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What looks like our first 850 BC Bronze Age side axe with a huge chunk of Bronze Age casting waste nearby

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDW **** ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVITAS LONDON - London mint

1485 Henry VII hammered silver half groat (2 pence)
2ndC Roman silver coin - cooking to remove crust - sent to Mark Lehman for his views

1422-61 Henry VI hammered silver half penny - Cross fleury - Rosette Mascle issue = Type RM1

Mascule after REX

Obv +hENRIC REX ANGLE

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

RN Capt / Commander - 1812
RN Lieutenant - 1812
RN Midshipman - 1812
RN Volunteer Gr.I - 1812
16thC Tudor S buckle 1603 - 1625 James 1st coin weight - Obv Bust - Rev Crown and denomination
16thC crotal bell 1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny
11,000 BC Stone Age flint scraper

1625 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat - Group A without bust - Crown each side

Obv (Crown) CDG ***

Rev ** VSTHRO***

1643- 4 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat - mint mark P in brackets 1696 William III milled silver sixpence - love token
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing 1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny
Georgian silver button Medieval harness pendant
1776 George III milled copper half penny 1584- 6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half penny - Escallop mint mark
Early medieval lead coin weight 15thC lead token 19thC livery button
17thC Indian copper cash coin - probably Dutch India Edwardian owl brooch
600 AS Saxon silver sceat - cooking to remove crust - the horn silver growth is 1/8 inch thick on this coin

As dug and 'cooked'

L. Marcius Phillipus, 56 BC. Obv: Diademed head of the early Roman King Ancus Marcius right, lituus behind. [ANCVS] (off flan) below.


Rx: The Aqua Marcia aqueduct represented as an arcade of 5 arches surmounted by equestrian statue to right. AQVR MAR (MAR ligate) within the arches; PHILLIPVS (letters barely visible around circumference) to left.


RRC 425/1; CRR 919-1919c; Babelon/RSC Marcia 28-29c; RMM 15.1-2; SRCV 382.

 

1578 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Greek cross mint mark

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

'Cooking' Roman silver to remove crust

Stunning 14thC medieval gold ring - reported as treasure to museum

1.26g, 20mm

Lombardic script possibly Latin

15thC lead token 15thC lead token WWII Air Raid patrol button

Stevenson's rocket railway button

Worlds first ever steam train

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

19thC livery button 15thC lead token Rifle regiment mount Medieval buckle

1stC Celtic bronze unit - sent for ID and recording

1.76g, 14.5mm

John Sills of the CCII was able to ID it as a Cunobelin Stepping Griffin type ABC 2945, leaping horse on the front and you can make out the wing of the Griffin on the reverse.

Early 1660 -2 Charles II milled silver half groat - this legend CAROLVS.II.D.G

1377 Richard II hammered silver half penny - Type 5a Small face wide crown with outer fleurs curved and wide

Obv + RICARD x REX x ANGL'x

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv + EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv + EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

Medieval gold finger ring - no marks - reported as treasure to museum

1.99g, 28mm

Victorian "Cumberland Jack" Token 1837
These are a common find in boxes of household junk, old drawers, and accumulations and collections of coins. They are made of brass, probably as a satirical gaming token. When Queen Victoria acceded to the British throne, she could not assume the Hanoverian throne, as this was restricted to male succession only. Her relative the Duke of Cumberland therefore succeeded in her place. Apparently he was quite unpopular, and this jeton was issued as a humorous comment on his departure from the British Isles.
Obverse
Crude young head portrait of Queen Victoria, facing left, with her hair in her familiar "bun". This portrait is very similar to that which appears on the young head sovereigns of Victoria, with the legend (inscription).
VICTORIA REGINA

Reverse
A man, supposed to represent the Duke of Cumberland, in crude imitation of a gold sovereign, with the legends:-
TO HANOVER 1837

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

1604-19 James 1st - gold half angel coin weight

3.20g

17thC Charles II trade weight - Crown C cipher London 15thC lead token - Type 2

1st C BC Celtic silver unit - needs cooking to remove crust - our oldest ever silver unit at c120 BC

Not a type we have found before so checking ref books.

Gaul. Central Gaul, the Lingones. Kaletedes. AR Quinarius, circa 120/100-50 BC. Obv. Celticized head left. Rev. Celticized...

12.1mm, 1.89g

Lingones were a Celtic tribe that originally lived in Gaul in the area of the headwaters of the Seine and Marne rivers. Some of the Lingones migrated across the Alps and settled near the mouth of the Po River in Cisalpine Gaul of northern Italy around 400 BCE. These Lingones were part of a wave of Celtic tribes that included the Boii and Senones (Polybius, Histories ii.17). The Lingones may have helped sack Rome in 390 BCE.

1490 - 1500 Henry VII hammered silver half groat - Two arches unjewelled - Class IIIc

King and Archbishop Morton jointly ?

Obv HENRICVS DI GRA REX AGL Z

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1938 George VI milled silver sixpence
Eastern Railways button Georgian watch winder 1500-1700 mount 16thC Tudor clothing fastener
1838 Victoria milled silver four pence 1500-1700 mount 17thC lead token
16thC Tudor button Georgian watch winder Post medieval lead bale seal

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWR ANGL'DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

19thC Victoria milled silver six pence

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

Medieval lead token Post medieval Russian lead bale seal
1500-1700 mount with glass stones 1696 William III milled silver sixpence
 
17thC clothing fastener  

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

0.89g,12.2mm



Many thanks for this very helpful information about the find, which is EMC 2015.0268.

The Series E Stepped Cross type (Type 53) is one of the more interesting varieties of the Secondary Phase, and this is the first in EMC since 2010.

All the best,

Martin

 

1836 William IV milled silver four pence 1502- 4 Henry VII hammered silver half groat - Marlett mint-mark
1729 George II milled silver three pence

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

Obv hENRICVS REX ANGLIE

Rev VIL/LA/CALI/SIE - Calais mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev VILL ** VICI - Berwick Upon Tweed mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross penny - Class 1b

Obv hENRICVS REX ANG

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

1640's English civil war lead gunpowder measure. Cap for the powder horn and measure for the gunpowder
19thC Chinese cash coin

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

Obv **RICVS

Rev ON.LV - London mint

Georgian button Georgian leg pipe tamper 16thC Tudor button Georgian glass button
Victorian silver ear ring Post medieval Russian lead bale seal
Post medieval lead hanging trade weight - interesting markings not known
Georgian fob seal holder 15thC casket key 1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

1590 - 1592

Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - hand mint mark
1904 Edward VII milled silver sixpence

1300-10 Edward 1st hammered silver farthing- Type 28

Obv EDWARDVS REX

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

19thC livery button WWI Essex regiment cap badge

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

Rev EDWARDVS REX

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

17thC lead token 1500-1650 buckle

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

Obv hENRIC **

Rev ILGER.O ** - Moneyer Ilger of London mint Class 6

Anne 1702-1714 milled silver sixpence
1696 William III milled silver sixpence Anne 1702-1714 milled silver shilling

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Moneyer Nicole

14th/15thC 1/2 Gold Ryal - King with sword and shield standing in a ship type
Georgian fob seal 1500-1700 mount 1500-1700 hooked mount
Medieval knife quillion Gem stone in a silver mount - not sure of date yet
Huge 1836 William IV milled silver half crown - (30 pence)

Trinovantes British G “Clacton” quarter, Hobbs 192 Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC - sent to PAS for recording

Chris Rudd 23.41 Clacton de Jersey - Classed as scarce

1.41g, 11.93mm

19thC Chinese cash coin Georgian white intaglio silver faced button - Woman's bust facing right
Georgian gold plated button with glass stones 15thC casket key

Two 1640's English civil war lead gunpowder measures. Cap for the powder horn and measure for the gunpowder

Medieval heraldic shield pendant 1826 Russian lead bale seal
Georgian shoe buckle Post medieval enameled mount
2 - 17thC Charles II silver buttons - reported as treasure to museum

 

Medieval gilded hooked riveted bar mount
16thC crotal bell - heart foundry mark Georgian bell trade weight 18thC apothecary weight
1500-1700 mount Medieval D buckle 18thC silver Royal Navy button 1500-1700 mount
WWI Army Service Corp button 1938- 1941 Auxiliary Fire Service button 16thC Tudor seal spoon handle 1900's Generic merchant seaman button
Georgian watch winder   1818 George III milled silver sixpence

Unknown Roman widget - buckle tongue ?? Medieval lead token 19thC livery button
15thC lead token GPO button Georgian trade weight

Unknown bronze medieval item - appears to be a rectangular key of some description with suspension loop

Researching it

Post medieval cloth seal
Post medieval alnage cloth seal Georgian trade wight - Crown G cipher London mint 1500- 1700 mount
1422-61 AD Bronze coin weight - French Ecu - Three lis in shield type 1561 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - Pheon mint mark

1stC Celtic bronze unit - galloping animal facing right

Not checked ref books yet

2ndC AD Roman Zoomorphic brooch - Domestic birds

Red enameled diamond decoration - some enameling remains

Ref 1167 Hattatt

18thC silver clog fastener - 1795 Duty paid George III bust

Maker HF

1891 Victoria milled silver sixpence
Medieval mount 1500-1650 buckle 2 - 1500-1700 mounts
Complete large Georgian horse harness bell
19thC livery button 1500-1650 buckle 15thC lead token - type 2 Georgian button

1279 Edward III hammered silver penny

Obv + EDWAR****hYB :

Rev CIVI/TAS/C*** Canterbury mint

1279 Edward III hammered silver penny

Obv + EDW **ANGL DNS **

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

19thC hunting button Medieval mount 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing
1900's Generic merchant navy button Medieval annular buckle 1500-1700 mount 1500-1650 buckle
1595-8 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny 1838 Victoria milled silver two pence
Possible 1603 James 1st hammered silver half groat 1603 James 1st hammered silver half penny
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence

1279 Edward III hammered silver penny

Obv + EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

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

Obv + EDW A *ANGL DNS h*

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Henry VI 1422-27 Hammered silver half groat - Calais mint - Annulet issue - annulets by neck and between two sets of opposing pellets

Obv hENRIC DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC

Outer legend POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM

Inner legend - VILLA CALIS - Calais Mint

 

1794 Halfpenny of Lancaster (d)

OBVERSE: IOHN OF GAUNT DUKE OF LANCASTER. Star under bust. A flaw gives an impression of a nose-ring. REVERSE: Shield with lion. LANCASTER HALFPENNY 1792. EDGE: PAYABLE IN LANCASTER LONDON OR BRISTOL

19thC livery button 19thC button - crossed spears and elephant

5thC Roman silver siliqua of Honorius

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.
 
 
Mark

Roman silver coin forgery  

Although "fourree" silver-over-copper denarii are not terribly uncommon, they tend to be seen more in the Republic and early Imperial era, however.  Those silver foil-wrapped copper cores, the foil sealed to the core with flux and the whole package struck with dies was the "standard" for counterfeits - ie: fakes made to deceive and pass current as good silver denarii for a long time.

Interesting medieval lead trade weight with copper plug 17thC token 19thC livery button
15thC lead token 1650- 1720 buckle Medieval spur fragment

0.64g, 19.5mm
Very rare 1135-1154 Stephen hammered silver penny - Cross Moline
Note * Fleurs in reverse quadrants
Bust right holding sceptre - Substantive Royal Issue
This could be the PERERIC or PERERICM obverse type
I have sent it off to Dr Martin at the Fiztwilliam museum for recording and his expert ID

 

I have recorded this as EMC 2015.0271. It is a coin of Carlisle under Scottish occupation but in the name of Stephen: the obverse reads [  ]EFNERE+ and the reverse reads [  ]ONCAR[  ]. The moneyer would be Erebald ior Hudard.

The weight will be welcome when you have it.

Best wishes,

Martin

1526 - 1544 Henry VIII hammered silver sovereign penny - Star both sides, radiant star Obv only

CD besides shield - Bishop Cuthbert Tunstall

1279 Edward III hammered silver penny

Obv + EDWAR ****

Rev CIVI/TAS/ - type

1279-1305 Gui of Dampierre - Numur pollard - no crown short fringe to hair

Medieval hammered silver penny - Continental imitation , Sterling type

Obv +GMARChIONAMVR

Rev FLA/DRE/GCO/MES

 

1526-44 Henry VIII hammered silver half penny- 2nd issue, brush hair - plain cross - uncertain type i.m.

Obv hDG ROSA SIE SPIA

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Victorian Royal Engineers button  

Medieval gold ring - reported as treasure to museum

Can Ryan cleaned it last night and the black sapphire stone is still inside the bezel !!

1.89g, 24mm

20thC gold ring - Continental marks- Q1 CTF 750

0.96g,21mm

1621-3 James 1st hammered silver half groat - Thistle mint mark 17thC 'His halfpenny' hammered copper trade half penny

9 carat gold Birmingham hall marked 0.375 - still researching another unknown mark for date

Common control mark 1972

20.5mm,1.59g

1856 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1674 Charles II milled silver one pence
1818 George III milled silver sixpence 1697 William III milled silver sixpence
Georgian silver thimble - initialed I.W

1582 - 1584 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - A mint mark

1930 George V milled silver florin (24 pence) 1560-61 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny- cross crosslet mint mark
1571 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence

1580 - 1581 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence- Latin cross mint mark

Big Roman 2ndC bronze sent for ID

Trajan, 98-117 AD. Æ As
27mm, 11.58gm, axis: 195º Mint of Rome, 101-2 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM P M.
Laureate head right.
Rx: TR POT COS IIII P P S - C. Victory alighting left holding palm and shield inscribed: SP / QR.
RIC 434, Cf. SR 3242, VM 73.

Amazing find - ex rare Irish 1496-1505 Henry VII hammered silver penny- Late portrait issue. Large rose to centre of reverse cross.

Rose as pellets in reverse cross and rose to left side of crown - unknown type

These are crudely made and no example exists with a legend as they are so poor

This example has a partial legend of hYB EZ or badly formed REX.

Great eyeball fossil find - 300 million BC
15thC lead token 17thC lead token 16thC Tudor button 18thC clog fastener
1500-1700 mount Georgian watch winder

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross penny

Obv hENRICVS REX

Obv HEN/RIO/NLV/ND - Moneyer Henri of London mint

1216 Henry III hammered silver voided short cross half penny

Obv hEN **

Obv NDE+I*** - London mint

1180 Henry II hammered silver voided short cross penny Class 1b

Obv hENRICVS REX

Obv .LVND + PR **S.ON - Moneyer Pieres of London mint

15thC lead token 15thC lead token
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence 18thC silver Royal Navy button
17thC clothing toggle fastener

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.

1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing
1574 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

1468-9 Edward IV hammered silver half groat mule - Crown i.m Obv , i.m Sun Rev

Light issue 'Royal'

9 arches to tressure, trefoils by neck

Obv EDWARD DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRA

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

c10thC Saxon stirrup mount 1818 George III milled silver sixpence
1587 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence

1199 John hammered silver short cross penny

Obv hENRICVS REX

Obv +TOMAS *** N- Moneyer Tomas, probably Canterbury mint class 5

 

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDW R ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv ** R ANGL DNS HYB

Rev /TAS/CAN - Canterbury mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWR R ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

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

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross farthing

Obv **RICV

1918 George V milled silver sixpence
1696 William III milled copper half penny NETHERLANDS 1 Cent lion couronné 1880 Utrecht
1821 'Collumbis' token

1454-60 Henry VI hammered silver penny :Cross Pellet (York)

Quatrefoil with cross on obverse

   
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