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Our rarest ever milled gold coin find - 1689 William and Mary milled gold full guinea - Lion in shield type, elephant under bust

11g, 25.2mm

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

Obv hENRICVS REX

Rev ISAAC ON. E(VE(RVI - Moneyer Isac of York mint

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

1635/6 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat - Crown mint mark Mid 4thC Roman barbarous radiate coin
1592-5 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat (2 pence) - Tun mint mark 1592-5 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver shilling (12 pence)Tun mint mark
Elizabeth 1st hammered silver shilling (12 pence) size comparison to half groat (2 pence)

A complete cast copper alloy pouring spout in the form of a dog’s head. Medieval to Post-Medieval (c. AD 1400 – c. AD 1550).

Similar decorative spouts are illustrated in Bailey (1997, 57-59) but none of them show how they would have been attached to vessels. The spouts mainly date to the 15th century although their use may have continued into the 16th century.

A number of these types of spouts have been recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database. For example, see finds: SF-CC25D3 and IOW-0E8386

Complete Georgian horse harness bell 1840 Victoria milled silver four pence

1204/5 King John hammered silver voided short cross half penny - Class5c to 6c

Obv hENRICVS REX

Rev **.ON LV+ WA** - Moneyer Walter of London mint

1272 Edward Ist hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

Medeival buckle with integral plate - 2 rivet fixing
 

19thC Coldstream guards button

Officer - 1820-1830

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

19thC livery button   Medieval lead trade weight 15thC lead token
 

1272 Edward Ist hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

  Midlands Railway button Edwardian mount

50BC Gallo Belgic Celtic gold full stater - sent to CCI for recording

17.28mm - 6.00g

I've recorded the Gallo-Belgic E as 13.0623.  It's a class 4 coin and can be dated quite precisely, probably to around 55/54 BC; it's from a known reverse die, there are several others with this characteristic die flaw below the horse's body.

Many thanks,

John

1422-60 Henry VI hammered silver penny - Quatrefoil with cross

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

19thC JR Bedwell of High St Colchester token
15thC lead token

Post Medieval cast copper alloy single loop buckle frame.

1500-1650 AD

1696 William III milled silver sixpence
1840 dated medallion - not of Queen Victoria ?? Egyptian War ?

4thC Roman bronze coin sent for ID

Although I can't give you my usual "chapter and verse" on this one, it is a late 3rd century antoninianus.  It most likely dates to the dark days between 260 & 275 and so is possibly Gallienus, Claudius Gothicus, Aurelian - or it might be one of the Gallic emperors, although the silhouette doesn't appear to favor the stylistic conventions of the Gallic Empire coins.  That's about all I can say on the basis of what I can see here.

Mark

Georgian watch winder 16thC Tudor button  

1377-1399 Richard II hammered silver half penny

Obv + RICARDxREX ***

Rev CIVI/TAS/ LON/DON - London mint

1272 Edward Ist hammered silver half penny

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/ LON/DON - London mint

Medieval griffin headed mount - possible knife pommel
19thC glass seal with crest
1816 George III milled silver shilling 1625 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat
Georgian intaglio brooch

Unknown 17thC hammered copper trade farthing - Stoke by Clare in Essex issued by John Smith - not in Norweb ref books

Obv JAMES SMITH AT

Rev STOKE. NEXT. CLARE

Late medieval decorated purse bar
16thC Tudor clothing fastener Roman buckle 1582-3 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Bell mint mark
 

1272 Edward Ist hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/ LON/DON - London mint

  16thC Tudor clothing fastener Georgian Gin bottle label
Interesting early medieval pin - one for the museum
1340 French jetton 1554 Mary hammered silver groat
 
1603 James 1st hammered silver shilling (12 pence)   19thC livery button

Royal Artillery button

Dates - 1840 - 1855

Medieval mount

4thC Roman bronze coin sent for ID

This is a "restored centenionalis" - the tentative new name being used by some numismatists to refer to what has traditionally been called an "Æ3" (for lack of an actual denominational name) - of Valentinian I, 364-375.  He, along with his brother Valens, was the first emperor of the new "dynasty" - more of an extended family, really, but one whose various scions were in power (at least on-and-off) for over a century - which succeeded the Constantinian era/dynasty.  This was a terrifically important coinage and rivals the FEL TEMP REPARATIO types of the later Constantinian dynasty for overall frequency of survival.  We dont seem to see too many of them from Britain - I guess that Rome was already beginning to abandon the British Isles to their own devices and fate by this time. 

This reverse type here is Victory walking left carrying wreath and palm - symbols of (what else?) victory and celebration/rejoicing. The legend is SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE - ("To the) Security of the Republic".  So far as I can tell, the mintmark (in exergue) is *SMAQ[P] for the mint at Aquilea, which dates it to the end of the "1st period", 364-367, in which this and its equally prolific and long-lived companion-type was struck. That type is the GLORIA ROMANORVM with emperor dragging captive and carrying labarum,. The overwhelming majority of the mid-size Æ coinage of the first decade and a half of the Valentinian dynasty consisted of either of this Victory or its companion, "deeds of the emperor" type.

Mark

Lead gaming token

1272 Edward Ist hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/ LON/DON - London mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev ANT/NIC - Nicole of Canterbury mint

1582-3 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Bell mint mark

1272 Edward Ist hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/ LON/DON - London mint

Very wierd hammered silver penny with blundered legend - Rose also to one quadrant on reverse - Edward III initial mark - annulets to both sides of I, overstamped.

This must be a 13thC sterling imitation

Rev O/VIL/+LN0/N.I.

1854 Victoria Crimera medallion 1830's London guildhall trade weight
1578-9 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Greek cross mint mark

1272 Edward Ist hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR ****

Brilliant 1299 - 1300 Edward 1st hammered silver penny find with serious engraving/spelling errors. The engraver put CIV in one quadrant instead of CIVI. Added the I to the 2nd quadrant and forgot the T in TAS then added the T to the A on its side. The h in hYB is totally different from known type.

Initial mark is Cross Moline - Class 9

Obv +EDWR ANGL DNS HYB'

Rev CIV/ITAS/***/ENE- Durham mint

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

Obv +EDWR R ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

Mint condition 1742 Irish George II milled copper half penny

1327 Edward III hammered silver penny -- Cross 1

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/ LON/DON - London mint

1573 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Ermine mint mark 1697 William III milled silver sixpence
Huge 15thC type2 long cross and pellet token next to the 'normal' sized lead token 1582-4 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat- A mint mark
Very rare 1685 James II milled silver shilling - our first ever James 1st shilling find
1929 George V milled silver sixpence comparion to 1932 milled silver half crown (30 pence)
1883 Victoria milled silver sixpence

1272 Edward Ist hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

Bronze Roman Key 2nd/3rd Century

A cast copper alloy Late Roman amphora-shaped strap end

Circa 300 - 410 AD

17thC lead sewing palm gusrd Georgian watach winder
15thC lead token - type 2 1883 Victoria milled silver shilling

BC Roman republican silver coin - cooking to remove crust and sent for ID

I found a second to go looking for an ID for this one.  I was quite a bit off on my first estimated date - dating to 42 BC, it's right on the cusp of the Republican & Imperial periods.  The family is Claudia (Babelon/RSC Claudia 15).  The obverse is Apollo, head right (should be a lyre behind the head, but that would have been on the missing bit.) The reverse is Diana Lucifera standing holding two torches, with P•CLODIVS downwardly on the right, and M•F• (illegible) to the left. 
Crawford 494/23; Sydenham 1117; SRCV 492.

Mark

http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album98/ML_31_Clodia_den

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

1841 silver buckle style ring

HB - Hnery Bourne, Ludgate Hill, Birmingham

Birmingham hall mark

 

Taco'd medieval hammered silver penny

Rev CIVI/TAS/ LON/DON - London mint

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

Scotland 1195- 1205 - William 1st the Lion - hammered silver penny

Shortcross and Stars issue

obv WILELMUS R (E) X

Rev WATER ON PER - Moneyer Walter of Perth mint

Scotland Alexander III 1249-1286 hammered silver penny

obv - ALEXANDER DEI GRA

Rev -REX SCOTORUM - King of Scotland

16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver shilling Georgian silver pendant
1840 Victorian model one penny 17thC annular brooch
19thC buckle centre

THE LOYAL NORTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT

 
19thC Royal artillery button

Cast copper alloy trapezoidal shoe or knee buckle with concave sides

1660-1720

  Cold Stream guards ??
Britain's Merchant Navy
Generic Design Issue
In use 1900 's onwards
11,000 BC flint scraper
1944 George V milled silver sixpence Medieval gilded mount with 2 rivet fixings
Roman lead token

1915 WWI Anti German Union Britain for the British Lapel Badge. Brass and enamel. Good condition. Used to stir up anti German feeling and expel all Germans

 

1242-47 Henry III hammered silver short cross penny - Class 8

Obv NIC(hOLE( ON LVD - Moneyer Nichole of London mint

1590-2 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat- Hand mint mark
18thC Royal artillery button

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

Circa 1575- 1700

2ndC Roman fibular head stud type brooch
18thC toy cannon 19thC Chinese cash coin

Post medieval cast copper alloy buckle frame

Circa AD 1600 - 1699

Seal shaped Georgian pipe tamper Roman buckle tongue
Britain's Merchant Navy
Generic Design Issue
In use 1900 's onwards
Medieval coin weight - Portcullis & cross Medieval bronze stirrup ring

1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing Roman riveted plate
Very unusual 18thC silver commemorative button with what looks like General Cornwallis's bust - Dux means leader in Latin

1413-22 Henry V hammered silver penny -

York archbishop issue

Quatrefoil with pellet reverse cross

Post-medieval copper-alloy buckle frame

C AD 1650-1720

19thC Royal fuselier? s button

O/R's - 182+

A copper-alloy cast mount. The mount is quatrefoil in shape with a cusp in each angle. The reverse has two attachment lugs

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

Medieval silver annular brooch - reported as treasure to museum
1697 William III milled silver sixpence
1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Copper trade farthing

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

RN Greenwich Hospital Service
Officer's Hospital Staff Tunic
Button
In use 1800 - 1815
1838 Victoria milled silver four pence ( groat)

20thC Imperial Chemical Industries button

Napoleonic period Loyal Colchester Volunteers button

​First raised in 1797 and stood down in 1801. Re-raised in 1803 as a much larger affair, they opted to become Local Militia and became the 3rd Essex LM in 1809

18thC clog fasteners

Double struck 1413-1422 Henry V hammered silver penny - Trefoil by crown - initial mark Cross Pattee

Quadrafoil with dot in centre of reverse cross

Obv hENRIC DI GRA REX ANG

Rev - CIVI/TAS/EBO/ RACI - York mint

1587-9 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat (2 pence) - Crescent mint mark
17thC lead token Georgian II trade weight - Crown G cippher London Georgian glass stone button 16thC Tudor button
Georgian seal matrix


'Still unrecorded, but I have it in my book as the below'

Tim

13th Light Dragoons

Officer - 1800-1830

Georgian button Musket trigger guard 17thC trade weight
Georgian trade weight - Crown G cipher 15thC lead token

Double stuck Reverse 180 degrees rotation - Obverse legend error type

should read +EDWAR R ANGL DNS YB

1344 Edward III hammered silver penny - Florin issue

Obv +EDWAR R ANGL DNS hYB

Rev Blundered

1300-1310 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - pothook N type like class 9 - low crown - Class 10ab

Obv +EDWARD REX ANGL DNS hYB'

Rev CIVI/TAS/ LON/DON - London mint

1291-94 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Class 6b - pointed chin

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/ LON/DON - London mint

Edwardian silver pendant - gold nuggets set in amber

Alexander II 1230-35 Scottish hammered silver penny - struck in name of William

Obv WILLRLMUS REX

Rev ** .ON.ROE AIM - Moneyer Aimer of Roxburgh mint

Early medieval gilded hooked mount 19thC livery button 17thC lead token

Georgian period gilded mount with green stones
 
Medieval buckle   1933 George V milled silver sixpence

Saxon bridal fitting gilded fragment Roman riveted armour plate
BC Roman silver - cooking it to remove crust
1817 George III milled silver shilling

1272 Edward Ist hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR R *** S hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +ED *** hYB'

Rev CIVI/****

1461 Edward IV hammered silver half groat - quatrefoil by neck

Obv *** ANGL Z FR

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

Taco'd Medieval Edward hammered silver penny

Obv *** RR ANGL DNS

Need straightening to ID propperly

 

1485 Henry VII hammered silver halfpenny - rev cross fourchee - wide hair bust - Type 3 single arched crown

Obv HENRIC DI GRA REX A

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

15thC lead token 15thC lead token 15thC lead token 15thC lead token
1926 Wix village 'Tug of War' silver medallion
RN Capt / Commander - 1901
Georgian watch winders

12477 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Rev / CAN - Canterbury mint

Early bone gaming item - not sure what game yet - researching it
1560 - 1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny

Royal Navy Lieutenant - 1748

Post medieval cast copper alloy asymmetrical buckle frame, some with with a pointed knop at the end of the loop

The buckle dates from c.1575 - 1700

19thC silver ring
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1832 Victoria milled silver sixpence
Interesting carved rock ?? One for the museum to look at

1836 German states billion silver coin - Wilhelm Kon V Wurttemb

Legend: WILHELMKOENIG V. WURTTEMB: Rev: Crowned arms within branches

 

1352 - 53 Edward III hammered silver penny - Pre treaty D

Quadrefoil with pellet at centre of reverse cross - York archiepiscopal issue

Obv x ANGLIF

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

1592-5 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat (2 pence) - Tun mint mark 1911 George V coronation medallion
17thC lead token 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing
1812 Russian lead bale seal 17thC lead sewing palm guard
17thC thimble Roman buckle tongue 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing
20thC silver religious pendant

Unknown issuer

17thC Henry Benyan of Coggeshall in Essex hammered copper trade farthing

17thC silver seal matrix - clasped hands and heart - reported a streasure to museum
15778-9 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver 3 pence ) - Greek cross mint mark 2ndC Roman fibular brooch fragment
1802 Claret silver tag - London hall mark
   
   

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