Metal detecting holidays in England

Twinned with Midwest Historical Research Society USA

 

Professional coin/artefact straightening repair service

 

Coins and rings back from the 'goldsmith' Aug 2011

Fixed 13th Medieval twisted wire gold ring - disclaimed treasure

22.34mm, 2.73g

Monster sized fragment of a Circa 1327 AD Medieval hammered full gold Noble- ship reverse

 

Treaty series 1361- 1369 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 noble - Std C type, Double Satire stops - Voided quatrefoil in centre of reverse

Obv EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL

1.93g, 19.16mm

 

 

Fully annealed taco'd and repaired 1341 Edward III hammered silver penny florin type

Obv EDWAR ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev CIVIT/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

 

Saxon silver penny of Æthelred II 978 AD sent for recording and ID

1.22g,20.34mm

This coin (EMC 2011.0084) belongs to the First Hand type (note the absence of a sceptre on the obverse and the plain sleeve without a curve at each side). The Benediction Hand type has two fingers bent in blessing.

The moneyer is probably Eadsige or Wynsige.

With thanks,

Martin

Fixed split 16th C Elizabeth 1st penny

1361 Edward III hammered silver half groat - Treaty period

Bent - annealed and fixed then final cleaning below

 

1606 James 1st hammered silver 6 pence

 

Charles 1st penny next to a monster 1474 Spanish 8 reales

Spain. Houses of Castille & Aragon. 8 Reales, ND, Assayer D (Seville). Clemente & Cayon-2698; Cayon-2380. 27.40 grams. Ferdinand V & Isabela, 1474-1516. Crowned arms of Aragon and Castille, dividing "S" and small "o" over "VIII". Reverse: Beribboned bundle of arrows and yoke, assayer mark in field.

 

 

 

Perfect repair - UK John's Coenwulf Saxon hammered silver penny - sent to Dr Martin for recording and ID

Coenwulf, king of Mercia (796-821)

 

 

 

 

 

18thC HMS Navy gold ring

1755 George II gold half guinea

James 1st Scottish gold coin

 

1346-1361 Edward III gold half noble - Closed E at centre of cross - Cross 3 - Pre treaty

Obv EDWAR D GRA (DEI G) REX ANGL AZ FRANC

25.10mm, 3.80g

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

Obv + EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL

Rev

18.92mm. 1.9g

Size comparison between a 1/4 &1/2 gold noble

 

 

Gold mourning ring of Richard Wall aged 80 died in 1797 - some black enameling remaining

Legend reads - OB 21st OCT 1797 // E 80 RICHD WALL

 

 

 

1422 -27 Henry hammered silver groat - annulet issue - annulet between opposing pellets on reverse

obv HENRIC DI GRA REX ANGLIE FRANC

Rev Outer POSVI DEVM ADITORE MEVM

Inner CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London Mint

26.2mm, 3.49g

 

Lowlands. Duchy of Brabant. Jean III, the Triumphant. 1312-1355. AR esterlin (18 mm, 1.41 g). Brussels, from 1317/8 onward. + I DVX DE BRABANTIA, castle with two towers / MON-ETA BRV-XEL, cross cantonnée with trefoil of pellets in each quadrant.

Silver "esterlin" from Brabant's duchy

A/ +IDVX.DE.BRABANTIA
R/ MON / ETA / BRV / XEL

17.99mm, 1.19g

1341 Edward III hammered silver penny - Cross 3 - Florin type

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

 

1.28mm,16.65mm

 

1594-6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver halfgroat

 

 

Rare Saxon Coenwulf silver penny sent to me by John Cross

 

 

1216 Henry III hammered silver penny - Class 6b2

SALE(MVN.ON.CAN - Salemvn moneyer of Canterbury mint

1.26g, 17.11mm

1377 Edward III hammered silver half groat - Post Treaty period

CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

26.05mm, 4.35g

 
Latest repairs back from the goldsmith 15/2/2009

1604-7 James 1st Irish hammered silver sixpence - 2nd issue

obv LACOBUS D.G.MAG BRIT FRA ET HI REX

2.25g, 21.27mm

Cal Vicie's repaired gold coin find - 1787 George III milled gold half guinea

1199 AD King John hammered silver penny - Class 5b2

Obv HENRICVS REX

Obv RENER.ON. LVND

Moneyer Rener - London mint

1.34g, 17.88mm

1592 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver 6 pence

1341 Edward III hammered silver penny - Florin issue

obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/DVR/ENE - dURHAM MINT

1.13g, 18.13mm

 
Latest repairs back from the goldsmith 29/1/2009

1619 -25 James 1st hammered gold Quarter-laurel - 2.24g, 19.46mm 2nd coinage

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1507-9 Henry VII Regular profile issue hammered silver groat - Triple banded crown - Pheon initial mark

2.90g, 27.51mm

Obv HENRIC VII DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRA

Rev POSUI DEUM ADIUTO(R)E MEU(M)

1472 Edward IV hammered silver groat Type 10 , initial mark sun both sides, trefoils by neck, long cross fitchee

obv EDWARD DIA.REX.ANGL.Z.FRANC

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

25.18mm, 2.79g

1583 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - A mint mark - 6th issue

 

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver florin penny -class 10cf3

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1.35g, 18.25mm

Edward III 1344-51 hammered silver florin penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

16.74mm, 0.99g

Penn Christies annular silver brooch repaired and he cleaned it !

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence) Inital mark

Cross 1 - 4.43g,25.69mm

obv EDWARD DIV REX ** HYB

rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1549 -51 Edward VI hammered silver shilling (12 pence) - Long cross fourchee over Royal cross 3.70g, 31.38mm

Y mintmark - Southwark London

1351-1361 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence) - pre treaty 3rd coinage

obv ****RD.D.G.REX ANGL Z FRANC HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

26.29mm, 4.26g

1464/5 Edward IV hammered silver penny - Type VIIi - 0.93g, 18.07mm

obv EDWARD DI GRA RE ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York Mint - Archiepiscopal issue

1356-61 Edward III hammered silver groat - Initial cross 3

Needs straightening to decide on the type

rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI York mint

22.24mm, 1.73g

1352-53 Edward III hammered silver penny - pre treat period series D - annulets in all 4 qtrs on obv

Ov *DWAR

Rev CIVI/TAS/***/*ON- London minttype

1217 Henry III hammered silver short cross 1/2 penny - class 6b2

Moneyer Pieres of London

1247 Henry III hamered silver voided long cross half penny

0.62g

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross - Type IIIa

Moneyer Nicole of London

1341 Edward III hammered silver half penny - Florin type

Obv EDWAR R ANGL *****

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1570 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver 6 pence - castle mint mark

 

1533-42 Henry VIII hammered silver groat - arrow mintmark

 

Batch fixed 8th July 2008
 

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence) Series C

Mintmark Cross1 - annulet stops, lis on breast

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

3.96g, 25.78mm 0.95mm T

 

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

1344 -1351 Edward III Third 'Florin'coinage hammered silver penny

Obv + EDWR ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

1.38g, 17.78mm

 
1554-8 Philip & Mary hammered silver groat - Lis mintmark

 

1526 -9 Henry VIII hammered silver groat - 2nd profile issue, London mint Obv shows reversed roman D for C in Henric, Im Rose

Obv HENRIC VII DI GRA REX AGL Z FRANC

 

1344 -1351 Edward III florin type hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNA HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

 

 

 

1344 -1351 Edward III florin type hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London Mint

 

1566 - Stunning Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - rolled perfectly by the plough !! 3rd issue Portcullis mintmark
Latest batch 16th June returned

1561 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver shilling (12 pence) 3rd issue Pheon mintmark

31.21mm, 2.24g, 0.44mm T

 

 

Attempt to straighten a Victorian silver broonch stopped as it started to crack

1344 -1351 Edward III Third 'Florin'coinage hammered silver penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

1413- 22 Henry V hammered silver half penny - Pierced cross initial mark - 0.925 FINE - Type 3, Small whole annulet either side of crown +HENRIC :REX

 

Latest batch 27th April 2008 taken to the goldsmith - will post after shots when they are finished

Biggest test for our coin goldsmith yet - Rolled Edward III gold 1/4 nobel
Amazing discovery - this rolled up coin turns out to be part of a monster sized gold coin, Edward III 1351-52 full noble, closed E & C type approx 36mm dia 136.7 grains. note the straightened 1/4 nobel for size comparison.
388 AD Roman gold solidus Theodosius I
After shot
Fourth coinage 1356-61 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 Noble Type C Annulet stops 1.96g, 20.36mm
After shot

15thC Spanish 8 real 2.76g 26.08mm Ferdinand of Aragon and Elisabeth of Castilla

After shot

1272 - 1301 Irish Edward 1st hammered silver penny 1.32g,19.35mm

CIVI/TAS/DVBL/INIE - Dublin mint - possible contemporary forgery or continental imitation

1189 -1199 Richard 1st voided short crioss hammered silver penny - Class 5b

Rev IOHAN .ON. LE(NE( - Moneyer Iohan , Kings Lynn Mint

2.05g, 18.77mm

After shot
Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
After shot
Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny
After shot
1526-9 Henry VIII hammered silver groat - Rose mintmark - Type B - satires in reverse cross ends - Tower mint

1501 -1507 Henry VII hammered silver half groat - York Episcopal mint, Archbishop Savage, key each side of bust , double arched crown 1.24g, 18.26mm

Obv HENRICUS DEI GRACIA REX

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACHI - York

1604 - 7 James 1st Irish hammered silver 6 pence - 2nd coinage

Rev TUEATUR UNITA DEUS - May god guard the Kingdom

Obv - IACOBUS D.D. ANG SCO FRA ET HIB REX -James by the grace of God King of England Scotland France and Ireland

 

1199 King John hammered silver voided short cross cut half penny - nasty split so I could not clean Obv. Repaired using silver solder

Rev Moneyer ABE(L ON LVND - Abel , London mint Class 5c

 

1697 William III milled silver shilling (12 pence) - small crown type

 

Before and after shots of coins we have had professionally straightened with amazing results.

Before Edward III 1361 third issue hammered gold 1/2 Noble found by Boston Beau

 

After - cost 8 pound

Before 1475 Dutch -Karel de Stoute -silver DOUBLE STUIVER found by Ark Gary
After cost 8 pound
Before Louis X1 (1461-83) found by Texas Dave

After cost 8 pound
Just back from the jewelers - straightened 1582 Elizabeth 1st half groat cost 8 pound

 

Before
After
Coenwulf, king of Mercia (796-821) 1.31g, 19.78mm

EMC 20050226

Wis Paul

Ultimate care on a rare coin with no heat applied !!! - fantastic result £21

1605 James 1st hammered silver six pence2.86g, 25.63mm

Wis Paul

Great result - cost £10

Charles II Gold Touch-Piece. Touched by Charles II himself at a Touching Ceremony. Presented to a loyal subject by Charles II 1660- 1685.

Worn around the neck for healing purposes found by Ohio Bud

CARMD.G.M.ER EF.HI.REX on the ship side

GLORIA .SOLI .DEO

George and the dragon

Cost £12
1216 AD Henry III short cross hammered silver penny - Texas Dave
After cost £12

Stunning 1356 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence) Type F London mint 4.43g, 26.95mm

Minimal straightening cost £9

French Medieval gold - before and after pictures, note how flat the coin is now with picture on right of side view - UK David cost £12

Sent to the Fitzmuseum for recording

1579 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
Minimal bending £9

1493-5 AD Henry VII Class 1 hammered silver groat (4 pence).

2.6g - 25.21mm Ohio Eric

Cost £9
1526 AD Henry VIII hammered silver groat (4 pence) - Orlando Rolo cost £14

1583 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - no before shot

Before
After
1602 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence £9

1696 Willian III milled silver sixpence - early harp large crown £8

Edward IV 1464 -70 London mint - Plain cross initial mark hammered silver groat 2.63g, 25.65 mm- Nev Gary £10
1553-54 Mary hammered silver groat (4 pence) - Nev Gary
1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny 0.92 fine - 0.43g - 13.90 mm Marlett mintmark - Ohio John £9
1605 James 1st Irish hammered silver half groat (2 pence) - £9

Stunning before and after pictures. 'This is Edward IV type XIV (1472-1473), with the distinctive annulet initial mark at the start of the obverse legend. An interesting find' ID and info supplied by Mark at the Fitzmuseum -recorded and found 10 miles SE of Swindon by Laura UK

5.07g, 28.52mm

 

King John hammered silver penny - Ark Gary
1307 Edward II Medieval penny class 11C London mint- Boston Beau
Longcross hammered silver penny probably Henry VI 1443 AD
Saxon period gold coin 6th/8thC, Early Continental (Merovingian Francia) (584-750), before and after shots - Boston Bud

1561-1582 2nd Issue, long cross mint mark - Elizabeth 1st hammered gold 1/4 Angel 1.16g,15.81mm North 1993

1471-2 Edward IV Gold Angel Second reign- Annulet mint mark London 5.07g- 27.57mm

1564 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
Huge, 1602 James 1st Scottish Merk sometimes known as the half thistle dollar and value of 13 shillings and 4 pence
( 160 pence) 6.56g, 31.40mm

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat - Cross 1 Type F

Obv EDWARD D G REX ANGL Z FRANC D HYB

Rev POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM (outer)

CIVITAS LONDON (Mint) (inner)

1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver shilling (12 pence)

Sixth issue Marlett mint mark - rarer large bust with pearls on bodice type

Using this service

There appears to be no clue as to how the prices are worked out but it must go on the time he spends on each coin and the processes involved. Some of the coins are annealed several times to prevent cracking.

To the guys hunting here the value of the coin is pretty unimportant but the finding and displaying of it that is paramount. This service is to enable the find to be better ID'd, make the coin presentable for your collection so spending £9 on a coin even if it is only worth £5 is irrelevant to the finder. This service is NOT to make the find more valuable but for eutectic reasons only. The Goldsmith takes the maximum care with your find but using this service is at your own risk. If he was doing it just for money then he would charge a great deal more for his time. If the find has a huge stress crack down it then I doubt that it is worth the risk. Annealing a coin can also change it's colour but the Dutch silver came out perfectly even with 2 annealing.

To use this service the cost is from £9 per coin plus package and posting. Turnaround time will depnd on when the next batch is due to go in. I physically have to drop the coin off to his workshop and pick it up so it can be a bit longer depending on his work load. He can also do a rush job if we pay him more. He can also go to any degree of repair including repairing holes in gold coins etc. The level of repair will depend on what the finder requires and will obviously cost more.

If you want to use this service then drop me a mail with a photo of the find if possible and I will let you know whne the next batch is due to go in. Basic straightening of coins is around £9 the max we have been charged so far is £20

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