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1840 Victorian milled silver shilling
15thC lead token
Colchester 12 pence token
Hall & Allen Haberdashers
1580 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat (2 pence)
1300's AD Edward 1st hammered silver penny
15thC lead token
Part of Elizabeth 1st hammered silver shilling
1892 Birmingham hallmark 97 % silver Vesta (match) case
6000BC flint scraper (not positively ID'd by museum)
1500's Elizabeth 1st hammered silver groat (4 pence)
1300's AD Edward 1st hammered silver farthing (1/4 pence)
Cross mount - not as old as it looks
1912 George V milled silver Florin (24 pence)
67th Regiment of foot button
56th Regiment of foot button
Dandy button
17thC spur buckle
Medieval spur rowel
18thC lead Palm guard
Possible Viking mount 8thC (ID'd as Medieval)
Medieval clothing fastener
Reads 1750 on the coin ? French 25 Centimes coin
1500's Tudor button
1340 AD Beehive thimble
Bronze bracelet with Celtic style ends - one for the museum to date
17thC Colchester hammered token
Huge button with PS initials
1700's Apothecary weight
Birmingham Hallmarked silver watch fob hanger
Interesting piece - no idea of use or date yet
1569 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver groat ( 4 pence)
1838 Victorian milled silver groat ( 4 pence)
1943 George V milled silver sixpence
12th Regiment of foot button
Interesting bale seal
67th Regiment of foot button
Tally Ho hunting button
Large 18thC sheep bell
17thC bronze barrel spout
Flower button
49th Regiment of foot button
17thC buckle
George III 1/3 gold guinea forgery
15thC lead token
Tudor period purse bar end
1800 Russian bale seal
1859 Victorian milled silver 3 pence
Flower design button
WWII Nazi Swastica from a downed German bomber
1569 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver groat ( 4 pence)
1500's Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny
Size comparison between groat and a penny
1600's Charles 1st hammered silver shilling (12 pence)
George V 1914 milled silver half crown (30 pence)
Boar's head livery button
Gilded Navy button
1575 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver six pence

Louis X1 (1461-83)

Ecu d'or, 28mm, 1re emission 31/12/1461. Obv: LVDOVICVS:DEI:GRA:FRANCOR:REX, ecu de France crowned, bounded by deux lis crowned. Rev: XPS:VINCIT:XPS:REGNAT:XPS:IMPGRAT, "croix feuillue avec quadrilobes en coeur, accoste de quarte cournelles, dans un quadrilobe." Mint is Paris - pt 18 on the obv. Dup 539v (with XPC); C 741v which has the reverse ending "XPS IMPERT."

Very unusual 15thC lead token
16thC belt decoration circules pattern
Eastern Counties bus company button
1625 Charles 1st Rose hammered copper farthing
15thC belt decoration circules pattern
1759 Dutch low countries copper ?
Boars head on a sword livery button
Early 16thC Tudor button complete
Ornate Georgian period cabinet handle
Ornate harness mount
Small copper coin - possibly Spanish
Lion livery button
HE & Edwards Covent Garden 2 shilling (24 pence) token
Irnate shoe buckle early 18thC
1800's Victorian milled silver 3 pence
1875 Victorian milled silver 3 pence
1859 Victorian milled silver 6 pence
Very unusual double sided 15thC lead token
Figure of a man in 16thC dress with hook on back for bookmark ??
Small 18thC decorated copper ring
18thC spur
Lead weight with circular designs - no idea of date yet
16thC sword hanger
Silver cuff link
Ornate pot foot
15thC lead token
Medieval mount
Another interesting early bronze piece - another one for the museum to look at
HE & Edwards Covent Garden 1 shilling (12 pence) token
Nuremberg Jetton 1500's
Stag head livery button
German Eagle lead document seal probably post Medieval
Gilded basket harness decoration
1777 Russian bale seal
Huge 1797 George III Cartwheel penny in great shape
Very early one piece 33rd Regiment of foot officers button
Medieval pin head
1696 William III milled silver love token
Lion livery button

What a find - etched onto an amber coloured stone and set in silver

. Two faces on the same intaglio

This is extremely difficult to date as it looks like a 16thC silver mount with a Roman period intaglio. The skill required to make this must have be unbelievable. Reported to museum as possible treasure.

found by Boston Bud

Small clear stone set in silver without hallmarks - possibly post Medieval found by Texas Dave
1575 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver six pence
1247 Henry III voided longcross hammered silver 1/2 pence
TVC Military button
Greek god livery button
1917 George V milled silver half crown (30 pence)
1625 Charles 1st Rose hammered copper farthing
17thC star design button
Georgian decorated watch winder
Hunting livery button
Superb medallion probably William and Mary 1689
Dubnovellaunus Late 1st BC to Early 1stC AD Full Celtic gold stater found by Texas Dave
Cunoblein 40AD - 1/4 Gold stater found by Boston Bud
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