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2023 Sept finds page

1640 - Civil War iron cannon ball - 57.6mm- 2.3 inches ,1.57Ibs

Interesting silver ring with inscription

11,000 BC flint scraper

Scotland 1602 James VI hammered silver Eight Thistle Merk, I shilling and eight pence (20 pence)

Obv - JACOBUS 6 D.G.R SCOTORUM

Rev - REGEM IOVA PROTEGIT 1602

1578-9 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Greek cross mint mark

 

2nd C Roman silver coin - sent for ID

It's Marcus Aurelius, as you probably are already aware - the long, pointed beard and curly hair should make this easily identifiable as Aurelius.
It dates to the emission of December 165 through summer 166 AD
Obverse legend is: M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
laureate head right
Reverse: PAX (in ex) TR P XX IMP IIII COS III
Pax standing facing, head left, holding branch and cornucopiae
RIC III 145, RSC 434

Irish1461 Edward IV hammered silver penny

Obv ** S REX **

Rev TAS/*** E - Waterford mint

Victorian silver finger ring

JLL Wooton - silver

 

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Obverse and reverse error

Obv + EDW BLE AL'DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/ORI/***

Victorian silver thimble  

Edwardian silver brooch with diamonds

1327 Edward III hammered silver half penny

Obv *WARD R**

Rev CIVI/***

1564 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv **WAR ANGL****

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv *** ShYB +

Rev DVR/E - Durham mint

1653 Hammered copper trade farthing - unlisted in ref books - Norweb

Obv THM

Thomas MVDBAT ?

Rev Long +

Engraved silver finger ring - no hall marks

Mid 2nd C BC

Gallo- Belgic A type

175 BC Celtic gold qtr stater - 1.68g, 14.85mm

18thC silver posy ring

'LET VERT'

Victorian silver pin with glass stone 2ndC Roman fibular brooch

1310-14 Sterling bust English Jetton Edward II Class XI

Rev - Long cross patonce 6 pellet clusters in angles, border pellets

Obv - Bust Class II in circle, border pellets

1913 Silver cat pendant - Date letter O for Birmingham mint

Maker BW

1945 George VI milled islver sixpence 1697 Willaim III milled silver sixpence
Victorian cuff links 17thC button 18thC livery button
1640's Civil War lead gun powder measure and cap
   
1845 Victoria milled silver sixpence    

 

1300 BC gold armlet ring - reported to museum as treasure

6.42g, 14.22mm dia, 5.66mm T

Dubnovellaunos 25 BC to 5 AD Celtic gold qtr stater

1.24g, 12.38mm

 

Recorded on PAS

 

Bronze Age (c.1500-1400BC) cast copper alloy primary shield pattern palstave, dating to the Acton Park Phase.

263.0 g, 120mm L x 53.3mm W x 21.44mm T

 

1756 George II milled gold half guinea - love token

4.077g ,20.64mm

1835 William IV milled gold half sovereign

 

3.96g, 19.27mm

1945 George VI milled silver florin 1943 George VI milled silver sixpence
1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny 16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half penny

1351- 1361 Edward III hammered silver groat - Pre treaty period

Std F type

Obv EDWARD DG REX ANGL Z FRANC D HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON

1526 -44 Henry VIII hammered silver half penny- Brush hair - single arched crown-

Obv hENRIC DI GRA REX

Rev CIVI/TASx/LON/DON - London mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDW***ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1413-22 Henry V hammered silver penny - mullet by crown

Quadrefoil at centre of reverse cross

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR A**

Rev TAS/DVM- Durham mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv - ****ANGL DNS

Rev CIVI/TAS ***

1864 Victoria milled silver sixpence
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthings 1566 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence Portcullis mint mark
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny 1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny
1592-5Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Tun mint mark

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
&

4thC Roman bronze sent for ID Possible Celtic bronze unit

1327 Edward III hammered silver groat - fragment

Obv **WARD.RE**

Rev /EBO/** - York mint

1327 Edward III hammered silver half groat - fragment

Obv **WARD.RE**

Rev /TOR/** - Canterbury mint

Medieval gold ring with ruby - reported as treasure to museum

1.835g, 24.29mm

Tiny 18thC toy cannon 1500-1700 mount 18thC bayonet frog
Post medieval lead bale seal 16thC Henry trade weight - Crown h cipher 16thC Henry trade weight - Crown h cipher
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence 1585 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - Escalop mint mark
17th C Henry Lambe of Colchester hammered copper trade farthing

1340 AD French Jetton

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

Royal Crown with 3 rosettes across body of crown

Rev Triple banded straight cross fleuretty AV

1816 George III milled silver sixpence

18thC silver clog fastener

Maker WH

Taco'd 1554 Mary hammered silver groat

Doge Michele Steno (1400-1413).


Obv: MICHAEL STEN' DVX (Michele Steno, Doge). Doge standing left, holding standard.


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

Doge standing left, holding banner, * / m in right field

Toy airplane

1810 silver spoon handle - London mint

Maker GG

George Gray 1782 registered

Crisp 1873 Victoria copper penny 17thC lead token  

1285-1305 Jetton struck for Kings administration -French medieval jetton - 6 lis in a shield

Rev Broad ended linear cross fleurty with central circle

1356 Edward hammered III silver penny -pre treaty F

Crown mint mark

Obv EDWA **

Rev TAS/LON/DON -London mint

1818 George III milled silver half crown (30 pence) WWI Essex regiment badge Georgian fob seal holder
 
1914- Coldstream Guards 'Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense' Military Button   1561-5 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - Pheon mint mark

1526 - 1544 Henry VIII hammered silver sovereign

penny - Star both sides, radiant star Obv only

CD besides shield - Bishop Cuthbert Tunstall

4thC Roman bronze coin sent for ID
1958 British Legion - Manchester medal 1838 Victoria milled silver 4 pence
1696 William III milled silver sixpence

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDW**DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LO** - London mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided longcross half penny Scottish Alexander II 1214-49 hammered silver voided longcross half penny
Taco'd 1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross penny 1653 Jeremy Erds of Manningtree Essex copper trade farthing

Medieval hammered silver penny - Continental imitation

Obv DWR LLG ***

Rev TAS/LON **

 

1795 George III milled silver maundy one pence

Interesting Tudor period silver item - possible pin head or mount - reported to as treasure to museum

Copper alloy figurine - possible Roman votive offering Enamelled medieval pendant - red and green enamel reamins

WW2 British No 199 Mk IV Time Fuse For The British 3.7 Inch Anti-aircraft Gun.

 

Rose gold chain link Georgian silver mount 18thC silver thimble

1789 George III milled gold half guinea

4.2g, 20.7mm

1871 Victoria milled silver sixpence

1910 Silver ring - Chester halll mark, date letter K

Maker C.H

Charles Horner

Charles Horner Ltd (from 1910)

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +E*****ANG**DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/T**/LON/DON - London mint

Hans Krauwinckel (1562-1586)

German rose orb jetton

Tiny 17thC hooked clothing fastener Victorian Rose gold jewellry fragment

Early bevelled plain gold ring - no hallmarks - reported to museum as treasure

1.81g, 18.96mm

 

Quarter-noble, fourth coinage 1351-77, Treaty period 1361-1369, Tower mint, mintmark cross potent, annulet before Edward-Lis in centre, double satire stops

Obv shield quartered with the arms of England and France within a treassure of eight arches

Obv +oEDWARD xx DEI xx GRAxxREX xxANGL

Rev +EXALTABITAR IN GLORIA

1.92g, 19.6mm

 

 

 

17thC enamelled gold posy ring-reported as treasure to museum

'I am but a token'

1.73g, 15mm

5.56g, 18.62mm

45 BC to 25BCAddedomarus - Trinovantian tribe - reported to museum

Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) was a king of south-eastern Britain in the late 1st century BC. His name is known only from his inscribed coins, the distribution of which seem to indicate that he was the ruler of the Trinovantes.

1.33g, 10.57mm

Dubnovellaunos 25 BC to 5 AD Celtic gold qtr -reported to museum

Dubnovellaunus is the name of a king who, based on coin distribution, appears to have ruled over Kent east of the River Medway. He was the first king of the Cantiaci to issue inscribed coins: some of his coins appear to date from as early as 40-30 BC. Towards the end of the 1st century BC he seems to have been succeeded by a king called Vodenos or Vosenios, although it is possible the two kings' reigns were contemporary or overlapped.

A king called Dubnovellaunus succeeded his father Addedomarus as king of the Trinovantes ca. 10-5 BC and ruled for several years before being supplanted by Cunobelinus of the Catuvellauni.

1.26g,12..33mm

70BC uninscribed 'Q' Gold - 'Remi 'Type Celtic gold qtr stater -reported to museum

The Remi were a Belgic people of north-eastern Gaul (Gallia Belgica). The Romans regarded them as a civitas, a major and influential polity of Gaul,The Remi occupied the northern Champagne plain, on the southern fringes of the Forest of Ardennes, between the rivers Mosa (Meuse) and Matrona (Marne), and along the river valleys of the Aisne and its tributaries the Aire and the Vesle.

1865 Gold ring - date letter Q matches Birmingham

 

8-13 AD Cunobelin biga type qtr gold stater -reported to museum

1.32g, 12.01mm

 

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 +EDW***** hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny 1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny

Unknown Continental hammered silver short cross coin - researching it

Pfennig of Otto IV, 1198 - 1218.

DEUTSCHE MÜNZEN UND MEDAILLEN
DORTMUND. REICHSMÜNZSTÄTTE. Otto IV., 1198-1218.
Pfennig. 1,09 g. OTTO • INPEATOR Gekröntes Brustbild v. v., auf dem Rand Hand mit Zepter//+ TANCTACOLON Doppelfadenkreuz, in den Winkeln je vier Kugeln. Berghaus 67.
Von großer Seltenheit. Prägeschwäche, sehr schön.

GERMANY, Dortmund (Royal mint city). Otto IV. 1198-1218. AR Pfennig (18mm, 1.37 g, 2h). Crowned facing bust / Voided short cross; quatrefoils in angles.

 

Ohio Drew ID'd it

Post medieval lead alnage coth seals
15thC lead token 17thC lead token 17thC lead token 17thC lead token
15thC lead token Georgian spur buckle Post medieval lead bale seal

c12thC Medieval heraldic shield type lead trade weight - sword symbol

Magnentius & Decentius - a fairly short-lived (350-353 AD) Augustus/Caesar pair of the sort promoted to Augustus, ad-hoc, by their legions. This was a very common story during the chaos-years of the later 3rd century, but happened far less often in the 4th.  Gold casting weight
1878 Victoria milled silver shilling 1696 William III milled silver sixpence
1697 William III milled silver sixpence 16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
Georgian silver cufflink/button with glass stone A cast copper alloy, S shaped belt fastener probably of post medieval date, AD 1550 - 1700.
1500-1700 buckle

A complete cast copper alloy buckle of post-medieval date. The buckle is a double loop asymmetrical shape

Circa 1575- 1700

A complete cast copper alloy buckle of post-medieval date. The buckle is a double loop asymmetrical shape

Circa 1575- 1700

17thC button
1855 Victorian silver sixpence 1942 George VI milled silver shilling
1927 George V milled silver shilling

4thC Roman bronze coin - sent for ID

This one's a little later than most of what you usually seem to find. It's a centenionalis of Valentinian I, 364-375 AD. Obv: D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
The reverse legend is GLORIA ROMANORVM, the emperor walking right, head left, dragging barbarian captive by the hair and holding labarum. It's from the mint at Siscia: ( [illegible symbol] ΓSIS in exergue), the most prolific European mint for this type and in this era. There are 4 full pages in RIC IX. just to list all the minor field-markings on centenionales of the several members of the House of Valentinian - part of an early quality control attempt. I can't tell if there are any field marks on this one or not. If there are no field marks, it's probably from earlier in the reign.
Some nice stuff your guys are digging, so far.
ML

Great detail on this 2nd C Roman silver - just sent for ID

The province is Bithinia, not Mysia - working too late and shooting from the hip last night.
The Nicaea AE's are very unusual in that they seem to turn up more often far afield from their origin (eg: Britain) than almost any other sort of Provincial Roman coin. Legionaries must have carried them around - possibly unable to spend them - after being paid in Bithinia (?)
I'm not familiar with this exact reverse type - it's a less commonly seen variety. Far more common is a line of 3 or 4 standards with the ethnic broken up in the spaces between them (and exergue, sometimes). The obverse may be beyond help - it's certainly illegible in its present condition. These are most commonly from the Severan era, from Septimius up through Gordian III ca. 200-140 A.D.
ML

4thC Roman bronze coin - sent for ID

Constantius II, AE majorina or fraction. FEL TEMP REPARATIO soldier skewering fallen horseman.
ML

15thC lead token 2nd C Roman fibular brooch

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

Ov hENRICVS **

Rev .ON.LV - London mint

17th button Medieval button

Unknown 17thC widget - spoon handle ? 18th C Royal Artillery button

Unknown button

Crown TWPO

Georgian watch winders

One piece Navy buttons

HONI SOIT QUI MAN Y PENSE

PACKET

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

RN - Packet Service
( Mail & Supplies Delivery )

c.1800-1811
Firmin & Co

1880's Victorian Royal Engineers button
1500-1700 mount 16thC Tudor button 18thC bayonet frog
1844 Victoria milled silver four pence 16THC stone cannon ball
1603 Jmaes 1st hammered silver sixpence

1422-27 Henry VI hammered silver groat - Annulet issue - Annulets by the neck and two sets of opposing pellets on reverse- double satirte stops

obv + hENRIC DI GRA REX ANGLIE Z FRANCE

Rev outer - POSVIoo DEVMxx ADIVTORE MEVM

obv hENRIC DI GRA REX ANGLIE Z FRANCE

Rev VIL/LAxxCASTISIE - Calais mint

Interesting medieval ring with enamel - not gold or silver

1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver groat- Cross crosslet mint mark

A complete cast copper alloy buckle of post-medieval date. The buckle is a double loop asymmetrical shape

Circa 1575- 1700

19thC buckle
Victorian religious pendant 19thC Colchester Corporation button 1790-1802 Royal Artillery button

Royal artillery button

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

Medieval bronze pot leg Medieval heraldic enamelled harness pendant

1890's Victorian style riveted copper knife

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny 1858 Victoria milled silver two pence
1825 Russian lead bale seal

Weird silver chunk ?

10.99g, 18.1 mm L x 14.9mm W

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Ob +EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1697 William III milled silver sixpence
1838 Victoria milled silver four pence Georgian watch winders

1422-27 Henry VI hammered silver groat

obv ***REX ANGLIE Z FRA**

Rev /TASxx/LON/- London mint

Medieval lead trade weight 15thC lead token
15thC lead token 15thC lead token 15thC lead token 17thC lead token
1812 Russian lead bale seal 15thC lead token 17thC lead token
Post medieval lead cloth seal 1946 George VI milled silver shilling
WW2 Era Iron Cross B.I.R.A. Pin Badge TC Anchor Lion A Hallmarks Sterling K3 Weat Ham United football club pendant Medieval copper-alloy probable mount in the shape of a scallop shell. It is convex on the front and concave on the reverse.
1500-1700 mount Roman mount Roman lorica mount  

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Rev +EDWAR **

Rev /RACI - York mint

20thC gilded finger ring
16thC Tudor button 19thC livery button 1900's Generic Merchant Navy Officers 17thC button
Medieval gilded mount Medieval annualar brooch 19thC Corporation button 1900's Generic Merchant Navy Officers
1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny- Cross crosslet mint mark 1500-1650 buckle 1500-1700 hooked mount
13thC Knights Templar badge Early Post-Medieval (1500-1700) copper alloy belt mount in the form of an acorn, Georgian button 19thC Eastern Railway and steam ship company
1840 Victoria milled silver shilling 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
Georgian button 17thC button 1881 Victoria milled silver sixpence
18thC crotal bell RN Capt / Commander - 1787
RN Lieutenant - 1787
Georgian brooch
Georgian cane ring

1526-44 Henry VIII hammered silver half penny - brush hair- single arched crown- cross ends plain

Obv *h' D G ** SPIA

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

0.33g, 11.32mm

1874 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

3.99g, 19.42mm

1356-61 Edward III hammered silver groat - Fourth coinage: Pre Treaty -Series G - Std F type - annulet stops - Pot hook N's -extra annulet in one qtr

Annulet below bust

Obv + EDW AR******* REX o ANGL o Z FRANCo D'o hY

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

4.36g, 26.92mm

Medieval groat v half penny size comparison

1509-26 Henry VIII hammered silver groat- Lis mint mark

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided longcross farthing

Rev VND - London mint

1855 Victroai milled silver sixpence 19thC Victoria milled silver sixpence
1718 George 1st milled silver penny Groat v penny for size comparison

Medieval vessica seal matrix - Bird facing right

1860 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1873 Victoria milled silver sixpence

1stC BC - ECE Celtic silver unit - East Anglian silver unit- needs more 'cooking' to remove crust

Obv - 2 opposed crescents a & 2 pellets in hexagon crossed by 5 alternating pellet/plain lines

Rev - horse L, 6 pellets on shoulder, double forelegs, above pellet-ring f, below ECE.

Ref Hobbs 4534

WWII RAF button 18th C toy cannon 1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny
1845 Victoria milled silver four pence Georgian watch winder Georgian trade weight
Enamel & Metal 1902 Edward VII Coronation Book Charm 1817 George III milled silver shilling
18thC crotal bells 1605-6 James 1st hammered silver half penny - Rose mint mark
Geogian mount

Medieval hammered silver penny

Rev EBO/ - York mint

1687 James II milled silver three pence Georgian watch winder Medieval knights templar badge
   
Tiny lead 19thC Napoleon figurine    

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