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Fixed 1361- 69 Edward III hammered gold qtr nobel - Treaty period, Large pellet at centre of reverse cross

Obv EDWAR DEI GRAC ANGL D

19mm,1.83g

 

Fixed 1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence), annulet stops

obv EDWA***** REX ANGLZ FR **

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

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

Georgian opened topped thimble

1.75g,14.57mm 1.80g,14.30mm

 

Iron Age, mid-2nd century BC
Probably made in northern France or Belgium another one found at Fenny Stratford near Milton Keynes, England

One of the earliest coins in Britain

Iron Age, mid-2nd century BC
Probably made in northern France or Belgium; found at Fenny Stratford near Milton Keynes, England

One of the earliest coins in Britain

This is a superb example of the Iron Age die-engraver's art. It also represents what is thought to be the first type of coin ever to circulate in Britain. They were probably made on the Continent in northern France or Belgium. Gold coins like this crossed over the English Channel, perhaps in trade or as gifts between high-ranking individuals. Some of them were eventually buried in coin hoards and not recovered by their owners. The owner may have died, or simply forgotten where they had put them. Alternatively, the coins may have been intended as permanent, sacred offerings to the gods. They are mostly found today by metal-detectorists, in locations throughout south-east England. Another one was found at Fenny Stratford near Milton Keynes.

The design of the coin is, at several stages removed, descended from the Greek gold staters of King Philip II of Macedon (reigned 359-336 BC). The hair on the left-facing head has grown considerably, while the original two-horsed chariot on the reverse of the coin has been transformed here into a lively, abstract depiction of a horse surrounded by a large array of symbols.

I.M. Stead and S. Youngs, Celts, British Museum Pocket Treasury (London, The British Museum Press, 1996)

D. Nash, Coinage in the Celtic world (London, Seaby, 1987)

Reported as potential hoard to museum

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

Ancient gold sheet - hatch decoration - possible cup fragment

21.34mm,0.95g

Reported as potential treasure

Roman glass vessel top

10-40 AD Cunoblinus Leaping Griffin type Celtic silver unit

Laureate bust r CVNOBEL in front INVS behind

Griffin springing L,CAMV on ex. line

ABC 2909

Classed as excessively rare

13.25mm, 1.19g

 

 
Medieval ' crown shaped'buckle 16thC Tudor clothing fastener  

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWARR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

1816 George III milled silver sixpence Georgian watch winders
1216 Henry III hammered silver half penny 1158 -1189 AD Henry II hammered silver half penny ' Tealby' cross and crosslet type

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDW*** ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/DVR/EME- Durham mint

Georgian button Medieval D buckle
17thC William III milled silver sixpence - Coventry mint Medieval mount
16thC stone caronade shell Medieval mount 2ndC Roman fibular brooch
1500-1700 mount WWI Horse Artillery lapel badge

Hooked mount

Chronology

Period to: POST MEDIEVAL

Date from: Circa AD 1300
Date to: Circa AD 1600

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing

Rev LEM/ - Moneyer William

1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing
Georgian watch winder Georgian fob seal 15thC lead token - type 2
Vcitorian lion mount 1846 Victoria milled silver sixpence
1926 George V milled silver shilling 1899 Victoria milled silver sixpence

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross halfpenny

Rev VND/NIC/ - Moneyer Nicole of London mint

1216 Henry III hammered silver voided short cross farthing

Rev ONL/ - London mint

17thC clothing fastener CH Regiment button ?? Georgian watch winder WWII Royal Marines button
1696 William III milled silver sixpence 1881 Victoria milled silver sixpence
17thC William III milled silver sixpence

Medieval Edward 1st to 3rd hammered silver long cross farthing

Obv EDWA***

Rev CIVI/T

 

Medieval Edward 1st to 3rd hammered silver long cross penny

Obv EDW**** hYB

 

Medieval Edward hammered silver voided long cross farthing

Obv D REX

Rev EBO/ - York mint

 

Medieval hammered silver long cross halfpenny penny 17thC William and Mary milled silver sixpence - love token
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing 1649 Commonweath hammered silver two pence
Georgian watch winder 15thC casket key

1340 French jetton Georgian silver buckle - Continental mark

11,000 BC flint axe head

Georgian silver button Georgian silver mount 19thC hunting button

1864 - 18 carat gold ring - 'Fidelity'

Maker HG&S - Henry Griffith & Sons Birmingham

20.22mm, 2.04g

c20-25AD Cunobelin silver unit

The Cunobelin silver is very nice, and a rare type at that. Seated figure facing left. The only standard reference for the type is no. 308 in Spink's Coins of England, it's not in Van Arsdell or the BM catalogue. You can see the amphora which the seated figure is holding quite clearly, but the CVNOBE doesn't show up too well on either. I don't have the exact figures here for rarity, but I don't think there are more than a dozen of these recorded at most. Date is perhaps somewhere in the middle of Cunobelin's reign, say perhaps c. 20-25 AD.

Thanks again for all these,
Best wishes
Philip

13.97mm,1.27g

 

Interesting coin dug in pastureland so one face exposed to oxygen- one face has horn silver crust that needs 'cooking' to remove crust

1493- 1498 Henry VII hammered silver groat- Two arches unjewelled - Type 3b I.m pansy, new bust

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - Satire stops - London mint

 

Iron Age to early Roman (25-60AD) cast copper alloy rosettle brooch. Irish 1603 James 1st hammered silver sixpence

Probably one of the smallest hammered silver coins you can find, 1/3rd the weight of a Medieval silver farthing

1625-42 Charles 1st hammered silver half penny - Rose each side - no legend type
1500-1700 mount

c2ndC Romano - British mount

 
Georgian silver mount  

c150AD Roman glass bottle with golden patina "Iridescence"

11,000 BC flint scraper Roman glass vessel fragment with golden patina "Iridescence"

Mint 4th/5thC Roman silver coin - sent for ID

This is emperor Arcadius, 383-408 AD.
The coin is a silver Siliqua
The mint is Mediolanum = Milan
D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, diademed draped and cuirassed bust right.
VIRTVS ROMANORVM. Roma seated left on cuirass holding Victory on globe and grounded spear.
MDPS in exergue = Mint of Milan, 397-402 AD

RIC vol. X, 1227;
RSC 27b.

Nice find!

Mark

1668 Voll Abraham of Colchester Essex hammered copper farthing

Ref Norweb 1233a

1603 James 1st hammered copper farthing
c150AD Roman glass bottle stopper "Iridescence" 1603 James 1st coin weight
Celtic bronze serpent head bucket mount 14th/15thC 1/2 Gold Ryal - King with sword and shield standing in a ship type coin weight

Roman bronze sent for ID

There’s a bit less to go on here than the silver siliqua from earlier (don’t clean it to death – nice, original toning!)

From what I can see, this Æ is either Constantine I or possibly his father, Constantius I.
The denomination, I must assume since you gave me no measurements, is a follis.
I believe the reverse type to be from the GENIO POPVLI ROMANI group, although it may be abbreviated like the example below, with the Genius of the Roman People standing left holding a patera and cornucopiae.
The exergue of your coin is currently too illegible for me to tell, due to both the irregularity of the strike and the fact that there may not be anything in the exergue.  It’s been crusted-over so it’s unlikely to be possible for me to assign it to a mint, unless by chipping away at the encrustation over the exergue-area you found you were able to unearth letters or at least the top serifs of letters.

It would probably have looked something like this follis of Licinius, pre-farm chemicals. I believe this was struck at about the same time as your coin.


http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album162/40_Licinius_I_Follis_310_13_GPR_TRE?full=1

Mark

16thC Tuydor clothing fastener Head cut from Napoleon III coin Georgian mount 19thC livery button
Post medieval lead bale seal

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jetton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

1844 Victoria milled silver sixpence

1280 -82 Edward 1st hammered silver penny- Class 3

Bifoliate crown - Cross potent - long serifs

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev VILL/ABR/ISTO/LIE - Bristol mint

WWII 1940's George VI milled silver Florin (24 pence) and two sixpences Clog fastener 1500-1700 mount
Vcitorian 'Sterling' silver mount 1500-1700 mount 1500-1700 mount
Post medieval lead bale seal Saxon harness fitting

1866 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

19.4mm,3.98g

17th/18thC gold posy ring - Great mis spelling

'*LOVE . TO. BE. LOVEED'

3.52g,19.35mm

Reported as treasure to museum

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

13.35mm,1.29g

 

1689 James II milled silver shilling

Large Roman AS bronze coin WWII Royal Regiment of Artillery button 1500-1650 buckle
Unknown Portuguese copper coin 1500-1700 mount
1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny 18thC toy cannon
1656 John Lambe of Colchester hammered copper trade farthing 1581 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross penny Unknown early bronze widget ??
Medieval mount Victorian silver charm
1606-7 James 1st hammered silver half groat - Escallop mint mark 1620-1 James 1st hammered silver penny - Rose mint mark

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR ANGLE DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

17thC Thomas Reynolds bay maker of Colchester hammered copper trade farthing
17thC lead token 19thC George III milled silver sixpence forgery
1817 George III milled silvcer sixpence 1582- 3 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Bell mint mask
1646-8 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat- Sun mint mark Pre 1603 Taco'd hammered silver half groat
Silver ring - no hall marks 19thC livery button

Huge post medieval lead mount

Min Mindy's heart attack find - This was found near the 17thC posy ring above so when Mindy saw this in the hole covered with dirt she thought she had hit the holy grail !!

Turm out to be plated - monster sized find

Medieval hammered silver penny - annulet by the neck

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

Obv +EDWARDVS REX A

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

 

Roman Crispvs bronze sent for ID

This one is a fairly early centenionalis (the Æ3 denomination Constantine I created to replace the sadly diminished follis). I can’t tell the mint, but generally the material you find tends to be from European rather than eastern mints.  In fact, this type was struck only at the 3 most western mints so you have a fairly short list of possibilities – London, Lyon & Trier.
Rather than describing it, here is an example of a somewhat more legible specimen from my collection:
 http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album164/33_Crispus_BET_TRE

This one has a left-facing bust where yours faces right, otherwise they are the same “BEATA TRAN-QVILLITAS” reverse type: 3 stars above Globus Terrarum atop small, square altar inscribed “VOT / IS / XX” in three lines; PTR(dot) in exergue (this one’s from Trier – yours may be too, but there is no way I can tell from the photos.)
I’m not 100% certain, but I believe this type was only struck for the 3 members of the House of Constantine ruling at that time (~320-323) - 2 Caesars, Crispus and Constantine II, and for Constantine I as senior Augustus.
You can see a couple more specimens of the type towards the bottom of this page:
http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album164?page=4

Mark

 

16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat 1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny
1602 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - 2 mint mark 1653 Jeremy Erds of Manningtree Essex hammered copper trade farthing
1656 Samuel Salter of Dedham Copper trade farthing 1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jetton
1678 Charles II milled silver two pence 1500-1700 mount Georgian mount
1950's wrist watch WWII Northamptonshire Regiment regiment cap badge
Post medieval lead bale seal 1697 William III milled silver sixpence - love token
16thC Small caliber stone caronade shot Early 1660 -2 Charles II milled silver half groat - this legend CAROLVS.II.D.G

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWA****

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver groat - Martlet mint mark
1633-4 Charles 1st hammered silver sixpence - portcullis mint mark

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny - Class 7b-7b)

Rev MAN.ON. Moneyer Norman

850 BC Bronze Age socketed axe head

Watch winders

19thC Heavy Cavalry regiment button

HC

19thC livery button 19thC hunting button

Medieval badges Ref Mitchiner p244 939 - 941

 

'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 '

 

 

1500-1650 buckle

Medieval hammered silver penny

Rev RACI/ York mint

1900 Victoria silver name plate - date letter a - Shiffield mint

A.S makers mark

Albert Sydenham 1893

1816 George III milled silver sixpence

Unknown bronze widget

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny 19thC Victoria milled silver sixpence

 

Georgian fob seal holder Georgian fob seal Medieval hooked mount
Medieval hammered silver long cross penny 1674 Charles II milled copper half penny

1760-73 English Portuguese coin value coin weight

Value in cartouche - Three pounds twelve shillings

Ref Withers 1614 - 28mm

1605 James 1st hammered silver sixpence
18thC silver clog fastener 17thC lead mount

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

 

Victorian silver mount or brooch

Medieval hammered silver penny

Quatrefoil with pellet at centre of reverse cross

York mint - Archiepiscopal issues

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver half penny

Obv +EDWAR ***

Rev ***/LON/DON - London mint

Addedomaros 45BC Celtic gold stater - reported to museum as hoard addendum

5.48g, 17.73mm

1804 George III milled gold third guinea

2.76g,17mm

10-40 AD Celtic Cunobelininus Stepping horse bronze unit

NT8.CVNO in tablet,within wreath/Horse stepping r.CAMV below

VA 2101 BMC 1987-90 Classed as Scarce

1634 hammered copper rose farthing
Medieval buckle RN Master - 1807-1825
RN Ass't Master - 1807-1825
RN Volunteer Gr.II - 1824-1825
In use 1807 - 1825

1319 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - point backed E, Class 15

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

Rev ANT+D - Canterbury mint

16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
Art Deco hair slide 19thC Royal London Yacht Club button Georgian silver thimble fragment
Post medieval hammered silver half groat Mid 4thC House of Constantine Roman bronze coin - two soldiers standing
18thC Toy cannon 1656 John Lambe Colchester hammered copper trade farthing
19thC Monogrammed button WWII Royal Marines Artillery button 1573-8Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence -Eglantine mint mark
1625 Charles 1st hammered silver sixpence 1818 George III milled silver sixpence

1800 George III milled gold third guinea

2.76g,17mm

19thC hunting monogramed button WWII Royal Marines Artillery button 1500-1700 mount WWII lapel army badge
17thC sword belt fitting 1918 George V milled silver sixpence
1602 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - 2 mint mark

1351-61 Edward III hammered silver penny -broken annulet on breast- satire stops on reverse - Pre Treay series G London C

Obv +EDWARDVS REX ANGLIE

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

 

8th-9thC Anglo saxon key

Huge bronze Roman key handle

Early medieval gilded harness pendant 1895 Victoria India milled silver 2 Anna
1594-6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Wool pack mark

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

18thC silver button 1500-1700 mount 16thC Tudor fretwork button 1500-1700 mount
Post medieval lead cloth seal 1500-1650 buckle  
Post medieval lead Russian bale seal 20thC ear ring
19thC Victoria milled silver shilling 1572 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

Huge decorated 1st to 2nd C Roman fibular brooch - Wroxeter type

 

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny 1565 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - Rose mint mark

54th REGIMENT OF FOOT. / AFTER 1881 :- 2nd Battalion The Dorsetshire Regiment

 

O/R - 1855-1881

1500-1650 buckle
11,000 BC flint scraper

Unknown huge socket spike ??

1582-3 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - bell mint mark Georgian watch winders

Two great c500 million years old eyeball fossil finds

Monster gold coin find

1351-1352 Edward III gold noble -series C- E in centre of reverse cross - Closed E & C's - Lombardic M - reverse Roman N -annulet stops to reverse

Obv EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC D hYB

Ref Spink 1483 -JJ North 1144

33.46mm, 7.67g

 
17thC Colchester hammered copper trade farthing Post medieval mount  
Georgian key Medieval long cross hammered silver half penny
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat 17thC Colchester hammered copper trade farthing
Victorian silver mount Medieval bar mount
18thC apothecary weight 17thC lead token
19thC livery button 15th lead token Post medieval lead Russian bale seal
1836 William IV milled silver four pence    

1907 Silver brooch - Birmingham hall mark- Design registration mark Jan 1883, Class metal

20thC ear ring Lead toy horse

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jetton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

Post medieval lead dragon mount
Post medieval lead chcicken

1205 Willam 1 The Lion - Scottish hammered silver farthing

Obv WIL***

 

Medieval hammered silver long cross penny 15thC lead token type 2 1500-1650 buckle

1794 Colchester half penny

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.

1550-1700 buckle 16thC Tudor button
1500-1650 buckle 1500-1650 buckle 16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny 1820 George III death medallion
1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny 1600-1720 buckle Medieval buckle

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross farthing

Rev WIN+

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross penny

Obv hEN/RIO/ - Moneyer Henri

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross penny

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Rev OLE/ON - Moneyer Nicole

1611-12 James 1st hammered silver penny - Mullet mint mark 18thC Royal artillery button Georgian watch winder
15thC lead token Regimental cap badge 1817 George III milled silver sixpence
Georgian finial 1500-1700 mount 20thC enamelled badge
Trinity House
UK Lighthouse Authoruty
Pilot's Tunic Button
In use 1900 - 1930s
"Trinity House Pilot"
17thC clothing fastener Georgian rose gold watch winder
Victorian silver jewelry clasp Victorian silver button face

1199 John hammered silver short cross half penny - Class5

Rev VND + RIC - Moneyer Richard of London mint

1561-5 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence- Pheon mint mark 1842 Victoria milled silver shilling ( 12 pence)
Irish 1605 - 5 James 1st 1st hammered silver sixpence - Rose mint mark 1790's France 5 centimes copper coin
20thC East Essex Co op society 5 old pence token 1500-1650 buckle 1500-1650 buckle
1500-1650 buckle 19thC Great Northern Railway button 1601-2 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - I mint mark
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat

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

Obv hENRICVS REX III

Rev hEN/RIO/NLV/NDE - Moneyer Henri of London mint

1619 - 25 James 1st Quarter Laurel gold coin weight, 3rd coinage

1461 Paris type Jetton - 'lozenge containing four lis'

VIVE:LE:BON:ROI:DE:FRANCE

Georgian glass fob seal - Elephant and Castle 1579 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - Greek cross mint mark

First medieval gilded vessica shaped brooch I have seen

Georgian watch winder 16thC Tudor button 18thC bayonet frag
Georgian mount 17thC sword belt fitting 1603 James 1st hammered silver half groat
1500-1700 mount 15thC lead token 18thC musket ram rod guide
Georgian mount WWII RAF button 19thC livery button WWII Army officer shoulder rank insignia

 

19thC livery button 1500-1700 mount 16thC Tudor buttons
c150AD Roman glass bottle fragment with golden patina "Iridescence"

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Georgian double sided seal matrix c13thC Medieval lead vessica seal matrix

1260 AD Non Heraldic personal seal of freeholders of Charwelton Nothhamptonshire. 4 have been found attached to pasture rights. The design is typical of mid 13thC non heraldic seals

Georgian fob seal 20thC Girls Guides badge 1592-5 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Tun mint mark

Roman bronze animal headed vessel mount

1327 Edward III hammered silver half groat

1422 -1430 Henry VI hammered silver half groat- IM Cross V,(7a)- annulets by bust

Obv +HENRIC DI GRA REX x ANGL' Z F

Rev VIL/LAx/CAL/IS - Calais mint

1867 Victoria milled silver three pence 1746 George II milled sixpence - LIMA below bust
1886 Victoria milled silver three pence 1561-5 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Pheon mint mark

Royal Ordnance Corp Britain's Merchant Navy
Generic Design Issue
In use 1900 's onwards
Ancient gold bar
17thC Richard Cock of Colchester hammered copper trade farthing 20thC Scorpion bracelet
BC Roman silver coin - needs cooking to remove crust

1796 Louis XVI French 12 deniers copper

A Atelier de Paris

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR R ANGL DNS

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Georgian watch winders

Tiny 15thC casket key

Georgian fob seal

Honi soit qui mal y pense (Old French: shame upon him who thinks evil of it)

THE ARMY SERVICE CORPS (1914 -1918)

20thC British rail button 20thC East Essex Co Op Colchester
1500-1650 buckle Georgian button 15thC lead token 18thC monogrammed spoon handle
17thC thimble Britain's Merchant Navy
Generic Design Issue
In use 1900 's onwards
Huge Merchant Navy button
18thC clog fastener Georgian fob seal 1875 Victoria milled silver three pence
1582 Elizbath 1st hammered silver half groat 1899 Victoria milled silver sixpence

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWR ANGL DNS

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

WWII Irish Volunteers regiment button
Medieval lead gaming token Georgian watch winder 18thC Continental billion silver coin

Large Roman bronze coin sent for ID

Nice one – that’s a Nero large-module copper As, with “Apollo” (Nero as Apollo) strolling right and playing a lyre on the reverse. Nero had a similar small-module As in brass, with the same Apollo reverse.

There might be more than one obverse legend associated with this reverse (there may be reverse legend variants as well - and the obverse legend is none too clear in the photo - but the reverse would quite likely be:
PONTIF MAX TR POT IMP; S - C
“Nero AS Apollo Citharoedus walking right, playing lyre”

The obverse legend might well be: “NERO CLAVD CAESAR GERMANICVS IMP P P”
But it’s pretty vague.  Perhaps with a bit of brushing, more of the legends will become clearer.

Nero used a gazillion different legends on his Æ, the page(s) with his Æ legend variants in RIC runs to about 85 separate entries, which is why I’m not committing myself to the readings I’m suggesting above.

The type I describe above dates to 65 AD. And was struck at the mint in Lyon.

Mark

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1603 James 1st hammered silver half groat

 

1327 Edward III hammered silver penny - quatrefoil at centre of revcerse cross- York

Obv ********GLIE

Rev RACI - York mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv NGL DN***

2ndC Roman silver coin 17thC William III milled silver shilling
WW 1 Boys Life Brigade belt buckle
19thC livery button 15thC livery button 1860 Victoria milled silver sixpence
1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross halfpenny 1842 Victoria milled silver shilling
1817 George III milled silver shilling 1930 George V milled silver Florin (24 pence)

55th Regiment of Foot

Officer - 1800-1820

The 55th Regiment of Foot was a British army regiment raised at Stirling in 1755 and sent to America. In 1881 it became the 2nd Battalion of the Border Regiment.

Prince of Wales feathers lead mount Georgian pastry jigger
18thC crotal bells

1199 John hammered silver short cross halfpenny - Class 5

Rev ICE+SIM - Moneyer Simon of Chichester

16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat 1878 Victoria milled silver sixpence

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR R ANGL DNS

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Roman mount
Roman bronze mount
Georgian fob seal French copper- alloy Jeton 1380AD Obv Shield of France bearing three feur de lys

17th/18thC jewellery item with blue stone - possible brooch - no hall marks - disclaimed bymuseum

2.65g, 14.87mm L

Frank had the brooch fixed for his Mrs

 

17thC crotal bell 15thC lead token Medieval trade weight
17thC Colchester hammered copper trade farthing 15thC lead token WWII Royal Corps of Signals
16thC Tudor illegal tavern token 19thC Victoria milled silver sixpence
16thC Elizabeth 1st Lead trade weight - Crown E 'A badge for a Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre in bronze and dating somewhere around C13/14th possibly very slightly later .
French Army republic button - Revolutionary Napoleonic Wars Georgian watch winders
1500-1650 buckle Essex Corporation button 16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny

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

Crockard - chaplet of roses in place of crown

1909 Edward VII milled silver sixpence
1854 Victoria milled silver four pence 20th Colchester Co Op three old pence token
1500-1700 mount Saxon harness cheek piece 1704 Queen Anne milled silver sixpence love token
1574 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence 1625 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat
1858 Victoria milled silver six pence 1500-1700 buckle
Roman bronze prick spur 1625 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat
Post medieval Russian lead bale seal 18thC Royal Artillery button RN Capt / Commander - 1901
   
19thC Trinity House
UK Lighthouse Authoruty
Pilot's Tunic Button
   

Huge complete 19thC Chemist in Norwich glass torpedo bottle

 

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1838 Victoria milled silver shilling

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jetton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

1614-25 James 1st hammered copper farthing

General type Obv. IACO D G MAG BR (IT)

Rev. FRA ET HIB REX

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

1199 John hammered silver short cross penny - Class 6

Obv hENRICVS REX

Obv + SAMVEL ON CA - Moneyer Samvel of Canterbury mint

15thC lead token WWI Conservative Club Army button
 
17thC lead token 15thC lead token  
850BC Bronze Age socketed axe fragment

1431 -3 Henry VI hammered silver farthing - Mascule before A

Pinecone Mascule issue

Obv + HENRIC REX ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1604-5 James 1st hammered silver half groat (2 pence)

1199 John hammered silver short cross half penny

Moneyer Walter

1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthings
2ndC Roman fibular brooch

1485- 1509 Henry VII 'brushed hair' type hammered silver halfpenny

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON

1818 George III milled silver sixpence Georgian silver collar stud
Georgian watch winders 16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
Overstamped milled silver sixpence 19thC Continental billion silver cpoin
Medieval hooked mount Animal Georgian fob seal holder
Medieval ahmmered silver long cross penny- Quadrefoil at centre of reverse cross - York mint 1839 Victoria milled silver shilling

Early medieval gold ring - reported as treasure to museum

24mm,1.32g

126 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

Rev ANT+ Canterbury mint

Georgian trade weight - Crown G London cipher 15thC lead token
Art deco silver pendant - scarab decoraion

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jetton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

15thC Gold Nobel coin weight - shield in the boat type Medieval shield type trade weight Georgian cupid mount
1526-44 Henry VIII hammered silver sovereign penny - (Duram) TW by shield Bishop Thomas Wolsey Georgian button
BELGIUM
Red Star Line
In use 1900 - 1950s
Maker - Unknown
 
15thC lead token  

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

Mid 4thC House of Constantine roman bronze coin - Two soldiers standing Huge medieval lead hanging trade weight
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1816 George III milled silver shilling
1789 Spanish Carlos III 8 reales milled silver coin King Louis XV of France 6 SOLS. 1743-1750.

These model coins were issued by Joseph Moore between 1844 and 1848, when the Government was tentatively discussing plans to replace the heavy copper coinage then in circulation. They were produced in such large numbers, and became so popular with the public, that the Royal Mint had to make an official pronouncement stating that they were not responsible for their manufacture.

 

1817 George III milled silver sixpence 1697 William III milled silver shilling - York mint
1653 Jeremy Erds of Manningtree Essex hammered copper trade farthing

1614-25 James 1st hammered copper farthing

General type Obv. IACO D G MAG BR (IT)

Rev. FRA ET HIB REX

 

1279 Edward III hammered silver half penny

Obv VS RE***

Rev /IEN/ - Unknown mint

1578 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence
Jan 1549-Apr 1550 Edward VI hammered silver shilling -Second issue debased

Very unusual medieval buckle - not seen this type before

1696 William III milled silver sixpence - love token The East Essex Militia were formed in 1759 and became the Essex Rifles Militia in 1853 during this period they had five styles of known button of which this is the fourt, so date wise you can go 1760-1853 or probably for this style c1810

Scottish 1249 Alexander III hammered silver penny - Class 3

Obv ALEXANDER REX

Rev WA/LTER/ Moneyer Walter of Forfar mint

17thC clothing fastener 15thC lead token
1279 Edward III hammered silver penny 17thC William III milled silver sixpence
 
1816 George III milled silver shilling Victoria silver cane tip  

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Rev ANT/WIL - Moneyer Willem of Canterbury mint

Medieval lead heraldic shield type trade weight
1575 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Rev WIL - Moneyer Willem

Facinating silver coin - Britannia sitting on a cannon -Silver sixpence token with unknown bust so far

Uncertain manufacturer associated with Westwood, Sixpence, 1812, bee-hive and bees, rev. Britannia seated left on cannon, edge grained

1279 Edward III hammered silver half penny

Rev LON/D - London mint

Georgian watch winders

1465-1476 Edward IV hammered silver penny - Type XVIv - 2nd reign - York mint

Archbishop George Neville

Key by neck, quadrefoil with pellet in reverse cross centre

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross penny Class 5

Obv hENRICVS REX III

Rev ROB/ERT/ON/CANT- Moneyer Robert on Canterbury

Medieval hammered silver penny 1816 George III milled silver sixpence

70 BC Morini Celtic gold qtr stater

1.46g,10.27mm

Reported to museum as hoard

Georgian heavily plated gold ring with missing stone 1500-1700 mount 17thC William III milled silver sixpence

Medieval mount

Roman bronze key

1603 James 1st hammered silver sixpence - Thistle mint mark

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWA R R ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

Georgian watch winders Unknown army button - PR regiment ?? Georgian buckle
14thC French shield of France jetton 1602 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - 2 mint mark
19thC Victoria milled silver sixpence
1802- 1816 Royal Veterans Battalion

I RVB

An other ranks version to the 1st RVB of uncertain date the unit served in Portsmouth, Gibraltar, Holland and Harwich where they were disbanded in 1814, reformed the following year they were disbanded in 1816 in Plymouth.

Royal fuseliers button
19thC livery button

Grenadier Guards ??

Officer - 1820-1829

Tiny 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

1820 George III milled silver sixpence UNITED KINGDOM
Royal London Yacht Club
R. T. L. C. - R. T. L. C.
London, England
In use 1837 - 1901
1918 George V milled silver sixpence 1921 George V milled silver sixpence
18thC Royal navy button Georgian silver button 17thC Charles II silver button - reported as treasure to museum

Victoria IHS badge

IHS: dating from the 8th c., this is an abbreviation for "IHESUS," the way Christ's Name was spelled in the Middle Ages (despite popular belief, the monogram stands neither for "Iesus Hominum Salvator" --"Jesus Saviour of Men" -- nor for "In His Service.") Popularized by St. Bernardine of Siena, the monogram was later used by St. Ignatius of Loyola as a symbol for the Jesuit Order.

The IHS monogram is an abbreviation or shortening of Jesus' name in Greek to the first three letters. Thus ΙΗΣΟΥΣ, ιησυς (iēsus, "Jesus"), is shortened to ΙΗΣ (iota-eta-sigma), sometimes transliterated into Latin or English characters as IHS or ΙΗC.

The symbol is said to appear rarely in the catacombs, only in the catacomb of Priscilla and the atrium of the Capella Gr�ca (Greek Chapel).1 It was popularized in the fifteenth century, however, by Franciscan disciple Bernadine of Sienna as a symbol of peace. In 1541 St. Ignatius Loyola adopted the symbol with three nails below and surrounded by the sun as the seal of the Jesuit order.

Contrary to some authors, the monogram originally stood for neither for Iesus Hominum Salvator ("Jesus Savior of Men") nor for "In His Service." Some attribute its origin to Constantine's vision, where he saw a cross with the inscription "In hoc signo vinces" ("in this sign you shall conquer,"2 which is abbreviated, according to them, as IHS. However, this seems to require a stretch, as do claims that it is really a pagan symbol. The simplest explanation, as an abbreviation of Jesus' name, is best.

 

Roman animal headed bucket mount

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWA R R ANGL DNS hYB

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

13thC lead vessica seal matrix
Mid 4thC Barbarious radiate Roman bronze coin Medieval harness pendant
1931 George V milled silver florin WWII Essex regiment badge
 
18thC Rpyal navy button   Medieval mount

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

Antonio Venier 1382-1400 (Type 1)

Italian States-Venice, Antonio Venier as Doge (1382-1400), Soldino, Venice Mint
+ ANTON VE_NERIO DVX
Doge standing left, holding banner, * / P in right field
+ . S . MARCVS . VENETI .
Winged lion of St. Mark facing left, holding book with both front paws all in inner circle
Plain Edge

Victorian gold signet ring

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWA R ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

20thC silver St Christopher medallion
Georgian silver mount with glass stones 1584-6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat- Escallop mint mark
Victorian silver jewelry chain 18thC snake buckle
Marcus Aurelius – Philosopher/emperor and the last of the “good emperors” of the 2nd century AD.  He was Caesar under Antoninus Pius for about 21 years, then Augustus in his own right for an additional 19 (161-180) so he was around for a good long time during an era of relative peace and prosperity many refer to as the “Golden Age of the Roman Empire”

1770's pattern coin weight - 6 shillings and nine pence ( 81 pence)

Obv SD 6.9

Rev SD 6.9

17thC Henry Lamb of Colchester Essex hammered copper trade farthing 17thC Portuguese copper coin

10-140 AD Cunobelin Celtic silver unit- needs cooking to remove crust

Medieval knife pommel

Georgian bell type trade weight

1327 Edward III hammered silver penny

RevR/ENE/ - Durham mint

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

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

Obv +ER AN GL **

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

 

Damianus Krauwinckel Master 1543 - first active member of the Krauwinckel family

'Lion of Saint Mark' jetton

Lion of St Mark standing left ,nimbate and winged, holding book of the Gospels

Obv DOMIANVS rosette KRAVWINCK

Rev Imperial orb surrounded by cross patty - fictitious inscription

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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