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Stunning Celtic bronze unit - not checked the ref books yet

10- 40 AD Cunobelinus Janus Bronze unit - Janiform head CVNO in tablet below /Sow on haunches r.,tree behind ,CAMV below VA 2105 ABC 2981 Scarce

The copper alloy sheet bar is folded to create a loop and has a single or double rivet hole.

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL

Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Medieval harness pendant hanger
2ndC Roman fibular brooch top 2ndC Roman silver coin sent for ID
Roman bronze bust mount
4thC Roman bronze sent for ID 1696 William III milled silver sixpence
Cast copper alloy mount of probable late medieval or post medieval date (1400-1600). Victorian Royal Harwich yacht club 19thC liver button 18thC Royal Artillery button
Mid 4thC Roman bronze Barbarous radiate coin

1547-51 Henry VIII hammered silver groat - posthumous issue

3rd coinage, debased issue

13thC medieval vessica seal matrix - needs cleaning up to take impression

2 birds with central sword

Roman bronze enameled widget - possible balance weight pivot - needs more research

1842 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1550 - 1650 buckle
 
1300-1600 spur fitting  

 

Fragment of a late Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) to early Medieval cast copper alloy harness fitting, dating circa AD 1000 to 1150.

Roman bronze mount

10th/11thC Late Saxon stirrup mount - Type 12 openwork version Page 7 - fig 312, David Williams
18thgC toy cannon Georgian copper domino

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

Obv hENRICVS REX III

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

20thC silver brooch with glass stones

17thC Richard Bush in Colchester hammered copper trade farthing

Norweb 1164

11,000 BC Stone Age flint scraper

4th Roman bronze coin 1816 George III milled silver shilling

2ndC Roman bronze coin

1916 George V milled silver sixpence 16thC Tudor rose clothing fastener
2ndC Roman brooch fragment 4THc Roman bronze sent for ID
1625 Charles 1ST HAMMERED SILVER HALF GROAT

1794 Colchester half penny(y)

OBVERSE: A view of Colchester Castle to the edge of token. Ex: 1794. REVERSE: A weaving loom. SUCCESS TO THE BAY TRADE. EDGE: PAYABLE AT CHARLES HEATHS BAY MAKER COLCHESTER .X.

Crockard - chaplet of roses in place of crown

Medieval hammered silver penny - Continental imitation , E(a) Sterling type

Obv +I DVX LIMBVRGIE

Rev DVX/BRE/BAN/TIE

 

18thC George III spade guinea gaming token

1683 Irish coin weight - date by sides of crown

Obv Crown over harp

Only made for foreign silver coins

IIII is for 2 reales

17thC lead token

Obv Bird

Rev Bust facing right

15thC Venetian hammered silver soldino coin
Mid 4thC Roman barbarous radiate bronze coin

1300-10 Edward II hammered silver farthing - New issue inner circles both sides - Type 28

Obv +EDWARDVS REX

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

 

 

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny 19thC livery button 19thC Colchester Corporation button

45 BC Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) Celtic gold full stater

Reported as hoard to museum

17.35mm,5.49g

45 BC Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) Celtic gold full stater

Reported as hoard to museum

5.54g,20.37mm

45 BC Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) Celtic gold full stater

Reported as hoard to museum

18.54mm,5.49g

45 BC Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) Celtic gold full stater

Reported as hoard to museum

5.49g, 18.40mm

1897 Victoria 60th Diamond jubilee commemorative medallion Georgian button 19thC Livery button
Incomplete late Iron Age to early Roman (25-60AD) cast copper alloy rosettle brooch. 1500-1700 mount Medieval buckle plate
18thC Royal Artillery button 17thC clothing fastener 18thC lead sewing palm guard
1500-1700 mount Victorian silver mount 1916 French 50 centimes silver coin
Roman buckle tongue Post medieval lead bale seal 15500-1650 buckle

1464/5 -1470 Edward IV hammered silver groat, light coinage - im Crown/crown - tefoils on cusps

North 1570 VII

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1625 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat

1279 Edward hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWR AN*** NS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1279 Edward hammered silver penny

Obv +EDW ** NGL DN *** B

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Medieval harness pendant
1216 Hnery III hammered silver short cross half penny 1891 Victoria milled silver sixpence
19thC livery button Georgian watch winder 20thC The Lords Prayer medallion
1817 George III milled silver shilling forgery 1247 Hnery III hammered silver voided long cross half penny
 
Amazingly crisp Roman 4thC coin 1500-1700 mount  

1804 George III milled gold third guinea

2.82g, 17.07mm

1762 George III milled gold qtr guinea

15.7mm, 2.06g

1422 -27 Henry VI hammered silver groat (4 pence) Inital cross 2

obv hENRIC DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC

rev outer legend - POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM

inner legend VILLA CASLISIE - Calais Mint

Initail mark incurved pierced cross

Annulet issue - annulets by neck and between two sets of opposing pellets

Georgian silver decorated thimble 1594 -6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Woolpack mint mark

1377-1399 Richard II hammered silver groat

Obv **CARD DEI GRA ****

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1926 George V milled silver Florin (24 pence) - 1928 George V milled silver sixpence

WWII Prince of Wales regiment button Georgian watch winder WWII RAF button WW I THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS
1856 Victoria milled silver three pence 17thC lead token WWII German Navy Kriegsmarine Button
Victorian silverock Escutcheon 1929 George V milled silver sixpence
1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jetton Medieval harness pendant

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.

1816 George III milled silver shilling
Colchester Badge 15th lead token

Interesting Inknown military button

Crown EWR IV

17thC lead token
1813 Russian lead bale seal Georgian button 1600-1720 buckle
20thC Portsmouth Corporation button 19thC livery button 1816 George III milled silver sixpence

50 Early Uninscribed gold stater - Clacton type

Reported as hoard to museum

18.43mm,6.45g

45 BC Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) Celtic gold full stater

Reported as hoard to museum

5.58g, 16.43mm

45 BC Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) Celtic gold full stater

Reported as hoard to museum

5.58g, 18.27mm

45 BC Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) Celtic gold full stater

Reported as hoard to museum

5.42g, 15.79mm

45 BC Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) Celtic gold full stater

Reported as hoard to museum

5.59g, 18.58mm

45 BC Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) Celtic gold full stater

Reported as hoard to museum

5.48g, 16.54mm

1669 'His Half penny' -Henry Carter surgeon of Manningtee Essex hammered copper trade half penny 1767 Russian lead bale seal
15thC lead token type 2    
15thC lead token type 2 1500 -1650 buckle Air training corp button 1550-1700 buckle

 

850 BC Bronze Age socketed axe head fragment
18thC clog fastener 19thC Corporation button Edwardian brooch
17thC lead token type 2 WWII Tank regiment 1838 Victoria milled silver tow pence
Georgian silver thimble 18thC Toy cannon
20thC British rail button 17thC crotal bell 1819 George III milled silver sixpence

20thC hotel token

Hotel RHIN DU ET DE PORTUGAL

 
1922 George V milled silver sixpence 1920 George V milled silver sixpence

10-40 AD Cunobelin biga qtr stater, VA 1910, BMC 1769-1771, ABC 2771  Very rare.

11.48mm, 1.26g

Most gold and silver Celtic coins also occur as plated forgeries. They were produced by coating a base metal core with gold or silver alloy before striking took place, either by dipping the core in molten alloy, or by hammering a thin layer of gold or silver around the core until it bonded with the base metal. Dies used for genuine coins were sometimes also used for plated examples; alternatively, dies could be faked by making a cast from a mould bearing the impression of a genuine coin, or by pressing a genuine coin into soft metal which was then hardened to form a die; sometimes the design of a coin was simply copied onto a new die, resulting in the reversal of the correct image.

DKNY gold plated watch
1840 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1873 Victoria milled silver sixpence
1573 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence 1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross farthing

1340 AD French Jetton

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

18thC apothecary weight
 
17thC silver button - reported as treasure to museum WWII Army lapel badge  
Victorian silver locket 1576 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence
1247 Henry III hammered silver voided longcross half penny RN Capt / Commander - 1812 WWII Royal Artillery button
Anonymous: letter I early 15thC. An initial with crown above, branches at the side, was a design that became incrreasingly common in the 15thC and was often used on a signet ring as below. The letter suggests it stood for the owners forename. This example was used in 1424 by Edward Saddler, clerk
1653 Jeremy Erds of Manningtree Essex hammered copper trade farthing
1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jetton
17thC Elias Moortier of Colchester Essex hammered copper trade farthing 1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jetton
Medieval seal matrix
1567 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence 16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
1889 Victoria milled silver sixpence 18thC clog fastener
1603 James 1st hammered silver half groat 17thC button 17thC crotal bell
1889 Victroia milled silver sixepnce 1825 George IV milled silver shilling
 
Georgian spur 18thC lead toy cannon  

1922 George V milled silver sixpence Medieval bar mount

 

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.

   

11000 BC Stone Afe flint scraper

1696 William III milled silver love token Medieval gilded harness pendant

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

Obv **RICVS RE**

Rev INC/WIL - Moneyer Willem of Lincoln mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Rev REN - Moneyer Renavd or Rener

RN Capt / Commander - 1787
RN Lieutenant - 1787
C16thC stone caronade cannon ball Georgian silver thimble

1823 George IV London hall mark date letter lower h - duty paid bust

24.46mm,0.96g

Maker SG

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A business founded by John Wickes in 1722 and still active in present days

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