Metal detecting holidays in England with the World's most successful metal detecting club.

Twinned with Midwest Historical Research Society USA

 

2023 Oct finds page

button

1672-84 Charles II milled gold half guinea- 2nd bust - 3.72g, 21.38mm

1327 Edward III hammered silver penny

Obv EDWR ANGL D***

Rev CIVI/TAS**

Medieval enamelled heraldic pendant
Georgian lead tobacco jar lid handles Georgian Jews harp
Medieval pot leg Medieval pot leg 17thC William III milled silver sixpence - love token
1858 Victoria milled silver sixpence WWII Leicestershire regiment badge Georgian pastry jigger

Very interesting chunky hand made silver ring - I not certain but this could be a large diamond

Silver ring with stone -full hallmarks

2006 - .925 silver - London mint date letter g

Maker - MA

7.6g,22.08mm

19thC button 1500-1700 buckle 1500-1700 buckle 17thC lead token
19thC livery button 17th C lead token 19thC livery button 19thC livery button
19thC livery button 19thC livery button

Unknown military button

E..R SUFF

Sufolk Militia ?

19thC livery button

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

Obv hEN'RICVS REX TE'RCI

Rev NIC/OLE/***/WOI ?? Unknown mint

1855 Victoria milled silver three pence
1504-5 Henry VII hammered silver groat Cross-crosslet

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Rev

Medieval mount Bloomfield & Co Colchester mount

WWII Queen Mary Regiment badge

Surry Yeomanry

1838 Victoria milled silver four pence Georgian horse harness bell Medieval annular buckle
1842 Victoria milled silver four pence 1696 William III milled silver sixpence - love token
Italian States-Venice, Antonio Venier as Doge (1382-1400), Soldino, Venice Mint
+ . ANTO. VE_NERIO DVX .
Doge standing left, holding banner, * | F across fields
+ . S . MARCVS . VENETI .
Winged lion of St. Mark facing left, holding book with both front paws, all in inner circle
Plain Edge
1634-5 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat- Bell mint mark

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross penny- Class 3a

Obv hENRICVS REX III

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

Early medieval gilded mount
15thC lead token 19thC livery button Georgian spur buckle 1500-1700 mount

c10thC Saxon stirup mount - Type 1 group 1 - Class B

The central head has an aperture for its mouth and its sunken eyes and ears give it a curious aspect- Two Fe rivets survive.

Ref D Williams 399

Georgian mount Medieval Knights Templar badge

Agostino Barbarigo LXXXIV Doge (1486-1501)


Soldino o Marchetto (AR) Biaggi 2938


D/ AV.BAR.S.M.V.DUX / S.Marco a s., il Doge a d.


R/LAVS TIBI SOLI / il Redentore

1826 George IV milled silver shilling

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

16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny

The Standing King series

Charles IV 1322-28 French Jetton

Obv 'king with sceptre standing beneath a gothic canopy'

1929 George V milled silver florin (24 pence)

Medieval hammered silver lonmg cross penny

Rev quadrefoil with pellet in reverse cross - York mint

1327 Edward III hammered silver groat

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Large hollow Victorian silver pendant
192 George V milled silver florin (24 pence) 1854 Victoria milled silver sixpence
Roman mount WWII Leicestershire regiment badge

1399-1413 Henry IV hammered silver half penny- star mint mark

Obv hENRIC REX ****AN **

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1697 William III hammered silver sixpence 1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross penny fragment

Dubnovellaunos 25 BC to 5 AD Celtic gold qtr stater

1.35g, 13.19 mm

19th C bayonet frog 18thC toy cannon 1500-1700 mount
18thC apothecary weight 19thC livery button Post medieval lead cloth seal
Royal Engineers lapel badge 18thC Royal Artillery button RN Capt / Commander - 1812
RN Lieutenant - 1812
RN Midshipman - 1812
RN Volunteer Gr.I - 1812
Post 1831 version - three cannons pointing left with the Royal crown over- The design was changed in 1840 with the addition of the 'Ubique' scroll below the lower cannon
George V Royal Engineers button 19thC livery button

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross penny- Class5

Obv hENRICVS REX III

Rev WILL/EM/ONL/LVND - Moneyer Willem of London mint

1327 Edward III hammered silver groat

Obv RANC + ED******

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

2ndC Roman fibular brroch
Medieval buckle 1500-1700 buckle
RN Navigation Branch - 1825
In use 1825 - 1832
In Gilt
Georgian watch winders Medieval mount Georgian finger ring
Unknown Army button Crown badge

James VI of Scotland hammered silver Eighth Thistle Merk ( 20 pence)

Obv IACOBUS 6 D.G.R.SCOTORUM - James VI by the grace of god king of the Scots

Rev REGEM IOVA PROTEGIT 1602 - Jehovah protects the King 1602

1824 George IV milled silver shiling 1603 James 1st hammered silver half groat

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Quatrefoil with pellet at centre of reverse cross

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

18thC crotal bell Tramways button
1500-1700 buckle

Army volunteers button

LCV

16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

1485-1509 Henry VII hammered silver groat -Type 3c

Crozier ends on cross

Obv DI+GRA*REX***

Rev TAS/*LON/D - London mint

15thC Gold Angel coin weight
1816 Georgian milled silver shilling 1909 Edward VIII milled silver sixpence
15thC lead token 1835 Lincoln mint trade weight Medieval lead token 19thC livery button

1279 Edward III milled silver penny

Obv +E*****ANGL DNS hYB

Rev S/CAN/TOR- Canterbury mint

1866 Victoria milled silver three pence
1672 Charles II milled silver two pence

1471-1483 Edward IV hammered silver groat - Rare Class XV- Satire stops - Trefoils on cusps

Roses by neck

Obv ****** ANGL xZxFRA

Rev VI/TAS/LON - London mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided longcross

Rev OLE/VND - Moneyer Nicole of London mint

1840 Victoria milled silver groat
Georgian horse harness bell 18thC crotal bells
Fascinating hammered copper coin -with Scottish Thistle on rev.
Charles I (1625-1649) copper turner or half groat (two pence). Obverse: Crowned "CR". Legend: "CAR D G SCOT ANG FRA ET HIB R" (Charles by the grace of God King of Scotland England France and Ireland). Reverse: Thistle: "NEMO ME INPVNE LACESSET" (No one shall hurt me with impunity).
19thC Eastern counties Railways button Georgian buckle

Huge 18thC toy cannon
George III milled silver sixpence forgery 17thC William III milled silver sixpence - love token

17thC finger ring 17thC thimble Georgian mount
Medieval enamelled lead mount

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided longcross farthing

Rev OLE - Moneyer Nicole

20thC button 17thC lead token 1582 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - sword mint mark
1601-2 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat- 1 mint mark A cast copper alloy, S shaped belt fastener probably of post medieval date, AD 1550 - 1700. It is zoomorphic, being cast in the form of a snake with a head at each end. The mouths and eyes of the snake heads are clearly defined as are the scales of the body. In the centre of the fastener is a raised, circular collar flanked by leaves. A narrow ridge extends in both directions from this collar on each side of the fastener. 19thC livery button
1652 John Vanderwall of Harwich Essex hammered copper trade farthing 18thC silver cuff link
20thC London North Eastern Railways button 1840 Brighton and South Co Railways line - London button

Obverse

Crowned arms of Zeeland dividing value, date above.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
1752
MON : NOV : ARGENT : ORDIN : ZELAND
6 ST

Unabridged legend: Moneta nova argentea ordinum Zelandiae

Translation: New silver coin of the province of Zeeland

Reverse

Three mast ship sailing to right.

Script: Latin

Lettering: ITA RELINQUENDA UT ACCEPTA · ♜

Translation: It should be left as it's been received

Edge

1859 Victoria milled silver three pence 1844 Victoria milled silver sixpence
 
17thC lead token  

4thC Roman bronze coin - sent for ID

Interesting that this is probably a Roman silver as you can see silver on the edges in the pictures.

Are you sure this isn’t silver?– it’s too tiny and lacks the “S-C” Imperial bronze would have carried– if it’s definitely base metal, maybe it’s a so-called “Limes Falsa” copy of a denarius – they were generally cast in molds made by pressing genuine coins into clay, so they tend to be accurate in detail. It also might be a semis or qudrans of a type with which I am unfamiliar. It looks as if, with a little careful cleaning, the obverse legend (or parts of it) might be made legible. Send it again if it gets cleaned and I’ll have another stab at it
Again, the obverse legend is too obscured to be certain who it is. It might be an adoptive emperor (possibly Trajan or Hadrian), or possibly one of the young Severans (Caracalla, Geta or Elagabalus). The limes types weren’t made too long past the time of the Severan dynasty, so it’s unlikely to be later than the 220’s, AD
Reverse is PAX (AVG) Pax standing facing, head left, holding laurel-branch and transverse scepter.

Mark

1.04g, 14.11mm

2nd Roman bronze coin - sent for ID

Antoninus Pius, (138-161 AD.) Brass sestertius  -  Female deity or allegorical personification standing facing, head left, holding uncertain objects – and again, too little legend and detail to be sure, but it m,ight be a globe and scepter that she’s holding

13.3g, 26.31mm

Georgian fob seal

'Alfred'

1896 Victoria milled silver shilling

Weird Roman copper coin sent for ID

Time of Constantius II (337-361 AD – Probably Constantius II, although a small number of this same type were briefly struck for Constans, Constantius Gallus, Caesar, and Julian II, as Caesar – It looks more like Constantius II – no legend showing to prove it, however.
Billon reduced (or half-) majorina
FEL TEMP REPARATIO – soldier lunging left, spearing unfortunate fallen horseman – exergue illegible so impossible to tell the mint.

1.3g, 16.34mm

17thC Thoman Peeke of Colchester Essex hammered copper trade farthing

Unknown military button ?

PAB

1

1500-1650 buckle
1920 George V milled silver three pence 18thC crotal bell 15thC lead token

Huge toy pistol

Unknown foreign coin - researching it

Similar coin ID

INDIA BAHAWALPUR NAWAB SADIQ V COPPER COIN 1327

 

15thC casket key 19thC livery button

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Class10cf

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

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

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDW hYB +EDW'I DNS hYB- Double struck legend

Rev CIVI/TAS/****
 
Neat British Legion badge still attached to cloth   Continental milled silver coin - researching it- French ?

1296-1318 Edward 1st hammered silkver penny

Pellet on breast Class2c

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev VILL/ABE/REV/VICI - Berwick mint

15thC lead token 1500-1700 buckle

BC Republican roman silver coin - helmeted bust facing left- needs 'cooking to remove crust

20thC toy pistol

18thC Royal artillery button 1500-1700 buckle 1500-1700 buckle 19thC livery button

Victorian silver finger ring Victorian silver thimble 1500-1700 buckle

Miniture copper hammer Old bust Victoria pendant 18thC crotal bell

4thC Roman bronze sent for ID

Constantinian era - probably Constantine I, (306-377 AD), portrait looks like him, but legend is too unclear to be certain.
Billon centenionalis “GLORIA EXERCITVS” single standard, a soldier stands facing on either side, heads turned towards each other; each holds a spear in inner hand and rests on a shield with outer hand.
Exergue too unclear to determine mint.
Ca. 336/7 (or later)

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross farthing

Rev LND - London mint

Georgian fob seal - Letter R

19thC 9th Regiment of foot button

The South Essex Militia were formed in 1803 and disembodied in 1805.
1820 Religious Medallion

Prince Edward - 24th May 1927 medallion

'Our Empire Prince

'For god king and empire'

1950 Ariel motorcycle enamelled tank badge

19thC livery button Georgian button 1815 Russian lead bale seal
19thC livery button 19thC livery button Georgian spur buckle 18thC crotal bell
1594 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - Woolpack mint mark 1638-9 Charles 1st hammered silver shilling
 
1340 Jetton - French 'shield of France' type - 3 Lis in a shield

 

4thC Roman bronze sent for ID

2.14g, 15.55mm

this is a contemporary copy of a mid-late 3rd century billon antoninianus. These unofficial pieces were very common in Britain and Gaul in the mid-late 3rd century and circulated alongside the few official pieces still in circulation at that point.
The obverse is the radiate head of a ruler. There is no legible legend at this time (might improve with a bit of cleaning) The portrait is not well-defined and too crude to tell who it's supposed to be, but on those (many do) which have either a clear legend or can be identified by facial features, the vast majority are meant to be Tetricus I, or Victorinus - both were less successful and far shorter reigning successors to Postumus and his Gallic Empire.
The reverse is, coincidentally enough, the same as on the Antoninus Pius sestertius I ID'd for you last night.
PAX [AVG] (I presume the 2nd half of the legend on the reverse is AVG, although I can't read it clearly.)
Pax standing facing, head left, holding laurel-branch "aloft" and scepter with "spaghetti" arms.
There's no way to assign this more closely as to who and where, exactly, it's supposed to be. It could be a product of anyone from anywhere for about a 25 yr-long period of chaos resulting in the break-away of the splinter empire in Gaul and Britain.
Mark

1899 Victoria milled silver sixpence
1674 Charles II milled copper farthing Medieval enamelled mount

Medieval lead vessica seal matrix

S'DR' W D R I N D

4thC Roman bronze coin - sent for ID

This is a billon centenionalis issued by Constantine I to commemorate the beginning of the new Roman capital at Constantinople - it was minted as a part of the same huge emission which also features the very common "two standards flanked by soldiers" (GLORIA EXERCITVS) reverse.
The obverse legend, although unclear in the photo, would be "CONSTANTINOPOLIS" around the helmeted head of Constantinople (allegorical personification) left, with scepter over shoulder.
The reverse is anepigraphic, except for the (Rome) mintmark (PRS in exergue), and shows Victory standing left in the prow of a galley, holding spear and resting on shield.
These were first issued in 330 and continued to be struck through the first phase of Constantine's sons "sharing" the empire, ca 340 AD.
The obverses and reverses of this, and the similar City of Rome (VRBS ROMA) commemorative type (helmeted head of Roma / she-wolf with twins suckling) - a parallel issue to the Constantinopolis, part of the greater emission of billon centenionales in honor of Constantinople (330-340) - are also found as part of the so-called "official mules" - reduced module centenionales struck after 340.
These types plus several others, mainly carrying portraits of the Constantinids, but also honoring other members of the Imperial family and various other themes.
Very common!
Mark

1625 Charles 1st hammered silver half penny - Rose both sides no legend
1875 Victoria milled silver shilling 1916 George V milled silver three pence

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross - Class 3c

Obv hENRICVS REX

Rev EON/NOR/WIZ/hVG- Moneyer Hvge of Norwich mint

1351-3 Edward III hammered silver half goat - Pre treaty Series C - i.m. Cross 1 - No trefoils over crown - closed C & E's

Obv + EDWAR *****REX ANGLI Z FRANC

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1485-1509 Henry VII hammered silver half groat - double stuck crown

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR- Canterbury mint

1327 Edward III hammered silver penny

Obv + EDWAR R ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR- Canterbury mint

16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

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.

1782 Denmark 2 skilling milled silver billion coin Celtic bronze unit ?
17thC William III milled silver shilling 1910 Edward VII milled silver sixpence

4thC Roman bronze coin sent for ID

Not easy to "see", but it's the she-wolf standing left, looking back at the twins, Romulus and Remus as babies, suckling.
The exergue is mostly off-flan so I can't be sure which mint it's from - these various centenionalis patterns were struck at all the mints throughout the Empire, ca 330-340 AD.
Mark.

1841 Victoria milled sixpence

Tiny 1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half penny

0.23g, 9.22mm

Irish 1461 - 1470 Edward IV hammered silver penny

Pellets by neck

Quadrefoil with pellet at centre of rev cross

1573- 8 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - Eglantine mint mark

Elizabeth 1st sixpence V halfpenny size comparion

0.23g, 9.22mm

Foreign silver coin - researching it

1 Kharub of Mahmud I from Tunisia.

1167 (Arabic calendar - ~1754 AD).

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces113016.html

 

Obverse

The arms of Lithuania above the date

Script: Latin

Lettering:
LIETUVA
1991

Translation:
Lithuania
1991

Engraver: Petras Garška

Reverse

Square ornament with triangle tulips in each corner and a symbol of the columns of Gediminas in the center

Script: Latin

Lettering:
1
CENTAS

Louis XII 1479-1515 French Jetton

IHS type

1858 Victoria milled silver sixpence

1928 Glasgow mint mark - silver brooch with white stones - date letter F, thistle mark

Make WHC

Georgian brooch with red stone 1500-1700 buckle 15thC casket key

First 17/18thC gold plated posy ring I have seen

'God alone made us troo one'

 
Post medieval lead bale seal Georgian silver buckle fragment  

5thC Roman gold coin - 4.36g, 21.03m - sent for ID

Constantine looking bust facing right

I’m going to need a while on this one. It does look like a solidus. Whether it technically falls within the “Roman” series or the “Byzantine” series I can’t tell at this point.
These distinctions are artificially imposed to fit existing modern opinions about the relationship between the Eastern and Western empires, and trying to accurately assign a point at which to begin calling Roman coins Byzantine coins, at best. They are part of a continuum of “Eastern Roman” issues.

Mark

Valentinian III, 425-455 AD.
AV solidus (your metrology goes here)
Mint of Rome, 425-6 AD. or 440-455 AD.
Obv: D N PLA VALENTINIANVS P F AVG  diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valentinian III right
Rev: VICTORIA AVGGG valentinian in military garb standing facing, holding long cross and Victory on globe; R -  M in fields // COM OB (in exergue)
Cf. RIC X 2005-6 or 2014-2015
Mark


Gold spoil probably 6th C - reported as treasure to museum

13.7g, 16.09 mm L x 1.39 mm T

Really thick 4thC Roman bronze sent for ID - Mark sent me lots of examples of Celtic bronzes below.Lots of Lions on them.

-  not a really common European type, European lions having been hunted to extinction in the 1st millennium BC.
Whatever it is, I've never seen one like it - that's what I love about this stuff, there's always new things to find out.
Mark

8.6g, 21.4mm, 4.33mm thick

These are found in Kent and environs:
CELTIC, Britain. Cantiaci. Circa 50-30 BC. AE Unit (2.00 gm). Curly Lion Type.


CELTIC, Britain. Cantiaci. Circa 50-30 BC. AE Unit (2.00 gm). Curly Lion Type. Head right with curly hair, wearing neck torc / Lion left, tail raised, pellets and rings around, beaded border. Hobbs -; Van Arsdell -; "Coin Register," BNJ 1992, 87; SCBC -. Near VF, well centered head. Extremely rare. ($300)
Found near Southfleet, Kent.
Dr Philip de Jersey says: ‘Examples of this bronze unit have been around for a fair time, but only recently has a Kentish origin become clear. The first coin was recorded in the CCI back in 1973, found at Puckeridge in Hertfordshire the previous year, and apparently at that time in the hands of H. Mossop, although it does not seem to have stayed in his collection for long. In 1974 another turned up during the excavations of the defences at Silchester in Hampshire. We then had to wait until the early 1990s, when D. Holman began to record examples of this type coming up from Kent.’

CELTIC, Britain. Cantiaci. Circa 50-30 BC. AE Unit (1.43 gm). Canterbury Lion Type.

CELTIC, Britain. Cantiaci. Circa 50-30 BC. AE Unit (1.43 gm). Canterbury Lion Type. Leonine male head right with large eye and mane-like locks of hair / Lion left with S-shaped raised tail, ring above and below. Hobbs 2488; Van Arsdell 154-9; SCBC 176. VF, dark patina. Very rare. ($300)
Found near Southfleet, Kent.
This is one of the eight types of Cantiaci coins that Van Arsdell labeled ‘Kentish Uncertain’ due to their great rarity in the late 1980s and their typically very poor condition. He was unable to provide a picture of this type and said ‘too poorly preserved to identify’ and ‘possibly an earlier import from Gaul.’ Though still very rare, a few more specimens have emerged, and we are now able to see a very powerful Celtic head on one side, with large swept-back locks of hair, and a bouncy lion on the other side.

GAULE CELTIQUE, Carnutes ou Aulerci Eburovices, AE bronze, vers 40-30 av. J.-C. Classe IX au lion. D/ B. casqué à g., le cou orné d''un torque. Devant, [PIXTILOS]. Derrière, une branche. R/ Lion courant à g., la queue enroulée au-dessus du dos entre deux annelets centrés. En dessous, un oiseau (?). DT 2473; Scheers, RN (1979), 20; B.N. 7105. 2,24g Rare Traces de corrosion sur le bord. Patine verte.
Très Beau à Superbe
Very Fine - Extremely Fine
Les monnaies à la légende PIXTIL ou PIXTILOS présentent dix types différents inspirés de types romains. Elles ont été attribuées aux Carnutes ou aux Aulerques. La liaison à des prototypes romains permet d'établir une chronologie assez précise des dix classes, renforcée par la présence de bronzes des classes III et V dans le trésor de Jersey-6, enfoui vers 39 avant J.-C. Le droit de la classe IX s'est inspiré du buste de Minerve figurant sur les deniers de C. Vibius Varus frappé en 42 av. J.-C

GAULE BELGIQUE, Bellovaci, AE bronze. D/ T. barbue, stylisée à d., la chevelure formée de cinq grosses mèches. Devant, globules. R/ Lion à g. Les pattes antérieures manquent. Scheers, Traité, 471; Allen, BMC, 32; Scheers, Seine Mar., 646; L.T. 8577; DT 231. 2,96g Belle patine vert foncé.
Superbe

Cooked silver pictures

Roman silver coin sent for ID

above is a denarius of Trajan, 96-117 AD.
Mint of Rome, 104-107 AD.

Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P laureate bust of Trajan right, drapery on left shoulder
Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae
RIC II 178; RSC 481

Mark

Nice condition 1749 George 1st milled copper farthing "... Corps of Loyal Colchester Volunteers," raised in consequence of the fears of invasion by Napoleon in July, 1803. The total amount raised by this subscription was 1,392 ". A rare button indeed

Royal Artillery

1840-1855 Worn during the interim period of the 'scroll less' version

1500-1650 buckle 15thC lead token 15thC lead token 15thC lead token
Georgian button 19thC livery button Unknown coin weight
Georgian cuff links 16thC Tudor gilded silver hook fastener- reported as treasure

 

This is an incomplete socketed arrowhead of Bronze Age date (c.2550-800 BC).

16.74g

1625 Charles 1st hammered silver half penny - rose both sides no legend 1574 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
2nd C Roman silver coin 21st Regt of Foot

Description: Crowned 21 with thistle spray below.  ​

Category:​​ Regular Army;

Type of button: Slightly convex 25mm ​;

Metal: Pewter; Backmark​: None;

​Date: c1800-1830 ​

1500-1700 mount

Taco'd , 1377-1399 Richard II hammered silver half penny

Obv +RICARD REX ANGL'

1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny
Unknown hammered silver coin 1826 George IV milled silver shilling

 

Ancient gold strip - reported to museum as treasure

3.01g, 62.4mm L x 4.6mm W x 0.85mm T

Large 13thC heraldic enamelled shield pendant - chequy type -researching owner

Azure and Gules colours - some Or

Previous PAS record Unique ID: IHS-1CD2A4

Arms: Gatton, de or Warenne, de

There appear to be microscopic traces of dark blue in some surface pits, suggesting that the original tinctures were "chequy a metal and azure". Depending on whether the metal was gold or silver, the arms represented may have been those of Gatton or Warenne. Both Hamo de Gatton senior, and his supposed son, Hamo junior, used chequy argent and azure as their arms. Hamo senior, of Gatton in Surrey, served as sheriff of Kent in 1286; he was summoned to serve against the Welsh in 1277 and 1282, dying in 1292. Hamo junior was summoned to serve against the Scots in 1298, and died two years later, leaving a minor, Edmund, as his heir. The second, and perhaps most likely, possibility for the owners of these arms are the Warenne earls of Surrey who used chequy or and azure. The Warennes were arguably the wealthiest landowners in England in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries; their arms are thought to be some of the oldest known. The family's stature and wealth derived, to some degree, from their royal ancestry via one of Geoffrey of Anjou's illegitimate sons; Geoffrey was the father of Henry II, the founder of the Plantagenet dynasty. The Warennes' royal links were reinforced by the marriage of John de Warenne with Alice de Luisgnan, Henry III's half sister. John de Warenne generally served Edward I well: he was summoned to serve against the Welsh in 1277 and 1294, and against the Scots in 1291, 1297 and 1300, becoming 'Keeper of Scotland' in 1291. Warenne died in 1304, leaving a grandson, also John, as his heir.

1880-1890 John Robert Bedwell token Colchster Essex

Obverse

Legend on five lines, the top and bottom curved.

Lettering:
COLCHESTER
J. R.
BEDWELL
62 & 63
HIGH STREET

Reverse

Legend on five lines, the top three and bottom one curved.

Lettering:
FURNITURE BEDS AND PAPER HANGINGS *
PLATE
WATCHES
&

Georgian watch winder with glass stone 21st Regt of Foot

 

Description: Crowned 21 with thistle spray below.  ​

Category:​​ Regular Army;

Type of button: Slightly convex 25mm ​;

Backmark​: None;

​Date: c1800-1830 ​

Weird bronze coin ?

This is an VRBS ROMA - with helmeted Roma facing left on the obverse and the mythic Shewolf standing left on the reverse suckling Romulus and Remus.  These belong to the period 330-337 or so.

1356 -1361 Edward III hammered silver half groat - 4th coinage Pre treaty period - Series G (b) annulet stops

Obv +EDWA***REX ANGLI o Z o FRANC

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

4thC Roman bronze coin - sent for ID


This is an early Constantinian era centenionalis.
I believe it is Constantine I himself, struck in the early 320's (ca. 321-323).
The reverse is the 3 stars above globe, set on short altar or plinth, with votary inscription like VOT / I S / XX
the reverse legend should be something like BEATA TRANQVILLITAS but it may be misspelled on this piece, which I believe is a contemporary copy, but with better-than-average workmanship - or a bad day at the official mint (can't tell which mint it's supposed to be)
Mark

1836 William IV milled silver penny - Maundy issue
19thC Royal Artillery buttons

THE 92nd REGIMENT OF FOOT


The 92nd Highland Regiment was a British infantry regiment raised in 1794 by the Duchess of Gordon with a shilling between her lips. They formed the 2nd battalion of the Gordon Highlanders on its inception in 1881.

Description: 92 within plain inner circle.

Category:​​ Regular Army;

Type of button: Convex 15mm ​;

​Date: c1820-1840  ​

16thC Tudor buttons 16th C Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
Mid 4thC Roman barbarous radiate coin 1625 Cahrles 1st hammered silver half groat
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing 1859 Victoria milled silver sixpence
1839 Victoria milled silver shilling 1889 Victoria milled silver sixpence

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR AN****

1567 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
1936 George V milled silver sixpence Medieval bronze pot foot
18thC crotal bells Georgian candle snuffer

Post medieval lead trade weight 16thC Tudor button Medieval strap end

Medieval lead pilgrims ampullae

Many ampullae used the pre-eminent pilgrimage symbol of the scallop shell, as with a Norfolk example . Although most closely linked to the shrine of St. James at Santiago de Compostela, the scallop was a symbol of renewal and regeneration before Christianity. Beginning with representations of Venus, it became commonplace in Roman architecture and on sarcophagi

Medieval lead trade weight

C10thC Saxon stirup mount 17thC Joseph Gleson of Dedham Essex hammered copper trade farthing
1697 William III milled silver sixpence 1572 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny 18thC silver button 20thC Alloy Merchant Navy button
1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1603 James 1st hammered silver penny 1711 Anne milled silver shilling (12 pence)
1710 Anne milled silver maundy two pennce Anne shilling v 2 pence comparison
Double sided Georgian fob seal

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

Rev .ON.CAN - Canterbury mint

1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny 1570 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence
Circa 1575- 1700 15thC lead token 18thC clog fastener 1900 Generic merchant navy button
Georgian pendant 1500-1700 mount 19thC livery button 19thC livery button
18thC apothecary weight gEORGIAN MOUNT 19thC livery button
1500-1700 Buckle Circa 1575- 1700

German States Saxon 1798 1/12 Thaler

Obverse: Crowned large oval arms

Obverse Legend: FRID: AVGVST: D: G: DUX SAX: ELECTOR

Reverse: Value above date

Reverse Legend: CLX • EINE FEINE MARK •

16thC Jewelry item - gilded silver with sapphire stone setting - reported as treasure

0.75g, 13.51 mm dia

1625 Charles 1st oval gold coin weight - Unite 20 shillings

Obv .CAROLVS +REX Crowned draped bust in ruff left

ev Oval crowned shield of arms,xx below

1327 Edward III hammered silver penny

Obv + E****R'ANG*** NS hYB

Rev BO/RA***/*IVI/TAS - York mint

 

 
18th C clog fastener  

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv **ARDoANGL*****

Rev /DON/CI** - London mint

1567 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence 1572 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWA**

19thC Victoria milled miller silver three pence
17thC hammered copper trade farthing 1711 Anne milled silver sixpence

Roman silver coin - sent for ID - 'cooking' to remove crust

96-117 AD.

This is obviously Trajan and very likely a denarius or Provincial drachma

It’s not easy to see, but this is another example of the so-called “Capitoline wolf” – the ancient bronze statue of the she-wolf. Self-explanatory to the typical Roman, it didn’t need the pair of suckling twins which added in the renaissance with which it is displayed today (in the Vatican? – not sure where, but it’s a famous museum).
Its use as a design, however, included the twins from an early time – coins were not the only place it might be seen – frescoes, “copycat” statues, even graffiti were common places to see it.
The she-wolf stands left, looking back at the twins suckling – on the common Constantinian-era AE’s, two stars are seen in the field above. I’m unsure what the large round feature is at 10:00 – it might be the head of a nail the remains of the point of which is visible protruding from behind Trajan’s head – or it might just be some corrosion, and that’s a big issue with this piece – as you can see three is a lamination issue, too.
I don’t know quite what to tell you for cataloging since the legend(s?) are pretty well obliterated. You say its silver (there are many AE coins of Trajan with wolf reverses), but without doing a line-by-line search through over 1000 listings of Trajan denarius types in the RSC, I don’t see this listed.
If I run across a listing, I’ll let you know. It might be a Provincial AR issue, too, again without any legible legend, it’s difficult to do a search in something like RPC as well.
Mark

1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1889 Victoria milled silver shilling
1817 George III milled silver sixpence 1697 William III milled silver sixepnce
1864 Victoria milled silver three pence 1837 William IV milled silver four pence

1927 George V milled silver shilling 20thC butterfly brooch

Researching it as it has XI to the side of anchor

RN Capt / Commander - 1787
RN Lieutenant - 1787

65th Regiment of foot button

2nd Yorkshire North Riding 1782-1881.

DENMARK, 5 Ore, 1908, Copenhagen
Victorian jewelry pad lock 1500-1700 mount 1500-1700 mount 1500-1700 mount
 
Post 1831 version - three cannons pointing left with the Royal crown over- The design was changed in 1840 with the addition of the 'Ubique' scroll below the lower cannon  

NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES, Duit, 1808, Dordrecht,

Possible Cumberland token but Rev does not have Victoria bust

1665 William Ferris of Colchester hammered copper trade farthing
Victorian "Cumberland Jack" Token 1837

Reverse
A man, supposed to represent the Duke of Cumberland, in crude imitation of a gold sovereign, with the legends:-
TO HANOVER 1837

1608 AD Hans Schultes III 'Turbanded bust' German Jetton. Male bust right wearing a turban. 1704 Queen Anne intaglio
Late 14th-15th century - Large copper alloy medieval spur rowel 1500-1650 buckle Georgian adverrtising watch winder
Georgian name plate

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

 
1727-1760 George II milled silver sixpence Large 18thC crotal bell  
1575 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat 1816 George III milled silver sixpence

18thC Gold Guinea coin weight

Obv Crown GVINEA

1838 Victoria milled silver shilling
15thC French Chatel Tournois jetton 18thC crotal bell A copper alloy medieval to post medieval rowel spur, dating to the c.14th- 17th century. The rowel is a five pointed star shape, with each point oval in cross section. In between each point is a triangular groove. In the centre of the rowel is a circular hole for attachment.

Imperial Service

The Territorial Force Imperial Service Badge was a short-lived decoration of the United Kingdom awarded to those members of the Territorial Force (TF) who were prepared to serve outside the United Kingdom in defence of the Empire, in the event of national emergency. The conditions of enlistment for the TF laid down at their creation in 1908 did not allow for soldiers to be sent for service overseas against their will, as the TF was intended for home defence. However, any man could volunteer for the Imperial Service Section and serve abroad in times of war, which entitled him to wear this badge.[1]

The badge was worn on the right breast of the uniform. It was not compulsory for the badge to be worn.

Victoria copper signet ring Mid 4thC Roman Constantine copper coin
16th Tudor clothing fastener 16th Tudor clothing fastener 16th Tudor button
17thC lead token 18thC clog fastener 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
2ndC Roman fibular brooch 16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
1893 Victoria milled silver sixpence

1476 -1480 Edward IV hammered silver penny - ClassXXIb

B and key by neck - Quadrefoil with pellet at centre of reverse cross

Archbishop Lawrence Booth

Rev O/RA - York mint

1942 George VI milled silver sixpence 1844 Victoria milled silver sixpence

17thC seal matrix - WB

Rare 1553-54 Mary hammered silver penny

Obv M.D.ROSA

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

18thC crotal bell 1634 Chalres 1st hammered copper rose farthing

1509- 26 Henry VIII hammered silver half penny

Cross Fourchee- Narrow hair

1667 hammered copper trade farthing
1696 William III milled silver sixpence 1938 George VI milled silver half crown (30 pence)

Mint mudlark find

 

Obv HANS* KRAVWINCKEL GOTESS*

Rev *RECHEN*PEENING NVRENBER

Four different Krauwinckel makers made “rose and orb” type jettons, including brothers Damianus and Hans (I) Krauwinckel, and Egidius and Hanns (II) Krauwinckel who were the sons of Damianus.

Hans Krauwinckel (1562-1586)

Hans Krauwinckel II (1586-1635)

Hans Lauffer (1611-1632)

Hans Schultes

The reverse side of the “rose and orb” jettons depicts an imperial orb within a trilobe. The surrounding letters are often various verses from the Bible. Inscribed GOTES SEGEN MACHT REICH (“God’s blessing brings riches”).

GETRIVW HANDT KOMBT DURCH ALLE (“Truth succeeds over all”)

GLUCK BESCHERT IST VNGEWERT (“Fortune given is not guaranteed”)

GOTES REICH BLIBT EWICK (“God’s Kingdom remains eternal”)

GOTT ALLEIN DIE EERE SEI (“To God alone the glory”)

HEIT ROTT MORGEN DOTT (“Red today, dead tomorrow”)

VERBVM DOMINI MANET IN ETERN (“The Word of God remains eternal”)

Georgian gold half guinea coin weight - 10 shillings and 6 pence

S10 6D

1604 James 1st hammered silver sixpence
 
15thC lead token   1247 Henry III hammered silver voided longcross farthing

1199-1216 John hammered silver short cross penny - Class 5

Obv + **CVS REX

Rev **S.ON.WINC - Winchester mint

1799 Continental 1/4 skilling milled copper coin
1852 USA 3 cents Georgian bell type trade weight

15thC lead token 15thC lead token Medieval bar mount
Medieval annualr buckle 18thC Royal Artillery button Early medieval gilded harness pendant
Georgian spur
Post medieval lead cloth seal Medieval sexfoil mount Post medieval lead Continental lead bale seal
 
Cast copper alloy S-shaped zoomorphic strap fitting: a buckle or fastener in the form of snake dating from the Post-Medieval or Modern periods, about AD 1650-1900.   17thC William III milled silver shilling
20thC Trumpet brooch Medieval buckle 18thC clog fastner

19thC Kings dragoon guards button

KDG

Roman buckle tongue 19thC livery button 1467 - 1475 Dutch Karel de Stoute -hammered silver dubbele stuiver - undated type
1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross farthing 1500-1700 mount 1900's Generic merchant navy button

Michele Steno 1400-1413 (Type 1)

Italian States-Venice, Michele Steno as Doge (1400-1413), Soldino, Venice Mint
+ MICHELE-STEN . DVX
Doge standing left, holding banner, * / m 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

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv ***ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CA- Canterbury mint

Georgian Engineers button

1600-1700 mount

A copper-alloy cast mount. The mount is quatrefoil in shape with a cusp in each angle. The reverse has two attachment lugs.

1285/6 Edward 1st hammered silver farthing - new issue inner circle both sides - Type 28 Oval flan

Rev EDWARDVS REX

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Medieval mount 18thC silver clog fastener
1500-1700 mount

Post 1830 Navy button

Honourable East India Company

 

1677 Denmark 2 Skilling silver coin
Georgian domino 16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half penny
1780 Russian lead bale seal Medieval sexfoil mount 19thC livery button

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Georgian apostle spoon

Big Roman copper coin sent for ID

Not too sure what I can say about this one and not be completely guessing.
I have no particular reason - other than a really vague silhouette - on which to hang this suspicion, but at the moment, I believe it may be Trajan.
The reverse is similarly problematic - yes, it's a deity or personification standing left holding patera and, ?
- taking another look, I now believe it's supposed to be Victory standing left holding wreath and palm-branch (and/or trophy?).
I have the S - C, of course, and that appears on all Roman AE's for at least a century in both directions, and no hint of a concentric legend on either side.
Literally every emperor used a Victory reverse type at least similar to what I see here at some time or another, and with nothing more than a suspicion, even, of who is on the obverse,,, Well, you can see the problem here.
I'll go out on a limb and say "I think it might be" a Trajan sestertius with a Victory reverse. You also have sent me photos of a few Trajan-era pieces recently - if they were found around the same or in a similar place -Trajan was the immediate successor of Hadrian - I know the wall is a good bit north of you, but Hadrian-era Romans in Britannia would be likely to be carrying (and losing) Trajan's coins.
If you ever see it in a cleaner state, send me photos and perhaps there will be some letters or other clues exposed which would confirm or change my vague interpretation.
Mark

1562-1586 German jetton - Rose Orb type

Massive 16thC Henry VII/VIII trade weight Crown H cipher

1656 Samuel Salter of Dedham copper trade farthing 1500-1700 buckle 1500-1700 buckle

Stunning Georgain fob seal

2nd Roman fibular brooch 18thC bayonet frog
1500-1700 buckle Victorian mount Georgian draw pull back plate 1500-1700 buckle
Complete Post medieval lead alnage cloth seal Toasting fork ?
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat 1582-3 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat- Bell mint mark
1500-1700 buckle 1500-1700 mount Georgian shoe buckle
1500-1700 buckle 19thC livery button Victorian General Post Office button 1500-1650 buckle
1584-6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat- Escallop mint mark 1757 Spanish Lima 1/2 real pillar Ferdinand VI peru

James Blomfield Rush for murders at Stanfield Hall - Nov 16th 1848

Who was executed on Castle Hill on Saturday April 1849

1808 Dutch copper coin
British railways button 1500-1650 buckle Georgian gold bezel
1941 George VI milled silver florin (24 pence) 2ndC Roman bronze fibular brooch
19thC silver navy button face

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided farthing

Rev /OLE/ - Moneyer Nicole

Unknown foreign coin ID'd by Drew

1/8th rupee of Alamgir II, Madras Presidency, British India, circa 1817-1835.

OhioDrew

1578-9 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
19thC livery button 18thC crotal bell 16thC Tudor clothing fastener 19thC livery button

1467-68 Edward IV hammered silver half penny - Trefoils by neck

London light coinage

1911 George V and Mary Queen consort medallion
17thC Joseph Gleson of Dedham hammered copper trade farthing 17thC George Nicolson grocers of Thorpe Le Soken hammered copper trade farthing

10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold qtr stater - reported to museum

1.33g, 10.76mm

17thC hammered copper trade farthing 1792 silver spoon - George bust duty paid
1833 Rusaain lead bale seal 15thC lead token 18thC Navy button
8th Lancashire Artillery Volunteers Georgian intaglio Georgian cuff link 19thC hunting button
Georgian watch winders 19thC livery button
1st Loyal Suffolk Yeomanry 
Cavalry
Officer - 1794-1827
18th Apothecary weight 19thC livery button 19thC livery button
1500-1700 mount Medieval lead token

1189-199 Richard 1st hammered silver short cross penny - Lombardic E- Cross pattee i.m - Class4

Rev ON,E.+ Canterbury mint

 
1641-3 Charles 1st hammered silver half penny - mintmark 2 dots 19thC livery button  

1871 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

3.99g, 19.37mm

1891 Victoria milled gold full sovereign

8.0g, 21.92mm

17thC hammered copper trade farthing 2ndC Roman bronze coin
Post medieval knife handle Medieval buckle tongue 19thC livery button
Georgian spur 1500-1650 buckle C10thC Saxon harness cheek poece
Post medieval dagger pommel 1500-1700 mount 18thC silver navy button
Interesting widget like a nutcracker arm ?

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.

Roman bronze mount Medieval heradlic shield mount
1561 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny 1819 George III milled silver sixpence
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat 1696 William III milled silver sixpence

1352-1353 Edward III hammered silver penny - Pre treaty- Archiepiscopal

Obv + EDWARDVS ****ANGLI

Rev CIVI *** RACI - York mint

Georgian fob seal
1580 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence

Mid 4thC Roman bronze coin sent for ID

You might call this "the last gasp of Constantine's centenionalis".
When Constantine introduced this "new" denomination as a replacement for the moribund follis in 318, they were generally around 20mm and substantial and silvered. But, as you would no doubt expect, this coin underwent several official downsizings - as well as a few unofficial reductions in size and weight that just crept in, as they tend to do.
After the deaths of both Constantines, I in 337 and II in 340, the empire was in the hands of the two younger, surviving sons of Constantine I - Constans and Constantius II. Figuring it was time for a change and a new enlarged type of the flagship coin with new types, they made plans to create the Majorina coinage - these include the fallen horseman types as well as the rest of the FEL TEMP REPARATIO types and a handful of additional types you see a lot less commonly. The last few centenionalis types before the monetary change-over uncluded mainly two types - a series of votas-in-wreath, and this type - the VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN - two Victories facing each other (some school kids have insisted on calling these "two angels playing badminton")
Given the lack of legible legends, the obverse is either Constans (who lived till 350) or Constantius, helmeted bust. The reverse, as I mentioned, is two Victories standing, facing each other, each holding a wreath and  a palm-branch (Victory's long-term attributes). Some have an additional sequence or control mark between them - like the "M" in the middle on this one.
This type was minted between 348 - 350.
With the legends this illegible under deposits, I can't tell you which of the two Augusti is on the obverse of this one, or from which mint it was issued. If you happen to see it and get a chance to photograph after a cleaning, send me the photos again and I'll probably be able to specify the emperor and mint.

Mark

19th livery button Georgian button Victorian Army S buckle
Gilded mount Victorian railway button 1625 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat

Enamelled medieval harness pendant

1352-1353 Edward III hammered silver penny - Pre treaty- Archiepiscopal

Obv + **ANGLI

Rev **TOR**- Canterbury mint

16thC Tudor button 1500-1700 mount
18thC Royal artillery button 1500-1700 mount 1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

 

WWII AA flack shell fragment 1625 Charles 1st hammered silver half penny - rose both sides no legend type
1865 Victoria milled silve three pence Georgian fob seal - bust facing left
 
Georgian watch winder 16thC Tudor button  

1299-1300 Edward 1st hammered silver penny-Class 9

Obv +EDWR' ANGL DNS hYB'

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1859 Victoria milled silver three pence
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat 1603 James 1st hammered silver sixpence
1195 Scottish William 1 The Lion hammered silver penny 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthings
1567 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence 1247 Henry III hammered silver voided half penny

Medieval heraldic enamelled shield mount - Thomas de Werblintone ?

Lozengy azure and Or ?

Lozengy azure and argent ?

15thC Angel coin weight
Army mount

18thC Pewter button

The 14th was the Bedfordshire Regt of Foot until 1809 when it changed to the Buckinghamshire. This design style remained in use until 1838.

1941 George VI milled silver halfcrown

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

18thC crotal bell 15thC lead token 1943 George VI milled silver sixpence
19thC livery button Post medieval lead bale seal Medieval French 'shield of France' type - 3 Lis in a shield
1500-1700 mount 15thC lead token

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross halfpenny

Obv RICVS R**

Rev +IV N**

1377 Richard II hammered silver farthing

Obv +RICARDxREXx:ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1836 William IV milled silver shilling
15thC lead token 18thC Royal Navy silver button 1912 George V milled silver shilling

Georgian belt slide A cast copper alloy, S shaped belt fastener probably of post medieval date, AD 1550 - 1700. Georgian fob seal - horse and rider facing right
Small post medieval copper tool - possible ear wax scraper

1327 Edward III hammered silver half penny - inner circles both sides

Obv EDW**VS

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

 
1247 Henry III hammered silver voided half penny Georgian watch winder  
Medieval key 1866 Victorian milled silver sixpence
1500-1700 mount 18thC crotal bell 15thC lead token 1500-1700 buckle
1817 George III milled silver sixpence

1422-61 Henry VI hammered silver half penny

Obv +hENR**ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

WWII Royal Fuseliers lapel badge Georgian lead tobacco jar lid handle 1573-8 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Martlet mint mark
1845 Victoria milled silver one and a half pence 1500-1700 buckle 17thC sword belt fitting

16thC Elizabeth 1st Quarter gold angle - revalued coin weight

Rev Crown IXD

Rev Angel

Victorian mount Georgian Engineers button
1838 Victoria milled silver sixpence 18thC crotal bell Medieval bronze pot foot

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv *DWARD ANGL **

Rev TAS/DVR***

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

Rev AVR.ON - Durham mint

1834 William IV milled silver six pence 1816 George III milled silver sixpence

Roman silver coin - sent for ID

This is a weird one to find in Britain! It appears to be a Roman Provincial issue from somewhere in the east. It seems to portray either Septimius Severus or Marcus Aurelius. Fun fact: Severus declared himself "adopted" by, and the heir to Marcus Aurelius' fame and auctoritas. Aurelius had been dead for almost 20 years, so he wasn't in any position to object. The "crown" he's wearing looks sort of like ivy leaves, so, maybe Dionysos? He's not usually bearded...
There isn't really enough clear lettering on the reverse - where we would generally look to find an "ethnic" - to tell where it's from, but if I had to guess, I'd say it looks to me like it originated somewhere around the mid-east / Mesopotamian longitudes.
I can't make out what (or who) the reverse device is supposed to be - I rotated the image all around, through 360º, and although that will usually help me get a handle on even vague reverses, I am drawing a complete blank as to what, exactly, we're looking at here.

I wish I could tell you more.
Mark

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Georgian silver thimble 19thC livery button
1657 John Allen of Ispwich Suffolk hammered copper trade farthing Medieval coin weight - ship type

 

Updated ID on this Saxon bronze brooch

I noticed a brooch on your website under October 2023 finds which is an early medieval Ansate brooch. Anglo-Saxon finds are not common in Essex so anything that can be confidently identified and closely dated should definitely be recorded. Here’s one from Cambridgeshire I recorded recently: Record ID: ESS-C6B4F1 - EARLY MEDIEVAL brooch (finds.org.uk). You can also read more about them on the brooches guide here: Brooches – Finds Recording Guides. Do you have all the details to be able to record it?

FLO 

Medieval mount
Medieval decorated harness ring

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR AN**** hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1727-60 George II milled silver shilling Victoria belt buckle
1603-4 James 1st hammered silver penny

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv DVR/EM - Durham nint

1500-1700 mount 1900's Generic Merchant navy button Enameled Horse harness decoration

Victorian British key registry and accident assurance tag

“ For prompt return of these keys to nearest police office or address on other side “.
5/ REWARD , payable by Registry Company if Insurance is in force.

 

192 Hope St Glasgow

5 shilling reward

Roman owl mount
 
1500-1700 mount 1500-1700 mount 1500-1700 mount  

Georgian enameled brooch Alloy badge made in 'Hong Kong'
1895 Victorian milled silver three pence 1696 William III milled silver sixpence love token

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

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1696 William III milled silver sixpence love token

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR **** DNS hYB

1883 Victorian milled silver six pence
1697 William III milled silver shilling

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Obv CIVI/TAS/DVN/*** - Durham nint

1573 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence 1565 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny- Rose mint mark
16thC Tudor button 1500-1700 buckle Georgian pastry jigger wheel

1stC BC Celtic cosmetic wode grinder

1894 Silver pocket watch parts - Birmingham hall mark - Marker H.S

H Samuel Ltd

1887..1890
(registered Mar 1887)

Originally registered as Harriet Samuel.

Watchmaker & jeweller, Market Street, Manchester

1500-1700 mount

1422- 61 Henry VI hammered silver farthing - annulets by neck - Type A2 -plain cross

Obv +hENRICx REX ANGL

Rev VIL/ LAx/ CAL/ IS'x- Calais mint

Obv +h****REXxANGL'

Rev ASx/**/LAx

1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing
18thC clog fastener Medieval lead pot mend Unknown decorated lead hanger

Interesting mount ?

1646-8 Charles 1st hammered silver shilling - Sceptre mint mark

Tower mint under Parliament

18thC Royal Navy button 2OthC Trafalgar stainess steel watch back 1881 Victoria milled silver six pence
17th C seal ring - RH 16th Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny
1914-45 lead toy motorcycle 17thC hammered copper trade farthing
1900's Generic merchant navy button Georgian watch winder Alloy cord end
 
1818 George III milled silver shilling - forgery Victorian Royal Engineers button  

1820-1821 Token - Caroline of Brunswick, Queen Consort of England

Obverse

Head of Queen Caroline with a feather headdress, facing to left. Legend around.

Script: Latin

Lettering: CAROLINE.QUEEN CONSORT OF ENGLAND.

Reverse

The royal crown irradiated in the center with the legend around.

Script: Latin

Lettering: BORN MAY 17.1768. MARRIED APPRIL 8.1795.

 

1605-6 James 1st hammered silver shilling - Rose mint mark

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided longcross farthing

Rev /OLE/ - Moneyer Nicole

1299-1300 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Class 9b - Closed backed backed E- Cross pattee

Obv +EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CICI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

 

1413-22 Henry V milled silver farthing- Type 1

Obv ***** REX.ANGL*

Rev VIL/****/IS: - Calais mint

1864 Silver pocket watch - Maker AB

Abraham Barrier

1781..1784
(registered May 1782)
1937 George V milled silver shilling 1697 William III milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence Unknown foreign silver coin fragment

1471-83 Edward IV hammered silver half penny

Bishop of Durham - Bishop brooth

D in centre of cross

1307-1327 Edward II hammered silver penny- - Type 11- broken peal orament to left

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

 
20thC 6 pence gaming token 20thC badge  
Large Victorian Prince of Wales feathers mount Huge British Army Buckle "DIEU ET MON DROIT" Ceremonial Belt Locket Hobson of London
19thC George III milled silver sixpence Edwardian silver and glass stone jewelry fragment
17thC London trade weight Georgian pastry jigger 1500-1700 mount
Army lapel badge 18thC crotal bell

1216 Henry III hammered silver voide longcross half penny- Class 8

Obv SREX

Rev N.LVN - London mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

Neat gilded Georgian watch winder 18th Royal Artillery button
Silver wire finger ring Victorian silver pendant

17thC lead token Capt / Commander - 1774-1787
RN Master & Mate - 1787-1807
RN Surgeon - 1787-1805
Georgian decorated clasp
Medieval decorated copper plate fragment

2nd C Roman bronze coin sent for ID

Antoninus Pius 138-161 AD

I'm afraid I can't add much, there's too little detail. It's still Antoninus Pius, the reverse has S - C in fields and a standing personification or deity, too damaged to say who - concentric legend, only hits of it visible COS III is a common reverse legend for Pius who struck multiple dozens of types of asses, so anything more I were to try to tell you would be strictly conjecture.
If it's the size of an as, it's an as - if it's the size of a sestertius, it's a sestertius.

ML

1797 George III milled gold third guinea

2.76g, 16.85mm

       

16th Regiment of foot

O/R's - 1855-1881

17thC clothing fastener

1762 Friedrich von Dänemark -1 Marien Groschen

Rev 1 Marien Gros:

OLM 1762

 

Ferdinand & Isabella Half Real  Circa, 1474-1504. Silver Bundle of arrows, +FERNANDVS ET ELISABET D G. R. Flourished crown, M T mint mark below, Toledo mint.

 

1897 Victoria medallion-diamond jubilee
1640's lead gunpowder measure and cap 18thC clog fastener 1500-1700 buckle
Georgian watch winders WWII Royal Artillery button WWI Army lapel badge
Victorian crown mount 1887 Victoria silver jubilee pendant
1902 silver pocket watch - Birmingham mint
1500-1700 mount 17thC annular buckle 19thC livery button Tendering Volunteer Calvary ?
17thC lead token Medieval knights templar badge 16thC Tuodr button 18th crotal bell
16thC stone cannon ball Georgian trade weight - London Crown G Georgian trade weight

Great mix of 18thC toy cannons some with exploded barrels

19thC livery button 15thC lead token 'Neptune' button Medieval lead token
15thC lead token

1855- 1891 Kilkenny Regiment button

A Victorian silver plated button centred with a crowned maid of Erin harp in a garland of shamrock and emblazoned 'KILKENNY';

1904 Edward VII milled silver sixpence
1916 George V milled silver three pence

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided longcross penny

Obv hENRICVS REX

Obv HEI/MON/LV/NDE- Moneyer Heimer - of London mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided longcross penny

Obv hENRICVS REX III

Obv NOR/W/hVG/EON - Moneyer Hvge of Norwich mint

1875 Victoria milled silver shilling
1920 George V milled silver three pence 1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny
1892 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1930 George V milled silver sixpence

1921 silver spoon - Birmingham nint

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

Crockard , chaplet of rosettes

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDW**NGL DN***

Rev CIVI/***/LON/D** - London mint

1816 Geoeg III milled silver sixpence 1603 James 1st hammered silver penny
1929 George V milled silver sixpence

Alexander II 1214-49 Scottish hammerd penny

Obv ALEXANDER REX

1526-44 Henry VIII hammered silver penny Sovereign type

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

George V military Essex cadet badge

Description: Crowned XX within spray of leaves.  ​

Category:​​ Regular Army;

Type of button: Slightly convex 19mm ​;

Metal: Copper Alloy silvered; Backmark​: Best Quality MS & ID;

​Date: 1800-1820

RN Capt / Commander - 1787
RN Lieutenant - 1787
Victorian corporation button 19thC Kings dragoon guards button 1851 USA Navy button
19thC livery button RN Capt / Commander - 1812
RN Lieutenant - 1812
16thC Antwerp hand coin weight
RN Capt / Commander - 1787
RN Lieutenant - 1787
Royal Navy Lieutenant - 1748 RN Purser buttons

RN Purser - 1807
In use 1807 - 1825

19thC livery button
Victorian 5th Royal Irish regiment button   1843 Victoria milled silver one and a half pence
16-3 James 1st hammered silver half groat Georgian watch winders
Victoria milled silver florin (24 pence) 1918 George V milled silver florin (24 pence)
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 16thC Iron cannon ball - 2 inch
1816 George 1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny
Georgian pad lock

Royal Regiment of artillery button

Post 1802 type

A garter strap inscribed Royal Artillery with the Royal crown above Georgian royal cipher 'GR'

1816 George III milled silver sixpence

 

11,000 BC flint spear head 11,000 BC flint scraper
Victorian Royal London Yacht club Georgian lead tobacco jar lid handle Georgian watch winders
1603 James 1st hammered silver penny 1913 George V milled silver sixpence
1729 French Louis XV milled silver - 1/2 ECU (44 Sols) 18thC toy cannon RN Capt / Commander - 1812
RN Lieutenant - 1812
 
RN Master - 1807-1825
RN Ass't Master - 1807-1825
Georgian button 1500-1700 mount  
1598-1600 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Anchor mint mark 1835 William IV milled silver sixpence
 
C10thC Saxon hanress cheek piece 1500-1700 mount 18thC clog fastener  
Georgian watch winders

1279 EDward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv + ****GL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS***

 

1836 William IV milled silver four pence Victorian silver vesta case
Victorian hanress buckle Unknown widgets ? 1582-4 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - A mint mark
15thC open topped thimble Georgian trade weight

1327 Edward III hammered silver half groat

Obv +ED*** ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Plainsilver finger ring 18thC apothecary weight
Victorian Fire Brigade button 1855 on - Coldstream guards button 1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing
1574 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver six pence 1817 George III milled silver sixpence
WWII AA flack shell fragment 18thC crotal bell Post medieval lead hem weight 19thC livery button
1575 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence Unknown military button

19thC - 14th Regimentt of foot button

XIV

Celtic Torc ended shaped ring - not cetrain of the material but reporting it as potential treasure

The Celtic tribes had gold, silver and bronze examples

Medieval D buckle Victorian 88th Regiment of Foot
(Connaught Rangers)

​1803-1808

The Tenbury Wells volunteers were founded in 1803 and dispersed by 1808 originally listed as 'Tenbury' a 1 Company unit CO Capt Edward Wheeler and 100 strong.

TWV

Corporation button

16th Regiment of foot

O/R's - 1855-1881

Edwardian alloy ring with green stone

This appears to be a bronze loom shuttle fragment

Very rare early unrecoreded

Honourable Artillery Company Silver Plated Button

 

Prince of Wales feathers Hon Artillery Co'

As the oldest regiment in the British Army, it was set up by Henry VIII back in 1537 to offer support to the now prestigious establishment. Since 1768, the HAC has provided Guards of Honour in the City for visiting members of the Royal Family, overseas Heads of State or Commonwealth Prime Ministers.

 

William IV and Queen Adelaide, 1831 Coronation Medal

18thC 5 pennyweight and 6 grains coin weight

Obv DG 56

Medieval purse bar
Victorian silvered strap end Interesting large medieval mount -looks like enamelling
1790's British Conder Token. Am I Not A Man And A Brother. Anti Slavery Token 1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny
Medieval heraldic shield type lead trade weight 17thC Jacob Vol, bay maker of Colchester hammered copper trade farthing

Scots Fusilier Guards
( Scots Guards )
Officer - 1856-1877

19thC 25th Regiment of foot button 1772 coin weight 2 pennyweight and 16 grains - half gold guinea

Medieval Knights Templar badge 16th Tudor clothing fastener Medieval knop ended knife handle

Leaf-shaped sword, 1000-800 BCE.

Bronze Age weapons have been discovered across Europe. They show how important warriors were in these early metal-working communities. Weapons have changed over time. At first flat daggers and knives were the most typical. These were followed by dirks and rapiers for stabbing and thrusting. Towards the end of the Bronze Age, the first true slashing swords became the weapons of choice. Bronze spearheads were also used. 3,700 years ago they replaced bows and arrows as the most common projectile weapon.

Leaf-shaped, with grooved and bevelled edges. The handle-plate is T-shaped and contains two rivet-holes, with one rivet remaining, and a depression for a third hole, but not actually bored. There were to have been two holes in the shoulders, but only the lower has been bored in each case.

 

 

Late Bronze Age sword

85.66mm L x 36.89m W x 8.66mm T

76.3g

1668 Richard 1668 Richard Boyse of Colchester hammered copper trade half penny 4thC Roman bronze with interesting obv sent for ID
Medieval buckle Georgian silver button - Maker WI 1656 George Jeffries Grocer of Colchester hammered copper trade weight
Georgian trade weight Roman ring

1811 Norwich Castele - Norwich Condor penny

Obverse

Two sheep out in the field, one lying right, one behind standing left. Lettering above, date in curved exergue, beaded border

Script: Latin

Lettering:
BARKER, WOOLLEN DRAPER
1811

Reverse

Lower view of castle on hill, wall and vegetation below. Lettering around, beaded border

Script: Latin

Lettering: NORWICH CASTLE

 

William Warrington's London (Middlesex) brass medallion dated 1843. Obverse: Legend on six lines: "W. WARRINGTON, MEDALLIST. Engraver To Her Majesty 27 Strand". Reverse: Detailed view of the entrance of the new Thames Tunnel with boats and ships above and legend on three lines in exergue: "THAMES TUNNEL OPEN'D TO THE PUBLIC MARCH. 25. 1843". Plain edge. William Griffin was a medallist with a business in London.

Unknown 2nd regiment button

Same design as

Crowned 38 over 'Staffs' knot design. 

Surrey Yeomanry WW1 Surrey Yeomanry (Queen Marys) Regiment Cap Badge Georgian double faced fob seal

April 1690 James II copper 30 pence - gun metal coinage

Obverse

Script: Latin

Lettering: IACOBVS·II· DEI·GRATIA

Unabridged legend: Jacobus II Dei Gratia

Translation: James II By the grace of God.

Reverse

Month under crown, date above.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
MAG·BR·FRA·ET·HIB·REX·1689·
Nov: XXX

 

Victorian religious medallion
2nd Roman fibular brooch Roman lead dice
Medieval mount Medieval mount 19thC Napoleon copper figurine
15thC thimble Victorian 1 oz trade weight

Georgian trade weight - Crown G cipher

50mm dia - 105g, 3.7 oz

 

 

1300 BC Bronze Age socketed lance head

49 mm L x 11mm w

7.49g

1640's iron cannon ball 17thC hammered copper trade farthing
BC Roman silver coin - helmeted bust and chariot obverse type.- needs 'cooking' to remove crust Worcester Regiment Officers Field Service Cap Badge
Medieval seal ring – Fleur de Lis impression Victorian 1 shilling Stratford Market trade token
SPANISH COIN - 1621-1626, LION & CASTLE, 8 MARAVEDIS, COPPER 15thC Burgundy seated Lion coin weight
Medieval annular brooch - gilded decoration remains 1687 James II milled silver three pence
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

Previous Sept 2023 finds page