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

1.30g,13.07mm

1817 George III milled gold half sovereign

3.96g,19.26mm

1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Martlet mint mark

1485 Henry VII hammered silver penny fragment - Archiepiscopal issue - York mint, Cross ends fourchee

Long cross

1544 -7 Henry VIII hammered silver half groat - Third coinage Not known Rifle Regiment button Early medeival trade weight
Early medieval gilded widget ? Early medieval lead token
1500 -1650 buckle Thames Police button Georgian gold watch winder with stone inay

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

Looks like 975 - 978 AD Edgar, Edward the Martyr

I have recorded this new find as EMC 2016.0109. This is a coin of Eadgar's Reform Portrait type - +EADGA[ ] is legible onthe obverse. I have not been able to decipher the reverse inscription.



Thanks,

Martin

19thC livery button Georgian key hole surround

1922 - 9 carat - triple banded gold ring - London 0.375

Maker CG Probably Charles Gibson

2.22g

1645- 6 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat- Sun mint mark
1727 - 1760 George II milled silver six pence 1875 Victoria milled silver three pence

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

Rev ANT+hE - Moneyer Henri of Canterbury mint

 

1651 Danish billion silver coin -

Obv FRIDERIC.III.D.G.DAN (Lion facing left)

Rev NOR.VAN.GOT.REX.1667

II SKILLING DANSK

0.72g

 

1811 George III Bank of England issue Eighteen pence milled silver - 1 shilling and six pence

17thC William III milled silver sixpence 1635- 6 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat-Crown mint mark

Interesting coin weight - researching it

Looks like a very early 15thC 1/2 Ryal ship type with unknown obverse stamp and crossed castle features on ship.

Not in Mitchener coin weight bible ??

1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1814 Russian lead bale seal Interesting Georgian suspension type pipe tamper - solid chequered tamper head at end of bell shape
Georgian watch winders Georgian copper mount with amber stone
1697 William III milled silver sixpence - Norwich mint

Johannes 1706 - 1750 coin weight - 18 shillings

These weights were used to weigh Portuguese gold coins that were known as 'joes'

Obv EIGH TEEN SHILLs

Ref Withers 1620

1599 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - Anchor mint mark Georgian bell clapper 18thC apothecary weight
1897 Victoria diamond jubilee badge 17thC button 18thC toy cannon
Early medieval decorated copper band

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing

Rev LVC - Moneyer Lvcus

1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing

1413- 1422 Henry hammered silver penny - mullet and broken annulet to crown - long neck

Obv HENRIC **

Rev CIVI/** ELM - Durham mint

Medieval knife pommel
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing 1826 Russian lead bale seal
Medieval lead token 16thC Tudor button 17thC Dutch bale seal 17thC lead token
Post medieval Russian lead bale seal 15thC Angel coin weight
1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - Cross crosslet mint mark 1670's Charles II milled silver 4 pence

1199 John hammerd silver short cross penny - class 5c

Obv hENRICVS REX

Rev ON LVND - London mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing

Rev ONC Canterbury mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross halfpenny

Rev VID/ONC Moneyer David of Canterbury mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR R ANGLE DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

Irish 1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross halfpenny

Rev IVE/RIC - Moneyer Ricard if Dublin mint

WWII RAF sweetheart badge

1307 Edward II hammered silver penny - Closed, pointed backed C&E

Obv **R ANGL **YB

Rev CIVI/TAS/** N/ELM - Durham mint

1872 Victoria milled silver shilling (12 pence)

Facinating coin - double stuck with voided long cross on both faces

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross halfpenny

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing

Anonymous: letter R early 15thC. An initial with branches at the side, was a design that became incrreasingly common in the 15thC and was often used on a signet ring . The letter suggests it stood for the owners forename.

 

1590-2 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Hnad mint mark Medieval French jetton
Medieval thimble 1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing
1641-3 Charles 1st hammered silver penny - mintmark 2 dots

1711 Danish 2 skilling milled silver billion coin

Obv X. II.SKILLING.DANSKE 1711

1461 - 1483 Edward IV hammered silver penny - Durham mint

Obv NGLIE +

1377 - 99 Richard II hammered silver half penny

Obv + RICARDVS REX x ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

Unknown 1667 Rich West hammered copper trade farthing

Obv RWS

Medieval lead weight Medieval lead token

Large medieval cast bucket mount

Roman bronze animal headed mount - unlikely to be a dagger pommel with offset heads

Early medieval copper animal headed buckle

Je Renais de mes Cendres

8th Regiment

The history of the button starts with Henry Christophe, king of Haiti in 1807. For 12 years prior to Christophe’s kingship, Haitian slaves revolted against their European masters and defeated the English, Spanish and French. In 1802 the French anchored 225 ships in the harbor with 60,000 troops to put down the revolt.

The Haitians were greatly outmanned and out gunned, but defeated the French, and by 1803 the French army was spent. Thomas Jefferson quickly took advantage of Napoleon and a French army in desperate need of cash, and convinced him to sell the Louisiana territory for 15 million dollars. Known as the Louisiana Purchase.

Christophe reigned as king until 1820 when he became ill, and was too weak to put down a coup. He committed suicide that same year. The phoenix was Christophe's coat of arms. All of his troops were outfitted with uniform buttons and buckles with this phoenix design. The numbers at the bottom of the buttons denoted the regiment number. The buttons are numbered 1-30 with 11-13, 15-19 and 21-24 being skipped. One theory is they were skipped intentionally to fool enemies into believing the army was larger than it really was.

 

RN Capt / Commander - 1787
RN Lieutenant - 1787
Britain's Merchant Navy
Generic Design Issue
In use 1900 's onwards
19thc Royal Fuseliers button 19thC livery button 16thC Tudor button Georgian Royal Enginneres button
Medieval mount Georgian watch winder

1310-14 Edward II Sterling bust English Jetton - Class XI

Obv Bust (class 11) in circle

Rev Three armed cross, in each angle a 'facing bare human head'border a succession of letters 'B'and 'S'

Ref Mitchiner 131

1815 Russian lead bale seal 1787 Swedish Ore - Frederick 1st Copper coin
19thC Russian lead bale seal Capt / Commander - 1774-1787
17thC button
Late medieval gilded copper decorative ball 1679 Charles II milled silver 4 pence

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing

Rev /OLE/ - Moneyer Nicole

1834 William IV milled silver sixpence

Right coin ) 1700-1724 Spanien - Mallorca Spain MAJORCA Dobler ND(1700-1724) PHILIP

Another very interesting early hammered Continental copper coin - 2nd one we found over the years - sent off to museum for a help with the ID's - ID'd by Ohio Drew

1 Dinero de Mallorca - N/D - 1665-00 - CARLOS II - Local Coinage

Obverse : Crowned Bust facing left with I at right; "CAROLVS·II·REX".

Reverse : Cross within a circle,

Saxon harness strap distributer
1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Cross crosslet mint mark Scottish Alexander II 1214-49 hammered silver farthing
1635-6 Charles 1st hammered silver six pence - Crown mint mark Royal Navy - Officers (Roped Rim) Lined Background 1843-1891 15thC lead token
19thC livery button Unusual decoration on a 16thC crotal bell

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny fragment. VILLA type

Obv B+ *DW

Rev DMV/NDI - Bury St Edmunds mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver half penny

Obv *ANGL DNS h **

Rev VILL/SCI - Bury St Edmunds mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing

1300- 10 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny - Class 10ab

Obv + EDWARD R ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOII/DOII - London mint

1697 William III milled silver sixpence

1461 -1464 Edward IV hammered silver groat - 9 arches to tressure - quatrefoils by neck - trefoils on cusps but not over crown

Obv + EDWARD ** C

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Post medieval heraldic harness mount

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Rev /NIC/O - moneyer Nicole

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

Uninscribed medieval seal matrix

1422- 61 Bronze uniface Crowned Three lis in shield French Ecu gold coin weight. Letters by the shield indicate French not English version. The Gold Ecu was worth 4 shillings in England - Louis X1 Ecu d'or (1461-83) Medieval decorated strap end
1864 Victoria milled silver shilling 18thC Royal artillery button WWI The Norfolk Regiment cap badge

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

2.20g, 21.98mm

Inscription 'H obt 5th Sept 81'

Maker RM

1601 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence 1696 William III milled silver sixpence

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

THE 83rd REGIMENT OF FOOT , O/R's - 1855-1881

83rd (County of Dublin)
Regiment of Foot

 

1485-90 Henry VII hammered silver sovereign penny - Halved lis and Rose initial mark

Obv King enthroned holding orb and sceptre - two double pillars

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny 15thC lead token Poilce button
1500-1650 buckle 15thC lead token 1500-1700 mount Georgian button
Medieval handle mount Georgian key handle Georgian watch winder
2 - 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthings 17thC Joseph Bott of Braintree Essex hammered copper trade farthing
15thC lead token Medieval lead weight - cross design   17thC lead token
1797 lea dbale seal 19thC livery button 16thc Tudor illegal lead tavern token - wine and goblet

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

Copper pendant possibly Roman - researching it

C10th Saxon stirrup mount - Class A type 10

Coiled animal type

1697 William III milled silver sixpence

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny

Obv ED*** ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1216 Henry III hammered silver voided short cross half penny

Obv hENRI ****

Rev ON.VND - London mint

1807 George III milled copper silver penny
17thC belt clasp P&O Line
In use 1920 - 1940s
Maker - Unknown

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

 

492

1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1694 William and mary milled copper half penny
17thC button

34th Regiment of foot

O/R's - 1855-1881

2nd Roman fibular brooch
Post medieval lead cloth seal 18thC Royal Artillery button 18thC Royal Artillery button
Medieval bar mount 1500-1700 hooked mount

 

Can Bill sent me great pictures of his medieval seal matrix find he got exported and has now cleaned up

1842 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

4.03g, 19.4mm

1840 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1581 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
18thC Royal Navy silver cuff link

French copper- alloy Jeton 1380AD Obv Shield of France bearing three feur de lys

Rev trefoil x 4 Ottery St Mary

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR- Canterbury mint

(494)

16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
1868 Victoria milled silver three pence

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross half penny

Obv EDWARD REX ***

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

 

1582-4 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny

(497)

1500-1700 belt slide 15thC lead token
17thC lead token 1550-1700 spur buckle
19thC W.Williams of Rotherhithe London 1/2 pound token Victorian British House of Commons medallion
Post medieval lead bale seal 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver shilling 1553 Mary hammered silver groat

1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence

 

1282 -89 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross half penny - egg wasted S - Class 4c - nicked crown

Obv EDWR ANGLE DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

 

1578 - 1579 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny fragment

(502)

Medieval enamelled heraldic pendant - De Clare

'Found more on De Clare-- seems there was a Gilbert "The Red" (red haired) de Clare & son of Richard-- was one of the Earls of Gloucstershire (7th , I think) and had a whole bunch of other lands in 20 counties in Eng and Ireland. Joined the Montfort rebellion against the king. Married a jaon (Johanna) daughter of Edward II Longshanks , she was born in Acre - the site in the holy land where the Crusaders / Templar's lost it all . He was born in 1243'.

 

Neat Roman silver forgery sent for ID

2 BC to 13 AD

Cool! - and just about too easy. This is a fourrée of the Augustus Gaius & Lucius denarius. One of the most abundant of early Imperial denarii - This is a photo of a whole official piece:


This is a none-too attractive specimen I used to own, but it should be complete enough to give you a feeling for the overall design and the early counter-clockwise orientation of the legends on these.

http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album87/...ucius_Denarius

Mark

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny

Obv EDWR ANGLE DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1291-4 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny - egg wasted S - Class 6

Obv EDWAR ANGLE DNS hYB

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

 

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDW *** L DNS hYB

Rev LON/DON - London mint

 

1485 - 1509 Henry VII hammered silver half penny - Trefoils by neck - open crown - plain cross

Obv **EX

Rev CIVI/TAS/*O - London mint

 

1300 Edward 1st hammered silver farthing- type 28

Obv EDWARD ** REX

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1461 -83 Edward IV hammered silver penny - star by neck

Quatrefoil in centre of reverse cross - York mint

Folded Medieval hammered silver long cross penny – London mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing

Rev NIC/ Moneyer Nicole

512

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross penny

Rev OLG/**/VN Moneyer Nicole of London mint

1327 Edward III hammered silver florin type penny

Obv + *** R ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/DVN/ELN - Durham mint

514

Gilded Roman copper ring with right facing bust

1377 Richard II hammered silver half penny -

Obv + RICARD ' REX x ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

515

16thC Tudor clothing fastener
 
Early medieval harness pendant  

 

The Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany (Frederick Augustus; 16 August 1763 – 5 January 1827) was the second eldest child, and second son, of King George III, a member of the House of Hanover and the British Royal Family. From the death of his father in 1820 until his own death in 1827, he was the heir presumptive to his elder brother, King George IV, both to the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Hanover.

Rev The soliers friend Died Jan 5th 1827

18thC silver clog fastener

Maker RN

Cooked 1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HyB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

 

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

'Cooking' Roman silver to remove crust

(Sept 2015)

   

Cooking 2ndC Roman silver coin

RH

Cooking BC Roman silver coin

Horse and chariot appearing on obv

TH

Cooking 2ndC Roman silver coin sent for quick ID

My first reaction was to say Trajan from the shape of the head, but then looking at the face more closely, I begin to wonder if it's not one of the Flavians - Vespasian or Titus particularly, or a younger portrait of Domitian. I believe that what we can see of the obverse legend from 2:00-4:00 reads ...[P] M TR P - so that is not particluarly specific to any one ruler.  The Tribunician power was almost a guaranteed office of the emperor.  I could check to see which emperors used legends which ended in ...P M TR P which will generally also have the rest of the laundry-list of Imperial titles continuing on the reverse.

I can't quite make out what the figure is doing on the reverse and what, if any, attributes may be associated.  It might be either the Roman numeral II or part of a III or IIII we can see from 3:00-4:00 on the reverse and that would be likely to be the consular number - it was more normal for an emperor to have been consul a few times - very seldom did they hold this office more than 4 or 5 times - so that doesn't do much to narrow-down the field.

Let me check the legend lists and see if I can narrow down the possibilities any by seeing who among them used an obverse legend ending in P M TRP.

Mark

2014 Oct

2ndC Roman silver coin - cooking to remove crust

MD

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

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

Ref ABC 2909

Classed as excessively rare

'cooking' to remove crust

2ndC Roman silver coin - cooking to remove crust (Sept 2015)

2ndC Roman silver coin - cooking to remove crust (Oct 2014)

BC Roman silver coin - cooking to remove crust

2012 Sept

2ndC Roman silver coin - cooking to remove crust

2ndC Roman silver coin - cooking to remove crust 2015 Oct

2ndC Roman silver coin - cooking to remove crust

2ndC Roman silver coin - cooking to remove crust 2013 June

2ndC Roman silver coin - cooking to remove crust (July 2016 BB)

1852 Victoria milled silver florin -Gothic numeral

2ndC Roman silver coin - cooking to remove crust (Aug 2016 BB)

 

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.

1716 Frederik IV Denmark 2 skilling milled billion silver coin

Great Britain, Warwickshire, Coventry, Conder Token 1792
AE Halfpenny Token, 29mm, 11.5g. Obv: PRO BONO PUBLICO, Lady Godiva on horseback left. Rx: COVENTRY HALFPENNY, Elephant and castle. D&H231

1490-4 Henry VII hammered silver half groat - rose mint mark
Roman protected loop terret 1661 Charles II milled copper farthing
Medieval mount Early medieval mount
1827 George IV milled copper half penny 1st to 2nd Hinge - head Roman brooch
Roman centurion mount 1735 Spanish milled silver reale

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny

Obv + EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1361 Edward III hammered silver penny - Transitional Treaty period

Obv +EDW *** ANGLIE

Rev /DVR/ - Durham mint

Medieval hammered silver penny- quadrefoil with pellet at centre of reverse cross - York mint

Medieval, circular, lead seal matrix. The matrix has a central 6 petalled flower design, surrounded by the legend

Unlisted Early 19th Napoleonic defense button

SEEGILN HORSE VOLUNTEERS

Medieval Girdle book clasp
Medieval knife pommel 1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny
 

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

Rev ON LVD- London mint

 

1351-1361 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 noble - Cross 3 - Pre Treaty

Obv + EDWAR DG REX ANGL .Z. FRANC

Lions in angles, lis above lion in fourth quarter, within beaded and linear tressures of eight arcs, trefoils in spandrels, beaded circle surrounding, saltire stops in legend, +exaltabitvr: in: gloria

21.41mm 1.93g

1361 -63 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 noble - Cross potent

Edward III (1361), Quarter-Noble, Transitional Treaty Period, quartered shield of arms - annulets

Obv + EDWAR DEI GRA REX ANGLx D

Lions in angles, lis above lion in fourth quarter, within beaded and linear tressures of eight arcs, trefoils in spandrels, beaded circle surrounding, saltire stops in legend, +exaltabitvr: in: gloria

19.91mm,1.96g

Repaired

Staggeringly beautiful 16thC Tudor gold key brooch - reported as treasure to museum

1.80g, 36mm L

1485 Henry VII hammered silver groat - Two arches to crown, only outer jeweled - Bust 3 (pupils to eyes, realistic hair)

Mint mark Rose - trefoil stops - trefoil stops to reverse legend

Obv + hENRIC DI*GRA* ******

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

22.5mm, 2.58g

 

Bent, annealed and fixed

1279 - 84 Irish Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIV/TAS/WATE/RFOR - Waterford mint

 

   
   

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