** GRAxREXxANG **

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

1867 Victoria milled silver shilling
1819 George III milled silver sixpence 1734 George II milled copper half penny

1351-77 Edward III hammered silver half penny - 4th coinage - Type 14 , annulet stops

Obv + EDWARDVS o REX o AN

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON

15thc casket key
1817 George III milled silver sixpence 1907 Edward VII I milled silver sixpence

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross hal penny

Obv hENRICVS REX III

Rev /VID/ON - Moneyer David of London mint

1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1865 Victoria milled silver three pence

17thC James Tayspill of Colchester Essex hammered copper trade farthing

Ref Norweb 1242

Cleaned up silver Roman

  • Julia Avita Mamaea was the second daughter of Julia Maesa, a powerful Roman woman of Syrian origin and Syrian noble Gaius Julius Avitus Alexianus.
  • Born: 180 AD, Syria
    Died: 235 AD
  •  

     

    It will probably come as no large surprise that the 2nd - the denarius needing the least cleaning - is Julia Mamaea - you can read a good deal of the legend as-is, the initial "IVLIA" is quite clear.  This precise combination of features on the reverse, "CONCORDIA" with Concord standing left, pouring libation from patera over small lighted altar and holding double cornucopiae; star in left field, is unique to her, so far as I have been able to determine in a quick search of the Severan women.  Also, the hair style is fairly distinctive, too.  Generally the Imperial women each had their own personal style or series of styles and didn't copy each other (except Lucilla who copied her mother, Faustina Jr, with a very round, low-placed bun and otherwise unadorned hair style).
    One interesting characteristic is that I don't think that this coin has one of the "regularly used" obverse legends - there are simply too many letters in it for it to end in "AVG" as it appears to do, so this may be some sort of unusual legend variant which isn't recorded in Roman Silver Coins, at any rate.

    Mark

    1158 -1189 AD Henry II hammered silver penny ' Tealby' cross and crosslet type.

    19.10mm,1.34g

    - sent to EMC for recording

    Many thanks for the excellent images of this find, which I have recorded as EMC 2013.0384.

    This is class F, Ipswich, Turstain: probably from the same reverse die as BMC 361, which has a GI mint signature.

    Best wishes,

    Martin

     

    c13thC medieval Sacrificial lamb of god vessica seal matrix 1400BC Bronze Age socketed axe head fragment

    1199- 1216 John hammered silver short cross half penny

    Obv hENRICVS REX

    Rev AN+ IOH - Moneyer Iohan of Canterbury mint

    1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny
    1544-7 Henry VIII hammered silver penny - 3rd coinage, debased issue - facing bust type

    13thC Edward hammered silver long cross half penny

    Obv EDWA ***

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

    Obv hENRICVS REX

    ReV NDE( + RA - Moneyer Ravdvl of London mint

    1850 Dutch Willem III Koning milled silver 5 cents

    1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny - Class 8b

    Obv hENRICVS REX

    Rev + IOHAN - Moneyer Iohan of Canterbury mint

    1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing
    1820 Russian lead bale seal Georgian spur
    Victorian 1/4 oz. trade weight

    1660-1720 shoe or knee buckle

    Medieval annular brooch

    Stunning c13thC medieval silver seal matrix - Crossed hands and flowers - reported as treasure to museum

    Lombardic lettering - Edward type E's and barred A's.

    Appears to be be

    "Esto Fidelis", which means 'be faithful'

    2ndC Roman silver coin sent for ID - cooking to remove crust (Ed)

    We will need to see what appears on the obverse - particularly in the legend - before I can be completely certain who this is beyond "an Antonine woman".  It's highly unlikely to be Faustina Sr. since the main body of her coinage is posthumous and the reverse type - PVDICITIA - would be a quality or virtue only of a living woman.  I suspect Faustina Jr. for the following reasons:

    The shape of the head and the hair style seem to strongly suggest the Antonine era, and although it could be either Faustina Jr. (issued under Antoninus Pius or Marcus Aurelius), Lucilla or Crispina, the length of the obverse legend suggested under the encrustation is likely only on a coin of Faustina Jr.
    Although PVDICITIA is a reverse type which could appear on any Imperial wife's coinage and did, in fact, appear on at least 75% of Imperial wives' coins, in a quick search I found this exact posture of Pudicitia only on a denarius of Faustina Jr.

    But we'll have to wait and see what the cooker reveals on the obverse.

    Mark

    Huge 1stC Roman AS coin in great shape - sent for ID

    31.74mm, 15.57g

    I'll fire you off a quickly here and get back to you with more detail - this is a Sestertius of Marcus Aurelius as Caesar under Antoninus Pius - he was very young - no beard in evidence - so this is probably right around 138-140 when he was first adopted and elevated.  The reverse shows his wife (I believe - or adoptive mother - as both were named) Faustina portraying "Fecunditas" or "Pudicitia", or some other of the semi-deity personifications of abstract value, and a child - either one of M. Aurelius' children or one of his adoptive-siblings.

    This would be part of what is known as "The Dynastic Series" wherin the Antonines all tended to put family members, particularly little children, on the reverses.  One of the Faustinae is portrayed with 6 (my god!) children and infants in arms and gathered around he feet on a sestertius reverse.

    Mark

    I just realized I had intended to get back to you with some details on this piece.  Too bad it's been in the plowsoil layer so long, if it were not so chipped around the edges, this would be a really decent sestertius.

    This is, as I already said, Marcus Aurelius as Caesar under Antoninus Pius.  This piece dates to 148-9 if I am not mistaken. Although enough of the obverse legend is legible to be certain what it is - in this case: AVRELIVS CAE - SAR AVG PII F. Even though this date seems a little late for the beardless portrait, it doesn't seem that this reverse type appears before 148.  The reverse legend - which is mostly all off-flan, unfortunately, leading to whatever uncertainty may be unavoidable - should read TR POT III COS II; PIETAS (in exergue) S - C.  I was hoping I could tell you that the child was an early portrayal of Commodus or Lucilla, but Faustina and Aurelius' 1st child was born in 147.  Lucilla was born in 149, at the end of Aurelius' 3rd Tribunician Powers era - or during the very last days this coin could have been struck bearing the presumed date, but well before she would have been portrayed standing at Pietas side rather than as a babe-in-arms - and Commodus did not come along until 161, so this is an allegorical child of some sort.  Unfortunately, I don't know what the child signifies beyond Pietas' raised right hand "extending her influence over the children of the union", although Pietas can be assumed to be Faustina portrayed as Pietas. 

    So, as close as I can come to being sure given the remaining legend fragments, for references this would be RIC II 1281a; BMC 1849; and SRCV 4807.

    Mark

    1929 George V milled silver shilling (12 pence) Medieval purse bar

    1351-77 Edward III hammered silver half penny - 4th coinage - Type 14

    Obv + EDWARDVS REX AN

    Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON

    Medieval mount

    1784 Initialled and decorated silver spoon - maker CH - London

    Charles Hougham London

    19thC Monogrammed button

    Royal fusilier button ?

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

     

    1853 Victoria milled silver sixpemce

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

    Obv hENRICVS REX III

    Obv /MO/NC - Moneyer Adam of Carlisle mint

    1294-99 Edward Ist hammered silver penny - Egg wasted S - Class 8a

    Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

    Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

    1356-1361 Edward III hammered silver penny Pre treaty- Quadrefoil with pellet in centre of reverse cross, large annulet on breast - Archiepiscopal issue - Series G, d

    Obv EDWARDVS ****

    Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO - York mint

    1572-3 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny

    Stunning 13thC seal matrix - hanging pendant type with back suspension loop

    + S CECILIE * PILIOT

    Seal of Cecile Piliot

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

    1300-1310 Edward Ist hammered silver penny - Closed E, outcurving h- Cross pattee - Crown 1 - Type 10 cf3

    Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

    Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

    16thc Tudor button Georgian watch winder 1606-7 James 1st hammered silver half groat - Escallop mint marl

    Medieval Edward hammered silver penny

    Obv +EDWR***

    Rev CIVI/**/*OR - Canterbury mint

    1572 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
    1816 George III milled silver sixpence 18thC toy cannon

    13thC Edward hammered silver penny

    Obv ** hYB

    Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

    1817 George III milled silver shilling

    Georgian solid gold thimble

    4.67g, 22.75mm H

    1427 - 1430 Henry VI hammered silver penny - Rosett- Mascule issue (ii) - Quatrefoil with pellet at centre of reverse cross - Satires by hair, Stops are satire and mascule

    Obv hENRICVS x REX ANGLIE

    Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

    1696 William III milled silver love token - Norwich mint

    Copper half crown( 30 pence) - 1689 James II Irish 'gun metal' emergency coinage

    Obv 2 - JACOBVS II DEI GRATIA - Rev 2

    Rev Crown and 4 sceptres , XXX above crown, month below

    MAG BR FRA ET HIB REX (date)

    1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing
    13thC Venetian hammered silver soldino coin Medieval buckle Capt / Commander - 1774-1787
    15thC lead token - type 2 Royal Burnham Yacht club 18thC clog fastener

    1344 Edward Ist hammered silver penny - Florin issue

    Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

    Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

    1834 William IV milled silver sixpence

    1361- 69 Edward III hammered gold qtr noble - Treaty period - Lis in centre of reverse cross - Curule shaped X - Cross potent

    Obv + EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL

    London mint

    1.59g, 18.43 mm

    1818 George III milled silver sixpence 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
    2ndC Roman fibular brooch 1500-1700 mount Royal Army Service Corp cap badge
    1818 George III milled silver sixpence Post medieval German lead bale seal
    19thC livery button General post office button

    1485- 1509 Henry VII hammered silver half groat - Long cross forchee

    Archbishop Morton - rosette stops in legend

    Rev /TOR/ - Canterbury mint

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

    1.45g,12.54mm

    Reported as hoard to museum

    Trinovantes Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC - sent to CCI for recording - reported as potential hoard

    0.70g, 13.65mm

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

    1.46g, 11.41mm

    Reported as hoard to museum

     

    Medieval Edward hammered silver penny

    Obv **** DNS hYB

    Rev CIVI/TAS/***

    Medieval lead gaming piece  
    1215 Henry III hammered silver short cross halfpenny

    1414 - 22 Henry V hammered silver half penny - broken annulets by hair

    Obv +hENRIC x REX ANGL

    Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

    1922 George V milled silver florin (24 pence) 1553 Mary hammered silver groat

    10- 40 AD Cunobelin Celtic bronze unit sent to CCI for recording .CCI 13.0723

    Right facing horse

    Late Saxon c10thC stirrup strap mount Class A Type 11a

    Sub triangular mount depicts a Lion looking upwards with its front paw raised and tail curled between its legs and over the backESS-7FC982 STIRRUP & ESS-7FCBB7 STIRRUP

    13thC lead seal matrix

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

    Obv hENRICVS REX III

    Rev WIL/LEM/ONC/ANT - Moneyer Willem of Canterbury mint

     

    Medieval silver ring with rubies - reported as treasure to museum
    2ndC Roman silver coin - cooking to remove crust

    2ndC Roman knee brooch

    2ndC Roman silver coin - cooking to remove crust - sent to Mark Lehman for initial ID and just resent it to him now the crust is coming off

    You know, I'm sure, that with as few definitive features showing (legend letters, etc) as this piece is exhibiting in its current state, this has got to be a guess no more inherently accurate than throwing darts in the dark, but on the basis of the silhouette of the head and the star in the field next to the standing figure on the reverse, it seems like there is a good chance that this is one of the later Severan emperors - Elagabalus or Severus Alexander. 218-222 & 222-235 respectively.
    I'll be able to tell you a good bit more, I believe, after this comes out of the cooker.
    Mark

     

    This is Elagabalus, definitely.  221 AD, Mint of Rome. 

    Reverse which is actually: Providentia standing left, holding rod and cornucopiae, globe at feet - this also changes the references to the following: RIC IV 42; RSC 189b; SRCV 7534.

    Obverse: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG. Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.

     
    2ndC Dolphin type Roman fibular brooch  
    2nd/3rdC P shape Roman bow brooch
    Not seen this type of large decorated domed mounts before - needs research

    Just cleaned up what looked like a crusty bronze and it is a silver washed Roman with great detail - just sent off to Mark Lehman for his views

    Well, you weren't, technically speaking, incorrect to call this a "silver Roman" as it was made to be a silver denomination.  Antoninianus (double denarius) or as some folks call them at this point in the 3rd century, "Aurelianianus".  Although Aurelian did make significant reforms which pulled the fragmenting Western Empire together for another 2 centuries or so at a time when everything could have come apart and the descent into feudalism have begun all the earlier, I won't comment on how silly this particular re-naming of the Antoninianus is.  He did reform the coinage, stabilizing the size and purity - and increasing the silver content slightly as well as introducing new silvering techniques which were far more long-lasting.

    However, the total silver in it was highly unlikely ever to have been more than about 5% total - and so, unless you want it to come out "orange" like the other antoninianus which you sent the photo of today - I would give it a pass on "cooking".  This particular piece is from one of the successors of Aurelian - one of the so-called Illyrian Emperors - Probus, 276-282 AD.

    As far as I can tell - and it's pretty obvious at first glance that not much of the reverse is clearly visible - the reverse type is RESTITVTOR EXERCITI - although it's not altogether impossible that it's RESTITVTOR ORBIS or RESTITVT ORBIS - just hard to tell at this point how the legend ends.  In either case it's one of those 2-figure "presentation" scenes with either (for the ORBIS types) a female figure personifying (? what? - depends on the details we can't see) some allegorical concept presenting a wreath to Probus who stands facing her.  Or, if it's the EXERCITI types, Mars (most likely) presenting a globe - possibly with a figure of Victory atop it - to the emperor.

    Probus tended to "get on a kick" with his reverse types and issue dozens of very minor variations in obverse bust, reverse scene, wording and spelling of legends, field marks and exergual lettters, from eight or ten mints, so even when everything is completely clear and visible it's often a chore to figure out exactly which mint any specific variety should be attributed to.  If it's the EXERCITI type, possibly Siscia or Cyzicus - the ORBIS types were common and numerous at all the mints.

    Mark

    Correction to the last - taking another look at the obverse legend, I am now going to say this is Carus, 282-283 AD. rather than Probus.  Except that he was nowhere nearly so prolific a minter as Probus and this is far more likely to be RESTITVT ORBIS than any of the other possibile reverses I previously named, everything else is still pretty much the same as I said in the last email.

    Carus is a good bit scarcer than Probus, too - and neither of them is exactly "over-represented" in the typical range of finds you show me.

    Mark

    4thc Roman bronze with great detail sent for ID

    This is the typical billon restored Centenionalis of either Valerian I or Valens (fairly unlikely, but there is a small possibility it might be Gratian as well).  The reverse type is GLORIA ROMANORVM  with the emperor dragging a captive and carrying a labarum.  The mintmark is for the mint at Siscia - which was enormously prolific in this period.  The RIC for this period requires 6 or 7 pages of charts to list all the variants and combinations of field marks and exergual mint marks for the Centenionales of Siscia from this era.

    The exergual marks appear to be fairly simple - BSISC with no field marks. That means it is relatively early in the series and so dates to around 364-368 AD.  Unfortunately I can't be certain who's on the obverse at this point - not enough of the legend is visible, but my guess - given the spacing of the few letters I can see - would be that Valens (364-378 AD) is the more likely possibility.

    Mark

    Huge Sestersius sent for ID - very unusual obverse.

    20.24g, 29.40mm

    Chris,

    Luckily this is a rather unusual reverse type - ie: only associated with one emperor - so that was a big help in determining which of the bearded 2nd century emperors we're dealing with.  The reverse type is Minerva walking to the right, looking back, and carrying a branch in her right hand, a shield and spear in her left.  The rather long legend none of which appears on this specimen would be MINER AVG P M TR P XIIII IMP VIII COS V P P S - C.

    That identifies this one as Commodus and the type dates to around 191, towards the end of his rule when he began to seriously lose it.  Eventually believing himself to be the reincarnation of Hercules, he even went so far as to have himself portrayed on the coinage wearing the Herculean lion-skin headdress al-la Alexander the Great and competed in the wild animal killing events in the arena.  It wasn't too long before he was done-in by a (formerly) trusted retainer as part of a palace intrigue, stabbed in the bath, New Years day, 193.

    Mark

    Early copper bracelet - Roman ? one for the museum to look at
    Medieval Lion pendant

    Interesting early skier pewter button or Scott of the Antarctic expedition  ?

    Roman mount 17thc lead token
    Medieval trade weight 18thc toy cannon 15thC Angel coin weight
    13thC seal ring - Initial R

    At any rate, there's not a lot I can say about this piece - I will say I believe it's Hadrian, from the portrait, but as you can see, there is no visble legend and almost nothing at all visible on the reverse.  Hadrian's reign was from 117-138 AD. and he did some construction in your part of the World, If I recall correctly.

    18thC silver ring Military badge - Army Service Corps badge.
    18thc toy cannon Georgian double sided fob seal - Jewish profile head, Lion on reverse
    Medieval gilded and enamelled shield mount 1800 George III gold guinea gaming token
    1340 French Jetton - Crown type

    Edwardian rose gold hollow stud

    0.48g

    1670-1685 coin weight - 27 shillings to weigh Portuguese 4000 Reis - moidore

    Obv S 27

    Simple Script S beaded/toothed border

    1670-1685 coin weight - 21 shillings to weigh gold guinea

    Obv S 21

    Simple Script S beaded/toothed border

    1679 Charles II milled silver three pence

    13thC medieval seal ring
    2ndC Roman bronze finger ring

    1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

    EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

    Rev CIVITAS LONDON - London mint

    c13th C medieval enamelled harness pendant

    Cooked Roman silver sent for ID

    Impressive find! By now, however, you should recognize the so-called "Tribute Penny" - it shows Livia(?) seated - and here there is some question as to who was intended, whether an actual person, a deity or a personification, or possibly even an actual person portraying a personification. Livia is the standard guess, however. This type was virtually the only pattern of denarius Tiberius issued during his lengthy reign from 14-37.

    I don't have a reference which breaks it down as to assumed dating, but some base dating parameters for these on the style of the portrait and the kind of legs that are on the chair on the reverse. The decorations on the legs of this chair are unlike any I have ever seen on these before, BTW.

    What I would personally guess, based on the resemblance to Augustus of the portrait on this piece, that it is from earlier in his reign.  On his very first coins his portrait is virtually indistinguishable from Augustus' since he was somewhat reluctant to assuming the purple in general and feared that if he made too geat of a change in familiar representations of the Imperium he would not be accepted by the people.  It wasn't until later in his reign that his portrait began to take on the more distinctive and "mature" features which seem to have been closer to the way he actually looked.

    Mark

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