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

1.09g, 11.2mm

This is indeed a fine example of Series C2, which I have recorded as EMC 2015.0077.

Best wishes,

Martin

 

13thC seal matrix

 

Medieval heraldic shield pendant - looks like 3 right prancing lions in shield
1817 George III milled silver shilling

Italian States-Venice, (1382-1400), Soldino

Doge standing left, holding banner, * | F across fields

Winged lion of St. Mark facing left, holding book with both front paws, all in inner circle


Plain Edge

1930 Geirge V milled silver sixpence 1792 George III milled silver penny
1646-8 Charles 1sr hammered silver shilling (12 pence)
1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

1199 John hammered silver short cross half penny Class 5

Obv hENRIC REX

Rev CE+TOM - Moneyer Thomas of Chichester mint

Thomas did not issue out of Chichester in ref books??

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Durham mint 1289-9 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - crescent mint mark
16thC clothing fastener Medeival hammered silver coin fragment - Durham mint

1464 - 70 Edward IV hammered silver half penny - Light coinage Type 6

Trefoils by neck I.m Long cross fitchee

Obv + EDWARD DI GRA REX

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

 

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

1016 AD

 

This is a coin of Cnut's Short Cross type, probably from York, with a mint signature that might be read as [  ]RPI. I have recorded it as EMC 2015.0078.

Cut fractions are rare before the reform of the coinage by Edgar in the 970s, but increasingly common thereafter.

Best wishes,

Martin

 

 

Stunning medieval harness pendant - blue and red enamel with gold
18thc toy cannon

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv DHC hYB +

Rev /TAS/LON - London mint

1921 George V milled silver Florin (24 pence) Medieval hooked mount
19thC livery button Georgian button 18thC silver Royal Navy button 18thC clog fastener
Post medieval lead bale seal 1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny
18thC silver Royal Navy button Royal fuseliers lapel badge Generic Issue - 2nd Pattern
Officer & O/R's - 1790-1802
1500-1650 buckle

Royal Artillery button

Dates - 1840 - 1855

1900 Generic merchant navy button 1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing

Rev /VND/ - London mint

1940 Silver corner trim

Maker W.A.H

 
17thC lead token  

Staffordshire hoard example of complete button

 

Anglo Saxon gold button with tiny stone inlays - reported to museum as treasure

2.31g, 18.5mm dia

Merovingian Saxon gold tremissis of the 7th century - reported to museum as hoard

1.19g, 13.5mm

The expert on Merovingian coins (Dr Arent Pol) has not been able to suggest a specific identification of yesterday's find, beyond an observation that it 'belongs to the so-called "first provençal type" that was widely imitated in the North-Eastern part of present-day France'.

Best wishes,

Martin

1869 Maximiliano Mexican gold coin in ring

2.57g, 17mm

 

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

'GOD FOR EVER BLESS US FOREVER

26mm, 3.16g

 

45 BC Addedomarus Celtic gold qtr stater - reported to PAS for recording

13.1mm, 1.33g

Victorian gold mount

0.55g, 14.55mm L

Ancient gold sheet reported to museum as potential treasure

9.1mm, o.96g sq

Ancient gold nugget - reported to museum as potential treasure

1.88g, 15.2mm long

1300-1310 Edward 1sthammered silver half penny Type 28d

Obv +EDWARDVS REX A

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

16th/17thC handmade copper dice - 7mm sq

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross qtr penny - London mint

Rev .LV

1485 Henry VII hammered silver qtr penny - Cross furchee - Quadrefoil at centre of reverse cross

York mint

14thC Shield of France Jetton

Shield of France bearing three feur de lys

obv X AVE MARIA + GRACIA

17thC John Condley of March hammered copper trade farthing

Obv ICM

Norweb Vol 1

1500-1700 mounts Georgian watch winder 15thC thimble
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
Pistol Georgian watch winder Medieval gilded buckle Post medieval copper finger ring Georgian watch winder
Medieval Jetton - not one I have seen before with VVD in shield - researching it
2ndC Roman fibular brroch 1859 Vicoria milled silver three pence

 

1800's 30th Regiment of foot button

 

1500-1700 mount 1739 George 1st milled copper half penny

17thC decorated spoon handle Medieval copper finger ring

45 BC Addedomarus Celtic gold stater - reported to PAS for recording

16.5mm, 5.48g

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing 1582 -83 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half penny - Type 1a no I.m

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Rev DA/VID - Moneyer David of London mint

Medieval knife pommel
Georgian button Georgian button 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing
18thC Royal Artillery button 15thC lead token type 2
Honourable East India Company
17thC lead token
Medieval mount 1500-1700 mount
Georgian watch winders 19thC livery button 19thC livery button
1327 Edward III hammered silver groat fragment

Medieval Edward hammered silver penny fragment

Obv ** DVS REX

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing
1854 Victoria milled silver three pence 1900 Generic merchant navy button 16thC Tudor button
1931 George V milled silver sixpence 1727- 1760 George II milled silver shilling

WWII Royal marines button Roman buckle tongue 16thC Tudor key

Facinating hammered silver half penny - never seen a hammered coin with key below bust. Researching it in my reference books. Thnaks to Dr Martin for sending me in right direction.

1485 - 1509 Henry VII halfpenny of York - key belwo bust - Type 3A

Obv hENRICxDIxGRAxREX

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

1377 -1399 Richard II hammerd silver half penny

Obv R ** (RICHARD VS REX: ANGLIE)

Rev ** S/DVN/*** Durham nint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Obv ONC/A - Canterbury mint

1666 Nathaniel Backler of Dedham Copper trade farthing Medeival lead trade weight 16thC Tudor seal spoon handle
 
Georgian seal matrix face   1624 Charles 1st hammered silver sixpence

Saxon hammered silver penny - too fragile to clean - reported as potential hoard

Sent to Fitzwilliam museum for recording and ID

978 - 1016 AD Æthelred II's Long Cross type

Saxon hammered silver penny - too fragile to clean - reported as potential hoard

Sent to Fitzwilliam museum for recording and ID

978 - 1016 AD Æthelred II's Long Cross type

1816 Russian lead bale seal Medieval key
2ndC Roman fibular brooch 1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross penny

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

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

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

Medieval buckle

Post Medieval cast copper alloy single loop buckle frame.

1500-1650 AD

Medieval decorated chaffing dish handle

Interesting medieval item with decorated knopped end - not sure what it is yet

Possible handle

15thC Venetian soldino hammered silver coin

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

1604 Jams 1sat hammered silver six pence
1899 Vicotria milled silver sixpence

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Obv IN' - Moneyer Alein of Canterbury mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv /CVR/ - Canterbury mint

1216 Henry III hammered silver voided short cross half penny

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny- Type III

Obv LEM/ONO - Moneyer Willem of Oxford mint

1351- 1352 Edward III hammered silver half groat - 4th coinage series C - pre treaty period, 10 arches to tressure - Cross1

Obv + EDW *****ANGL oZo FRANCI

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1413 - 22 Henry V hammered silver groat - Class C - Mullet on right shoulder - satire stops

Obv + hENRIC x DIx GRAx REXxANGLxZxFRANC

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

One shilling token (12 pence)

10 Beer Lane London

BYARDS ANTISEPTIC SOAP

20thC St Christpher silver medallion

Saxon gold solidus ? sent to Fitzwilliam museum for recording and ID

1.32g,14.1mm

This is very interesting find, but unfortunately it is notAnglo-Saxon and neither is it a solidus. This is a semissis (half solidus) ofJulius Nepos (474-5), from the Rome mint (RIC X, 3207). The damage mayhave been caused by removal of a mount.

I have recorded this as EMC 2015.0080 from 'near Colchester'.

Best wishes,

Martin>

Julius Nepos - Sure, he's one of the final "emperors" of the Western part of the Empire (huddled in Ravenna, waiting for the Gothic axe to fall) Julius Nepos had a first reign from 24 June 474 - 28 August 475. Then he fled and "enjoyed" a period of exile and a so-called "2nd reign" in exile in Dalmatia from September 475 - 9 May 480.

His successor in Italy in 475-6 was the pathetic child-emperor Romulus "Augustulus", who returned the Imperial regalia to Constantinople in 476 - saying "I give up, this is impossible" or words to that effect. This moment is basically the end of the Western Roman Empire - except in the minds of all the barbarians who believed themselves to be the emperors continuing Roman "civilization" as Europe fell into feudalism.

This is a "Tremissis", or one third of a Solidus.  It appears to be from the mint at either Rome or Ravenna - it's only possible to tell the difference between the Rome, Ravenna and Milan issues of this type by the style and workmanship.  It also appears to have been crudely broken off a soldered jewelry mount of some sort.  I only checked it quickly in Sear.  I will have a look in the RIC later, but RIC vol X is a beast of a book, both physically and to look up specific emperors and types - particularly in the chaotic final days of the Western Empire. 

"Cool beans!", however, as my kids would probably have said with they were teenagers - gold is always a great find!

Mark

50BC Clacton type Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to PAS for recording

13.1mm, 1.43g

Possible medieval gilded silver heart - Lombardic script IHS - reported as treasure to museum

22mm L, 3.19g

Stunning Saxon gold coin pendant - reported to museum as treasure

1.35g, 15mm dia

Frankish gold Tremissis issued by minter Madelinus Dorestad the Netherlands mid 600s

The coin is not Saxon but the rest of the pendant might be. This is the Madelinus type from Dorestad in the Netherlands, which has been found in England in relatively large numbers. I shall record it as EMC 2015.0083.

Best wishes,

Martin

Roman bronze key

Medieval buckle Georgian watch winder 19thC livery button Georgian pastry jigger
1500-1700 mount 19thC livery button Early medieval lead token

1759 George II milled gold guinea

25mm dia, 8.44g

 

25BC Eastern uninscribed Celtic gold qtr stater of Dubnovellaunos

11mm,0.67g

Roman knife pommel 1600-1700 buckle 1500-1700 mount
1711 Anne milled silver shilling love token 1584- 6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Escallop mint mark

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

11.1mm,1.22g

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

Obv EDWARD R ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1327 Edward III hammered silver half groat

Obv EDWARDVS

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1580 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence - Latin cross mint mark Victorian Gold ring bezel or cuff link with coloured stone

Stunning heavily cast Saxon stirrup mount - Type 4 East Anglian Face type mount

A hollow cast head with trilobate apex. 2 Fe rivets survive

10-40 AD Cunoblein Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to PAS for recording

1.34g, 10.1mm

1750 George II milled gold half guinea

22mm, 4.08g

Thickest Medieval gilded silver ring I have ever seen - reported as treasure to museum

13thC Lombaric script

*Ihn + LLM

2.3mm thick x 7.2mm W

1592 -5 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat 1837 William III milled silver four pence
18thC apothecary weight Medieval buckle 1500-1700 mount
19thC livery button 19thC livery button .M. Customs
O/R's Button
In use 1820 - 1836 ?
button
Georgian watch winder
19thC Insurance comany button 20thC Corporation button 19thC Corporation button Lead button
Interesting Romano British widget ??

1422-27 Henry VI First reign hammered silver penny

Annulets by neck, annulets in centre of pellets in 2 qtrs

Rev VILLA/CAL/ISIE - Calais mint

1697 William III milled silver shilling 1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross farthing
1838 Victoria milled silver sixpence Georgian watch winder  

1247 Henry III hammered silver coided long cros penny- Class 5

Obv hENRICVS REX III

Rev REN/AVD/ONL/VND- Moneter Renavd of London mint

Decorated 17thC spoon handle Post medieval cord end
Romano British bronze mount

1461Edward IV hammered silver penny - Rose at centre of reverse cross

Durham mint

Crispy 600 AD Saxon silver primary sceat - needs 'cooking' to remove crust

1.10g,12mm

2ndC Roman silver coin fragment 1624 Charles 1st hammered silver penny
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1839 Victoria milled silver four pence

1809 George III silver spoon , duty paid mark, London date letter

Maker PP

16thC crotal bell WWII RAF button
1903 London hall mark silver shield medallion W.J
William Johnson
London 1830's

Medieval Edward hammered silver penny

Ov *** ANGL DNS

Rev /TAS/CAN - Canterbury mint

 

1351-77 Edward III hammered silver penny- Pre treaty

Rev DVRE/LMIE - Durham mint

1485 Henry VII hammered silver halfpenny - Double Arched crown- Cross ends fourchee

Class 2B nothing by neck

Obv hENRIC DI GRA REX A

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON -London mint

1679 Charles II milled silver penny
1879 Victoria milled silver sixpence

 

1351-77 Edward III hammered silver penny- Pre treaty

Obv EDWARDVS REX ANGLI

Rev CIVI/TAS,DVR/REM- Durham mint

1351-3 Edward III hammered silver half goat - Pre treaty Series C - no trefoils over crown, wedge tailed R, closed C & E

Obv EDWARDVS REX.ANGLI.Z. FRANC

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

 

2ndC Roman bronze coin

1247 Henry III hammered silver farthing

Rev /NIC/ - Moneyer Nicole

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross halfpenny Medieval hammered silver farthing
1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silve rhalf groat- Martlet mint mark

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross halfpenny

Obv /OLE/ONC - Moneyer Nicole of Canterbury mint

 

1272 Edward 1ST hammered silver penny

Obv *** ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS,DVR/EME- Durham mint

1422 Henry VI hammered silver penny - leaf trefoil issue
Great relic - 1794 George III milled gold half guinea forgery

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross penny -Class 3c

Obv hENRICVS REX III

Rev NIC/OLE/ONL/VND/- Moneyer Nicole of London mint

1849 Victoria milled silver sixpence
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing 1696 William III milled silver sixpence

1485 Henry VII hammered silver sovereign penny - Keys by shield - Archbishop Rotherham - no pillars to throne

York mint

Georgian copper framed pendant with glass stone 1500-1700 mount
17thC Charles II silver button - reported a streasure to museum 1587 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv **WR ANGL D

 

Over stamped 17thC silver sixpence - Crown F
1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny 1817 Russian lead bale seal

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

Rev F.ON.LVN - Moneyer Ledvlf of London mint

1500-1700 mount 16thC Tudor button
Victorian lion belt buckle 1689 James II milled silver three pence
1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jetton 1554 Mary hammered silver groat
1610- 11 Irish James 1st hammered silver sixpence - Bell mint mark 1573 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
Georgian shoe buckle WWII Army cap badge 8th rRgiment lapel badge Georgian watch winder
1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jetton The 17th/21st Lancers was a cavalry regiment of the British Army from 1922 to 1993.

It was formed in 1922 in England by the amalgamation of the 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge’s Own) and the 21st Lancers (Empress of India’s). From 1930 to 1939 it was deployed overseas; first in Egypt for two years, and then in India for seven. In 1938 the regiment was mechanised.
1571 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence 1544 - 7 Henry VIII hammered silver groat - Lis mint mark
   
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