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Please note : Some of the finds on this page at best guesses at the moment using reference books and experience, once the museum experts give us a final decision I will update this page.
 
Georgian cufflink
2- trade weights with a hallmark that is not in the reference book
17thC Sword hanger
19thC lead Indian figure
1792 Copper penny
19thC livery button
17th Jetton
Charles 1st 1625 hammered silver half groat
Medieval Jetton
14thC Hammered silver groat halved, not in the book !!
Edward 1st 1272 hammered silver half groat
Edward 1st 1272 hammered silver penny
William and Adelaide Medal 1831
George III 'bull head' silver shilling
Elizabethan purse bar swivel
Nice decorated watch winder
20thC thimble
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat
1455 Hans Scultz Nuremberg jetton
Wiiliam III silver shilling 1696
1955 cupro nickle sixpence, nice to see one again !
George V shilling
Horse bell
Decorated ring, no idea of date
Bronze acorn mount possible medieval
19thC Harness mount
21stC copy of a 1788 gaming piece ?? or was someone having a joke ?
Foreign hammered silver coin fragment
Georgian buckle
1580 Elizabeth 1st hammerd silver sixpence
Victorian decorated handle
Lace bar
All Saints North Peckam badge
17thC trade farthing
18thC shoe buckle
Wasted bullet, first one I have seen here
Large butterfly, probably Victorian
Music stand sheet holder
 
19thC livery button
Tiny disc with markings, seal ?
13thC hammerd silver shortcross penny
 
Quartered full hammered silver goat, not in books (looks Irish perhaps)
13thC hammerd silver shortcross penny
 
Lots of different watch winders
James 1st 1603 hammered silver halfpenny
 
13thC hammerd silver shortcross penny
Lots of sack seals 17th to 19thC
17thC cloak hook
Unusual Roman 1st to 4thC brooch
Lots of nice early buckle finds
1580 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver groat
 

Billericay 'the hammered man' Mark

 

 

Look at this little beauty 18thC fob seal intaglio

 

Found by Californian Dan

12th -13thC Pilgrims lead ampoule, what a find
Great eyeball find, Civil war 1600's caronade stone cannon ball
Looks early, no idea of use yet
Victorian commemorative medal
Georgian silver shield
Henry III hammered silver penny
Naval belt buckle
Early scales ?
Another early decorated piece
Bowl foot
George III hallmarked trade weight
Elizabeth 1st silver hammered half groat (2 pence)
19thCLivery button
Decorated Medieval spindle work
Early piece yet to be ID'd
Part of a 17th C spur
Very interesting early crotal bell filled with lead and used as a weight
Caffing dish handle 16thC
Tudor period snake buckle
Flower decorated silver disc, large button size yet to be dated
1724 George nice condition copper dump halfpenny
Solid silver handle, no hallmarks- Georgian
19thC Really nice small heraldic shield
Medieval hook mount
Looks like an ambulance type badge
Large George VI and Elizabeth II commemorative medal
18thC decorated clog fastener
1568 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half graot
4thC Roman bronze
Interesting small hand made tool
Roman bronze
Roman bronze
17thC hammered trade farthing
Victoria 1885 One third farthing (never seen one before)
17thC sword hanger
17thC sword hanger
William coronation medal 1831
17thC hammered trade farthing
17thC hammered trade farthing
19thC livery button
Pretty 18thC button
Gilded Georgian buckle
17thC hammered trade farthing
Early lead cross

 

Solid gold mount around a monk stone.

Probably modern
14thC seal
Charles 1st 1625 hammered silver penny
1603James 1st hammered silver shilling
1700's toy cannon
8th Saxon hanger with a face moulding
8thC Saxon key (rare find)
Probable 15thC lead token
18thC shoe buckle
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat
Richard II 1377 AD hammered silver halfpenny
Victorian milled silver sixpence 1889
Trade weight
Early spur
Nice engraved Georgian pewter button
Chop stick rest, doubt that it is of the ming dynasty !!
Heraldic pendant with traces of red,blue and green enamelling remaining, First Earl of Lancaster, Edmond " Crunchback" , son of King Henry III. Around the end of `1200's
Silver locket front
Bronze cross off a known Saxon field
Hallmarked solid silver spoon, not dated yet
Moth brooch with rear pin intact, no idea of date yet
Modern age axe head
1327 AD Edward III hammered silver Groat (4 pence)
Edward 1st 1272Ad Silver hammered penny
Apostle spoon handle
18th C Button
Early decorated bronze squashed ring, no idea of date yet
Charles 1st early 17thC Rose farthing coin
1934 Indian head USA 5 cents (what a find !!!)
2 rough Medieval jettons
Huge George 1st 1714 AD London hallmarked trade weight
Unknown military button
1844 Victorian shilling
Celtic or Saxon period stater (needs museum to ID)
Lots of unknown early bits bagged ready for the museum to ID
17thC tudor button
Solid silver 17thC spoon handle
Naval Military badge
18thC bayonet frog
Victorian Gemstone in setting
Naval button
17thC token
17thC 1 Ounce trade weight
12thC seal matrix, lamb with legs tucked underneath
Royal Air force tiny silver insignia
19thC Livery button
Sack seal
2- George III 1800's silver milled shilling and a silver sixpence
Lead skeleton statue no idea of date yet
Elizabeth 1st 1579 Hammered silver sixpence
17thC sword belt fitting
12thC strap end
Medieval spur rowel
17thC decorated crotal bell
Post medieval mount
Very ornate and twisted, concensous is it of Roman period
Military button
Unusual button
Coloured enamelled disk, could be Saxon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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