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March 2008 Finds page 2
 

 

Stunning c 13thC Medieval engraved gold ring reported as treasure to the museum

1.23g, 19.50mm dia

1344 -1351 Edward III hammered silver penny

Rev CIVI/TAS LON/DON London mint

1180 -1199 Henry II hammered silver half penny
1839 Victorian milled silver sixpence
1818 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver sixpence

1344-51 Edward III hammered silver Florin type penny

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Obv CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1578 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence- mintmark greek cross 4th issue (227)
Medieval hammered silver penny

1427-30 Henry VI hammered silver penny

Quartrefoil at the centre of reverse

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

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

1851 Victorian milled silver sixpence
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny

1247 -1272 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross penny - Class Vb

WIL/L(M/ONC(/ANT Canterbury mint - Moneyer WIL/LEM

 

1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver shilling (12 pence) Martlett mintmark 2nd issue - 5.31g, 31.80mm

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

Obv + EDWR ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint 1.26g, 19.05mm

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

Obv + EDWR ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint 1.29g, 19.19mm

(235)

1670 Charles II marriage commemoration silver button reported as treasure to museum 16.35mm, 1.74g
Tricky one, I think this ring is older than it construction appears - one for the museum
Romano/british bronze harmess ring - 1.10g,14.36mm dia
Medieval seal matrix

1480-1500 Archbishop Thomas Rotherham hammered silver penny

Quartrefoil at the centre of reverse with pellet

1217- 8 Henry III hammerd silver short cross penny -

Class 7b

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev ILGE(B ON LVN

Moneyer - Ilger 18.29mm, 1.31g

(237)

1399 - 1413 Henry IV hammered silver penny - Rare double struck crown

Quatrefoil with pellet on reverse

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

0.89g, 16.83mm

1208/9 King John hammered silver penny Class 6a2

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev +WALTE(R ON LV- Walter London

1.43g, 18.64mm (239)

1775 Russian lead bale seal
17thC hammered copper trade farthing - not checked books yet
Lots of 1890 Gerneral service Amy buttons being found
Medieval lead hanging weight
1791 George III gold spade half guinea gaming piece
Medieval mount with single integral lug
16thC mount with single integral lug
18thC button
Very interesting 16th/17th C clothing fastener
Chatham and Dover Railway London
17thC decorated belt slide - two rivet fixing
Roman copper alloy military armour ring
15thC lead token - long cross and pellet type
Roman oval mount with suspension loop

1413-22 Henry V hammered silver halfpenny - Type 10 - inital mark roundabout - Annulet to left:trefoil right by hair

Obv +HENRIC REX ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

12.83mm, 045g

1590-2 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Ffith issue hand mintmark
1399 - 1413 Henry IV hammered silver penny

1603 James 1st hammered silver half groat (2 pence)

 

1189 - 1199 Richard 1st Hammered silver penny Class 4B

Rev IOAN ON CANTE - Monyer IOAN - Canterbury Mint

1.16g, 18.10 (244)

C1300 Medieval blue and gold enameled pendant with suspension loop 3.59g, 24.41mm L 13.06mm W x 3.16mm T

C1300 Solid silver medieval vessica seal 62.1g, 21.96mm L x 18.81mm x 5.51mm W (excluding hanger)

 

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

1572 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence

 

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

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat (2 pence)

Series C Mintmark Cross1

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1.96g, 21.78mm, 0.60mm T

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

Obv + EDWR ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

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

Obv + EDWR ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint (250)

1351-61 Edward III hammered silver farthing

0.37g, 10.53mm

Obv +EDWARDVS REX

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

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

Obv + EDWAR ANGLE DNS HYB

1.29g, 18.60mm

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

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

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Very interesting coin fragment, legend ends in REX which no coins from Edward 1st to Henry VII do. The only coin with REX is a Henry III which is a voided long cross ?? The intial marks looks like an Edward III, this coin needs more research

Obv ******* Rex+

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint (254)

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

Obv + EDWAR ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/DVN/ELN - Durham mint

1242-1247 Henry III voided short cross hammered silver penny - rare Class 8b with curule - shaped X in Rex - pellets between moneyers name and mint

Rev LVND - London mint

1816 George III milled silver sixpence

1242-1247 Henry III voided short cross hammered silver half penny - rare Class 8b3 - X in REX is cross pommee

Moneyer - Simon of Cantebury

 

 

 

Medieval hammered silver half penny

Rev ****/LON/** - London mint

 

Neat hanging lead weight - Tudor
Roman rolled lead curse ?

Roman bronze pot foot
Medieval bronze child's ring
Corporation button
Somerset Regiment lapel badge
1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny
Essex police button
16th Tudor button
1500 -1650 Buckle

1050- 1053 Saxon - Edward the Confessor hammered silver penny - expanding cross type - heavy coinage ?

Obv EDWERD REX : +

Rev PULSIE ON GIPESWIC (Short cross voided with expanding limbs) - IPSWICH MINT (GIPESWIC)

Sent off to Fitzwilliam Museum and ID for class type and recording

1.63g, 19.87mm (260)


Really crisp 1754 George II copper farthing
1st/2nd C Roman coin
17thC bell clapper
16th Tudor button
Stunning 1573 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver 3 pence - 3rd issue, acorn mintmark
1247 Henry III voided long cross hammered silver farthing 1/4 penny

 

1641-3 Charles 1st hammered silver penny - mintmark dot

'triangle and circle' King had left London and Parliament stuck these coins

 

George 1st trade weight
1770's 23rd Regiment of foot button

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat (2 pence)

Series C Mintmark Cross1

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

(264)

17thC mount with 2 integral lugs
18thC clog fastener
1655 Henry Lamb of Colchester hammered copper trade farthing
18thC casket key

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

Obv EDWR ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

2.06g, 16.46mm

Heavily over weight and undersized for a penny 0.83mm T

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

 

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

Obv EDWR ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

19.95mm, 1.99g

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

Obv +EDWARDVS REX ANGL.I.FRANC

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

3.40g,22.93mm

1584-6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat -Sixth issue, Escallop mintmark - 16.69mm, 1.63g

(268)

 

Romano/British bronze bead

1216- 47 Henry III hammered silver short cross penny Class 8b3 - cross pommee

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev + NIC(bOLE( ON. LVND - London mint - Moneyer Nicole

1.31g, 18.56mm

18thC silver clog fastener
19thC trade token - JJ Bedwell Colchester

1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat ( 2 pence)

(270)

1852 Victoria milled silver shilling (12 pence)
1846 Victoria milled silver sixpence (6 pence)
Tudor period gilded thimble

Brass charm

Castle gold foil saumur

WA Gilbey ??? Not sure what this means

The Acme Thunder SE &CR whistle (South Eastern and Chatham railway)

'Acme Whistles made and supplied the original stock of Thunderers for officers and senior ratings of the ill-fated Titanic ocean liner. Surviving examples discovered over the years have commanded high prices at auction and generated considerable publicity'.

1794 Conder token copper half penny - not checked books yet
Mid 4thC Roman Barbarious radiate coin

1.26g, 13.19mm

Celtic gold 1/4 stater Addedomarus Floral Trinovantes tribe, 30 BC sent to CCI for recording

CLB Junior Training Corp badge

The Church Lads Brigade was formed at St. Andrews Church, Fulham, in 1891.  From this one Company started by Walter Mallock Gee, the then secretary of the Church of England Temperance Society, the organization grew rapidly.  With cornerstones of the Brigades work being strong Christian principles and healthy physical activity, the numbers grew to having up to 8,000 on parade at the Royal Review of 1908.  Meanwhile the Rev. Thomas Milner at a Kilburn Parish Church opened the first company for girls in 1901. Originally they were known as the Church Nursing and Ambulance Brigade for Young Women and Girls, until 1923 when they became an Incorporated Society known as the Church Girls Brigade.  A major reorganization in 1936 freed them from all military meaning and intention.  The Brigades continued their work through the Second World War and after. 

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

(271)

96th Regiment of foot button

O/R's (Pewter) - 1793-1855

 

19thC The Royal Staffordshire Reg

C 1816 Rifle Brigade badge
1714 George 1st trade weight - Crown G mark - London
15thC lead token
16thC mount with single integral lug
1704 Queen Anne trade weight - Crown A London
GR Military button sent of for ID - not in books
19thC Russian lead bale seal

1839-1849

The Essex Regiment

Back Mark - J Samuel London W1

18thC silver button
1824 Chester hallmarked silver spoon
15thC lead token
Medieval hinge fragment
16thC book clasp fragment
Roman reigns guide
Roman bronze buckle tongue

1592-5 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver shilling (12 pence) Sixth issue Tun mintmark (exposed ear type)

31.21mm, 6.64g

Stunning 1st/2nd C trumpet type Roman blue and yellow enameled fibula brooch

5.32g, 26.05mm L x 10.48mm W

17thC mount with 2 integral lugs
1582 -4 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat (2 pence) Sixth issue A mintmark

 

Georgian gold signet ring fragment
Medieval silvered annular buckle toungue
1566 - Stunning Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - rolled perfectly by the plough !! 3rd issue Portcullis mintmark

1561-5 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver shilling (12 pence) 3rd issue Pheon mintmark

31.21mm, 2.24g, 0.44mm T

(275)

18thC lead Russian bale seal

17thC Clement Pask of Castle Hedingham Essex hammered copper trade farthing
2nd C Roman dolphin closed loop buckle fragment
17thC belt slide
1674 Charles II copper half penny
C 10thC saxon bridal cheek piece fragment
Medieval annular buckle

1471-83 Edward IV second reign type 2h hammered silver half penny

Obv O EDWARD DI [G REX]AN

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1351 Edward III hammered silver cut half penny

Obv EDWR ****

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

1247 Henry III voided long cross hammered silver penny

 

1604 - 5 James 1st hammered silver half groat (2 pence) First coinage Lis mintmark

1.26g, 18.28mm

(279)

Medieval lead trade weight

813.g, 25.79mm dia x11.65mm T

1639-40 Charles 1st hammered silver shilling (12 pence) Triangle mintmark Tower mint under Charles

5.86g, 30.58mm

1603-4 James 1st hammered silver shilling (12 pence) - First coinage, Thistle mintmark 5.53g,30.50mm

Size comparison of a James 1st shilling (12 pence) and a AD 1310 Edward II hammered silver farthing (1/4 penny) New issue with inner circles Type 28g

Rev +EDWARDVS REX AN'

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON

0.31g, 11.26mm

(282)

13thC medieval heraldic shield pendant
1247 Henry III hammered silver voided cut half penny
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

Medieval Venetian hammered silver soldino

(285)

1734 Foreign copper coin - need to check the books
1640 Civil War cannon ball - 1/2 lb 1.54inches dia
1722 George 1st 2nd issue copper farthing
George II copper half penny
George II copper half penny
Victorian silver brooch
Huge Silver coin fragment - need to check the books

1310-14 Edward II hammered silver farthing - New issue with inner circles both sides - Type 30 (Note: often struck on oval flans)

Rev +EDWARDVS REX.

Rev CIVI/TAS/LOND/DON

0.28g, 10.71mm

(287)

1199 King John hammered silver voided short cross cut half penny - nasty split so I cannot clean Obv.

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

Edward Ist hammered silver penny - Class10ab - first Newcastle mint ever found here , great find

Obv EDWAR ** ANGL DNS HYB

Rev VILL/NOV/CAS/TRI - Newcastle mint

15.63mm, 0.67g

(289)

 

c 11,000BC Mesolithic stone axe head - 123mm L x58.12mm W x 34.5mm T , 257g

Roman 1st/2ndC copper alloy votive offering

7.63g, 39.43mm H x 5.09mm T

1189-1199 Richard 1st hammered silver half penny - Class 4a

Obv HENRICVS REX

Moneyer ALE(IN - Alein - Durham mint

 

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Class 9b York Archiepiscopal coinage

Obv EDWARD ****

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBOR/ACI - York Mint

(291)

Tiny square Sun in shield type coin weight 1.44g, 9.73mm sq

Issued AD 1475 for the French gold ecu as soleil and 1/2 ecu

Ecu was worth 4 shillings ( 48 pence in England)

Roman Bronze chisle head 31.32g, 25.91mm L x 29.12mm W x 11.61mm T
Medieval casket key
17thC silver decorated clasp with markers mark AF - reported to museum as potential treasure
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1645-6 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat - Tower mint under parliament - Sun mintmark
1344 Edward III gold qtr noble - 3.89g

Perfectly rolled by the plough but is complete - good test for our gold smith to straighten

 

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

Obv EDWR ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1.29g

 

1461 Edward IV hammered silver penny - York Archiepiscopal Issue - Type VIIiii - quatrefoil each side of neck - Quatefoil - with-pellet at centre of reverse.

Obv EDWARD+DI+GRA+REX+ANGL

 

1603-4 James 1st hammered silver half groat - first issue 0.96g, 16.80mm

1413 - 1422 Henry V hammered silver half groat - pierced cross initial mark - Type C (a) Initial cross with pellet at centre, broken annulet to left of crown

1.69g, 22.32mm

Obv +HENRICxDIxGRA'xREX

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

 

Medieval seal ring, 24.84mm dia
Early Danish looking silver coin 'cooking' to remove green crust
17thC clothing fastener
19thC Livery button

1590-2 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Fifth issue - hand mintmark

 

RN Capt / Commander - 1812
19thC Livery button
1856 Danish milled silver 4 Skillings
Great find - medieval lead boy Bishop token
1804 Russian lead bale seal
Post medieval lead cloth seal
15thC lead long cross token
16thc Tudor peirod glass necklace bead
Medieval silvered bodkin needle

Victorian hollow silver decorated fragment

16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver shilling, badly clipped

(298)

1550 - 1650 buckle

One piece Navy button

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

Natural or man made ?- one for the museum
16thC decorated buckle

Saxon lead trade weight c 10thC

Ref Rogers

1582 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - sixth issue

 

Northern Railways button
17thC spur rowell

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

Obv EDWAR ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

(300)

1756 George II milled silver penny - 0.46g,12.19mm
C10thC Late Medieval Saxon key
Gold, silver and glass brooch, 14.26mm, 0.64g Saxon ??
Tiny 1/4 Victorian farthing (1/16 th of a penny) - 12.46mm, 0.49g

1641- 3 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat - Tower mint under Charles - Triangle in circle mint mark

(301)

1880 Pattern Prussian Army belt fitting

Monogrammed button
19thC Livery button
Medieval decorated prick spur
16thC clothing fastener
Medieval D buckle
Roman buckle tongue
18thC decorated clog fastener

Royal Navy Lieutenant - 1748

1614-25 James 1st hammered copper farthing Type 3c Mintmark key

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

Rev. FRA ET HIB REX

 

 

Medieval decoarted book clasp
16thC Tudor button
Roman open looped buckle fragment
Religious medallion

1158- 1180 Henry II hammered silver penny - Cross and crosslets 'Tealby' coinage

 

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

Obv EDWAR ANGLE DNS HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

0.96g, 17.12mm

(303)

17th/18thC Bullion cup weight
Interesting 2nd C Roman latch key set up

 

Royal Fusiliers - not checkd books yet
60 million year old fossil
Roman bronze serpent headed dagger pommel 23.18mm L x 11.88mm T, 17.82g
16thC duck head S buckle
17thC spoon handle initials VB
Small Roman bronze piece - almost like a fibular but not - needs more research
1640 English civil war 1 1/2 inch - 1/2 pounder cannon ball

4thC Roman bronze -13.75mm, 1.08g

This type was struck c. 347-348 AD. It was the last series before the monetary reform which brought in the ubiquitous and lengthy series of FEL TEMP REPARATIO "soldier & fallen horseman" types in various sizes (and other, less common FEL TEMP types) Struck by both Constantius II and Constans, I don't think we're going to be able to tell which of the two this is.  With not a single letter of the obverse legend still on the coin due to edge-chipping, there really isn't any other way to discriminate between the 2 brothers.  The reverse type is 2 confronted Victories holding wreaths with the legend being VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN ("Victory! [to] our masters the two emperors") - this type has occasionally been described as: "2 Angels playing tennis (or ping-pong)" by young students in the ACE program (the educational concern for which I work) who are asking for help in ID'ing their 1st Roman coin.
The mint mark is similarly lost - or never made it onto the coin to begin with - these being struck quickly in large numbers and rather carelessly in general.  But this type was only struck in mints on the European continent, so Rome, Trier, Arles, Lyon, Siscia, etc. are the most likely points of origin.
 
Mark Lehman

 

Pressed Victorian silver mount
15thC lead long cross token
C 1550 -1650 buckle

Used the Roman silver 'cooking' method on this coin to removed the baked on green crud

1763 Continental silver coin - 22.30mm, 16.7g

6 Groszy from Danzig (Gdansk) under Polish rule and the King August III.
Obv: Bust of King August III, "D G AVGVSTVS III REX POL M D L R P D S & E L"
Rev: Value VI over shield, "MON ARGNET CIVITAT GEDANENSIS"
Mintmaster is Rudolph Ernst Oeckermann (REOE), metal is billon (very low silver content).

1851 Victorian medallion - Crystal palace

'COVERING AN AREA OF 18 ACRES LENGTH 1848 BREADTH 406 Ft HEIGHT 86 Ft TRANSEPT 108Ft

Cost £150,000'

Used the Roman silver 'cooking' method on this coin to removed the baked on green crud

1763 Prussian milled silver coin -1/48th Thaler

Obv 18 EINEN REICHS THALER IDI

17.07mm, 1.14g

 

Roman silver coin Before and after pictures - still 'cooking' it

32 BC Mark Antony, Legionary silver Denarius. ANT.AVG.III.VIR.R.P.C Galley, Legionary Eagle between two standards

 

1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - 2nd issue Martlett mintmark
60 million year old fossil
Medieval book clasp with classic circle decoration
Georgian clay hair curlers
1634-5 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat - Tower mint under parliament - P mintmark
1835 London guild hall trade weight
 
19thC livery button
 

Possible Roman silver - cooking to bring out detail

(307)

19thC 96th Regiment of foot spoon handle

1180-1189 Henry II voided shorcross coinage hammered silver half penny - Class 1a 17.61mm, 0.63g

Rev *** ON CAN - Canterbury mint

(309)

 

Lots of nice clay pipe bowls and stems turning up
 
1550- 1650 buckle
 
1577-1603 Antwerp hand coin weight - HF - Hanns Foncq, 3.15g, 15.38mm sq
1697 William III milled copper penny
Silver clothing fastener, 17.34mm H x 18.04 mm W, 1.66g - Reported as potential treasure to museum as it could be earlier than it looks

1634 -36 Charles 1st Rose hammered copper farthing type 2

Obv CAEOLU D G MAG BRIT

Rev FRA ET HIBER REX

1634 -36 Charles 1st Rose hammered copper farthing type 2

Obv CAEOLU D G MAG BRIT

Rev FRA ET HIBER REX

 

1892 Victorian milled silver sixpence
BC Roman silver coin - still 'cooking' it
Copper alloy pouring bowl - possible Roman

(1501-1521).
Venetian Soldino hammered silver coin

Rev: LAVS TIBI SOLI (Thee Alone be Praised). Haloed figure of Christ holding a cross.

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

Obv EDWAR ANGLE DNS HYB

 

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR -Canterbury mint

(312)

WWII Auxilery fire service button
17thC button
17thC crotal bell
17thC lead token with bird design
17thC hooked hanger
Roman bronze knife pommel
18thC silver clog fastener
1421 Gold Noble coin weight

Medieval mount with 2 rivet fixings
Medieval lead papel badge
Unusual Navy button - not checked books yet
Miniture sword ? Need more research

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

Registered house builder stamp
18thC silver button
1572 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - 3rd issue Ermine mintmark
1845 Victorian milled silver sixpence
Georgian silvered fob seal matrix - mans head facing right, obv intials script 'LK'
1817 George III milled silver sixpence

1573 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence

 

Mid 4thC Barbarous Roman bronze coin - English type
Interesting post medieval lead mount

16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

 

(1501-1521).
Venetian Soldino hammered silver coin

Rev: LAVS TIBI SOLI (Thee Alone be Praised). Haloed figure of Christ holding a cross.

1582-3 Elizabeth hammered silver half groat (2 pence) 6th Issue - Bell mintmark

1649 Commonwealth hammered silver one pence

(318)

Stunning 20th Regiment of foot officers button - 1776 pattern

Cunobelin Celtic gold stater 5.44g, 17.89mm - Northern Gold 'Linear type'

Obv corn ear,to 1 CA, to r.MV, below CA cross

Rev horse r ., pellet, leaf q & pellet, below CVN, pellet boarder va 1925 Ref Hobbs

Sent of to CCI for recording

20thC Watneys' Red Barrel beer cufflink
Neat Georgian button
1655 Henry Lamb of Colchester hammered copper trade farthing
Early Royal Artillery badge - needs researching for period
Very curious Roman bronze that I initally thought was Saxon as it is the perfect size and thickeness of a sceat - Sent off to Roman expert for ID , 9.85mm, 1.21g.
16thC Tudor button
Medieval annular brooch

1770's bullion weight with Lion mark - 2 pennyweight

'Annulet' pennyweight type

As dug to almost 'cooked'

It's clear enough now for a positive ID - it is definitely a Roman Republican Denarius - moneyer: M Aburius M.f. Geminus, 132 B.C. 
RSC-Bab Aburia 6, SR 127, Syd-CRR 487. 
You should, eventually, find the letters: "GEM",  behind Roma's helmeted head on the obverse, and there should be an asterisk-looking mark under her chin which is actually a monogram of XVI - ie: 16 Asses to the denarius.  On the reverse, you have radiate Sol driving a fast quadriga right and brandishing a whip, below the horses, you have M ABVRI with the AB and VR in ligate form, ROMA in the exergue.
 
Very interesting, as this piece dates to a century and three-quarters before Claudius' conquest of Britian.  I'm going to guess that it originally came to the island in trade for tin, or was carried as a good-luck piece by a superstitious soldier all those years later.  These certainly weren't normal, circulating pieces anywhere else in the Empire in the late 1st through early 3nd century era we associate with a significant Roman presence in Britain and circulating silver.  These were "overweight" by the standards of the denarii at that time and after Nero's debasement, the silver was too pure also - these would have been pulled out of circulation wherever anyone knew that their silver value was well above their nominal denomination - the sort of information that any savvy merchant would have been aware of.
 
Mark

 

18thC lead sewing palm guard
1554 Mary hammered silver groat (4 pence)
18thC silver button
17thC copper alloy hook fastener

1472-6 Edward IV 2nd Reign - hammered silver halfpenny - Cross with 4 pellets initial mark -

Obv EDWARD DEI GRA REX

Rev R CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

(320)

17thC mount with single integral lug
Georgian pastry jigger
Silver coin sized disc with horse impression - too thin for a Celtic - needs more research
Post medieval lead bale seal
Lots of different Georgian watch winders turning up
Post medieval pot leg
1217- 8 Henry III hammered silver voided shortcross half penny

1471 -1483 Edward IV hammered silver groat - possible annulet and pellet initial mark

Obv EDWARD *****

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1526-44 Henry VIII hammered silver one pence - TW by shield - Durham Bp Wolsey

1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - CIVITAS type - mint letters missing

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1696 William III milled silver sixpence
Medieval mount with 2 rivet fixings
1550 -1650 buckle
1550 -1650 buckle
Post medieval bronze pot leg
18thC silver thimble
County of Essex
Stunning medieval lead prism standing weight
     
5th Regiment of Foot
( Northumberland )
O/R's - (Brass) - 1855-1856
County of Essex
17thC copper alloy mount with 2 integral lugs
 
18thC clog fastener
 
Great find by an old church 1830 USA Liberty 5c coin

 

Striking gold ring - looks like pure ancient gold but I have not seen a ring with this construction, could be Celtic, Saxon or Medieval - reported as treasure to the museum and will go onto the British museum for tests and dating. 26.97mm, 4.77g

 

Silver Roman coin 14-37 AD

1.46g, 17.40mm

 
It's a denarius of Tiberius, 14-37 A.D. This is virtually the only type of denarius Tiberius struck. He was not a particularly imaginative or engaged emperor, he didn't really want to be emperor to begin with, and after setting things up in Rome to run thmselves - not always wisely if you recall the story of Sejanus - he retired to his villla (and his debaucheries, if historians of the era are to be believed) on Caprea, never to return to Rome.  Since the "historical" ministry and death of Jesus is traditionally said to have occurred during his reign, it is this type which is known (for no real good reason, since other types were equally as likely to have been in circulation in early 1st century Judea) as "The Tribute Penny", after the parable in Matthew.  Personally, I tend to feel that this is mainly a marketing ploy to increase the selling price of a very common coin which would be a lot less expensive were it not for the Biblical hype - IOW, the ploy works, and they are very much in demand by non-collectors as well as those who do collect Roman coins.
 
Here's a picture of a whole one for comparison's sake:
 
Why this is only half a coin is perhaps more interesting.  Although halved and quartered AE Asses of this era are fairly common and are to be presumed to be ad-hoc substitutes for scarcer Semes and Quadrantes as change in trade, I have seen very few denarii which seem to have been halved deliberately.  Given that the halving of British pennies was so common in the medieval era - and the cross device on them was considered and used as a "cut along this line" sort of indicator, I'm not sure why Roman denarii seemed not to be cut often - perhaps it was out of respect for or a desire to avoid (and/or a law prohibiting) defacing of the all-important Imperial portrait. Quinarii (half denarii) of this era are rare to non-existent, so we must assume that Sestertii, Dupondii and Asses served normally to make change for a denarius.
I have to guess that this piece was broken in the ground rather than in circulation.
 
Mark

 

18thC silver thimble
Royal fusiliers button
1526-9 Henry VIII hammered silver groat - Rose mintmark - Type B - satires in reverse cross ends - Tower mint

1194 Richard 1st hammered silver half penny Class 4a

WILLELM - Winchester mint ***NC(E(

1526-9 Henry VIII hammered silver groat - Type B - satires in reverse cross ends

 

17thC hooked mount

1568 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - 3rd issue - coronet mintmark

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1215 Henry III hammered silver voided shortcross half penny
Medieval lead Boy Bishop token
Medieval buckle
18thc clog fastener

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

 

 

A beautiful 16thC Tudor rectangular headed fastener with a raised central box section . Complete and undamaged with much of the original gilding 2.24g, 25.02mm L

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - CIVITAS type

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Georgian Miniture copper alloy domino 13.03mm L
Roman silver coin ' cooking' to remove crust
Medieval heraldic enameled mount

Working on this Edward half penny as it is very overweight for a class 28 coin

Obv +EDWARVS REX AN

0.51g, 11.14mm

Medieval lead coin weight
Post medieval ring
1862 Victorian milled silver sixpence

1625 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat (2 pence)

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This early Roman silver is proving to be fascinating as it 'cooks'. It is badly debased silver and laminating badly, almost like different layers of silver hammered together. I have sent it off to our Roman expert and here is his views.

'From the shape of the head (only, as that's all there is to go on at this point) this appears to be a denarius of Antoninus Pius - 138-161 A.D.
I can't tell you why it's laminating so badly - some coins do and some don't - it doesn't have the look of a contemporary copy or forgery at any rate, so far as can be ascertained in its encrusted state.'
17thC lead token
15thC lead token

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

18thc clog fastener
18thC Soho London trade token

Stone cannon balls were used from the Tudor period right to the end of the English civil war in 1648

King Henry VIII's gunstonemaker Ralph Hogge has developed a new cannon that is set to make England the leading weapon maker in the known world.

The invention of the cast iron cannon is the latest breakthrough in Tudor weapons technology. They will replace the old bronze cannons - which are not only very expensive but have to be imported from abroad.

Henry has already been credited with building 26 new castles around the south coast to defend the country from her enemies - the Kings of Spain and France.

He even designed the state-of-the-art Southsea castle himself.

The King has also enlarged his navy, ordering new ships such as the Mary Rose to be built in the new dry docks at Plymouth.

And he has turned his attention to the new weapons of war.

Cannon making is now a major industry in Britain - thanks to the king.

He founded the Royal Armouries back in the 1530s after his supply of bronze cannons from abroad was cut off following his split with Rome.

The invention of huge blast furnaces, capable of smelting iron, was the first step towards making of the new weapons of war.

Gunstonemaker, Ralph Hogge, was initially employed by the King to carve stone cannon balls but turned his attention to making cast iron cannon balls before making the technological breakthrough this year, 1543, that allowed him to cast cannon barrels from iron as well.

The new guns and ammunition are not only cheaper to make - they are more accurate and stronger than the old bronze weapons.

Experts believe the new cannons will make England a leader in cannon technology - and will bring the King a fortune in overseas sales.

Large 18thC silver thimble
Unrecorded 62nd Regiment of foot - LXII Wiltshire Regiment - officers button
1902 Canadian milled silver 5 cents

Scots guards button
19thC Royal Martines light infantry
17thC decorated finger ring
18thC clog fastener - very unusual design
Roman circular lead trade weight
Post medieval lead cloth seal
1696 Willaim III milled silver sixpence
20thC Union Jack enameled badge
Post medieval lead bale seal
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver sixpence
18thC Navy button ?
12th Regiment of Foot
( East Suffolk )
Officer - 1782-1881
1856 Victorian milled silver sixpence
1550 -1650 Buckle
19thC button
Curious Roman bronze - sent for ID
Nice gilded Georgian watch winder
17thC silver gilded hook fastener with 2 rivet fixings
Georgian silver cufflink

 

George III coin weight - 1773 Bust and Head type - 2 pennyweight and 16 grains - 1/2 gold guinea
17thC base metal ring
Medieval bronze beehive thimble

1592-5 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver shilling (12 pence) 6th issue - Tun mint mark

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