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Late medieval or early Tudor decorated gold ball- reported as treasure to museum

Huge gold treasure - Each decoratred 'tit' has a black emerald encapsualted in the tip. There is an opening for a needle or mounting point in one place on the item. This is too large to be a pin head - appears to be solid gold but there must be an inner core, possibly silver.

It is 18.55 mm in dia and 6.3g in weight

1422-61 Henry VI hammered silver half penny - annulet issue - two annulets in oppositing quadrants

Obv hENRIC REX ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1625 Charles 1st hammered silver half pence- rose both sides no legend type

Pilgrim ampullae - holly water bottle made of lead 12th to 15thC,

These ampoule were brought from pilgrimage places as a souvenir

Mitchiner suggests that many ampullae were used in the annual springtime ’Blessing the Fields’ ceremony, in which the Holy Water they contained was sprinkled on the ground to give prayer for a good harvest. Having served this purpose, Mitchiner suggests that the ampullae were discarded. Others have suggested that the ampullae were buried along with their contents for a similar purpose

 

Medieval lead pilgrims ampullae with flower pattern. East Anglia type many made at Walsingham

 

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/DVR/EME - Durham mint

1841 Victoria milled silver sixpence
1731 George II milled silver sixpence 1843 Victoria milled silver three pence

17th/18thC jewellery item with blue stone - possible brooch - no hall marks - reported as treasure to museum

2.65g, 14.87mm L

Ancient gold finger ring - no hall marks - reported as treasure to museum

0.40g, 17.25 mm

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross penny - Class 7c - 8

Obv hENRICVS ****

Rev **LVN + NIC(hOLE - Moneyer Nichole of London mint

1633 -8 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat - Tun mint mark

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing

Rev VND - London mint

Interesting decorated Georgian button with stone insert
Georgian silver stud - possible silver pipe tamper end 1864 Victoria milled silver sixpence
1834 William IV milled silver sixpence

1199 John hammered silver short cross farthing - Class 5c -6c1

Rev WAL - Moneyer Walter

1850 French 20 centime milled silver coin 19thC livery button 17thC crotal bell
1818 George III milled silver sixpence Really neat Roman bronze finial mount
2 Roman lead dice 1500-1700 mount Georgian watch winder
1939 George VI milled silver sixpence

First 1645 Charles 1st hammered silver cut half penny I have seen

A mint mark - Ashby

 

Royal Navy Lieutenant - 1748

RN Flag Officer - 1748
Full Dress - 1748 - 1767
G. P. Dress - 1748 - 1783
Full & Undress - 1748 - 1787

18thC Royal artillery button 1635- 6 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat- crown mint mark

Georgian fob seal

1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny 4thC House of Constantine Roman bronze coin

17thC Andrew Gurney from Hull crotal bell

Maker AG

17thC baldric buckle

37th Regiment of foot button

O/R's - 1855-1881

37th Regiment of foot history site

1696 Willaim III milled silver shilling 1760 France Louis XV milled silver Ecu French dollar

Early Irish John or Henry hammered silver farthing probably - still researching it

1247 Henry III hammered silver Long Cross, Dublin.

1377-1399 Richard II hammered silver half penny

Obv +RICHARD REX ANGL'

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

c100BC - AS 50 Cosmetic Celtic woad grinder pestal - missing suspension loop

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

77th Regiment of foot button

Officer - 1845-1855

The 77th (East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot (The Duke of Cambridge's Own) was a line regiment of the British Army from 1787 to 1881

18thC bullion weight

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny

Obv +EDWR ANGLE DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TASCAN/TOR Canterbury mint

Army badge ?? Capt / Commander - 1774-1787
RN Master & Mate - 1787-1807
RN Surgeon - 1787-1805
Georgian button 1600-1800 fretwork mount 1834 William IV milled silver sixpence
Georgian jewellry fragment with glass stones

THE 2nd REGIMENT OF FOOT

The seven Royal Garrison Battalions were re-named Royal Veteran Battalions in July 1804

Unrecorded example with legend - 'Veteran Battalion'

The Second Regiment of Foot Guards i.e "The Coldstream Guards".

http://www.2ndfoot.org.uk/

http://www.napoleon-series.org/military/organization/Britain/Infantry/Regiments/c_Veterans.html

George 1st trade weight - London Crown G cipher 18thC bullion cup weight Georgian bell trade weight

Domed lead spindle whorls are generally Roman but go through to the post medieval period. Before the use of spinning wheels, spinning was carried out with a spindle and a whorl. The spindle, or rod, usually had a swelling on which the whorl was fitted. A wisp of prepared wool was twisted around the spindle, which was then spun and allowed to drop. The whorl, acting like a flywheel adds momentum to the spindle. By doing this the fibres were extended and twisted into a yarn

1702 -14 Queene Anne milled silver shilling 1839 Victoria one and a half pence milled silver coin - colonial issue

Neat 16thC Tudor looking gold on silver jewelery link piece - reported as treasure to museum

1796 Dutch - Hollandia milled copper coin 1327 Edward III hammered silver groat fragment

Taco'd Circa 1350 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 noble - Cross 3 -Needs straightening to ID exact type from rev shield.

Obv + EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL

21.41mm 1.93g

Monster sized 18thC toy cannon

Scale is in cm's

18thC Royal Artillery button 19thC livery button
RN Capt / Commander - 1825
RN Lieutenant - 1825
RN Midshipman - 1825
In use 1825 - 1827
WWII Royal air force button 2ndC Roman fibular brooch
N Capt / Commander - 1812
RN Lieutenant - 1812
RN Midshipman - 1812
RN Volunteer Gr.I - 1812
After this issue a Midshipman
will have the Captain's style
17thC lead token 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing
15thC casket key RN Capt / Commander - 1891 Roman bronze mount

1294-99 Edward 1st hammered silver farthing - Type 20a

Rev ER ANGLL AN

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

Rev NTE+hEN - Moneyer Hneri of Canterbury mint

Non hoard Roman silver coin - needs cooking to remove crust

 
1821 Russia lead bale seal

19thC 79th Regiment of Foot button

( Cameron Highlanders )

 
1794 German States 1 Fenning copper coin Medieval long cross hammered silver penny

1464- 70 Edward IV hammered silver groast - quatrefoils by neck - mint mark crown - reverse mint mark is Rose - Type VIII

Fluers on cusps except over crown

Obv EDWARD DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

1565 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence 1635- 6 Charles 1st hammered silver penny - Crown mint mark
1896 Victoria milled silver half crown - 30 pence 1572 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny - reversed barrel N - composite S - Class 2 narrow face

Obv +EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

1464 -70Edward IV hammered silver penny Dublin Ireland

quadrefoil with pellet at centre of reverse cross

Rev ACIE - Dublin mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross penny - Class 5c

Obv hENRICVR REX III

Rev GIL/BER/TON/CAN - Moneyer Gilbert of Canterbury mint

1603 James 1st hammered silver penny 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing
Medieval weight 15thC lead token 1500-01700 mount 19thC liver button
Neat Georgian silver spoon handle Georgian watch winder Georgian gilded silver ring - no hall marks

1978 Gold ruby ring - Birmingham 0.375 - 9 carat - D date letter

Maker KR - not listed

 

20.80mm, 3.25g

Early medieval casket key

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

1594-6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - wool pack mint mark

1603- 4 James 1st Halfcrown coin weight, 2nd coinage revalued

Rev IIs IXD

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny =- Top tilted S

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

ost medieval cast copper alloy buckle frame

Circa AD 1600 - 1699

1500-1650 buckle

1390 - 1420 AD Medieval decorated buckles with integral box chape

 

Cast copper alloy trapezoidal shoe or knee buckle with concave sides

1660-1720

Cast copper alloy double-looped sub-annular shoe or knee buckle with bevelled internal edge

Circa 1650-1720

Victorian Oz trade weight

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Rev ONC/AN - Canterbury mint

1817 George III milled silver shilling

Medieval purse bar

The Wiltshire Regiment, formed in 1881 under the Childers Reforms by the amalgamation 20thC enamelled Union Jack badge
1590 - 92 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - hand mint mark 1667 Albra Langley, bay maker, of Colchester Essex hammered coppe rtrade farthing
1667 ' His half penny' hammered copper trade half penny

1340 AD French Jetton

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

Royal Crown with 3 rosettes across body of crown

Rev Triple banded straight cross fleuretty AV

Medieval hammered silver long cross penny

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny

Obv ** WAR ANGL D***

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON - London mint

 

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

Obv hENRICVS REX III'*

Rev NDE/hEN - Moneyer Henri of London mint

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny
1845 Victoria milled silver sixpence 16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
15thC open topped thimble Medieval beehive thimble
1603 James 1st hammered silver sixpence 1571 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence

1399 - 1413 Henry IV hammered silver half penny

Obv + *** IC REX ANGLx

Rev CIVI/***DON - London mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny

Obv + ED ******* REX

Rev DVR - Durham mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny

Obv + EDWAR ANGLE DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

18thC clog fastener 1500-1700 mount
18thC clog fastener Napoleonic Wars lead figurine Medieval buckle plate
1634 Cahrles 1st hammered copper rose farthing

15thC Venetian soldino hammered silver coin

Obv: Doge standing left, holding standard.


Rev: S MARCVS VENETI (Saint Mark of Venice). Winged and nimbate lion of Saint Mark facing.

Medieval hammered silver long cross penny

16th to 17thC Elizabeth 1st to James 1st British made gold Angel coin weight

Obv V s

Rev Angel

Medieval vessica seal matrix

So AVICDE - Seal of avicde

17thC working toy petronel (pistol)

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1640

The toy is based on the match-lock 'petronels' of the 16th and 17th Centuries

Large medieval cast Jester face bucket mount

1838 Victroia milled silver sixpence 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1874 Victroia milled silver sixpence 1578-9 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Greek cross mint mark

1327 Edward III hammered silver long cross penny

Obv + EDWARDV **

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1280 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny - egg waisted S, class 3

Obv + EDWR' ANGL' DNS hYB

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

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny

Obv + EDWR R ANGL DNS hYB

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

1485 Henry VII hammered silver half penny - Cross furchee - Open crown

Obv RIC ***

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

15thC open topped thimble 16thC Tudor clothing fastener

1641-3 Charles 1st hammered silver penny - mintmark 2 dots

 

4thC Roman bronze coin sent for ID

This one is pretty simple, despite the near total lack of legend, it's clearly a posthumous CONSECRATIO issue billon antoninianus of Claudius Gothicus (died 270)

The rectilinear pattern on the reverse - an altar enclosure with paneled doors - was very easy for local engravers to copy, so this is one of the most frequently encountered pieces in the field of contemporary copies - second only to the Tetricus I PAX AVG copies. 

Gothicus official antoniniani - at least his later ones and posthumous issues - are among the most tawdry, slipshod productions to emerge from the huge minting establishment at Rome. One of the first things Aurelian, Gothicus' first serious successor, had to deal with was to put down what had become an armed rebellion by the (literally) thousands of workers and slaves in the Roman mint community - they had pretty much broken off from the Empire and were pursuing their own path as an independent organization given the power vacuum of the late 260's.

Mark

Doge Michele Steno (1400-1413). Venetian silver soldino


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.

1422 - 1461 French Charles VII 'Three circles' jeton of Tournai

Three circles each contain a quatrefoil:in each angle a lis

Obv + O IIIATE R DEI IIIEIIIEIITO IIIE

Rev Broad ended cross patty, simple floral oraments

Mitchener ref 607

1696 William III milled silver shilling WWI Royal Artillery button 15thC lead token type 2
3 - 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthings Georgian watcgh winder 1500-1700 gilded mount
16thC Tudor snake buckle 17thC Henry Lamb of Colchster Essex hammered copper trade farthing

C10thC Saxon silver coin centre - send for ID and as potential hoard to museum

This must be a Circumscription Cross type from before Edgar's reform, and so it cannot be part of the hoard.

Best wishes,

Martin

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jetton
17thC Henry Lamb of Colchster Essex hammered copper trade farthing Medieval hammered silver penny - Durham mint
 
RN Capt / Commander - 1787
RN Lieutenant - 1787
Shipping line button

1855-1881

British 5th Regiment of Foot, fought at Lexington-Concord and Bunker Hill.

 
1587 - 9 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - crescent mint mark 1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jetton
1567-70 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Coronet mint mark

1351- 1361 Edward III hammered silver penny Pre Treaty- annulet stops

Obv EDWARDVSoREX ANGLI

Rev CIVI/TAS/L ** London mint

1625-42 Charles 1st hammered silver half penny - Rose each side - no legend type Scottish 1636 Charles 1st hammered silver 20 pence

Georgian decorated silver pin fragment 1683 Charles II milled copper half penny
1279 Edward 1st Irish hammered silver long cross farthing

Medieval long cross hammered silver fragment

Obv NGL **

Rev /LON/ London mint

1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Essex hammered copper trade farthing

1461-70 Edward IV hammered silver long cross penny - quatrefoil to each side of neck - initial mark rose

Quatrefoil with pellet in centre of reverse cross - York mint

1562 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - Pheon mint mark Georgian gold faced monogrammed button

18thC George III gold third quinea

Grotty bronzes from the hoard

Roman silver coin with thick horn crust - cannot cook to clean it until it has been disclaimed by museum

 

Roman silver coin - sent for ID - cannot cook to clean it until it has been disclaimed by museum

I can't be 100% certain, but I'd be very surprised if it didn't turn out to be Trajan - one of his SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI denarii with a standing deity or personification. The portrait, I thought at first, looked a little more like Hadrian, but given the absence of useful legend on the obverse and the obvious encrustation lumps I'm going by the shape of the back of his head - and the legend on the reverse.
Cleaner, this could probably be dated to within a couple of years, but that's the manufacture. It seems like 107-113 is the range for this reverse legend issue. But, of course, it could have taken its time getting buried in Britannia. The hoard is better datable by the latest rather than the earliest coin.

Mark

Sent for ID

Nice late 2nd century piece - Commodus, 177-192 AD. AR denarius
Obverse, M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT P P. laureate head right.
Reverse, SEC ORB P M TR P XIIII COS V; in ex, DES VI - Securitas seated left holding globe.
Mint of Rome, 189 AD.
RIC III 190; RSC  695; SRCV 5694.

It's a common type, but this is a very nice find, comparitively speaking. It should turn out very attractive with some careful cleaning.

Mark

Interesting hoard coin sent for provisional ID

suspect this may be a relatively late (c. 90 BC) and common Republican denarius - or at least copied from one - like this:


http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album98/ML_20_Titia_den

Several of the earlier emperors had extensive "restitution" coinages in which they emulated the coins of earlier times - Titus and Trajan were both responsible for major series of restitution coinage.
When you have this denarius a bit cleaner, I may be able to tell if it's original or a restitution issue.  I can't quite tell if I'm seeing a legend on the obverse - and of course, if there is a legend, then it would have to be one of the later re-issues. 

Or, if we discover an emperor's name or titles on the coin and it isn't one of those who deliberately and consiously copied older types, it might be a denarius by someone who just wanted to put a Pegasos on his coinage - the portrait (such of it as can be seen under the encrustatioin) looks like it might be Septimius Severus and although I'm not certain, offhand, whether Severus had a Pegasos reverse, it's possible - he struck a multitude of different types of denarii.

Mark

 

Roman silver hoard coins with thick horn crust - cannot cook to clean it until it has been disclaimed by museum

50BC Cantii Celtic gold qtr stater

It is a Floret Trophy type VA 146,BMC 436 attributed to the Cantii tribe - sent to PAS for recording

1.28g, 12.08mm

1299 Edward 1ST hammered silver long cross penny - Class 9

Obv + EDWAR ANGL DIIS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOII/DOII - London mint

1422 -61 Henry VI hammered silver half penny - annulet issue

annulets in two opposing qtrs on reverse

Obv +**** ANGL'

London mint

 

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny

Obv + EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1299 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny - Class 9

Obv + *** A II **

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1351- 1361 Edward III hammered silver long cross penny - pre treaty

Obv + ED ** ANGLI F

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

15thC lead token - type 2 16thC Tudor button
1900 Victoria milled silver three pence 1896 Victoria milled silver six pence

Italian States-Venice, Andrea Contarini as Doge (1368-1382), Soldino

+ ANDR ' 9-TAR DVX
Doge standing left, holding banner
F in left field
+ . S . MARCVS . VENETI .

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

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny

Obv + EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev **V/DO*/ACL'/RA*** - Must be poor spelling and stike of EBO/RACI - York mint

1351- 1353 Edward III hammered silver half groat - Pre treaty series C , annulet stop on obv, IM Cross 1, closed C&E, 9 arches to tressure, wedge tailed R

Obv +EDW**** REX ANGLI Z FRANCI

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

George II trade weight - Crown G London cipher

1369 -77 Edward III hammered silver half penny - Post treaty period

Type 10

Obv + EDWARD.REX.ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Stunning medieval purse bar with inscription and black enamel decoration

'PI FV'

1667 Albra Langley, bay maker, of Colchester Essex hammered copper trade farthing 16thC Tudor clothing fastener 17thC lead token
1641-3 Charles 1st hammered silver penny - mintmark 2 dots 15thC lead token - type 2 15thC lead token - type 2

1462 Edward IV hammered silver long cross penny

D at centre of reverse cross - Durham mint

15thC lead token - type 2 15thC lead token
Early medieval buckle with dot decoration 15thC dagger chape
1636 - 8 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat - Tun mint mark 1500-1700 hooked mount 1500-1700 enameled mount

Medieval Girdle book clasp

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.

 

Medieval chaffing dish handle Complete post medieval alnage lead cloth seal
Interesting gilded silver widget ?? 1623 - 4 James 1st hammered silver penny - Lis mint mark

Sterling silver issue 1279 Edward 1st hammered silver farthing- no inner circle on New reverse legend type - Class 20a

Obv +ER AN GL AII

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny
1641-3 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat- mintmark 2 dots

1422 - 61 Henry VI hammered silver half penny - Leaf issue - Leaf on breast

Obv hENRIC' REX ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1820 George III milled silver sixpence

Medieval Edward 1st to III hammered silver voided long cross penny

Obv DWAR

Rev RACI - York mint

17thC Charles II silver button - reported as treasure to museum 18thC German states 1/12th Einen Thaler milled silver coin
Georgian silver spoon Georgian silver spoon
1840 Victoria milled silver shilling 1696 William III milled silver sixpence
1837 William IV milled silver four pence 16thC Tudor button
Medieval beehive thimble 18thC exploded toy cannon
Medieval lead head mount - knight
 
1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jetton WWI - WWII Queens Own Dorset regiment button  

Interesting Georgian gold ring with black enamelled inlaid sections- possible mourning ring - no hall marks

18.8mm. 1.57g

 

2ndC Roman bronze sent for ID

12.82g – 28.86mm

After another look at the larger piece (squarish flan, the patina looks black on my monitor) this, I believe, is a sestertius of one of the later Antonines. Could be Marcus Aurelius (1st most likely), Lucius Verus (least likely) or Commodus (2nd most likely) - on the basis of what appears to be a beard on the chin of the portrait - again, no obverse legend and not clear enough of a portrait for me to feel confident assigning it to a specific ruler. This puts it in the period 161-193 AD.
The reverse is a standing deity or personification, but it's so short of detail that I am at a loss to tell which one of a couple dozen possibilities it might be. If I had to guess, however, based on what the posture of the arms, etc, appears to be, I'd say perhaps it's Spes standing left holding flower and hitching the hem of her skirt. It might also be someone like Pietas standing left sacrificing over an altar at her feet. Or it could be someone altogether different.

Sorry I can't get any closer with these - some of them have useful hints visible, some don't.

Mark

Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD.
Orichalcum Æ Sestertius
31mm, 26.68g, 12h.
Mint of Rome, 177 AD.
Obv: M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM TR P XXXI. Laureate head right.
Rx: VOTA PVBLICA IMP VIIII COS III S - C. Aurelius standing left sacrificing over tripod altar.
RIC III 1226, SR 5018.

Just a guess, but what little detail I can make out on the coin seems to make a pretty good match with the devices on this fairly common M. Aurelius sestertius.

Mark

2ndC Roman bronze sent for ID

3.27g, 24.38mm

I'm pretty sure now that the one with the clear "S" in the reverse field (brown patina and badly chipped) is the smaller, lighter one and a fairly scarce half-follis from Trier, c. 307.
It could be in the name of Galerius, Maximinus II, Constantine I, or either Diocletian or Maximian post abdication. I'm afraid the complete lack of obverse legend will limit my ability to fine-tune the ruler's ID to this whole group, and will not be strictly able to be determined to be for any one of the possible rulers.
The reverse type (almost certainly) is GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, although, again, no legible reverse legend either. Genius of the Roman People standing left holding patera and cornucopiae - S - A in fields, [PTR in exergue]

Mark

Medieval gilded mount - sexfoil gold inlay remains 1913 George V milled silver sixpence
19thC Victoria milled silver sixpence 1818 George III milled silver sixpence

1920's The New Hudson Cycle Limited badge

The New Hudson marque began in the late 1800's as a bicycle factory in Birmingham, England. The owner, George Patterson, made his first motorcycle in 1902, but as it was not a sales success, no more motor cycles were produced until 1910. From 1910 to 1932; with the exception of years 1915 to 1919 when WWI meant only munitions and bicycles were made; motorcycle production averaged about 2000 each year. The company were always keen on gaining success in motor cycle sport and gained many good results. However lacking the finances of larger companies their best result in the Isle of Man TT was Jimmy Guthrie's second place in the Senior event in 1927.

In 1932 due to the depression motor cycle production ceased as it was no longer profitable

20thC Easrt Anglian TEC badge

National cycling proficiency badge

Mr Horace Valvona started the Safe Cycling Scheme when he was County Road Safety Officer.
It began in 1955 and over the next 12 years 165 girls cycled with the team.

11,000 BC Stone Age flint scraper
Georgian copper cherub mount Georgian silver open topped thimble 1500-1650 buckle
1526- 44 Henry VIII hammered silver groat - arrow mint mark 1892 Victoria milled silver sixpence

1935 George V milled silver half crown (30 pence) Large Georgian silver mount
1819 George III milled silver shilling 20thC match strike petrol lighter 20thC North British Champions club badge
1930 George V milled silver sixpence 15thC lead token - type 2 Georgian button
Late Medieval gilded mount 15thC lead token - type 2 Georgian gilded button
1910 Australian Edward VII milled silver three pence 1696 William III milled silver sixpence- love token
Medieval casket key 18thC Danish 10 Cents milled billion silver coin
1889 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1723 George 1st milled copper farthing - 'Dump' issue

1260 AD Non Heraldic personal seal, 4 have been found attached to pasture rights. The design is typical of mid 13thC non heraldic seals like the , a fleur -de- lis, a flower, the lamb of god and each names it's owner on the legend

Seal of RICARD I. DE

 

1603- 4 James 1st hammered silver half groat- Thistle mint mark 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing
WWI- WWII Essex regiment cap badge 1844 Victoria milled silver four pence
1604-5 James 1st hammered silver half groat-Lis mint mark 1500-1700 mount 18thC clog fastener

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

Obv TOR - Canterbury mint

Tendring Volunteer Reserve

Found in the area of Tendring this has been attributed to the Tendring Volunteer Cavalry 1798-1801 and not re-raised in 1803.

17thC button
1613 James 1st hammered silver penny- Trefoil mint mark

1327 Edward III hammered silver penny - quadrefoil with pellet at centre of reverse cross - York mint

Obv **W**

1531-44 Henry VIII hammered silver half groat - LE besides shield - key mint mark

Archbishop Lee

Medieval Fleur De Lis mount 16thC Tudor rose mount
Medieval religious cross harness pendant 17thC Henry Lamb of Colchster Essex hammered copper trade farthing
Stunning 17thC William and mary milled copper penny Post medieval lead cloth seal
Medieval decorated pin

 

1774 German States - Julich Berg copper 1/4 stuber

 

Medieval casket key Medieval buckle 1500-1700 mount

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