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1690 William and Mary milled silver four pence 1816 George III milled silver sixpence

1636-8 Charles 1st hammered silver shilling (12 pence)- Tun mint mark

1621- 3 James 1st hammered silver half groat - Thistle mint mark 1500-1650 buckle
1819 George III milled silver sixpence George III half guinea gaming token
1666 lead bale seal 1770 Russian lead bale seal

Silver finger ring - no markings

Roman silver hoard coin 1 - reported to museum and sent for ID

Hadrian, 117-138 AD.
AR denarius, Mint of Rome, 123 AD.
Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
laureate head of Hadrian right (possibly drapery on left shoulder)
Rx: LIB PVB (in exergue) P M TR P COS III
Libertas seated left holding branch and scepter
RIC II 127; RSC 903; SRCV 3502

Mark

Roman silver hoard coin 2- reported to museum and sent for ID

Probably Trajan, 98-117 AD.
AR denarius, Mint of Rome
Rx: P M TR P […]
Seated female, left (could be Vesta?)
Sorry I can’t get you any closer to a cataloged ID here – if you get a chance to see it after some cleaning, send me a photo and I’ll see what else I can add.

15thC lead token 17thC lead token 1920 George V milled silver shilling
1595- 8 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny 1694 William III guinea coin weight
1559 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver groat Roman silver coin fragment
1895 Victoria milled silver three pence 1818 George III milled silver sixpence

Roman silver hoard coin 4 - reported to museum and sent for ID

Hadrian, 117-138 AD.
AR denarius, Mint of Rome, 125 AD.
Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
laureate head of Hadrian right (possibly drapery on left shoulder)
Rx: LIB-PVB (across field) P M TR P COS III
Libertas standing facing, head left, holding pileus and rod
RIC II 128; RSC 907a; SRCV 3503

 

Mark

Roman silver hoard coin 5 - reported to museum and sent for ID

I suspect this is Hadrian too, (117-138 AD.) and possibly a “LIB PVB” AR denarius like




#4 above (on the basis of what appears to be a horizontally aligned “B” in the left reverse field), but there simply are not enough clear features to say any more at this point.
Again, if you can get photos of it in a cleaner state, I can probably be more specific.

Mark

Roman silver hoard coin 6 - reported to museum and sent for ID

I’m pretty sure this is Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD.) another AR denarius.
It’s also possible that it could be Marcus Aurelius as Caesar (concurrent with Ant. Pius, Aug) This is another which really needs more cleaning/conservation to say much more than this.

Roman silver hoard coin 7 - reported to museum and sent for ID

Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD.
AR denarius, Mint of Rome, (ca 142 AD.?)
Obv: legend ends: [… AN]TONINVS
laureate head of Antoninus Pius right
Rx: PROVIDENTIAE DEORVM
winged thunderbolt (vertical).
the reverse type and the apparent obverse legend don’t “agree” – could be a mule of two different types? It’s 100% certain to be Antoninus Pius and I’m 99% sure it’s PROVIDENTIAE DEORVM winged thunderbolt
Rx: Cf. RIC III 80a, RSC 681; SRCV 4103

 
1874 Victoria milled silver shilling 15thC lead token   WWI Bavarian Army button

45 BC Addedomarus Celtic gold full stater - reported as hoard addendum coin to museum

5.54g,17mm

10- 40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold qtr stater -reported as hoard addendum coin to museum

1.35g,11mm

Victorian gold jewelry chain ring - Lion hall marked London

1.05,12mm dia

1851 Victoria milled silver sixpence

45 BC Addedomarus Celtic gold full stater - reported as hoard addendum coin to museum

5.44g, 17mm

1838 Victoria milled three sixpence 1580-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Latin cross mint mark

Roman silver hoard coin 8 - reported to museum and sent for ID

# 8 is from half a century or more prior to the other pieces in the “hoard” so far – which all seem to be of the adoptives and Antonines.

#8 – Titus, 79-81 AD.
AR "Supplicatio" Denarius* (your metrology here)
Mint of Rome, 80 AD.
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M (ccw)
Laureate bust of Titus right
Rx: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P
Tripod-ALTAR surmounted by dolphin to right
RIC II, i 128 (Old RIC II 27a); RSC 321; SR 2518
*After the Vesuvius disaster in 79 and the great fire which soon followed in Rome in 80, coins of Titus and Domitian for a couple of years adopted reverses referring to Neptune (who also ruled earthquakes, and, I guess, volcanos) and the sea, in supplication to Neptune, begging, presumably, for less interesting times.

 

Mark

Roman silver hoard coin 9 - reported to museum and sent for ID

# 9
Almost certainly a Flavian, most probably Vespasian or Titus – ccw legend on obverse, “[…]PASIAN[…]” 10:00-8:00 obverse
I took a long look for something which might match the linear, blunt, semi-pointed object on the reverse. My best guess is that it would be the base of a trophy or a standard (vexillum), or maybe the bottom of a winged caduceus, but the [CO]S III (or maybe [CEN]S III ?) seems to be in the wrong location if it’s pointing down as would as the base of a trophy, etc. It might also be the leg of a short altar, but then there should be two of them parallel and the reverse is not obviously off-center enough for a 2nd leg to exist.
So this one’s got me stumped for the moment – if we get a photo post-cleaning/conservation it’s a lot more likely to be ID-able.
Mark

BRITISH INDIA, Madras Presidency: Silver Vishnu fanam, 1764-1807
Weight: 0.83 gm. Diameter: 8 mm Die axis: 12 o'clock
Four-armed Vishnu standing facing, holding chakra in each upper hand
Double C monogram
Reference: Pridmore 19, KM C416, MNI 1807-08

8mm,0.85g

Hello,
I am metal detectorist from Czech Republic. I am also a big fan of your web sites and noticed that you have wrong inclusion of your artifact. In the middle of this page http://www.colchestertreasurehunting...essmounts.htm# you have harness with two tale lion"19th century harness decoration" but this is completely wrong. Is it a kind of cap badge from czechoslovakian army from period of the first republic (1918-1938) also used by czechoslovakian troops in foreign during WW2 https://panenske-brezany.muzeumbrand...jenska-vystroj .

Yours faithfully


Viktor Vrkoč

1923 George V milled silver florin (24 pence) 1878 Victoria milled silver 3 pence

1600 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - O mint mark - 6th issue

First ever 1600 dated Elizabeth we have found and first O mint mark

Georgian fob chain pipe tamper

15thC lead token 15thC lead token Georgian fob chain decoration
1500-1650 buckle 1906 Edward VII milled silver sixpence

 

Medieval gilded strap fitting
WWII Royal Artillery button Georgian button Complete Post medieval lead cloth seal

 

1st BC Iron Age bronze dagger quillion with iron tang.

18thC toy cannon 17thC Charles II silver button - reported as treasure to museum
15thC lead token   Medieval mount

2ndC Roman silver coin - needs cooking to remove crust

1805  German  1  SCHILLING   COURANT milled silver coin 18th C Royal Navy silver buttons

Unrecorded 5th Dragoon guards button

Description: ​​​Crowned Hannover Horse over V D.G with VESTIGIA NULLA RETRORSUM around. Category:​​ Dragoons​ ​

Type of button: Slightly Convex​​; ​

Metal: Copper Alloy, silver gilded. Backmark: ​​;

Date: ​c1780-1796

Crimera war period

The 5th Dragoons became Princess Charlotte of Wales's Dragoon Guards in 1804.

19thC The 53rd (Shropshire) Regiment of Foot button Victorian Customs button

Plain gold finger ring - rose gold no hall marks

0.74g,23mm

5thC Roman gold ID'd by Mark Lehman

Very cool! I’m always impressed by the gold you folks find – it looks like it won’t be too terribly hard a job to straighten it out.
Anastasius, 491-518 AD.
AV solidus (your metrology here)
Mint of Constantinople
Obv: D N ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG
helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius three-quarter face to right, holding spear and shield
Rx: VICTORI-A AVGGG (I?) <– officina designation character
Victory standing left holding voided cross; to right, star // CONOB
SBCV 2; DOC 3-5

It’s easy (to the extent that it is easy) because gold doesn’t get encrusted or corroded. However, I get to work on so little gold that it’s hardly like the “in my sleep” identification of things like common LRB’s. But you’re right, not too much of a challenge. I wish I could tell you it was a rare type, but this is among the most common (and is the earliest) “Byzantine” solidus. This general type, however, the facing armored bust and Victory holding voided cross solidi, goes back well into the late Roman tradition, beginning probably at least a century prior to Anastasius “hybrid” reign (he’s considered both the final “Roman” emperor and the first Byzantine emperor in the numismatic community as it was he who introduced the typical Byzantine large Æ coinage with M, K, I, E etc, marks of value on the reverses in ca 498 and so has both Roman-style and Byzantine-style Æ coinages.
Mark

4.51g, 19.5mm

1817 George III milled silver half crown (30 pence)

13.41g,32mm

Very unusual 2nd C Roman fibular brooch 1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny
Cast copper alloy mount of probable late medieval or post medieval date (1400-1600) Post WWII Royal Air force button 1819 George III milled silver shilling

First Taco'd Roman silver coin I have seen - needs serious cooking to remove crust

Unrecorded 1st Regiment - Horse Volunteers

BHV

Sent to MBB for their views

https://asahelena.wixsite.com/militarybuttons

1604-5 James 1st hammered silver penny - Lis mint mark 1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny
20thC Isle of Man enameled badge 1649 Commonwealth hammered silver two pence
Victorian silver button face 1874 Sweden 10 Ore milled silver coin
1776 George III milled silver penny

1770's coin weight - six shillings and nine pence

Obv S6 9D

Georgian fob seal holder

RN Capt / Commander - 1787
RN Lieutenant - 1787

15thC lead token 19thC hunting button
Great western railways button Victorian copper signet ring
1817 George III milled silver sixpence 1918 George V milled silver florin (24 pence)
1909 Edward VII milled silver sixpence Unknown button with Union Jack flag
1582-3 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Bell mint mark 18thC Spanish Philip V 4 reales milled silver coin

Stunning 18 carat gold monogrammed cuff links - Dated June 1899

1837 William IV milled silver two pence Illegible hammered silver groat
RN Capt / Commander - 1843
RN Lietenant - 1843
RN Master - 1843
RN Surgeon - 1843
RN Purser - 1843
RN Midshipman - 1843
RN Warrant Officer - 1843

Victoria crown

1843- 1890

19thC livery button 1580-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Latin cross mint mark
19thC livery button 16thC lead mount Georgian button 15thC lead token
1817 George III milled silver shilling

1900's Generic Merchant Navy Officers

A post medieval copper alloy spur rowel dating to c. AD 1500-1700.

The object is formed of a five pointed star with a circular aperture in the centre of the star. Between each of the five slender arms is a smaller point, which forms a more floral star incorporated with the larger shape.

SWYOR-02F55B is a similar example, albeit with a more squat and thickened central area. That record references a number of similar spurs dating from this period, including SUR-E3DEE2, BUC-D5359, and IOW-2AEB97

18thC 2 pennyweight and 16 grains bullion weight 1572 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
1696 William III milled silver sixpence 1906 Edward VII milled silver sixpence

 

2 - Medieval to Post-Medieval barrel tap and spigot (c. AD 1400 – c. AD 1550).
19thC Army General service button RN Capt / Commander - 1787
RN Lieutenant - 1787

1327 Edward III hammered silver half groat

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR- Canterbury mint

19thC livery button Medicine bottle Victorian toy spinning top 19thC livery button

Weird widget - George V copper penny made concave to fit in to a heavy bezel

First ever 1642 Charles 1st hammered silver groat I have seen - IIII behind bust

Plume mint mark Shrewsbury

 

19thC livery button 15thC lead token 1603 James 1st hammered silver penny
Georgian bell trade weight

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross penny

Obv hENRICVS REX III

Rev REN/AVD/ONL/LVND - Moneyer Renavd London mint

15thC lead token 1500-1650 buckle 20thC Essex Corporation button 20thC British Railway button

1900's Generic Merchant Navy Officers

Victorian Royal Artillery button 18thC toy cannon

70BC Morini Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to museum for recording

11mm,1.48g

1470-3 Edward IV hammered silver penny - Durham mint

B at centre of reverse cross

1942 George V milled silver florin (24 pence)

First silver button of this type I have seen

RN Capt / Commander - 1901
Other Ship's Officers - 1901
In use 1901 - 1952

Kings Crown

1279 Edward III hammered silver penny

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1696 William III milled silver sixpence - love token

1810 Napolleone

1810 Italy KINGDOM of NAPOLEON 5 Soldi 1810 M MILAN silver coin

 

1819 George III milled silver sixpence Decorated medieval lead spindle whorl
Victorian monogrammed silver watch Toy bomber
18thC bullion cup weight WWI East Lancashire regiment button

'all in one' cross pendant

CMSE

Civil Military Support Element ?

Georgian Barrel tap
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

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