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2006 Unpublished finds - updated 31st Jan

 

These are finds not recorded while the hunts are in progress due to the sheer volume of 'good finds' . However during the half season break each metal find is revisted as part of the export process which gives us a chance to record the missed goodies posted below.

Crude thimble or walking stick end ?
Early Medieval pendant
1789 Associated Irish Miners Arms halfpenny Cronebane token
1594-6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny
C 15thC Medieval pendant - traces of red green and blue enamel remain in the cells
1818 George III milled silver sixpence

Early 20th C
Hull Police

Firmin & Sons Ld backmark

Romano/ British bronze dagger pommel

25.05mm L x 17.55mm dia - 4 rivet fixing

Tiny 18thC silver button with rose design
Medieval lead papel badge - some legend and dot decoration remain
17thC fork fragment
Post medieval small hinged book or casket clasp
Early pewter local Essex government button
17thC clothing fastener
Huge solid lead button with X- possible early 10th regiment of foot

Interesting Generic Issue Royal artillery - 2nd Pattern
Officer & O/R's - 1790-1802

but it has a single lug mount like a tack

?
Livery button
WWII Royal Airforce

96th Regiment of foot

O/R's (Brass) - 1855-1881

1690's Willam III copper penny

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

19th Napoleon and possibly his son ,called l'aiglon gilded statue - sent off to French forum for help
1604 -19 James 1st hammered silver half groat
French token - '4 Consommer'
Spur buckle 1620-1680
C1500 -1650 Cast copper alloy double loop oval buckle
16thC Tudor button
1702 Dutch province Holland 'Holandia' Duit copper coin
95th Regiment of foot button - early one piece

16th Regiment of foot button - two piece

O/R's - 1855-1881

1742 Dutch Zeeland Duit copper coin
Circa 15th to 17th century Copper-alloy stud or tack; circular, flat; pointed shank. - Decoration: a central rosette
1820 George III milled silver shilling forgery
1634 -36 Charles 1st Rose hammered copper farthing type 2
1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Copper trade farthing
1916 George V milled silver sixpence
1696 William III milled silver shilling
2ndC Roman bronze fibular brooch fragment - top showing spring
19thc square traders stamp plate -Royal crest with 'London England'
Air training Corp button
Continental style 17thC thimble
1697 William III copper half penny
1844 Victorian State of Jersey copper shilling
Mid 17thC Mathew Halliet of Nayland copper hammered trade farthing - undated type
1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Copper hammered trade farthing
Roman bronze sent of for ID
C1500 -1650 Cast copper alloy double loop oval buckle
15thC lead token - long cross and pellet design
1869 Victorian milled silver three pence
1836 William IIII milled silver four pence
1836 William IIII milled silver four pence
C1370 - 1415 South Eastern France type Jetton
1634 -36 Charles 1st Rose hammered copper farthing type 2
Medieval chess peice - bishop
4thC Roman bronze

17thC hammered copper trade farthing - Tho Lambe - Colchester - St Botolph's Gate neighbourhood 1.12g

AT BVTTIS GATE

Huge 1808 George III copper penny
1724 George 1st copper half penny
1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

Hexangonal lead trade weight with punched shield design - unclassified - 200g
1stC Roman bronze
17thC bullion weight
17thC decorated sword hanger fitting
1634 -36 Charles 1st Rose hammered copper farthing type 2
1634-36 Charles 1st Rose hammered copper farthing type 2
Circa 17th century Fleur-de-lis stud; twin integral attachment spikes.
Roman period bronze lock pin 26.41mm L x 16.81mm dia
1stC Roman bronze coin - 27.20mm

Medieval hooked strap end - 2 rivet fitting
Newark Police button
17thC Gold Spur Ryal continental ship type coin weight 7.18
Late 18thC Navy button
Medieval spur rowell
WWI GI button
Southern Railways button
1665 William Ferris of Colchester hammered copper trade farthing

23rd Regiment of foot button

Officer - 1770-1810

17thC crotal bell

1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Copper trade farthing
1625 Charles 1st bust - 0.58g, 13.54mm L CR - Charles Rex
17thC Copper trade farthing James Story, grocer Ispwich
16thC Tudor button
16thC Tudor button
Hunting livery button
Royal Artillery Generic Issue - 2nd Pattern
Officer & O/R's - 1790-1802
Royal Artillery Generic Issue - 2nd Pattern
Officer & O/R's - 1790-1802
Prussian Army 1870-1914
16th/17thC Miniature book
16th/17thC brooch
17thC clothing fastener
C 11,000 BC Stone age scraper
Royal Artillery Generic Issue - 2nd Pattern
Officer & O/R's - 1790-1802
Prussian Army 1870-1914
Roman bowl foot/leg

Grenadier Guards

Officer - 1820-1829

33RD REGIMENT OF FOOT.

Officer - 1848-1853

17thC casket key
Medieval iron key, 17thC key fragment, Georgian watch key
1603 James 1st hammered silver half groat
Post medieval lead cloth seal
17thC Crotal bell
1667 Abra Langley –junior – bay maker of Colchester hammered copper farthing
17th/18thC decorated hasp
Huge Georgian period medallion
17thC Elias Moortier of Colchester hammered copper trade farthing - undated type
19thC Copper alloy horse mount
Post medieval lapel pin with cross design
Harp button ??
1855-1881, 13th Regiment of foot
1stC Roman medallion - possible Domitian
1708 Anne milled silver sixpence love token
Queen Victoria gaming token
Stunning medieval lead seal - Fleur De Lis impression
Mid 14thC Dolphin type bronze Jetton - south eastern France
18th/19thC Navy belt slide
16th/17thC decorated belt slide
Provisional 1553 Mary hammerd silver graot - confirmed ID after straightening
1696 William III milled silver shilling love token
Georgian dandy buton
George II trade weight - London hall mark 1.84 g
Republic of Ireland Army 1920 - Officers button
Georgian watch winders
Royal Horse Artillery
Generic Issue

Officer & O/R's - 1873-1901

The states of Pennsylvania and New York had a "State Fencible" military unit. (Sort of a State Militia regiment). They date from the War of 1812 and onward into the 2Oth-century. For example, they served in the Spanish-American War. Your button is shown as PA45 in Alphaeus Albert's button-book ("Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons, with Supplement")

 

USA Marine button

1941 - 1960

Infanterie de ligne (1871-1916)
Prussian 1870-1914
Standard issue GI button WWI to II
Standard issue GI button WWI to II
Dress button ?
1837 William IIII milled silver four pence (groat)
Auxiliary Fire Service
Mythical animal livery button
The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Reg't
Republic of Ireland Army 1920
Livery button
Prussian 1870-1914
1769 George Irish half penny
1674 Charles II copper half penny - great condition for age
1861 Victorian copper penny with great patina
16th/17thC decorated pad lock
1776 Russian lead bale seal
Lots of nice crotal bells being found from the 16th to 18thC types
1603 - James 1st gold Angel 2nd issue revalued coin weight XIs with crown - 4.58g
Late 16thC crotal bell
1845 Victorian milled silver sixpence
1860 Victorian milled silver sixpence
1910 Edward VII milled silver sixpence
18thC Colchester half penny milled copper token
1670 Charles II copper farthing
1830 Jersey 1 double copper coin
Interesting dress button
7th Queen's Own
Hussars
Officer - 1861-1866
1634-36 Charles 1st Rose hammered copper farthing type 2
Not in the books.
Coldstream Guards
Hunting button
WWII Royal air force
Georgian dress button
17thC button
Really neat button - Grosvener Hotel in London
Prussian NCO Imperial Eagle WWI one piece button
Medieval buckle
Medieval box hinge
Small Post medieval shield mount - 2 Integral lugs and central rivet fixing
7thC Lancelot Felton , baker of Bergholt Suffolk hammer copper ½ penny token - undated type

This is a rarer find, Charles 1st Royal farthing - Harp Type 3 Maltravers 'rounds' 1634- 36, woolpack mint mark

obv CAROLUS D G MAG BRIT

Rev FRAN ET HIB REX

17th/18th small gilded brooch with green glass stone
Victorian jewelry clasp fragment
Geogian dress button
20thC lead toy horse head
C 1200 to 1500AD lead pilgims badge
16th/17thC arrow cosmetic tool with decoated with dots and 7 missing stone setting
WWI Machine gun corp - 1915-1922

Royal Navy

RN Flag Officer - 1748
Full Dress - 1748 - 1767
G. P. Dress - 1748 - 1783
Full & Undress - 1748 - 1787

Geogian dress button
Georgian gilded mount
Geogian dress button
Army Gnereal service 1890 onwards

1899 RGH

J R Gaunt & Son Ltd

18thC pewter decorated snake mount
Coast Guard
RN Capt / Commander - 1843
RN Lietenant - 1843
RN Master - 1843
RN Surgeon - 1843
RN Purser - 1843
RN Midshipman - 1843
RN Warrant Officer - 1843
Britain's Merchant Navy
Generic Design Issue
In use 1900 's onwards
Hound head hunting button
O/R's - 1770
29th Regiment of foot
Prussian NCO Imperial Eagle WWI one piece button
Britain's Merchant Navy
Generic Design Issue
In use 1900 's onwards
RN Capt / Commander - 1843
RN Lietenant - 1843
RN Master - 1843
RN Surgeon - 1843
RN Purser - 1843
RN Midshipman - 1843
RN Warrant Officer - 1843
17thC Thomas Reynolds bays maker of Colchester hammered copper farthing - undated type
17thC William Moore bays maker of Colchester hammered copper farthing- undated type
1766 Zeeland 1/2 Duit (Dutch) Southen most province of the Netherlands
1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

'Victorinus and Tetricus I - both of whom minted this reverse type - and not a single letter of the obverse legend readable at this point. However we can still date it to 268-273 A.D'.
15thC lead long cross token
20thC NAM.Co token for 1
1351 -2 Edward III hammered silver penny - pre treaty series C London annulet in centre of 3 pellets in reverse qtr
1216 - 47 Henry III voided short cross hammered silver cut ½ penny
1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny
1694 William and Mary copper penny
WWI Machine gun corp - 1915-1922 lapel button
Royal Horse Artillery
Generic Issue


Officer & O/R's - 1873-1901

Kings Dragoon Guards

Officer - 1800-1839

17th C lead gunpowder measure. Cap for the powder horn and measure for the gunpowder. One of the two lug handles remain. This is from the Civil war period
Miniture bronze hammer head
RN Purser - 1807
In use 1807 - 1825
In Gilt
?
1216 - 47 Henry III voided short cross hammered silver fragment
Georgian button

Coldstream Guards

Officer - 1800-1820

Circa 16th century

A mount with a hooked end on which normally has a captive plain copper-alloy ring is fitted. The mount is generally of trapezoidal shape with a V-shaped top edge and a transverse groove above the hook. It has two rivet holes on the vertical centre-line.

Livery button
1770 pattern SD 13 shillings and sixpence coin weight 4.75g
Livery button
Livery button
20thC bridge badge
WWII Royal air force
Post medieval bucket or bowl concave shaped decorative mount.
16th/17thC clothing fastener
19thC Fleur de Lis mount
15th/16thC Decorated spur fragment
Post medieval lead cloth seal
1862 Victoria Indian 2 Annas milled silver
Very unusual 18thC lead toy cannon
1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

 
Lynn Loyal Volunteer's button (Norfolk)
Union Castle Line
In use 1899 onwards
18thC silver clog fastener
 
   

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