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13thC Medieval gold ring - reported as treasure to museum

24mm, 2.0g

Probably a 40 BC Southern style QC type or even a Regini - it is in between the two, classed as rare

Sent to PAS for recording

12.1mm,1.36g

“Maldon Wheel” type.
Eastern uninscribed gold quarter stater. 50-20 BC.
ABC (Cottam et al 2010) no. 2234

Fascinating gilded coin find - fake 1709 gold 2 Escudos

5.09g, 24.1mm

Id'd by club researcher Ohio Drew

1709 M Lima Two Escudos

Obverse: cross potent with quartered castles and lions. Border of dots. The legend reads PHILILLUP V D G HISPAN.

Reverse: crowned Pillars of Hercules rising from the waves. Two horizon lines intersect the pillars, creating three tiers. On the topmost tier L/2/H gives the mint (L for Lima), the denomination ( 2 escudos), and the assayer, Felix Cano Melgarejo. The middle tier P./V./A. abbreviates the royal motto “Plus Ultra.” The bottom tier 7/0/9 gives us a three digit date. The legend reads ET INDIARUM REX.

 

2ndC Roman silver coin - needs a good 'cook' to remove crust

Just a quick word - I'll need more time to tell you about the reverse (and figure it out) but this is an antoninianus of Salonina, the wife of Gallienus, 253-268.  This was the period in which the Empire really went off the rails and it was only by the skin of their teeth that Gallienus next two successors managed to pull things back together enough for the Empire not to fragment and dissolve right then.

Mark

About all I can tell you on the reverse of the Salonina is that it appears to be a personification standing and holding a cornucopiae. The orientation of your photo of the reverse appears to be at around 1:00-1:30.  There are either hints of lettering around 10:00 in your photo which make me think it might be "CONCORDIA", but they might just be coincidental spots and stains which appear possible to be letters at this point.

If the reverse of this gets any cleaner, I can probably tell you more about it.

 

2ndC Roman silver coin - needs a good 'cook' to remove crust

1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing

1199-1216 John hammered silver short cross half penny - Class 5b2

Obv HENRIC REX

Rev AN.M. ON - Moneyer IOhAN M of Canterbury

1800 - 1818 Royal Packet Navy button

Mail ships

1904 - 1929 Colchester Corporation tramways button 1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton
Very rare 1806 George III bullhead silver proof farthing - not sure if this is a period forgery
1817 George III milled silver sixpence Medieval decorated lead spindle whorl
Baaaaaaaaaaa

A copper alloy duit of Hollandia province in the Netherlands, issued under Jacob Janszn de Jonge, 1590-1599 AD

Dutch virgin sitting in a garden with closed fence and her right arm raised, .AUX.NOS(T).IN.NOM.DOM(INI

2ndC Roman trumpet brooch

Rarer 1420 Henry V hammered silver half groat - Class F London, annulet and trefoil by crown

Satire stop to other legend - 11 arches to tressure - mullet on breast- tall neck with 'larynx'- Crown of earlier class A-C

Obv +hENRIC:DI:GRA:REX.ANGLIE:Z:F'

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

1940's silver St Christopher pendant 1939 George VI milled silver sixpence
1624 Charles 1st hammered silver penny 18thC Royal Navy button Georgian watch winder
WWI Trench art bullet pendant 4thC Roman bronze
Georgian signet ring
Georgian silver thimble Unknown early widget
Mid 4thC Roman bronze - Constantine two soldiers standing 1845 Victoria milled silver sixpence

Roman silver coin - Honorius - 393-423 AD.

0.41g, 11mm

The coins are a denomination known as a siliqua. Some of them had been clipped to remove silver from the edges. Such tampering with the coinage was a very serious offence, and could only have taken place on the scale it is found in Britain when the Roman hold on the province had relaxed early in the fifth century AD.

Clipping was done to create a pool of silver bullion from the currency of the state that could be used by private individuals for their own ends: treason, in a word. Conventional wisdom has it that the clipping of coins was actually done to mint more unofficial siliquae and so make the pool of currency stretch a bit further at a time when no more bona fide Roman coinage was reaching the province.

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

Rev VND - London mint

18thC crotal bell Georgian shoe buckle
   
Very unusual 16thC Tudor lead clothing fastener

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

Circa 1575- 1700

C10thC Saxon stirrup mount fragment
Medieval gilded hooked bar mount

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing

Rev NDE - London mint

1299-1300 -Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Class 9 star on breast

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1340 Edward III hammered silver penny - Class 15d

Rev EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

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

Medieval beehive thimble
18thC clog fastener 1755 George II milled copper half penny

1279 -Edward 1st hammered silver penny -

Obv DWARVS R*****

1837 William IV milled silver four pence
 

1587 - 1589

Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - crescent mint mark
Georgian belt slide  
Complete post medieval lead alnage cloth seal 17thC nipple button
1635- 6Charles 1st hammered silver half groat -

1300-1310 Edward 1st hammered silver penny Cross Pattee- Class 10cf4

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1300-1310 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Cross Pattee - Class 10cf3

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1567- 70 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Coronet mint mark
17thC decorated finger ring

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny Cross Pattee

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Probably one of the smallest hammered silver coins you can find, 1/3rd the weight of a Medieval silver farthing

1625-42 Charles 1st hammered silver half penny - Rose each side - no legend type

0.17g, 9.5mm

RN Capt / Commander - 1812
RN Lieutenant - 1812
RN Midshipman - 1812
WWII Army lapel badge - could be Terretorial Army 17thC hammered copper trade farthing
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing Post medeival lead bale seal
18thC Royal Navy button 16thC Tudor button Georgian buckle

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided longcross half penny

Rev GLO/VCE - Gloucester mint

Georgian watch winder

Post Medieval cast copper alloy single loop buckle frame.

1500-1650 AD

 
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing  

 

70BC Morini Celtic gold qtr - sent to PAS for recording

1.51g, 10.5mm

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

6.18g, 17.2mm

Both coins found by Mass Steve so I did this size comparison photo of a full and qtr stater

 

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

6.30g,17.7g

50 BC late British G 'Early Clacton' debased gold stater fragment - sent to PAS for recording

0.55g, 9.9mm

50 BC late British G 'Early Clacton' gold stater - sent to PAS for recording

20mm, 5.73g

Stunning large enamelled medieval heraldic shield mount - 40mm high
Victorian gold signet ring - Continental mark

1st Celtic bronze unit - needs careful soaking and cleaning

Obv Horse facing right

1569-71 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat- Castle mint mark  
20thC Robertson's Golly Badge Bagpiper, blue Golden Shred waistcoat, type II, impressed HW MILLER, eyes down, blue hands, red feet, metal between legs, Golden Shred on yellow bagpipes, mouth pipe to left 1843 Victoria milled silver four pence
19thC livery button 1902 Royal Navy Hospitals Victorian silver cross

Unknown trade weight - Averdepois mark under I - London 1590-1826

Obv V I D - 6 pennyweights ?

Roman mount ?

11,000 BC Stone Age flint scraper
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny

1812 - 81st Loyal Lincoln Regiment (Maida Corunna)

In 1807 the Honour "MAIDA" was added above the circle, and in 1812 the Honour "CORUNNA" was given to the regiment

1652 John Vanewall of Harwich Essex , (W/IM) hammered copper trade farthing 2ndC Roman fibular brooch

Primary Saxon silver sceat 600- 700 AD - Plumed Bird variety - Sent to Fitzwilliam musuem for recording and confirmed type

1.19g, 12.1mm

Many thanks for this new coin, which I have recorded as EMC 2015.0044. This is a classic example of Series E, Vico variety 2.

Best wishes,

Martin

Amazing condition Roman bronze coin sent to Mark Lehman for ID

2.90g, 21.5mm

This bronze is a pretty unusual - and fairly scarce - variety of a usually quite common type: the  FEL TEMP REPARATIO, but instead of the anticipated soldier spearing the unfortunate horseman, this Fel Temp has the emperor holding a small figure of Victory on a globe and a labarum while standing in the prow of a ship sailing left, steered by Victory.
The "...NS P F AVG" to the right of the bust positively identifies it as Constans, and also places this between the coinage reform of 348 and Constans' death in 350.

The SAR mint mark in the exergue and the A's in the fields place its origin in the 2nd officina of the mint of Arles, and as RIC VIII 128.  Although rated "C2" (very common) for frequency in RIC, in my experience this is quite scarce and you're likely to see hundreds of other FEL TEMP Æ2's for every one of this Constans / Gallery-Victory type Majorina you encounter.

Mark

 

3rdC Roman cross bow brooch Ppinner piece for the game of 'Put & Take' 1900 Generic merchant seaman button
Interesting jade counter Roman lead stylis
13thC medieval seal matrix

Roman lock bolt of bronze, circa 100 AD - 200 AD

Lock bolts formed part of a tumbler lock and would have been opened with a slide key. Compare WAW-73CEE6 and BERK-D5E561 which state that "Similar lock bolts were discovered at Vindolanda in contexts dating between AD 120 and 180 (Birley, 1997, p26)."

19thC livery button 19thC livery button

1668 James Tayspill of Colchester hammered copper trade farthing

Norweb

An internal flint mould of an echinoid (Echinocorys)

Echinoderms first appeared in the fossil record in the Cambrian around 530 million years ago

1500=1700 hooked mount Georgian watch winder Georgian mount
Roman enamelled brooch- white and red enamel remains - black star decoration

Taco'd 5th Dragoons guards button

Officer - 1855-1901

38th Regiment of Foot

( 1st Staffordshire )

Officer - 1855-1881

2ndC Roman fibular brooch
18thC clog fastener 18thC silver clog fastener

16thC Tudor seal spoon handle Medieval ear wax scraper Roman mount

4thC Roman bronze coin sent to Mark Lehman for ID

Although it is highly likely that it is Constantine I, I can't be absolutely certain that your coin is Constantine I (it could be Licinius I, but this reverse would far rarer if the coin were for Licinius - so, that's highly unlikely). In general the details are so badly obscured that i am not able to "guarantee" any more details about it than I quote below. The best I can probably do at this point is give you a photo of what this coin would/should have looked like when new - and I happen to have one that even retains the silvering on the reverse - all these 3rd century "Æ's" were intended to be part of the "silver" series of coins and were silvered when they were minted:

http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album164/A_02_ConstantineVota

I can make out just enough of the legend on the reverse of yours to see that it says: "...CONST...".  Although these wreath-votas were struck in the names of all the members of the family of Constantine (of that time) and both of the Licinii, the ones for the Caesars would have had CAESARVM NOSTRORVM rather than D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG for the legend around the outside of the wreath.  Although both Licinius and Constantine had coins naming the other Augustus in the reverse legend, Constantine's with his own name are by far the most common. 
The vota numbers differ between different issues, but the general form and format of the coin above is the same as your coin. These wreath-votas in all their variants were struck in the era of about 219-224.

Of course, I can't tell you which mint produced your coin, either.  The exergue - which is located between about 5:00-6:00 on the reverse in your photo - is so obliterated that I doubt it will ever be possible to be sure about the mint-city.

Perhaps with some additional cleaning it would be possible to positively identify it as Constantine, figure out whether it's "VOT / X, / XX, or / XXX" within the wreath, and determine the mint of origin.

Mark

 

Medieval strap end - knopped end
The Great Eastern Railway button Georgian tarde weight - Crown G cipher 1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny
13th to 14thC Medieval buckle with integral buckle plate - cross hatch decoration
1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing
The large Christogram reverse is typically associated with Magnentius & Decentius, although it is also known for Constantius II.  I'm pretty sure this is one of the pair of brothers (probably Magnentius as his coins are a lot more common then Decentius') - they're always portrayed with no headgear and rather silly-looking "mullet" hairdos.  I can't give you a mint on this one - it's not clean enough - and I suspect the exergue is off flan due to being off-center "to the South" a bit.  Their time frame was 350-353 AD. and all their coins were from Western mints - they were not recognized in the East. 
 
Mark
Georgian trade weight - Crown G London cipher 19thC titled family livery button 2ndC Roman fibular brooch
1874 Victoria milled silver sixpence

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Obv ONB/RVS - Bristol mint

 

1569 - 1571 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Castle mint mark

Unknown 17thC James War** hammered copper trade farthing

Trade Grocer, Draper not recorded

Obv Crown above Fleu de Lis

1500-1700 mount Georgian button with glass stone Georgian watch winder
1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

1279 -Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Roman hanging pendant - circle designs

19thC Ratton and Sons Harrogate token

'Your emporium'

1877 Victoria milled silver sixpence
1679 Charles II milled silver four pence 18thC Royal navy button 18thC Royal navy button

Roman mount George Ist 1723 milled silver shilling - issued by South Sea Company
Roman copper ?? Sent to Mark Lehman for his views
2ndC Roman knee brooch
1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing 16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jetton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

Georgian watch winder George V Royal Engineer button

1300-1310 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Class 10ab

Obv EDWARD R ANGL DNS HYB

Rev VILL/NOVI/CAS/TRI - Newcastle mint

1571 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - Castle mint mark

15thC Spanish hammered silver coin

1474 -1504 Seville, Spain, 1/2 real, Ferdinand-Isabel,

1663 Charles II milled silver penny - 2nd issue- bust to edge of coin (machine made single arched crown)

1660-2 Charles II hammered silver half crown - 30 pence Crown mint mark - 3rd issue

14.68g, 35.1mm dia x 2mm thick

Size comparison of two earliest Charles II silver coins, half crown and penny

1280 1286 Alexander III Scottish hammered silver penny - 2nd Coinage

Stars have 6 points Ref SA3HD-005

Obv ALEXANDER DEI GRA

Rev SCO/TOR/VM+/REX

 

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv + EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1604 James 1st hammered silver half groat 2ndC Roman fibular brooch
2ndC Roman fibular brooch Georgian watch winder Georgian buckle

1205- 1210 John hammered silver short cross half penny - Cross pommee - Class iii

Rev VLA*SIM - Moneyer Simon of Rhuddlan mint in Wales

1604 James 1st Rose ryal gold coin weight
16thC Tudor S buckle

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv + EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1828 George IV milled gold half sovereign

19.1mm,3.98g

Large medieval decorated and gilded shield boss or mount - 4 rivet fixings

Obv - Cross with 4 Fleur de Lis in qtrs

Georgian gilded lead carriage mount
19thC Chinese cash coin June 1670 James II gunmetal shilling (12 pence)

A copper alloy pelta shaped mount dating from the Roman period.
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1696 William III milled silver sixpence

Mint condition 4thC Roman bronze sent for ID

Given the usual corrosion and edge-chipping we tend to see on almost all the Roman Æ you find, we have to assume both a long time in the plow-soil and/or harsh fertilizers and pesticides are to blame for the typically poor state of preservation to which we have become accustomed. This piece however, given its generally high state of preservation, patina and near total lack of edge-chipping makes me think this has only very recently been disturbed from a long-term site of deposition and may even be a piece from the top of a larger, so-far undiscovered group - or it might have been found elsewhere from the average, active farm fields you work - or both.

Of course just about anyone can clearly read the CONSTANTINVS AVG obverse legend and tell it's Constantine I, "The Great", 307-337 AD. On the reverse, the PROVIDENTIAE AVGG legend framing the typical campgate of 6 layers with no door, two turrets, and a star above, and even the PTRE mint mark from the mint of Trier, is all perfectly clear as well.

This places it in the final emission of centenionales with the PROVIDENTIAE campgate reverses, 327-8 AD. After this issue of campgates, the familiar two soldiers flanking one or two standards GLORIA EXERCITVS was introduced and became the most common and current reverse type for all issues of Centenionales for at least the next 15 years.

The reference is: RIC VII 504 and this specific type is rated "C3" (extremely common) for frequency of appearance in major collections, mid 20th century.

Mark

1613 - 15 James 1st hammered silver sixpence - Cinquefoil mint mark 15thC lead token Victorian silver locket
Victorian lion mount
 
East Anglian regiment badge   Victorian 9 carat gold cane ring

1204 John hammered silver short cross half penny - Class 5

Rev E.ON.S. - Moneyer Fv(o)lke of Bury St Edmunds mint

1859 Victoria milled silver three pence

1573 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence 1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1580 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence

Overstamped 17thC William III milled silver shilling

GVLIEMVS error

1841 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1838 Victoria milled silver sixpence

c700 AD Saxon silver primary sceat sent to Fitzwilliam museum for ID and recording

1.16g, 12mm

Many thanks for letting me know about this Series C2 sceat, which is EMC 2015.0066.

Best wishes,

Martin

 

BC looking Roman silver coin - cooking to remove crust - sent for provisional ID

1817 George III milled silver sixpence 1889 Louis I Portuguese 100 reis milled silver coin
1695 William III milled silver sixpence -Early harp large crown 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing

Italian States-Venice, Michele Steno as Doge (1400-1413), Soldino, Venice Mint
+ MICHELE-STEN . DVX
Doge standing left, holding banner, * / m in right field
+ . S . MARCVS  . VENETI .
Winged lion of St. Mark facing left, holding book with both front paws all in inner circle
Plain Edge
15mm x 16mm, 0.41g, Silver

Italian States-Venice, Antonio Venier as Doge (1382-1400), Soldino, Venice Mint
+ . ANTO. VE_NERIO DVX .
Doge standing left, holding banner, * | F across fields
+ . S . MARCVS . VENETI .
Winged lion of St. Mark facing left, holding book with both front paws, all in inner circle
Plain Edge

Venetian Soldino legends and history

During the early 15th and early 16th centuries the English economy experienced so serious a shortage of English-struck halfpennies that people began using foreign coinage to fill the gap. The coin they used was the Venetian soldino.

The Venetians were notorious traders in the late medieval period with trade networks covering the Mediterranean and Europe. The Venetian fleet of galleys set out for England during May and stayed there until late August or early September, During these summer months soldini entered the English economy through trade with Venetian merchants and quickly became widespread across England. The soldino, meaning ‘little shilling’ became nicknamed the ‘galyhalpens’, or Galley-halfpence, after the ‘Galley-men’ who imported them. While the general population was enjoying these new exotic coins, the government was grappling with two major problems. The first was that the soldino was an illegally imported coin, and the second was that it weighed slightly less than an English halfpenny but mimicked it nonetheless. Soldini therefore became a particular source of irritation for the English government. During the early 15th century port-officials were charged with confiscating any soldini they came across and were later given the powers to forcibly search the galleys. Contemporary documents show large quantities of soldini being seized at London, Dover and Southampton. By the 1420s the English government eventually persuaded the Venetian senate to forbid the export of soldini, which effectively stemmed the flow of the coins into England. This success was short lived however, as large quantities of coins were imported once more by Venetian merchants in the early 16th century.

Venetian soldini span the period c.1382-1526. The dates of these coins show that the majority entered England in two substantial incursions: the first 1400- c.1415 under Doge Michele Steno, and the second c.1501-21 under Doge Leonardo Loredan

Type 1
Obverse: [Doge’s Name] DVX; Doge standing left, holding banner; mint control marks in right field
Reverse: S MARCVS VENETI; Winged lion of St Mark, holding book of gospels

Type 2
Obverse: [Doge’s Name] DVX; Doge standing left, holding banner; mint control marks in right field
Reverse: No Legend; Winged lion of St Mark, holding book of gospels, all within a quatrefoil with four external annulets between the lobes

Type 3
Obverse: [Doge’s Name] DVX (in exergue), S M V; Doge holding banner and kneeling before St Mark
Reverse: LAVS TIBI SOLI (Praise To Thee Alone); Standing figure of Christ facing, haloed and holding cross; mint control marks in exergue

The Doges
The doges of Venice from the late 14th to mid 16th century are listed below with the types they are known to have struck. It should be noted that their names are spelt in various ways, depending on whether they are rendered in English, Italian or Latin, and they are often very abbreviated on the coins.

Andrea Contarini 1368-1382 (Type 1)

Italian States-Venice, Andrea Contarini as Doge (1368-1382), Soldino, 1369-1379, Second Type, First Issue, Venice Mint, Filippo Barbarigo (May 10, 1370-May 18, 1385) as Mintmaster for Silver
+ ANDR ' 9-TAR DVX
Doge standing left, holding banner
F in left field
+ . S . MARCVS . VENETI .
Winged lion of St. Mark facing left, holding book with both front paws all in inner circle
Plain Edge
14mm x 15mm, 0.49g, Silver
Paolucci 35.4


Michele Morosini 1382
Antonio Venier 1382-1400 (Type 1)

Italian States-Venice, Antonio Venier as Doge (1382-1400), Soldino, Venice Mint
+ ANTON VE_NERIO DVX
Doge standing left, holding banner, * / P in right field
+ . S . MARCVS . VENETI .
Winged lion of St. Mark facing left, holding book with both front paws all in inner circle
Plain Edge
15mm x 17mm, 0.40g, Silver

Italian States-Venice, Antonio Venier as Doge (1382-1400), Soldino, Venice Mint
+ . ANTO. VE_NERIO DVX .
Doge standing left, holding banner, * | F across fields
+ . S . MARCVS . VENETI .
Winged lion of St. Mark facing left, holding book with both front paws, all in inner circle
Plain Edge

Italian States-Venice, Antonio Venier as Doge (1382-1400), Soldino, Venice Mint
+ ANTON VE_NERIO DVX
Doge standing left, holding banner, * / P in right field
+ . S . MARCVS . VENETI .
Winged lion of St. Mark facing left, holding book with both front paws all in inner circle
Plain Edge
15mm x 17mm, 0.40g, Silver


Michele Steno 1400-1413 (Type 1)

Italian States-Venice, Michele Steno as Doge (1400-1413), Soldino, Venice Mint
+ MICHELE-STEN . DVX
Doge standing left, holding banner, * / m in right field
+ . S . MARCVS  . VENETI .
Winged lion of St. Mark facing left, holding book with both front paws all in inner circle
Plain Edge
15mm x 16mm, 0.41g, Silver

Tomaso Mocenigo 1414-1423 (Type 1)
Francesco Foscari 1423-1457 (Type 1)
Pasquale Malipiero 1457-1462
Cristoforo Moro 1462-1471
Nicolo Tron 1471-1473 (Type 2)
Nicolo Marcello 1473-1474
Pietro Mocenigo 1474-1476
Andrea Vendramin 1476-1478
Giovanni Mocenigo1478-1485
Marco Barbarigo 1485-1486
Agostino Barbarigo 1486-1501 (Type 3)
Leonardo Loredan 1501-1521 (Type 3)
Antonio Grimani 1521-1523
Andreas Gritti 1523-1538 (Type 3)
Pietro Lando 1539-1545

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

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

19thC Army volunteer button - BV 16thC sword hanger with lower eye
1903 Edward VII milled silver sixpence c8thC Saxon gilded hooked fastener used on their leg bindings
1554 mary hammered silver groat 1500-1650 hooked mount
17th Dutch copper coin 15thC lead token Early medieval lead token
Georgian silver thimble 1900 Generic merchant navy button 1854 Victoria milled silver three pence
Post medeival ela dbale seal - Port of Liverpool 17thC George Nicholson hammered copper trade farthing - grocers, Thorpe le Soken Essex - not dated type

Georgian shoe buckle

1914 On War Service

The issue of the badge originated by a very large number of men declaring that they were taken, to use their own words, for “shirkers and slackers” and taunted in the street for not wearing Khaki.” (Ministry of Munitions records at the PRO, sub-file MUN5/64/322/125).

Bar with suspension loop - not sure of use

Like a Celtic wode grinder but not that old

Late Saxon stirrup strap mount Class A type 4

The central design contains a variety of symmetrical looping shapes. Each type 4 has a projectng 'nose'

Ref David Williams

1603 James 1st hammered silver sixpence Victorian St Christopher pendant

2ndC Roman silver coin - needs 'cooking' to remove crust

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

1.14g, 19mm x 20mm

In 1158 a monetary reform was introduced in England which was of sufficient importance for the contemporary chroniclers to record that 'a new money was made, which was the sole currency of the kingdom.' This coinage is notorious for its ugly appearance, bad craftsmanship and careless execution. It continued till 1180, and is named after a large hoard which was found at Tealby, Lincolnshire, in 1807

 

Many thanks for this very helpful information about the find, which I have recorded as EMC 2015.0073.

This is a coin of class F, and the mint might be Ipswich, as the last letter ofthe reverse inscription may be P in the Ipswich mint signature GIP.

Best wishes,

Martin

1299-1300 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Class 9 , Top tilted S - Closed C&E

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1369-1377 Edward III hammered silver penny - post treaty period, quatrefoil with pellet at centre of reverse cross

Obv +EDWARDVS R**** NGLI

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

16thC Tudor clothing fastener 19thC livery button 16thC Tudor clothing fastener
Mid 4thC House of Constantine Roman bronze - twp soldiers standing type 1834 William IV milled silver sixpence

1351- 1353 Edward III hammered silver half groat- Pre Treaty C, No cusps over crown- IM Cross 1- E&C's closed- N's reversed , wedge tail R

Lombaric M in reverse legend

+EDWARDVS o REX ****NC

Rev ****/VI+DEVo/ADIV/OREM/

CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Georgian fob seal - Dove of peace flying right
 
18thC Royal Navy silver button   1867 Victoria milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1916 George V milled silver half crown (30 pence)
1554 Mary hammered silver groat 1830 William III milled silver sixpence

 

Only our 2nd ever Henry 1st find and our first ever cut half penny of this King. This halfpenny has a voided cross type next to the fleury that is not in my reference books.

1100 AD Henry 1st hammered silver half penny - Quadrilateral on cross fleury type

Henry I (c. 1068 – 1 December 1135), also known as Henry Beauclerc, was King of England from 1100 to 1135. Henry was the fourth son of William the Conqueror

Sent to Fitzwilliam museum for ID and recording

1501-1521).
Venetian Soldino hammered silver coin

Rev: LAVS TIBI SOLI (Thee Alone be Praised). Haloed figure of Christ holding a cross.

Obv: LE LAV DVX S M V (Leonardo Lauredan, Doge. St Mark of Venice.) Doge kneeling before Saint Mark.

1326 Edward III hammered silver penny

Obv +ED*** S ***ANGLI

Rev CIVI/TAS ***

1500-1700 mount 1500-1700 mount 2ndC Roman bronze coin
   

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