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1777 George III milled gold full guinea (21 shillings)

8.37g, 24.8mm

1644-5 Charles 1st hammered silver penny - Gerb mint mark Chester 1587-9 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny

1501-1521 Leonardo Lauredan, Doge

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.

16thC Tudor clothing fastener 19thC livery button

Roman military mount

A near identical mount is in Benet’s Artefacts second volume, page171 number R09-0403.

Described as Mount (Eagle) 50mm. Spread wings with feathers detailed. Mounted on a stem. Perhaps from a military standard.

1768-1769 Georgian solid silver spoon - initialed MW

Maker PR - Philip Roker III - London

 
Medieval decorated enameled buckle with integral plate

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWR *****

Rev ***ON/DO* - London mint

1931 George V milled silver sixpence

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

 

 

Medieval silver long cross penny

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1603 -4 James 1st hammered silver penny 19thC button 16thC Tudor button
German States 1 Schilling 1813 s-ss Friedrich Franz I. (1785 - 1837)

Obv Crown FF

Rev 1 Schilling Courant Mecklenb Schwerin Munze

1915 George V milled silver sixpence

1377-1399 Richard II hammered silver half penny

Obv D*REX ANGL +

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Officer - 1798-1830

92nd Regiment of foot buttons

15thC lead token - type 2

The distinguishing feature of this book format is its long extension of the leather cover-along the lower edge of the book, which allows it to be carried by hand, or be tucked under the belt, held there by a large knob or hook incorporated into the overhanging-leather. Judging by contemporaneous representations in paintings, sculptures, drawings and in verbal descriptions the majority was made between about 1450 and 1650, mainly in what is now Germany, the Netherlands and England. Only about two dozen still exist, making it a very rare witness to medieval life between six hundred and seven hundred years ago.

Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold full stater fragment - sent to museum as hoard addendum

16.5mm,2.31g

 

Post medieval gold plated copper twisted wire ring

2.03g, 21.5mm

5thC Roman silver sent for ID

The reason that this coin seems so thin is that it's the way they were made.  The Romans were already (and had for some time been) experiencing the shortage of silver which would extend well into "modern" times (taking the long view) and was the reason that medieval deniers all tend to be such fish scales.  This is a siliqua of Honorius.  Honorius was one of the last of the Western emperors and the one during whose reign the Visigoths sacked Rome in 410 AD.Honorius ascended to the purple at the age of 9, in 393 AD, so you know there was someone else behind the scenery pulling the strings.  He was actually around for a pretty long time as rulers went (and they mostly went) in those days.  He survived until 423 AD. but isn't known for much of anything except happening to be in power when Rome was invaded.
I see I gave you some good history, but little on the coin itself.

Mark

If I'm interpreting the bottom seriphs of the obverse letters correctly (and I'm pretty certain I am) this is Honorius - D N HONORIVS P F AVG. with reverse, VIRTVS ROMANORVM - Roma seated left on cuirass holding Victory on globe and spear. This one, as significantly clipped as it is (it quite possibly was "officially clipped" in order to bring its weight into line with Saxon Sceats circulating in the late 5th and 6th centuries) has lost all traces of the mint mark.  This type and denomination was only minted at the "western" mints, Trier, Milan, Rome, Ravenna and Aquilea, Constantinople struck the Vota types of Siliqua - range of possible years, 397 - 408 AD. considering the production of all mints - since Trier is very rare, 402-408 is a more realistic time-frame for the VIRTVS ROMANORVM Siliquae.

Mark 

c1000 BC Bronze Age socketed implement fragment
14th/15thC 1/2 Gold Ryal - King with sword and shield standing in a ship type 1574 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv **AR ANGL DN***

Rev *DE /HADE/LE*** - Bury St Edmunds mint - Moneyer Robert de Hadlelie

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR R ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR- Canterbury mint

1603 James 1st hammered silver half groat Medieval hammered silver long cross penny

1356- 1361 Edward III hammered silver groat - Pre Treaty period

Top arches not fleured

Obv +EDWARD DG REX ANGL Z FRANC hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

10-40 AD Cunobelin full gold stater - sent to PAS for recording

5.43g,19.8mm

Stunning condition 1769 Irish George III milled copper half penny

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Georgian printing press block Mid 4thC Roman barbarous radiate bronze coin

British Celtic 'Looped' Toggle Fastener
Copper-alloy, Circa 1st century BC-1st century AD. A cast fitting in the form of an elliptical bulb with flat disc terminals and attachment loop missing . Such fittings were used as toggles to fasten garments, passing through a slit or loop. Reference: cf. looped variants in Murawski, P. Benet's Artefacts of England and the United Kingdom, Ely,

 

Decorated Victorian 9 carat gold button with missing gem stone
1897 Victoria milled silver sixpence

1199 King John hammered silver short cross penny - Class 5c - St Andrews cross

Obv hENRICVS REX

Rev ABEL.ON.LVND - Moneyer Abel of London mint

 

Unknown 10inch long widget - no idea what it was used for yet
15thC lead token - type 2 15thC lead token Georgian watch winders

1377-1399 Richard II hammered silver half penny

Obv + RICARD x REX x ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

Rev LVND - London mint

1567 -70 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat- Coronet mint mark

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR -Canterbury mint

 

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver half penny

Obv ** VS REX

Rev /DON/CI** - London mint

 

15thC lead token 1500-1700 mount 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing
Medieval harness pendant 1939 George V milled silver sixpence
WW1 Suffolk regiment cap badge Post medieval lead bale seal
19thC livery button 18thC Royal Artillery button Georgian silver button
1584 -6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Escallop mint mark 1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross penny

1216 Henry III hammered silver voided short cross penny

Obv hEN**

Rev VNDE+ London mint

1918 George V milled silver sixpence
Medieval long cross hammered silver half penny 20thC British rail button 19thC livery button
4thC Roman bronze coin 1946 George VI milled silver sixpence
Italian States-Venice, Antonio Venier as Doge (1382-1400), Soldino, Venice Mint
+ . ANTO. VE_NERIO DVX .
Doge standing left, holding banner, * Z across fields
+ . S . MARCVS . VENETI .
Winged lion of St. Mark facing left, holding book with both front paws, all in inner circle
Plain Edge
1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny
1939 George VI milled silver sixpence

Medieval hammered silver penny

Obv CIVI/TAS/LON/DON

4thC Roman silver coin sent for ID

I cannot clean this coin as I just had another one break into 3 pieces - too thin and poor quality silver. This one is already fragmenting at the edges

Fascinating 4thC Roman silver find sent for ID - The structure of this coin under my scope is tiny silver granules very like the Saxon silver pennies that are too brittle to clean. Sent to Mark Lehman for his views. The last Saxon silver we sent we sent to our goldsmith for fixing came back in 8 pieces as it fell apart.

This is more commonly seen in silver than in Æ's - although the occasional base-metal piece will have gone so granular as to become brittle and easily broken. It's one of the many things that can happen to coins during their long diagenesis.
In some cases, if it can be detected before the coin breaks, it can be remedied by heating the coin red-hot. This re-randomizes the molecules which had become aligned while it was buried. "Crystallization" is a misnomer because all metals are microscopically crystalline in their solid states - this brittleness occurs when most of the molecules line up "parallel" to the normal crystaline structure and the silver and copper in the alloy begin to separate into separate "packets".



This is a siliqua of Theodosius I, 379-395, probably from Trier. The reverse type is VIRTVS ROMANORVM with Roma seated left holding Victory on globe and spear. I believe the mintmark is TRPS, the only other mint striking this type was Milan and that mintmark is MDPS, but the Trier pieces are more common. This gives you something you can look for, however, if you do any cleaning





Mark

2ndC Roman silver coin - needs a good cook to remove crust
GPO button   Roman harness pendant

Post medieval barrel tap Heavy gold plated and decorated post medieval handle

Medieval Edward hammered silver penny

Obv +EDW****

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Obv hENRICVS R**

Rev /hEN/RIO - Moneyer Henri

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS YB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR -Canterbury mint

1931 George V milled silver sixpence
2ndC Roman fibular brooch

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Class 10ab

Obv EDWARD R ANGL DNS YB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR -Canterbury mint

1931 George V milled silver six pence 1916 George V milled silver three pence
 

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Class 10ab

Obv EDWAR *** YB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1696 William III milled silver sixpence

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jetton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

1920's golf medallion Foreign navy button
Post medieval complete cloth seal Medieval gilded mount
Medieval gilded and decorated pendant Georgian silver buckle

Primary Saxon silver sceat 600- 700 AD - 'cooking' it to clean off crust

Sent to Fitzswilliam museum for recording

1.27g, 12mm

Many thanks for this new find, which I have recorded as EMC 2014.0289.

We can hope that the 'cooking' will improve the detail, but this does seem to be Series E, G3, as you suggest.

Best wishes,

Martin

Huge 1820 -30 George IV milled silver half crown (30 pence)
1840 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1835 William IV milled silver sixpence
13thC sacificial lamb type vessica seal matrix - soaking in distilled water to clean up legend
1835 William IV milled silver sixpence 1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Crosslet mint mark

A tiny sweet little Roman 4thC Barbarous radiate coin sent for ID

Looks like ET on reverse !!

0.67mm,10mm

A very nice example of the fully devolved form.

Also, I know I've subjected you to my opinions on this subject before and although I know I'm unlikely to change the world which uses this terminology, but just to reiterate, "Barbarous Radiate" is a terribly incorrect and inappropriate name for contemporary copies of this nature.  These contemporary copies were made and used by people who were not only no more barbarous than than those who made the originals which served as protype, they were made and used by the same people. Folks who are unaware of the difference in meaning between the words: "barbarous", "barbaric", "barbarian" (most people, these days, it appears) seem to have an opinion - or as a sales technique want to spread the erroneous perception - that coins of this nature were made and used by Conan of Cimmeria, or some similar scenario.  In fact "barbarous" in this usage was meant as an artistic criticism of the style, made by the snobbish collectors of the 19th century whose artistic appreciation was so stunted that in their opinion anything other than standard Classical art was unworthy of their exalted notice. In fact, these changes in design are tracing a similar arc to those designs based originally on the staters of Philip II and Alexander which were the prototypes for hundreds of later types of Celtic staters. These morphed as they emphasized some parts of the design and left others out in accordance with their own artistic sensibilities. 

Mark

 

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

Obv hENRIC DI GRA REX

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Medieval hammered silver long cross half penny

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny fragment

Quatrefoil with pellet in reverse cross - York mint

Obv *EDAR*

Rev /TAS/

Medieval hammered silver long cross penny
1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross penny

1351 -61 Edward III hammered silver penny - Pre Treaty A , annulets in all quadrants of reverse pellets -legend stops annulets

Obv +EDW** S o REX o ANGLIE

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1584-6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Escallop mint mark

Double struck

1485 Henry VII hammered silver half groat

Archb Savage - keys by neck , no tressure:ornate lettering, mm martlet

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

RN Capt / Commander - 1812 1600- 1720 spur buckle 4thC Roman bronze
18thC Royal Artillery button 17thC lead token Victorian lead Lion head mount
1669 hammered copper trade farthing 1582-3 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Bell mint mark

Medieval gilded mount possibly from pendant ?? The decayed condition of the bronze suggests it is early but the head and ear rings suggest earlier

Sent to museum for ID, could be Roman by the hairstyle and background work

Early medieval gilded item on lead alloy base metal - sent to museum for ID
1697 William and Mary milled copper halfpenny 19thC Colchester Bedwell token
RN Capt / Commander - 1812 19thC Customs button

1690 James II Irish 'gun metal' emergency coinage

Obv 1 - JACOBVS II DEI GRATIA - Rev 1

Georgian button with blue glass stone Unknown 18thC Royal Navy button

Masonic coin that was dated in 1790

This coin was made for the Prince of Wales when he was elected Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England in 1790.  It was minted by Brother James Scetchley, who was a printer, publisher, and auctioneer.  Brothe Scetchley issued the first Birmingham Directory, published a book in 1790 on Freemasonry, and was a member of the “Twelve Apostles”.

The obverse of the coin is stamped background with chevron and foreground with three pillars, compasses and square extending chevron wise, a dove on a wreath above a globe, two Castor Fiber, and the motto “Amor Honor et Justita” printed in a banner below the chevron.  The legend around the edge is stamped, “24 NOV 1790 PRINCE OF WALES ELECTED GM.

The reverse of the coin has a cupid a midst Masonic emblems in a triangle.  The outside of the triangle is stamped with the words “WISDOM STRENGTH & BEAUTY.”   You’ll note this stamp is a different font.  The legend around the edge is stamped “SIT LUX ET LUX FUIT.”

 

1801 silver spoon - London 1795 Duty paid mark

Maker William Edwards

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +ED****

Rev BO/** York mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long-cross half penny
Georgian cuff link 18thC Royal navy button Medieval hammered silver penny fragment
1871 Victoria milled silver sixpence 15thC lead token - Type 2 Police Force button
15thC lead token - Type 2 Medieval lead token 1943 George V milled silver sixpence

Early silver scabbard decoration - not sure of date - reported to museum as treasure

2.18g, 53mm wide x 42mm high

Medieval lead weight Georgian spur
16thC Elizabeth hammered silver three pence 1942 George V milled silver sixpence
1945 George V milled silver sixpence Georgian silver button
M<medieval long cross hammered silver penny fragment Medieval book clasp

1551-3 Edward VI hammered silver shilling (12 pence) - mint mark 'y'

5.68g, 33mm

1846 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

19.2mm,3.97g

1613 James 1st hammered silver half groat - Trefoil mint mark 1567 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence
1897 Victoria milled silver three pence

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long-cross half penny

Obv hENRIC **

Rev ONL/VND - London mint

1377-99 Richard II hammered silver penny - Quatrefoil with pellet in reverse cross

Obv RIC*** LIE

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

1817 George III milled silver shilling
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny 1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1862 Victoria milled silver three pence

Britain's Merchant Navy
Generic Design Issue
In use 1900 - 2000's

Bliss Bros Ltd

Rd 665050

16thC crotal bell
Monster sized medieval bronze pot leg
c 1000 BC Bronze age socketed axe fragment
General Post Office button 18thC Royal artillery button

WWII Woman Land Army badge

With the country at war and all able-bodied men needed to fight, there was a shortage of labour to work on farms and in other jobs on the land. At the same time it was becoming increasingly difficult to get food imported from abroad, so more land needed to be farmed to provide homegrown food. The Women's Land Army provided much of the labour force to work this land.

Unusually large 17th lead token 17th lead token 17thC clothing fastener
Post medieval lead bale seal Post medieval lead bale seal

Medieval hammered silver long cross penny

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBOR/ACI - York mint

1427-30 Henry VI hammered silver penny fragment - mascles in obverse legend

Obv *LA/C - Calais mint

First cut qtr Tealby we have ever found

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

Sent to Fitzwilliam museum for recording

The Tealby cut quarter is EMC 2015.0294.

10.1mm ,0.35g

Medieval Edward 1st to 3rd hammered silver half penny

Obv *WARD**

Rev CIVI/TAS/***

1817 George III milled silver shilling
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence Georgian open topped silver thimble fragments - initialed
2ndC Roman fibular brooch Mid 4thC Roman barbarous radiate bronze coin

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

Obv hENRICVS REX III

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

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

Obv hENRICVS REX III

1625 Scottish Charles 1st hammered silver twenty pence

1300-10 Edward II hammered silver farthing- new issue with inner circles both sides - oval flan - Type 28f

Obv EDWARDVS REX AN

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

18thC bayonet frog

1205 - 1230 AD William 1st The Lion of Scotland short cross hammered silver half penny.

obv LEI REI WILAM

rev HENRI LE RVS .ON.RORE

16thC Tudor clothing fastener 1920 George V milled silver shilling
Napoleonic wars lead figurine of Napoleon 1587 Rose Ryal coin weight

Medieval green stone gold ring - reported to museum as treasure

0.61g,12.5mm

Cannot clean off the black tar substance sticking to it as it has to be handed in uncleaned as a treasure item.

Medeival buckle plate
Georgian silver open topped decorated thimble - W in cartouche

1500-1700 mount 17thC lead token Curious 19thC livery button with number
 

Medieval hammered silver long cross penny

Obv ***GL DNS**

Rev CIVI/***

1697 William III milled silver shilling
1816 George III milled silver shilling 1945 George VI milled silver sixpence
1921 George V milled silver sixpence

Our first ever 22nd Regiment of foot button

Officer - 1830-1855

The 22nd Regiment of Foot was raised by the Duke of Norfolk in 1689 and was able to boast an independent existence of over 300 years.

1820 -1836 Royal Navy Customs button
Georgian trade weight Victorian Royal Artillery button 1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross penny fragment

 

Curious button - clearly marked EDWARDUS VI D.G.REX with the Kings profile implying a date of 1461-1483 but the construction is 19thC

 

Georgian fob seal - bust facing left

1483-5 Henry VII hammered silver half groat - double arched jeweled- Tun mint mark

CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR -Canterbury mint

William IV King of Great Britain

Beloved lamented died 20th June 1857

Post medieval griffin mount
15thC casket key Georgian watch winder 1500-1700 mount
 
1939 George VI milled silver sixpence 1696 William III milled silver shilling
17thC William III trade weight - 'W' markings

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

Stars have 6 points Ref SA3HD-005

Obv ALEXANDER DEI GRA

1280 Edward Ist hammered silver farthing - Type 10 - bust to edge of flan

Obv +ER ***ANGLIE

Rev LON/DON/IEN/SIS London mint

Medieval gilded silver mount - reported to museum as treasure
1816 George III milled silver shilling 1561-5 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence - Pheon mint mark
1901 Victoria milled silver three pence 1158 -1189 AD Henry II hammered silver half penny ' Tealby' cross and crosslet type

1640's English civil war cannon ball - 18 pounder sized - solid iron balls used in strands of grape

59mm dia, 1.96lbs

1199 John hammered silver short cross half penny - Class 5

Obv hE

Rev CA+CO - Moneyer Coldwine of Canterbury mint

Post medieval lead bale seal
1878 Dutch 1 cent copper coin Capt / Commander - 1774-1787 15thC lead token

Generic Merchant Navy Officers

In use 1900 's onwards

18thC Royal Artillery button 1572-3 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Ermine mint mark

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Medieval hammered silver half penny fragment

1464- 70 Edward IV hammered silver half penny - single arched crown - trefoil stop after REX - Long cross fitchee

Obv E**** REX (trefoil stop)

Rev CIVI/TAS/***

1553 Mary hammered silver groat
Venetian Soldino issued by Doge Michele Steno (1400-1413).
Obv: MICHAEL STEN' DVX (Michele Steno, Doge). Doge standing left, holding standard.
Rev: S MARCVS VENETI (Saint Mark of Venice). Winged and nimbate lion of Saint Mark facing.
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1485- 1509 Henry VII hammered silver half penny -single arched crown, long cross fourchee, wide hair

Rev AS/CA - Canterbury mint

45 BC Addedomarus Celtic gold stater - reported as hoard to museum

5.57g, 18.2mm

18thC silver Royal Navy button 19thC Customs button 18thC Royal Artillery button Georgian spur buckle

19thC Colchester corporation button

1797- 1803 Defense Volunteer Cavalry

Raised in consequence of the fears of invasion by Napoleon in July, 1803.

Similar to Tendring Volunteer Cav

Medieval goilded and decorated purse bar end
Georgian watch winder 15thC lead token 2000 BC Bronze Age British flat axe fragment
Capt / Commander - 1774-1787 17thC lead token Victoria Navy Customs button Capt / Commander - 1774-1787
19thC livery button Capt / Commander - 1774-1787 Medieval lead trade weight
20thC 9 carat gold on silver lined ring
Medieval knopped strap end Medieval S buckle

Trinovantes British G “Clacton” quarter, Hobbs 192 Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC

Chris Rudd 23.41 Clacton de Jersey - Classed as scarce

1.47g,14.2mm

Reported as hoard addendum to museum

1751-55 Silver buckle - Possibly William Justis the maker 2ndC Roman fibular brooch
1819 George III milled silver sixpence

1296-97 Edward 1st Jetton Class 11 to 15

Obv Hexagon containing rose (5 petals) border, pellets

Rev Short cross Moline , pellet in each angle:border pellets

Ref Mitchiner 230

15thC lead token - type 2 20thC Swimming Association - silver standard badge

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv ED*** hYB

Rev **VI/TAS/**

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWR R ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

1327 Edward III hammered silver penny

Obv + E***NGLI

Rev CIVI/TAS/***

1327 Edward III hammered silver penny

Obv **DWARDVS **

Rev LON/DON - London mint

Medieval decorated buckle plate
1857 Victoria milled silver three pence 18thC bullion weight - Lion mark
Medieval lead Boy Bishop token Medieval seal matrix

Medieval scissor arm
1830's London guildhall trade weight 17thC glass bottle seal 1575 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Obv +hENRIC **

Rev ONL/VND - London mint

2ndC Roman enamelled fibular brooch

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR Canterbury mint

1350- 1550 Florin coin weight - Low countries
1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

1653 Jeremy Erds of Manningtree Essex hammered copper trade farthing

Obv I.E 1653

Victorian silver stud 1838 Victoria milled silver tow pence
Georgian silver cufflink - intial 'M' 1817 George III milled silver shilling
15thC casket key Medieval button Royal mail ?
Medieval hammered silver long cross penny

1199 John hammmed silver short cross half penny - Class 5

Obv RICVS R**

Revv +AB - Monyer Abel of London

1327 Edward III hammered silver penny

Obv **ARDVS REX

Rev TAS/LON/ - London mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Rev/NLV - London mint

 
1818 George III milled silver six pence 1696 William III milled silver shilling

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1631-2 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat - Rose mint mark

1296- 1318 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Type 1

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev VILL/ABE/REV/VICI Berwick-Upon-Tweed mint

 

16thC Elizabeth hammerd silver half groat Victorian silver name badge - JHS
1934 George V milled silver shilling 1578-9 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Greek cross mint mark

Medieval hammered silver long cross half penny

Obv ** NGL

 

1816 George III milled silver sixpence

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv ***WARDV **

Rev EBO - York mint

1526 - 1544 Henry VIII hammered silver sovereign

penny - Star both sides, radiant star Obv only

CD besides shield - Bishop Cuthbert Tunstall

1377- 1399 Richard II hammered silver half penny penny

Obv +RICARDVS.REX ***

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided longcross farthing

Rev /INC/ - Lincoln mint

Roman decorated helmet trim 1942 George VI milled silvcer sixpence
Medieval seal matrix

1719 George 1st milled gold half guinea

3.97g, 21mm

1713 Queen Anne milled gold full guinea

24.2 mm,7.67g

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

Obv HENRIC DI GRA REX A

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

 

1855 Victoria milled silver four pence
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross penny

Obv HENRICVS REX III

Rev HEN/RIO/NL/VND - Moneyer Henri of London mint

1500-1650 silvered buckle
1421 crown (incuse) Uniface coin weight
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing

Rev ONL - London mint

11000 BC Stone Age flint scraper
Medieval hammered silver farthing 1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny
1819 George III milled silver sixpence 1838 Victoria milled silver sixpence

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1781 George III milled silver penny
Capt / Commander - 1774-1787 1500-1700 mount 15thC casket key
1664 William Herbert of Harwich Essex hammered copper trade farthing 15thC lead token 1500-1700 mount
1926 George V milled silver half crown (30 pence) Georgian silver decorated thimble Neat glass faced Georgian fob seal
 
1817 George III milled silver shilling 1697 William III milled silver sixpence
 
1697 William III milled silver sixpence 1638-9 Charles 1st hammered silver sixpence - Tun mint mark
 
15thC Angel coin coin weight - bent left leg Circa 1493 - British 1693 William and Mary milled copper half penny

 

17thC decorated copper finger ring

Beauty 2ndC Roman silver coin sent to Mark Lehman for ID

This is, of course, Hadrian - I'd be surprised if you couldn't recognize him by his portrait - Although part of the obverse legend is off-flan, it's HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P.
The reverse is a very simple MONETA AVG - with the personification of Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.
It probably was issued to celebrate a liberalitas - a general gift of money to all the citizens of Rome (to the free male citizens, at least).

This is an issue from 137 AD (very late in his reign) from the mint at Rome. References would be RIC II 256; RSC 965 and SRCV 3507.

Mark

1189 Richard 1st hammered silver short cross penny - Class 3

Obv hENRICVS REX

Rev + REINALD.ON.CA- Moneyer Reinald of Canterbury mint

18thC German Prussia states continental billion silver coin -1/12 Thaler

1740-1786 Friedrich II

Inscription Obverse

Head of Friedrich II to the right, FRIDERICUS BORUSSORUM REX

Inscription Reverse

12 between rosettes, EINEN REICHS THALER year, bottom A between rosettes.

 

 

1864 Victoria milled silver shilling 1856 Victoria milled silver sixpence
RN Master - 1807-1825
RN Ass't Master - 1807-1825
RN Volunteer Gr.II - 1824-1825
In use 1807 - 1825
19thC livery button 18thC Miniature toy cannon

1553- 86 AD Hans Schultes I ‘Lion of St Mark’ Jetton

obv Lion of St mark standing left, nimbate and winged, holding book of the Gospels in right fore paw: Lions halo orjecting into the margin and surmounted by a cross

+ SANT:MARGVS:NORPED

Rev Imperial orb surmouned by cross patty

HANS rosette SCHVTLTES rosette NORNBE

Ref Mitchiner 1382

 

18thC toy cannon
Early medieval lead token 1819 George III milled silver sixpence
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing

The Standing King series

Charles IV 1322-28 French Jetton

Obv 'king with sceptre standing beneath a gothic canopy'

Georgian silver thimble 19thC coast guard button

1282 - 9 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - egg waisted S, trifoliate crown - Class 4

Obv EDWR 'ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

2ndC Roman silver coin fragment sent to Mark Lehman for ID

The fragmentary denarius is either Vespasian or Titus as Caesar, 69-79 AD. (they both used the full name "[...V] ESPASIAN [VS...? AVG...? DIVI F...?]" in counter-clockwise legends on denarii.) That's exactly all that is legible on the fragment - lucky for us because it contains a lot more useful specific information than we could have otherwise hoped for on such a tiny fragment.

Hardy’s Birmingham (Warwickshire) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1793. Obverse: Figure of boy with spanner in hand standing by large auger: “BIRMINGHAM HALFPENNY 1793”. Reverse: The arms of the Hardy family consisting of a shield with four hedgehogs and a hedgehog crest: “INDUSTRY HAS IT’S SURE REWARD”. Edge inscription: “CURRENT EVERY WHERE”.

Medieval decorated strap end

Medieval gold ring with black sapphire pushed inside - reported as treasure to museum

22mm, 2.98g

Medieval hammered silver half pence Post medieval lead cloth seal
18thC Rpyal Artillery button George II trade weight - Crown G London Georgian fob seal - 'EMMA'
 
15thC lead token - type 2  

Facinating half penny double struck with long cross both sides.

Edward hammered silver half penny - London mint

Obv **DVS REX **

Rev /LON

1356-1361 Edward III hammered silver groat - Pre treaty period, Annulet stops, Standard type F

Obv **RD DG **** FRANC o DhYB

Obv EDWARD D G REX ANGL Z FRANC D HYB

Rev outer + POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM (outer)

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOII/DOII - London mint

Big Roman bronze sent for ID

30mm, 14.65g

This is actually a sestertius.  It's too big and heavy to be a typical Antonine As (or Dupondius, which it obviously isn't, not being radiate) It's a much diminished sestertius, the edges significantly compromised by their time in the plow soil - hit by the plow repeatedly and weakened by exposure to agricultural chems.

It's a sestertius of Antoninus Pius, 139-161 AD. He built one of the walls in the northland. The reverse type is not really without question at this time. I think the figure must almost certainly be Libertas / Liberalitas momentarily pausing while strolling down the street holding a liberty-cap / pileus and scepter.  With none of the concentric legends providing any useful lettering, I can't be certain which of his several liberalitas events this might be linked to or the reverse legends this type was paired with (there were several).

I'm afraid that's about all I can say on this one - too little surviving information to date it or place it with exactitude without making a truly all-out search effort.

Mark

 

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR ***L DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Obv hENRICVS REX III

Rev /RIO/NLV - Moneyer Henri of London

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR A **

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing
1666 hammered copper trade farthing 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing 1667 'in Wavenham' hammered copper trade farthing

Roman 2nd C bird brooch 17thC Henry Lamb of Colchester hammered copper trade farthing
1565 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence - Rose mint mark

1625 Charles 1st Silver crown (five shillings) coin weight

Obv Bust of Charles facing left

Rev Crown VS

Medieval strap end

French copper-alloy Jetton 1380AD Georgian Royal Engineers button ? 16thC Tudor button
Unknown hammered silver coin fragment - unusual border decoration ?? 18thC Conder token

2ndC Roman fibualr brooch Medieval strap end
Very interesting early small lead alloy jug find, possible votive offering or even a medieval pilgrims ampular type item with suspension loop - needs more research
17thC Henry Lamb of Colchester hammered copper trade farthing 18thC silver clog fastener - 1795 George III duty paid bust
15thC casket key 16thC Tudor S buckle
 
1700 William III milled copper half penny 1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton
1584- 6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Escallop mint mark
1526-44 Henry VIII hammered silver sovereign penny - (Duram) TW by shield Bishop Thomas Wolsey

1413 Henry V hammered silver penny - mullet to left of hair

Quadrefoil with pellet in reverse cross York mint

1817 George III milled silver shilling
Post medieval copper finger ring RN Capt / Commander - 1901

17thC 12 shilling coin weight ( 144 pence)

Rev Crown XII

Saxon hammered silver penny - sent to Fitzwilliam museum for recording

20mm, 1.16g

Many thanks for this new find, which is Offa of Mercia Heavy Coinage (792/3-796), East Anglian mint, moneyer Wihtred, reading UI / HT / [  ] / [  ]. This is type 258 in Derek Chick's The Coinage of Offa and his Contemporaries (part of North type 338). I have attached adjusted images showing the correct orientation, which might be helpful.

This is the first EMC find from Ramsey.



Best wishes,

Martin

1216 Henry III hammered silver voided short cross farthing

Rev NDE - London mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWA*** DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

18thC bullion weight - Lion mark

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing

1915 Dutch 1 gulden milled silver coin medallion

Queen Wilhelmina I ruled the Kingdom of the Netherlands as a young lady starting in 1890 and continued to 1948

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

The other piece shows a lot of detail - in sort of a "dumpy pointillist" manner - but none of the legends are clear enough to get even a single letter.

From the thick-necked, "chunky" appearing silhouette (or what it's looking like to me) this might be one of the Flavians, or even, possibly, Nero (or Galba or Vitellius). Its reverse appears to be an enthroned/seated deity, personification or person facing left and posibly holding an object of some sort in its extended right hand (Zeus holding eagle? Pax holding olive-branch?), but there is not much else I can say about it.

It should be interesting to see, as these clean up (possibly a longish process, it would appear) just how close my shots-in-the-dark came.

Mark

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

Trajan or Hadrian - I can make out "...[A?, R?] IAN..." on the obverse and the silhouette could be either of them, I guess.  On the reverse I believe I can make out ...COS II[?] which would make Hadrian a little more likely

Mark

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

Sent to Fitzwilliam museum for recording

Many thanks for these excellent new images of this find, which I have recorded as EMC 2015.0320.

Unfortunately I have had absolutely no success in identifying the class, mint or moneyer. You can't win them all.

Best wishes,

Martin

1662 Charles II milled silver half groat - love token

Undated issue

1217-18 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny - Class 7c

Rev +hENRI - Moneyer Henri

16thC Elizabethan illegal tavern token 17thC lead token - HD

1399- 1413 Henry IV hammered silver half penny

Obv hENRICx REX x ANGL

 

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv + EDWAR *** YB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1696 William III milled silver shilling
1946 George V milled silver sixpence 16thC Tudor clothing fastener Victoria Royal Engineers button

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

ex rare . 1205 - 1230 AD William 1st The Lion of Scotland short cross hammered silver penny.Class II

Obv +LEI **

Rev + hV - Moneyer Hue Walter of Roxburgh mint

Ref SW11D-065

1724 George 1st milled copper half penny

1327 Edward III hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR *** ANGLI

Rev CIVI/TAS/****

1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1st to 2nd Hinge - head Roman brooch 2nd Roman fibular brooch
Geogian gold plated fob seal 18thC toy cannon
Tiny Georgian silver clasp Post medieval lead bale seal
20thC button 15thC lead token Georgian barrel tap key
Pure ancient gold nugget - reported as potential treasure to museum - 1.09g
 
1696 William III milled silver sixpence 1819 George III milled silver shilling
18thC - 19th Regiment of foot button 19thC Victorian Royal Enginners button

1823 Gerge IV medallion

Saint George slaying the dragon. A crude imitation of Pistrucci's masterpiece found on British coinage to this day.

1770's coin weight - six shillings and nine pence

Obv S6 9D

1422-61 Henry VI hammered silver half penny - Roundabout mint mark - A2 annulet issue

Rev with annulets in VIL and CAL qtrs.

Obv + hENRIC REX ANGL

Rev VIL/LAx/CAL/ISx

15thC lead token 15thC lead token 1625 Charles 1st coin weight - C London

Tiny silver coin - Indian fanim ???

1 Kopeck minted during the rein of Peter The Great between 1696 and 1717. The wire kopecks of that period were the lightest and smallest of all Russian wire specie, and had the lowest silver content.

17thC silver seal matrix - reported as treasure to museum

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

Obv hEN*** REX

Rev N.LV+WIL - Moneyer Willem of London mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Obv REX III *'

Rev /OLE/ON - Moneyer Nicole

1856 Napoleon III - 7 centimes copper coin
Stone henge silver medallion pendant - Birmingham 1892
15thC lead token 16thC Tudor button

Victorian - The Childrens League membership badge

First side, Suffer the little children to come unto me, for I am the good Shepherd ( inscription around symbol of Jesus)
Second side. This is a token of membership of the children's league of peace and goodwill to all children of all races.

George IV crowned June 19th 1821 - death medallion 2ndC Roman fibular brooch fragment
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing

Only 2nd cut qtr Tealby we have ever found

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

Sent to Fitzwilliam museum for recording

(216)

1876 Victoria milled silver half crown
1857 Victoria milled gold sovereign

1154 Henry II hammered silkver short cross half penny

Obv CO+ROD - Moneyer Rodbert of Lincoln mint

1582 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

(218)

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

'A badge for a Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre in bronze and dating somewhere around C13/14th possibly very slightly later . This is a very scarce item and it relates to The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem being a Catholic chivalric order of Knighthood that traces its roots to Godfrey of Bouillon, principal leader of the First Crusade. According to reliable sources in the Vatican and Jerusalem, it began in historical reality as a mixed clerical and lay confraternity (association) of pilgrims which gradually grew around the most central of the Christian holy places in the Middle East, the Holy Sepulchre or the tomb of Jesus Christ.This would have been a pin for a member of the order , there is a mark on the reverse where the original pin would have been fixed '

Medieval badges Ref Mitchiner p244 939 - 941

20thC enameled 'Strength clean thorough' badge Georgian watch winder 15thC thimble RN Capt / Commander - 1812
Romano British bronze head - possible votive offering or hanging pendant
2 - 18thC bayonet frogs

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

1635- 6 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat WWII Royal Artillery badge

Big 1stC Roman bronze sent for ID

At first I thought your coin was a Trajan sestertius with a "Platform Scene" reverse - somewhat like in the photo below:

I think, from the shape of the head and the general silhouette, your specimen is pretty definitely Trajan - let me see if I have a photo of a Trajan platform scene...


http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album373/CR02_24

Trajan, 98-117 AD.
Orichalcum Æ Sestertius
35mm, 24.87g, 6h.
Mint of Rome, 116 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PAR-THICO P M TR P COS VI P P. Laureate draped bust right.
Rx: REX PARTHIS DATVS S C. Trajan on platform presenting Parthamaspates to Parthians. 
RIC 667, SR 3191, VM 51.

I'm not saying this is a match for your coin - but at first I thought it was fairly close - Trajan had several platform scenes on his sestertii. Your coin seems to have a similarly long-winded list of titles in the obverse legend.  Trajan had some of the longest legends/greatest numbers of letters in obverse legends ever to be strung around the circumference of a coin.

I assembled this comparison photo which makes a pretty good case for Trajan on the obverse -

 

But as I look at the reverse more, I don't think this is a platform scene after all - I believe this would have for its legend SENATVS POPVLESQVE ROMANVS / SC  -  and the lower serifs of letters at ~ 2:00-4:00 reverse would fit with Romanus.

There is a type on which Trajan is standing to right, head left, between two trophies - unfortunately, I don't have any photos of anything particularly similar, but if you look closely at the photo or the coin I think you can see how he's standing with his weight on the right leg, head turned to left, and there are 2 trophies, 1 each erected on his right and left.

I will look for a photo of a coin with this reverse type and if I find one, I'll send it.

Mark

I was unable to find quickly a photo of a sestertius with that reverse - in fact, I may need to say I think your piece is a dupondius, since it seems like no sestertius with that reverse type is listed.  I'll admit I can't be certain that the portrait on your coin is not wearing the radiate crown of Sol which would be the identifying mark of denomination on the obverse.

 

This is what I thinik your coin might be - depending on size and whether we can make out a radiate crown.  If it's large enough to be a sestertius and has a laurel-wreath portrait, that's something I'd need to ask an expert about - whether or not that particular type which is not in the RIC exists.

Mark 

 

Medieval lead trade weight Georgian watch winder RN Capt / Commander - 1787
19thC Customs button

Medieval strap end

17thC lead token 1500- 1650 buckle 17thC hammered copper trade farthing
1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny 1679 Charles II milled silver three pence

1533- 56 Henry VIII hammered silver half penny -

Archbishop Thoman Cranmer - TC at sides of bust

OBV hxDxGxROSAxSIExSPIA

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

Medieval book clasp

Romano-British protected loop terret

'Protected loop terrets are usually considered to be Roman and dating to the late first and second centuries AD'

   

 

1573 - 1577 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - Eglantine mint mark

 

1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny

 

1327 Edward III hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/DVR/ENE - Durham mint

(225)

1653 hammered copper trade farthing
1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny 1679 Charles II milled silver two pence

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

Unknown die type - the X is missing in REX but has a single dot from a cross pommee??

Class 8b3

Obv hE **** RE.

Rev ERD.ON - Moneyer Rodberd of Canterbury mint

 

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jetton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

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

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

(228)

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jetton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

 

1653 Jeremy Erds of Manningtree Essex hammered copper trade farthing

Obv I.E 1653

1696 William III milled silver sixpence
 
1697 William III milled silver sixpence 1920 George V milled silver sixpence

Classed as rare 1747 German states silver billion coin ??

Country German states (Bremen)
Years 1747-1763
Value 1 Groten (1/72)
Metal Billon
Weight 0.9 g
Diameter 16 mm

 

Obverse

Crowned Imperial Eagle

Lettering:
FRANCISC.D.G.ROM.IMP.S.A.
1

Reverse

Key within ornate shield

Lettering: MON.NOV.REIP.BREM. [date]

 

1816 George III milled silver sixpence

1553 Mary hammered silver groat

(229)

17thC lead token

Obv H W T

Obv Boars head facing right

16th clothing fastener WWII Royal fuseliers badge 2ndC Roman fibular brooch

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jetton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

Victorian gold brooch fragment

16thC decorated precision instrument - dividers

 

Post medieval gilded mount
Early medieval lead token Victorian 1/4 oz trade weight

Double struck both sides 1189 Richard 1st hammered silver short cross penny- Class 3

Obv hENRICVS RE GO

Rev + GOLDWINE *** - Moneyer Goldwine

Iron Age snake headed finger ring
Georgian fob seal - womans bust facing right

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR *** hYB

Rev CIVI/***/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

15thC lead token 1500-1650 buckle

1199 John hammered silver short cross penny - Class 5c

Obv hENRICVS REX

Rev ON.LV + RALTER - Moneyer Ralter of London mint

(232)

Cooked Roman silver coin sent for ID

Chris,
Nice Nerva! - he's not one of the more commonly-seen emperors.  I can't recall whether or not I've had another Nerva to ID from the Colchester gang.  His coins are not necessarily "rare", but his reign lasted only a year and a half, from 18 September, 96 to 25 January, 98. So his coins do tend to be scarcer than those of either Domitian who reigned for fourteen years, 81-96 prior to him, or Trajan who logged over nineteen years between 98-117, right after him. Consequently his coins tend to sell for a bit more than either of them.  The elderly statesman's reign amounted to no more than a brief interlude in a succession of long-lived emperors - from Vespasian through Commodus - ie: throughout the second century during what was arguably "The Golden Age of The Roman Empire". However, the part he played was to be of outsized and crucial political importance. He was the first emperor since Julius - and the first in a series of six emperors who followed suit - to adopt his successor rather than leaving the question of succession up to the vagaries of heredity, infirmity, war and murder, as had been more common in earlier years.

This piece was struck at the mint in Rome, Jan.-Sep. 97. 
Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR POT. Nerva's laureate head right.
Rx: COS III PATER PATRIAE. Simpulum, aspergillum, jug and lituus - the emblems of the augurate and the pontificate.
RIC II 24; RSC 52; SRCV 3023.

Mark

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Cross Moilne

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/DVR/EME - Durham mint

 

1799 George 1st milled copper penny

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Class 3d - Annulat tail R

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LIN/COL' - Lincoln mint

 

1601-2 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - 1 mint mark

(237)

Roman bronze mount

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver half penny

Obv ****RDVS REX

Rev TS/LON/D - London mint

Medieval heradic enamelled mount - reseaching owner

1351-61 Edward III hammered silver farthing

Obv +EDWARDVS REX

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint (239)

Georgian bell trade weight

1422-61 Henry VI hammered silver penny - Roundabout mint mark - annulet issue

Rev with annulets in VIL and CAL qtrs.

Obv + hENRICVS REX ANGLIE

Rev VIL/LAx/CAL/ISx

(240)

William IV death medallion June 20th 1837 Roman decorated buckle

 

C1000 BC Bronze Age sword blade fragment
Roman bronze knife pommel
16th/17thC sword hanger fitting
1606-7 James 1st hammered silver shilling (12 pence) Escallop mint mark Medieval rams head bucket mount
19thC 79th Regiment of Foot - Cameron Highlanders Medieval clothing fastener - King in a ship design - similar to Ryal coin weight

1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence- mint mark Cross crosslet

(246)

1834 William IV milled silver sixpence
17thC lead seal - 'ESSEX' - cleaning up legend
1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

 

Facinating find - 1774 George III milled copper half penny struck twice on edge in the milling machine

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny Class 9b–

Obv +EDW **ANGL DNS hYB

Rev VILL/SCIE/DNV/NDI – Bury St Edmunds mints

249

18thC 40th Regiment of foot button

The 40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army, formed in 1717 and amalgamated into The Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment) in 1881

1340 AD French Jetton

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

Royal Crown

Rev Triple banded straight cross fleuretty AV

1296 Edward 1st hammered silver penny Class 1 Berwick mint Crown with pearls- Open Lombardic E

Obv +EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev VILL/aBE/REV/VICI - Berwick Upon Tweed mint

1307 Edward II hammered silver penny - pointed back E - Class 15

Obv +EDWR ****NS hYB

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

252

16thC Gold angel coin weight
1558- 60Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Lis mint mark

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWA***DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

254

1855-1881 49th Regiment of foot button medieval harness pendant

13thC Continental sterling silver imitation - Crockard , chaplet of rosettes

Obv + ID *** IC

Rev **ANAL***

1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - Cross crosslet mint mark

850 BC Bronze Age socketed axe head fragment

1826 George IV milled silver shilling Early medieval lead token
WWII Essex regiment cap badge Roman votive figurine
15thC Angel figure qtr gold noble coin weight Georgian trade weight - Crown G cipher
1582 -3 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Class 10ab

Obv EDWARD R ANGLE DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

20thC gold pendant with glass stone

2nd C Roman silver coin - needs a good 'cook' to remove the crust

   
   
   

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