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1892 Victoria old bust milled gold half sovereign (120 pence)
Medieval key
15thC Gold Angel coin weight
1696 William III milled silver sixpence - Exeter mint
2ndC Roman fibular brooch 16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Rev /NIC/OLE - Moneyer Nicole

1812 Russian lead bale seal
1733 George II milled gold full guinea love token
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthings

1461- 1483 Edward IV hammered silver penny - Rose in centre of reverse cross - Local Durham mint

Obv +ED *******

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv + EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

1569-71 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny 1606 James 1st hammered silver sixpence

Medieval silver engraved band - reported to museum as treasure

 

13thC medieval heraldic shield pendant

Lion facing left

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny- tall crown class 10

Obv + EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR- Canterbury mint

17thC clothing fastener North Eastern Railway button Medieval strap end

1650-1700 Cast copper alloy thumb rest from a drinking vessel or tankard

PAS record match BERK-641406

General Post Office button Georgian domino 17thC Pewter knife handle
1215 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny 1893 Birmingham silver ring date letter t

1377-1399 Richard II hammered silver half penny

Obv + RICARD REX x ANGL'

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

1587-9 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
1582-3 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat 1592-5 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
Taco'd Medieval short cross hammered silver penny

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny- Class 10

Obv + EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

1938 George VI milled silver sixpence

1689- 94 William and Mary type jetton

Kings' diademed bust right

Obv WILLH.IIID.G.ANG.SCO.FR.ET.HI.REX

Rev Queens head diademed bust right

Ref Mitchiner 1804

16thC Tudor button Victorian silver mount - B 1887 Victoria jubilee medallion

Medieval gilded mount 1500-1700 shield mount 15thC lead token

1422-61 Henry VI hammered silver half penny

Ob+hE ****** X ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1553 Mary hammered silver groat

1432-61Henry VI hammered silver penny - mascle before L

Obv +hEN **** ANGLIE

Rev VIL/v L *** /STRI - Newcastle mint

1377-1399 Richard II hammered silver half penny

Obv + RICARD REX x ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

Asian coin ?? 15thC casket key
1828 George IV milled silver sixpence

1418- 1437 Charles VII Paschal lamb type jetton, Bourges

Paschal lamb standing with one foot raised head nimbate

Obv+ GETES star DIEV star FALIR

Simple single armed cross patty with lis bewtween each arm

Rev + AMIES star DIEV star ET star LO

Ref Mitchiner 558

1594-6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half penny 1561-5 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - Pheon mint mark

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

Obv hENRICVS REX III

Rev ANT/ALE/EIN/- Moneyer alein of Canterbury mint

1696 William III milled silver sixpence

Georgian gilded silver watch winder Silver pin head on copper - reported as possible treasure

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross qtr penny

Rev /ERO/ - Moneyer Rener or Roger

1327 - 77 Edward III hammered silver farthing (1/4 penny)

Rev ***** REX ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

Mid 4thC Roman bronze sent for ID

1272 Edward III hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

 

18thC clog fastener Neat 20thC alloy cross Roman buckle tongue 18thC Royal artillery button
1921 George V milled silver sixpence 19thC livery button 17thc clothing fastener

10-40 AD Cunobelin qtr gold stater - sent to CCI for recording

1.31g, 11.16mm

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Rev /hEN/RIO- Moneyer Henri

1279 Irish Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Trefoil of pellets on Kings breast

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/ TAS /DVBL/INIE - Dublin mint

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Class 10

Obv +EDWAR R ANGL DNS HYB

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

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

1377-1399 Richard II hammered silver half penny - Type 1B (iii)

Annulat on breast- Barred A is reverse die of Edward III

Obv + RICARD x REX x' ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

1760 - 1773 shilling and 6 pence coin weight - British issued toweigh Portuguese moidore and 'joe' series of gold coins
Huge, Post Medieval cast copper alloy single loop buckle frame.

1500-1650 AD

Victorian Royal Engineers button 17thC mount

1461- 1483 Edward IV hammered silver penny - Quatrefoil with pellet at centre of reverse cross

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

15thC Venitian Soldino hammered silver coin

Tiny late medieval gilded silver ring top - Madonna bust ??

Reported as treasure to museum

9.86mm dia , 1.24g

1199 John hammered silver short cross farthing - Class 4 to 5

Obv hENRICVS REX

Rev VE.O - Moneyer Heve of Canterbury mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Rev TOM/ Moneyer Thomas

1204 John hammered silver short cross penny - Class 5

Rev hENRICVS REX

Rev +WALTER.ON.LVN Moneyer Walter of London mint

1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Rev NT/NIC/ Moneyer Nivole of Canterbury mint

Taco'd 1351 -61 Edward III hammered silver groat

Obv + EDWAR **** ANGL o Z FRANC hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

27.08mm

Medieval lead button Georgian watch winder George V coronation medallion

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDW** ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

2ndC Roman silver coin - cooking to remove crust
Medeival bronze key 1918 George V milled silver sixpence
1215 Henry III hammered silver half penny

1327 Edward III hammered silver penny

Obv + EDWA *** hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

16thC Tudor button 17thC lead token 1603 James 1st hammered silver half groat

 

Very interesting Celtic gold qtr gold stater - sent to CCI for ID and recording

Reminds me of a 50BC North Thames type

1.54g, 13.51mm dia

Size comparsion between a qtr and a medeival half penny

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Rare find - our first ever annulet mint mark I have seen on a coin found here

1471-2 Edward IV hammered silver half penny - im annulet - Type 2h

Obv EDWARD DI REX AN

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

0.33g, 12.87mm

1704 French Louis XIV milled silver 10 sols
15thC thimble 17thC clothing fastener Rifle Brigade badge

17th/18thC gold posy ring - reported as treasure to museum

'TRUE TO THEE ILE EVER BE'

19.25mm dia, 3.69g

Maker AW (Old English Script) No hall marks

16thC enamelled sectioned gilded silver top and solid gold decorated pendant- reported as treasure to museum

Is it a fancy eye wax scraper by the bowl shaped end ??

0.84g, 19.36mm L

1863 Victoria milled silver sixpence Medieval twisted annular brooch

1485 Henry VII hammered silver half penny- Brush hair - single arched crown

Obv hENRIC DI GRA REX

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

0.32g, 11.79

1471 Edward IV hammered silver half penny - im short cross fitchee

Obv + EDW *** REX

Rev Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

0.47g,12.77

1509 -26 Henry VIII hammered silver sovereign penny - TD by shield Bishop Thomas Ruthall

Durham mint

0.7g,15.33

Thomas Ruthall (Ruthal, Rowthall) (died 4 February 1523) was an English churchman, administrator and diplomat. He was a leading councillor of Henry VIII of England

 

1158 -1189 AD Henry II hammered silver penny ' Tealby' cross and crosslet type 1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat

1377-1399 Richard II hammered silver half penny - type 1e

Obv +RICHARD x REX x ANGL'

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

Medieval beehive thimble
   

Unknown spiked mount Medieval bar mount
Toasted Medieval hammered silver long cross penny 1634 Charles 1st hammered coppper rose farthings
17thC lead token 1900's Generic merchant navy button 18thC silver Royal Navy button

1204- 5 John hammered silver short cross penny - Class 5b - Egg wasted S

Obv hENRICVS R.EX

Rev .ON.EVE - York mint

Taco'd 1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv + ED ****

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

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

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

1572 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
1846 Victoria milled silver four pence

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Rev IC/OLE - Moneyer Nicole

RN Capt / Commander - 1812
18thC silver Royal Navy cuff link 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv + EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev VILL/ABR/ISTO/LLIE - Bristol mint

16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat 1553 Mary hammered silver groat

Rare English jetton, 1345/55 Late pictorial issues of the mid century : This type with the obverse as a rose is not in Mitchiner but could be a mule with Mitchiner 186

Obv Barbed rose 5 petals, border fictitious legend

Rev Long cross patonace , 6 pellet clusters in each angle, border pellets

Ref Mitchiner 245

16thC Tudor button 1500-1700 mount

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

Obv hENRICVS REX III

Rev /ANT/NIC/ Moneyer Nicole of - Canterbury mint

17thC Dutch lead bale seal Post Tudor S buckle
WWII Royal artillery button 19thC livery button 1687 James II milled silver one pence
First 17thC silver button of this type I have seen with rose and thistle commemorating the marriage of Charles II - reported as treasure to museum

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

1582-4 Elizabeth hammered silver half groat - A mint mark 1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny
Medieval silver hooked mount - reported to museum as treasure
1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny 1582 Elizabeth hammered silver penny - sword mint mark
Interesting medieval widget - latch key end ?
1570 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence MN - G & J Burns Ltd In use 1842 - 1922 1865 USA civil war block I button

Gold face plates in triangular cross-section secured by a binding strip

Bronze Age Tress Ring C1000BC

Lock-Rings

Ornaments, whose function is unknown, made from gold plates in triangular cross-section and secured by a binding strip, resulting in a hollow ring. The face plates can be decorated with repoussé decoration or with fine concentric incised lines imitating fine wire works. More rarely, lock-rings are made from face plates obtained from individual gold wires soldered together.

References

  • Eogan, G. 1969. 'Lock-rings' of the Late Bronze Age. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 67C, 93-148

 

 

Reported to museum as treasure

Complete with diamond shaped end knops

3.12g,27.07mm long

 

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

1.45g, 10.75mm

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

1.14g, 11.52mm

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

1.46g, 11.55mm

50 BC Trinovantes British G “Clacton” Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording and reported as hoard to museum

1.29g,14.45mm

Celtic gold ingot - probably Clacton type by by the impurities - reported as potential treasure to museum
Hollow gold ring - interesting decoration - sent to museum for their views in case it is treasure 1793 Russian lead bale seal
Stunning early 1660-85 milled silver Charles II milled silver half groat - 2nd Issue mint mark Crown on rev only - without inner circles

 

Early silver ring with rough cut diamonds - reported as treasure to museum
Medieval knife quillion 18thC clog fastener

First one I have ever seen - 1836 William IV milled silver one and a half pence

This coin was for colonial use

Stunning strike of a 1526 -44 Henry VIII hammered silver groat - arrow mint mark

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv + EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev VILL/ABR/ISTO/LIE - Bristol mint

1856 Victoria milled silver sixpence

1351 Edward III hammered silver penny - Pre-Treaty London A , extra annulets in all 4 quadants

Obv + EDWAR DVS:REX: ANGLIE

Rev Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

1839 Russian lead bale seal

 

Unlisted in Norweb 17thC John Hubert , IHB - hammered copper trade farthing 1696 William III milled silver shilling

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

1607 James 1st hammered silver sixpence
1526-44 Henry VIII hammered silver sovereign penny - (Duram) TW by shield Bishop Thomas Wolsey
RN Capt / Commander - 1825
Generic Merchant Navy Officers
Georgian glass fob seal - Man leaning against anchor 18thC clog fastener

1422-61 Henry VI hammered silver half penny - A.2., roundabout mint mark- annulets in opposing quadants on reverse, annulets to side of neck

Obv + hENRIC ** ANGL'

Rev VIL/LAx/CAL/IS - Calaise mint

Georgian silver collar stud - missing stone

1272 Edward Ist hammered silver penny - Class 10ab

Obv EDWARD R ANGL DNS HYB

Roman buckle tongue
Double sided Georgian fob seal matrix

2nd C Roman silver coin sent for provisional ID - cannot ' cook' this coin as it is part of new hoard I just reported

2.98g, 19.30mm

This is, I'm sure you're aware, sort of a nearly-impossible challenge.  However, one thing that "pops out at me" is that the bust appears not to be wearing any crown - no laurel, diadem or radiate is visible, neither are there any perceptable "wreath ties" hanging behind the head/neck.

Although the portrait - at least in this vague configuration - does not particularly resemble him, what first comes to mind is Constantius Gallus.  He was a short-lived cousin of the sons of Constantine who, never advancing beyond Caesar before he pissed-off Constantius II sufficiently to relieve him of his head altogether, was only ever portrayed bare-headed - as was the custom for Caesars after the death of Constantine I.

Here's an example of a Constantius Gallus majorina with unbroken legend:

http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album167/39_Gallus_FTR_CYZ_1 

A lot of his coinage shows him with a legend broken by his head, but as you can see, the legend is continuous around his head in the example above - this was also a post-Constantinian tradition for new Ceasars or Augusti - the minor or associate was shown with a smaller portrait head accomodating an encircling legend.  When he had achieved a certain seniority, his portait was enlarged and the legend broken to accomodate it:

Later in his short reign, he was portrayed thusly:

http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album167/41_Gallus_FTR_ALE

 Other folks who were portrayed bare-headed who might be likely to show up in your digs are the brothers Magnentius & Decentius - it was they whose coins formed the bulk of one of the earlier hoards you dealt with - a couple years ago.  They tended to be portayed with serious "helmet-hair" as part of a mullet - a very silly-looking hairdo, IOW.  Julian II was Caesar for a relatively long time before his relatively brief time as Augustus - his coins as Caesar also portray him bare-headed.

http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album167/50_Julian_FTR_ARL

Of course, if my initial impression of a bare-headed portrait turns out to be mistaken, all of the preceeding becomes relatively meaningless.

Mark

 

1215 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

 

1604-19 James 1st - gold half angel coin weight , 2nd coinage revalued

Obv Crown over Vs VI D (5 shillings and 6 pence)

Rev Angel

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

Obv hENRICVS REX

Rev +ILGER ON LVNDE - Moneyer Ilger of London mint

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

Obv hENRICVS REX III

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

 

2 - 4thC Roman bronze coin sent for ID - reported as hoard to museum

The other, the GLORIA EXERCITVS, could be from any of the members of the family of Constantine, c. 330-336.

Mark

4thC Roman bronze coin sent for ID - reported as hoard to museum

Yes, you're correct that this is a GLORIA EXERCITVS Centenionalis.  It has two standards between the soldiers, so it dates to the earlier period of emissions for the GLORIA EX's - 330-335 or thereabouts.  I can't give you a firm ID on the obverse, but it is one of the CONstantine crew.  "...ONS..." is quite clearly legible at 9:00.

If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say the portrait favors the paterfamilias - Constantine I, "The Great" - although by this time the portraiture was already deteriorating to an extent that you really can't be absolutely certain whose portrait was intended merely by looking at portraits.

Mark

2ndC Roman bronze coin sent for ID - reported as hoard to museum

6.44g, 25mm

This one appears to be a GENIO POPVLI ROMANI follis of Constantius I as Caesar.  A member of the original Tetrarchy, he lived only a very short time - 13 months or so - after his elevation to Augustus at the abdication of Diocletian and Maximian.  He was the father of Constantine the Great - and died at York.

This dates to 293-305 AD - at the size and weight, despite being obviously chipped to a fairly serious extent, probably can be further dated to the later part of that period as the follis was shrinking from its original "half-crown" size as introduced by Diocletian in the late 280's.

2ndC Roman bronze coin sent for ID - reported as hoard to museum

6.73g,27mm

I will take it as a complement that you might think I could tell you anything from a photo of this grot - I will take a wild leap, however, and say that the "severe" looking profile of the portrait puts me in mind of Claudius Gothicus.  If that's a radiate crown he's wearing, it would be a further endorsement as you are highly unlikely to find a coin of Gothicus on which he is not shown radiate.

Hmmm - I should have looked at your metrics first.  It's way too big to be a Gothicus antoninianus.  This, I'd guess, is a fragment of a follis somewhat like the Constantius I, Caesar I already ID'd for you.  As a middling-sized follis, it could be any one of 7-10 possible imperials.

It's unfortunate that no details are visible on the reverse - that would be a major help in narrowing-down the field of "contestants" or dating it more closely - as it is, we can call it approximately 295-315 AD.

Mark 

18thC Royal artillery button 18thC Royal artillery cuff button 19thC Southwark Co -op Half Sovereign (10 shillings) token

Huge chunk of 1826 silver and bits - London hall mark, date letter I

Silver hinged hip flask cap ?

2ndC Roman fibular brooch Red Cross button ? Victorian 1/4 oz trade weight

 

9 - 2nd to 4thC C Roman bronze coin - illegible - reported as hoard to museum

 

2ndC Roman bronze coin - sent for ID and reported as hoard to museum

23mm,5.53g

the large one seems at its size and weight most likely to be an As of Antoninus Pius (only the portrait is usable here, so it is somewhat of a guess, but it does tend to look more like Ant Pius than any of the other typical suspects. His reign was 138-161.

The other, the GLORIA EXERCITVS, could be from any of the members of the family of Constantine, c. 330-336.

Mark

 

1839 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1817 George III milled silver sixpence

George 1st tardew eight - Cown G cipher London

55th Regiment of Foot

Officer - 1800-1820

Georgian silver name tag

35 Ely Place

Tudor rose decorated hat pin ? 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

May 1689 James II emergency gun metal shilling (12 pence)

1792 Norfolk Norwich Halfpenny Condor Token

OBVERSE: The arms of Norwich; castle and lion.

REVERSE: A plough and shuttle. SUCCESS TO THE PLOUGH AND SHUTTLE. EDGE: Plain.

Georgian clock hand Post medieval dragon buckle
Early Fire Brigade button

1250- 1400 buckle

20thC Sole of London 1 shilling trade token

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

I guess I didn't get back to you on this one - I can't be 100% certain since the obverse legend is all but illegible and the back of the head could be any one of half a dozen young late 2nd-early 3rd century Imperials, but I believe this is a youthful portrait of Caracalla - probably when he was still Caesar under his father, Septimius Severus (195-198).  The reverse type is plausible for Caracalla Caesar - PIETAS Piety standing left sacrificing over small altar and holding box of incense.

If the obverse leged becomes clearer with cleaning, I suspect it will be "M AVR ANTON CAES PONTIF" - the single really clear letter of the obverse legend - the "O" - is in the correct place for this to be the legend. 

Mark

Continental milled silver coin ?? 1818 George III milled silver shilling

Huge AD1 to AD 200 Roman concave bronze bucket handle mount

74mm high

1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing 19thC livery button WWII Army Service Corp badge
1575 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence Georgian copper pendant Georgian mount

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

This is 975 - 978 AD Edgar, Edward the Martyr or Æthelred II First Small Cross. I have recorded it as EMC 2014.0097.

Thanks,

Martin

1422 -61 Henry VI hammered silver half penny - Pinecone - mascle issue

Obv hENRICVS REX (mascule) ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

1635- 6 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat- Crown mint mark

1272 Edward Ist hammered silver penny - Class 10ab

Obv EDWARD R ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided longcross halfpenny

Obv VND/NIC - Moneyer Nicole - of London mint

4thC Roman bronze coin sent for ID

You had the photo of the reverse upside-down - it's a galley with mast & ropes.  This is a so-called "Radiate Quinarius". It is supposed to have been a "half antoninianus" of Allectus, the short-lived successor to Carausius as emperor of the British Empire.  Carausius did a fairly good job of keeping up appearances after deciding that making himself the local emperor had a better future than admitting to the emperor in Rome that he did a better job as a pirate than he did clearing the seas of pirates.  He evidently was a pretty clever fellow and managed to do a pretty good job from 287-293 of running the Islands in the absence of an actual Imperial administrative presence - he actually went so far as to strike an unprecendented type of antoninianus with 3 collated busts - Diocletian, Maximian and himself - in an attempt to legitimize his rule further. His "prime minister" Allectus had him murdered in a court intrigue, then took over in his stead, but was nowhere near so good of a military leader or as cunning.  When Constantius I was dispatched to deal with the rebellion in 296, he made short work of Allectus.  The well-known "Lord Selborn" or Blackmoor hoard of coins (some 10's of thousands of pieces - one of the largest ever found) is presumed to be Allectus' war chest, buried for safekeeping before the final battle from which, evidently, no one who knew of the treasure emerged alive or able to claim it.  This hoard is extremely important in terms of recording the official-issue coins vis-a-vis the so-called "barbarous" contemporary copies, et, of the era.

You have a very clear "Q C" mintmark for the mint at Clausentum, Camelodunum or as you know it, Colchester.

2ndC Roman bronze coin sent for ID

this is a Dupondius.  You can tell by the points of the radiate crown on the portrait. There obviously is very little else to see on this piece so the ID must be based on pattern-recognition and guesswork.  I am pretty positive that this is Antoninus Pius - 138-161 AD. 
The reverse doesn't show any details I can make out in the photo, so there's very lettle else I can tell you about it.

I don't have a really attractive Antoninus Pius Dupondius to show you, but this one isn't too bad...

http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album93/18_A_Pius_Dup_Providentia

This one from ACE's prize stock is a little better and shows the points of the radiate crown a little more clearly - the 2nd century was a period of relative calm and long-reigning emperors.  Workhorse denominations like sestertii and dupondii remained in circulation for a long time and are more often than not encountered in well-worn conditions:

I don't know if this URL will work for you, this is in a password-protected section of my website
http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album150/MKRI_057_A_Pius_Dynastic_Dupondius

Mark

 

 

c10thC Saxon zoomorphic strap end

c10thC Saxon zoomorphic cord/strap end

1300 -1310 Edward Ist hammered silver farthing - new issue inner circles both sides - type 28d

Obv EDWARDVS REX A

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

0.16g,10.52mm

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided longcross farthing

Rev /hEN - Possibly moneyer is Henri

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided longcross farthing

Rev /ONL/VND/ - London mint

1422-61 Henry VI hammered silver half penny - annulet issue - annulets in VIL and CAL qtrs

Obv + hENRIC REX xANGL

Rev VIL/LA/CAL/IS - Calais mint

0.33g,14.17

1300 -1310 Edward Ist hammered silver farthing - new issue inner circles both sides - type 28

Obv EDWARDVS REX A

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

0.31g,11.72mm

Taco'd 1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny
16thC Tudor clothing fastener Medieval buckle Taco'd 1247 Henry III hammered silver penny

 

Facinating find - 1600 mm long and the figurine is exposing himself !! No clue what it is

Museum ID'd it as a toasting fork handle

Mid 4thC House of Contantine Roman bronze - two soldiers standing 1560-3 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
Mid 4thC House of Contantine Roman bronze - two soldiers standing Medieval annular buckle 18thC Royal artillery button
1921 George V milled silver florin (24 pence) 19thC Victoria milled silver sixpence

70BC Morni Celtic gold qtr stater reported to museum as haord

1.45g, 10.38mm

Medieval gilded harness pendant Mid 4thC House of Contantine Roman bronze - two soldiers standing
Georgian bell trade weight 1888 Vitoria milled silver sixpence
Roman bronze dagger pommel

1205 Willam 1 The Lion - Scottish hammered silver penny

Obv WILAM

Rev HUE WALTER

Moneyer Walter of Perth, Edinburgh and Roxburgh mints

1569- 71 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
Large Roman item - possible pot foot

Post Medieval cast copper alloy single loop buckle frame with plate

1500-1650 AD

c10thC Saxon harness cheek piece

1471-1483 Edward IV hammered silver penny - XIII - XVa Durham mint

D at centre of reverse cross- B & trefoil to side of neck

1922 George V milled silver sixpence

1422 Henry VI hammered silver groat - this coin has a mark between a mascule and leaf mark before LON. It has a pellet at centre. There are double satire stops but no pine cone or rosette to match the normal issue. This coin is not in North, die sink error ?

Obv + hENRIC DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint ( Mascle ? and satire stops)

Roman silver coin sent for previsional ID - needs a cook to remove crust

I'm afraid I can't narrow this one down very much at this time - there are just too many profiles which might possibly match up with this fairly generic and soft-focus, bearded portrait.  The obverse legend is no help in its current state.  The reverse is too generic to call it for any one ruler with whom it's associated.
I think it could be just about any of the rulers from the 2nd half of the 2nd century - Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius, Lucius Verus, Commodus, Albinus, Septimius Severus - it's even vaguely possible that it might be one of the really rare folks from the interregnum, Pertinax, Didius Julianus, Pescennius Niger, etc. 
So about as close as I feel comfortable calling it at the moment would be to say: "ca. 150-200 AD" - it's probably in there somewhere.  Let me see new photos when it starts to drop some of the encrustation - all it should take is a clear view of a few of the right letters in the obverse legend to pin it down.

Mark

3rdC Roman silver forgery sent for ID

Can you see a visible area of exposed copper core on this piece in-hand?  I can't see any obvious core-exposure in your photos and I don't really see this piece being a contemporary copy or ancient counterfeit at all.  It appears to be a fairly good-quality silver Antoninianus of one of the last group of pre-Gallienus emperors. Philip I, Trajan Decius, Trebonianus Gallus, Volusian, Hostilian, Aemilian, etc.

There is too little obverse legend and the portrait is a bit too generic - radiate bearded man right - and nothing about the reverse which would allow us to say "Oh, that's a reverse type used by so-and-so" It's another standard, generic standing female personification holding a cornucopiae and could be on anyone's coins.  it's unlikely that we will be able to make a really positive ID here.

Mark

Anonymous: letter I early 15thC. An initial with crown above, branches at the side, was a design that became incrreasingly common in the 15thC and was often used on a signet ring . The letter suggests it stood for the owners forename. This example was used in 1424 by Edward Saddler, clerk

1327 Edward III hammered silver penny

Obv EDWARDVS ********

Rev /LON/DON - London mint

1327 Edward III hammered silver penny

Obv EDWARDVS R*******

Rev /LON/D** - London mint

1679 Charles II milled silver half groat (2 pence)

17thC William Ambrose hammered copper trade farthing

Norweb i 549

1770 Gold 1/4 guinea coin weight - 5 shillings and 3 pence

Ob SD 5 3

2ndC Roman silver coin sent for ID

Middle Bronze age 850 BC socketed bronze axe head

4thC Roman bronze coin sent for ID Mid 4thC House of Contantine Roman bronze - two soldiers standing
1560- 1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence

1327 Edward III hammered silver penny

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Casnterbury mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided longcross half penny

Rev /ONC/ANT - Canterbury mint

1327 Edward III hammered silver penny

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Casnterbury mint

1838 Victoria milled silver four pence 18thC silver cufflink
Georgian mount 16thC Tudor button 1931 George V milled silver coin
Mid 4thC House of Contantine Roman bronze 16th/17thC S buckle

Saxon silver penny sent to Fitzwilliam for recording and ID - reported as hoard to museum

This is 1016 AD Cnut Short Cross type, London, uncertain moneyer, EMC 2014.0102.

Thanks,

Martin

1st BC to 1stC AD Celtic cosmetic woad grinder - 64mm L

A boat shaped base element of a wood/cosmetic grinding set- end suspension loop

These objects are essentially Celtic in form. During the Celtic period in Britain, a biennial herb "Isatis Tinctoria" was cultivated for the blue dye that could be obtained from it by crushing. The plant is more commonly known as woad. The ancient Britons painted their bodies with the dye which was obtained by grinding parts of the plant between a pestle (missing here) and the mortar.

This coin has a totally new die type from any in Wren ref book, it could be a double strike as the R is at 6 o'clock on Obv

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided longcross half penny

Obv hENRICVS REX

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

Late Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) damaged and incomplete cast copper alloy stirrup strap mount of Williams Class A type 10B.

Roman key

Medieval book clasp

1327 Edward III hammered silver penny

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev VILL/BRI/STO/LIE - Bristol mint

Middle Bronze age 850 BC socketed bronze axe head

16thC Tudor button 16thC Tudor button 16thC Tudor button 1782 Phoenix Fire Office button
1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny RN Surgeon - at Sea - 1805
RN Ass' Surgeon - at Sea - 1805
RN Physician - at Sea - 1805
RN Surgeon - at Sea - 1805

'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'

1732 George II milled silver sixpence Georgian spur and fitting
1920 Girl Guides badge

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

Circa 1575- 1700

1857 Victoria milled silver sixpence
1500-1700 mount Medieval annualar buckle 18thC Royal Navy silver button

19thC button with Italian or Latin inscription

+ SIRPNEY

O/R's - 1782-1810 (right)

Medieval thimble The 35th (Royal Sussex) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army raised in 1701. After serving under a number of different titles, it became the 1st Battalion of The Royal Sussex Regiment in 1881. Its lineage is continued today by the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment
Georgian watch winder GPO button ? 19thC livery button

17thC lead token

Royal Artillery buttons

Left 18thC - Right - 1840 - 1855

19thC hunting button Military belt buckle
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing

Rev /OLE/ - Moneyer Nicole

1834 William IV milled silver sixpence 1247 Henry III jammered silver voided long cross half penny

1272 Edward III hammered silver penny - Known reverse legend error with AA Class 10cf

Obv EDWAR A ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

1272 Edward III hammered silver penny - Clas 9b

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

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

Victorian 1 oz trade eight
RN Capt / Commander - 1787
RN Lieutenant - 1787
17thC lead trade token

70BC Morini Celtic gold 'boat tree' qtr stater - reported to museum as hoard

1.49g, 9.97mm (E)

70BC Morini Celtic gold 'boat tree' qtr stater - reported to museum as hoard

1.46g, 11.06mm (J)

Ancient gold ingot - 1.36g, 14.74mm Gold coin blank ? reported to museum as potential treasure
17thC decorated copper ring - Leaf and crown design
1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny 1594 - 6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing

1604-19 James 1st gold Double crown coin weight - 2nd coinage revalued

Obv Crown XI s

1215 Henry III hammered silver short cross penny Class 7

Obv HENRICVS REX

 

1485-1509 Henry VII hammered silver half groat - Episcopal issue - King and Bishop jointly, Initial mark Tun, arched crown, plain reverse cross. Ornamental terminal

Obv + hENRIC DI GRA REX ANGLIE

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

Medieval gilded buckle with integral plate Medieval knife pommel
Key fob 16thC Tudor button

Taco'd 1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton

1602 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - " mint mark Geogian silver button Bell clapper ?

 
1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Durham mint  

 

Cantii.

The Cantiaci or Cantii were a Celtic people living in Britain before the Roman conquest, and gave their name to a civitas of Roman Britain. They lived in the area now called Kent, in south-eastern England. Their capital was Durovernum Cantiacorum, now Canterbury.

 

50 BC Uninscribed 'P' gold - 'Trophy' Type - 1/4 Celtic gold coin - 1.38g, 11.99mm

Beaded trophy quarter, ABC 2243, BMC 435, not in VA.  Extremely rare, 10 others known.  An interesting Essex type because of its Kentish associations (derived from the Kentish trophy issue but a separate type), it may have been struck by an otherwise unknown offshoot of the Cantii.

   

1891 Gold locket - Chester hall mark, maker JS - Possibly John Sutter of Liverpool

2.52g

Very rare 10 -40 AD Cunobelinus Celtic silver unit - Leaping griffin type

Laureate bust r.CVNOBEL in front IINVS behind./ Griffin springing I, CAMV on ex.line.

Ref ABC 2909

Classed as excessively rare

'cooking' to remove crust

Victorian silver clan ring - Marker JC
1897 Victorian milled gold half sovereign
1655 Henry Lamb of Colchester hammered copper trade farthing

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

17thc belt slide
1881 Victoria milled silver sixpence

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton

Medieval lead gaming piece

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Rev /CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1stC AD Roman bronze knife pommel

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

Obv hENRICVS REX ANGLIE

Rev VIL/LA/CALI/SIE - Calais mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver farthing

1666 'His half penny' hammered copper trade half penny

Polock 'Thisellworth'

1831 William IV milled silver sixpence
Continental hammered silver coin fragment Royal Marines button

Stunning 16thC Tudor gilded silver ring - reported as treasure to museum

23.18mm, 8.25g

Mid 4thC House of Contantine Roman bronze coin 19thC livery button 15thC lead token

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

Copper Tokens
The copper tokens of Anglesey for the Anglesey Copper Company were among the first of the eighteenth century tokens to be issued. they were issued as pennies and halfpennies.
Obverse
The obverse shows a druid's head, surrounded by a wreath of oak leaves, without inscription:-
IRONMONGER BISHOPSGATE
LONDON


Reverse
The reverse shows a monogram or cypher P M Co for the Parys Mining Company, with the inscription:-
WE PROMISE TO PAY THE BEARER ONE PENNY
1788

Post Medieval cast copper alloy single loop buckle frame.

1500-1650 AD

Georgian watch winders 17thC lead token
17thC lead token 17thC lead token

Post medieval cast copper alloy buckle frame

Circa AD 1600 - 1699

WWII Civil defence button 16thC fish scale crotal bell

Continental hammered silver coin - ID'd by Ohio Drew below

Obv *** OYIES hOMIAIM +

Rev ETA/NOR/DC *****

Silver penny of Floris V, Count of Holland (1256-1296), minted in Dordrecht c.1285-1296, modelled on the pennies of the British Isles with the profile bust on the reverse remodelled on those of Scotland and the long cross on the reverse on those of England.

Grierson (1991) illustrates a very similar example of a later style of penny with a more refined bust of Floris V, minted in Dordrecht, dating from c.1285-96, on page 121, Fig.276.

1247 Henry III hammered silver half penny

Rev NIC/OLE - Moneyer Nicole

1327 Edward III hammered silver penny - Florin type

Obv +EDWAR R ANGL DNS HYB

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

1215 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

1247 Henry III hammered silver farthing

Rev NIC/ - Moneyer Nicole

1351-61 Edward III hammered silver farthing

Obv +EDWARDVS REX

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

1635-5 Charles 1st hammered silver penny- Crown mint mark

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Florin type

Obv +ED***ANG ***HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

1568 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Crown mint mark

Very neat Georgian triple sided seal matrix

'FORGET ME NOT'

17thC Dutch lead bale seal 1872 Victoria milled silver sixpence
1500-1700 mount Georgian watch winder Medieval hammered silver farthing
1895 Victoria milled silver sixpence  
1600- 1700 copper-alloy cast mount. The mount is quatrefoil in shape with a cusp in each angle Georgian horse bell 19thC livery button

16th Regiment of foot

O/R's - 1855-1881

1860 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1921 George V milled silver florin (24 pence)
1915 George V milled silver sixpence Medieval bronze pot foot Victorian Royal Engineers button
2mdC Roman silver coin - cooking to remove crust
 
17thC crotal bell   13thC lead seal matrix - ROGER
Georgian horse harness bell

1247 Henry III hammered silver half penny 17thC decorated copper ring

Construction looks late medieval c 1500 AD- gold ring top with green stone - reported as treasure to museum

0.26g

circa 1st to 6th C - Most unusual fibular brooch I have seen dug - no classification in Hattatt's ref books.

Front panels would have been enamelled. One for the museum experts

850 BC Bronze Age socketed axe head
1776 Charles IV Spanish milled silver reale

Post Medieval cast copper alloy single loop buckle frame.

1500-1650 AD

British legion badge
17thC Charles II silver button - reported as treasure to museum Medieval gilded harness pendant

1247 Henry III hammered silver half penny

Rev DEN/DAV - Moneyer David of London mint

13thC lead seal matrix
Post Tudor button - reported as potential treasure to museum
1856 Victoria milled silver shilling 1215 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny
Medieval hammered silver penny 1935 George V milled silver sixpence
17thC sword hanger 16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
George III trade weight - London hall mark 16thC Tudor seal spoon handle

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR- Canterbury mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver half penny

Moneyer Walter of Lincoln mint

 

Medieval gilded silver finger ring - reprted as treasure to museum
1215 Henry III hammered silver short cross halfpenny 1606 James 1st hammered silver sixpence
c10thC late Saxon stirrup strap mount 1215 Henry III hammered silver short cross farthing
1619-25 James 1st hammered silver penny - two dots 1883 Victoria milled silver thrtee pence

1327 Edward III hammered silver penny - quatrefoil with pellet at centre of reverse cross

Obv + EDW *****

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

17thC clothing fastener 15thC thimble
1593 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence Taco'd medievla hammered silver penny
Medieval spur rowell Lead toy horse 19thC livery button
Georgian watch winder Medieval buckle 1583 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
1625 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat East Surrey regiment Medieval buckle

 

Stunning 11,000 BC Stone Age flint axe head

1300 mm L x 50mm wide

Complete WWII Commando dagger - what a neat find - 2600 mm L

Scarce Wilkinson Sword Company First Pattern Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Dagger

Fitted with the early style "wavy" brass cross guard and a knurled brass hilt

1834 William IV milled silver sixpence 1864 Victoria milled silver sixpence

Post Medieval cast copper alloy single loop buckle frame.

1500-1650 AD

Georgian buckle

The Standing King series

Charles IV 1322-28 French Jetton

Obv 'king with sceptre standing beneath a gothic canopy'

Post medieval lead hanging weight 19thC JR Bedwell of Colchester trade token
18thC crotal bell 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing

4thC Roman bronze coin sent for ID

This is a perfect example of how, with just the right bits, one only needs a couple tiny bits of surviving legend, etc, to do a full ID - as long as you also know what you're looking for.

This is a restored centenionalis of Valens, 364-378, from Arles.  The type is GLORIA ROMANORVM with the emperor walking right, dragging a captive and holding a labarum, one of the most common types of the later 4th century. Although this type was struck at selected mints by no less than 6 different emperors, we can tell that this particular piece names Valens by the lone "S" visible at 1:00-2:00 on the obverse - only his legend (of the emperors who struck at this mint) would leave the terminal "S" in the emperor's name standing more-or-less alone in that position.

We can tell the reverse type, despite the paucity of legible legend and large missing chip, because we have a decent silhouette of the subject figures on the reverse.  The small amount of semi-legible legend appears to begin "GLORI" between 7:00 & 10:00 on the reverse and reinforces the type-ID.

Where we really luck out is the clear mint mark - PCON - for the mint at Arles which was going by the name of Constantina at that time. (Of course, many a beginner has mistaken the Arles mint marks from this period for Constantinople.) Due to the reign of the usurper Magnus Maximus and his control of the mint at Arles during the period in which the "extra" rulers were striking this type in central Europe, only the earliest 3 emperors associated with this type (Valentinian I, Valens & Gratian) struck it in significant numbers at Arles. There was a very brief period during which it was struck for Valentinian II, but those pieces are rare and his legend, like his father's, winds up with its terminal "S" around 3:00 or off the tip of the portrait's nose rather than by the forehead.  

So we have Valens, GLORIA ROMANORVM, from the mint of Arles - and furthermore, due to the apparent lack of any additional fieldmarks on the reverse, and the fact that the captive is shown kneeling we can date it to the beginning of the 3rd period at this mint. So we can even date it as closely as 375-378.  RIC IX, Arles, # 18a.\

Mark

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

1817 George III milled silver sixpence

Taco'd 1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/***

17thC Henry Cordall of Chelmsford Essex hammered copper trade farthing

1377 - 99 Richard II hammered silver half penny

Obv +RICAR* .REX.ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

1377- 1399 Richard II hammered silver penny - quatrefoil with pellet at centre of reverse cross

Obv +RICARDVS.REX ***

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDW**** HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/***

4thC Roman bronze coin sent for ID

Although I can't give you quite the depth of detail - chapter and verse - on this one as I was able to cite for the Valens, it is another case of the legend break on the obverse making all the difference in the ID.

This is a billon half-majorina with the FEL TEMP REPARATIO reverse legend.  This is one of the scarcer types which doesn't pair the otherwise ubiquitous fallen horseman with this legend.  Instead, it has a radiate phoenix standing left on either a globe or a small pyramidal mound - this one is the mound type, of course.

These were struck only for a limited time right at the beginning of the FEL TEMP series of types.  Because it was a half-denomination and the majorina, the denomination of which it was a half, declined in size so quickly, it became indistinguishable by size early-on. The result was that these were only struck between 348-350.  They were only struck for Constans and Constantius II, and given the break in the legend - beween the "A" and the "N", it must be Constans. (337-350). There is no surviving part of the mint mark visible, so that's about all I can tell you on this one.

Mark

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross penny - Class 7b

Obv hENRICVS REX

Rev +WILLEM TA ON CANT - Moneyer Willem TA of Canterbury mint

1869 Victoria milled silver sixpence 18thC apothecary weight
1850 - 20th Regiment of foot button 15thC lead token

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross penny - Class 8b2

Obv hENRICVS REX

Rev + NIChOLE ON CANT Moneyer Nicole of Canterbury mint

ET Victorian gilded religious medallion
13th Medieval Continental sterling imitation hammered silver penny 1930 George V milled silver florin (24 pence)

1327 Edward III hammered silver penny

Obv EDWA *** ANG

Rev /EBO - York mint

Victorian silver wire bracelet fragment 1500-1700 hooked mount
 
1849 Victoria milled silver sixpence Georgian trade weight - Crown G cipher London  

Stunningly crisp 13thC lead vessica seal matrix

S'ALICIE ALDWINE

Seal of Alicie Aldwine

Double skinned Victorian gold ring - Chester hall mark 18 carat - Date letter 'F' 1889

Inscription - 'Alie July 5 1894'

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR- Canterbury mint

16thC Elizabeth hammered silver penny
Rare 1100 AD Henry 1st hammered silver penny - Quadrilateral on cross fleury type
1560-1 Elizabeth hammered silver penny - Corss Crosslet mint mark

Post Medieval cast copper alloy single loop buckle frame.

1500-1650 AD

1216 Henry III hammered silver half penny

Obv hENRICVS REX

Rev VF.ON.LV - Moneyer Ravf of London mint

1216 Henry III hammered silver half penny

Obv hENRICVS REX

Rev + ELI - Moneyer Elis of London mint

 

17thC lead token Medieval knife pommel

Medieval gilded bar mount

Charles 1st/ 2nd Jetton ?

Obv Crown C

Roman buckle
2nd C Roman silver coin - cooking to remove crust
1stC 2inch dia Iron Age bronze ring with recess, probably a Terret ring
Victorian silver link

18thC silver clog fastener - Maker CH

Charles Hougham London

Medieval buckle with integral plate with scale
Medieval halfpenny with scale

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

Rev hENRICVS REX

Obv + DAVI. O *** - ND Moneyer Davi of London

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross penny - Class 6c1

Rev hENRICVS REX

Obv + WALTER ON LV - Moneyer Walter of London

16thc Tudor gilded silver jewelry link - reported as treasure to museum
2ndC Roman silver - cooking to remove crust (CP) 1737 George II milled silver sixpence
Medieval casket key 1stC Roman Rosette brooch
13thC lead seal matrix - suspension type Zoomorphic gilded Saxon copper plate
Huge 18thC cow bell

1812 The Emperor Alexander medallion

Alexander I of Russia

Medieval dagger pommel
1587 -9 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat – Crescent mint mark 1582-3 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat – Bell mint mark

Medieval knife handle
C10thC Saxon harness cheek piece
1816 George III milled silver half crown (30 pence) Georgian seal matrix
Early cast brass thimble - 'Light duty thimble' - 1350 -1450 AD
1461 Edward IV hammered silver penny - B on centre of reverse cross Durham mint 2ndC Roman silver coin - cooking to remove horn silver crust (JC)

Nice condition larger than average 4thC Roman 22.04mm dia, 3.91g

- sent for ID
1901 Edward VII crowned medallion

1770's 4 shillings and 6 pence coin weight

Obv S4 6D

Neat Roman cell phone clock !!
Unusual 17thC decorated buckle 17thC John Digby grocer of Coggeshall Essex hammered copper trade farthing

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross - Class IIIc

Obv hENRICVS REX III

Rev RIC/AR/DON/LDV -Moneyer Richard of London mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross - Class Va

Obv hENRICVS REX III

Obv ON/CAN/TGIL/BER - Moneyer Gilbert of Canterbury mint

Late Saxon stirrup strap mount Class A Type 11a

Sub tringular mount depicts a Lion looking upwards with its front paw raised and tail curled between its legs and over the back found

17thC Stag's Head drinking vessel handle Very unusual medieval lead token with heraldic shield on Obv

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing

Rev /LEM/ Moneyer Willem

Victorian silver cufflink with stone

1569- 71 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat Roman bronze terret ring
Roman buckle Victorian 'gold cased' copper finger ring
 
16thC Tudor S buckle  

'Cooked' silver Roman - sent to Mark Lehman for ID

This one participates in that good luck, to a certain extent at least - we have just enough of the "right stuff" on the remaining fragment of this piece to ID and attribute it quite precisely. It is almost half of a denarius of Vespasian (69-79 AD.)  The complete obverse legend should be: "IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII", laureate head right. The complete reverse legend should be: "AVGVR (at the top) TRI POT" with an assortment of religious implementia - the simpulum, aspergillium, jug & lituus. These were symbols of the augurate and the potificate, Vespasian being the holder of both of those titles in addition to the Potestas Tribunicia.

This reverse type is copied from a coin of Octavian. The Flavian emperors created a lot of revival types and coins which were minted as an homage to some of their more popular predecessors among the Julio-Claudian family - of which this is an example - perhaps because they were the first emperors who were not of Julio-Claudian lineage and were hoping to associate themselves with the Julio-Claudians in the popular mind by reviving those emperors' coin types. 

Minted at Rome in 70-1 AD.
References: RSC 45; RIC II,i (the new one) 356 (and 42 in the old RIC II); SRCV 2282.

Mark

 

'Cooking' Celtic silver - looks like a very rare Cunobelin silver bust type

Back into the 'cooker' to remove more crust

'Cooking' Roman silver - could be a BC type

Back into the 'cooker' to remove more crust

Finished cooking this Roman silver coin sent for 2nd 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

Now that we can read (or at least puzzle-out) the obverse legend well enough to be certain that it reads: FAVSTINA AVGVS-TA AVG PII F = "Faustina, Augusta, Devoted Daughter of the Emperor"   She was honored as Augusta in her own right when her mother died in 147, this was several years before before her husband, M. Aurelius was made Augustus (161). She married Marcus Aurelius in 145 and died a few years before him in 175. 

We can now be certain that this is a lifetime issue for Faustina Jr. which was issued by authority of her father, Antoninus Pius.  This issue dates to 156-7 from the mint at Rome.
From his ascencion to Augustus in 161 onward, her later issues of coins, both lifetime and posthumous types, were issued by authority of her husband.

This is an unusual form of obverse legend and is almost unique to this specific type, although this type is not considered particularly scarce. References include: RIC III 508a; RSC 184; BMC1092; and SRCV 4707.

Mark

 

 

Finally cooked continental billion coin - 37% silver

1866 Leopold - German states - Lippe Detmold

12 EIEN THALER 2 1/2 SILBER GROSCHEN

Obv PAUL FRIERE.EMIL LEOPOLD FURST Z, LIPPE

Finally cooked continental billion coin - 37% silver

19thC Russia Alexander II - 15 Kopeks silver coin

PObv - CII b HI

'Cooking' Roman silver - could be a 5thC type - Col John
'Cooking' medieval hammered silver half groat

 

 

 

As dug, annealed and fixed

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

Obv HENRICVS REX


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

As dug, annealed and fixed

 

1422-27 Henry VI hammered silver penny - Annulet issue Annulets by neck, annulets in opposing quadrants in reverse crossObv HENRICVS REX
Rev VIL/LA/CAL/ISIE - Calais mint

   
See also 2014 March Finds Page 1