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Medieval bronze posy ring 1.51g, 20.82mm dia x 2.62mm w

This is a stunning huge gilded medallion find of a famous British Hero and must be highly sought after by collectors of Nelson memorabilia

38.13 mm dia 24.15g

obv Defeated the Spanish Fleet St Vincent

Rev Feb 14th 1797 four ships taken off Cape St Vincent - Valour rewarded

February 14th 1997 marked the bicentenary of the Battle of Cape St. Vincent, the first of the important series of Horatio Nelson's naval victories leading up to the bicentennial of the Battle of Trafalgar in 2005.

16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny
13thC enameled heraldic shield pendant
16thC Tudor button
13thC Long cross medieval hammered silver penny fragment
1603 James 1st hammered silver penny
17thC sword hanger fragment
Small medieval heraldic shield mount
1490- 1550 'Ship -penny' Jetton anonymous issue
WWII lead soldier
Silver elephant charm
1640 Charles 1st hammered copper Rose farthing
1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Copper trade farthing
1625 -49 Charles 1st hammered silver penny - mintmark worn
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence fragment
1594-6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Fifth issue Woolpack mintmark
Tudor seal spoon handle
This has the appearance of a Celtic potin. We found a couple last year which we sent to the CCI but they were not confirmed as the weight and size does not match a Potin, what are they ?

Unrecorded 1665 William Ferris of Colchester hammered copper trade farthing

obv FWM with rev MWM ?

Interesting early lead piece- no idea of its use yet
Post medieval mount
What a find in this condition 1576 Henry 111 (1574-1589)
Paris mint

obv +AMOR A Q YA

rev DE FRAN ET POL LOIS SPLG DD

Sent to French coin expert for a better ID
Jelialabad button for the Essex regiment
1850 William IV German copper Taler
1855 Napoleon III French copper
16thC buckle
1760's - 4 shillings and 6 pence coin weight 0.34g
1573 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence
1580-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence
1594-5 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver one pence
Size comparison of an Elizabeth 1st three pence and a one penny
Medieval long cross hammered penny - not checked the books yet
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence

1509- 26 Henry VIII hammered silver half groat - first coinage - two arches unjewelled

rev CIVITAS CANTOR (Canterbury mint) POSUI DEUM (Archbishop William Warham)

1.11g, 18.83mm

16thC Ship with rose type - gold Ryal coin weight - German
Tons of great Military buttons turning up USA 1903 pattern, Royal artillery, general service etc
Georgian monogrammed silver plated cufflink
Roman bronze lock pin fragment
Large Roman bronze sent to our expert for ID
1575 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
1815 George III milled silver sixpence
18thC toy cannon
1640 Charles 1st hammered copper Rose farthing
Lots of Georgian interesting designs of watch winders turning up
c1500- 1650 Cast copper alloy double loop oval buckle
Post medieval mount
c1500-1650 Cast sopper alloy single loop -Rounded front with single lobed knop
1647 Commonwealth hammered silver penny
16thC Ship uniface type- Henry VIII - gold Ryal coin weight
Georgian buckle
15thC long cross type lead token
Medieval lead seal- face of Christ ?
17thC hook fastener
1720- 1790 Garter buckle
c1600-1720 shoe buckle
Really good shape 1799 George 1st penny
1640 Charles 1st hammered copper Rose farthing
1640 Charles 1st hammered copper Rose farthing
17thC Cast copper alloy buckle
Victorian 2 oz trade weight
1895 Victorian milled silver three pence

1464-5 Edward IV hammered silver half groat-

Quatrefoils by neck- standard F type

obv EDWARD DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC HIBERINE

rev CIVITAS LONDON - London mint

18.50mm,1.11g

1597-1600 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - really clear Anchor mintmark above crown
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - folded in half - one for the goldsmith to fix
16thC Tudor period clothing fastener
1656 Samuel Salter of Dedham Copper trade farthing
Georgian fob seal
1640 Charles 1st hammered copper Rose farthing
Large cup type trade weight
1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross penny Class Vb(5b)

 

obv HENRICUS REX

1.22g,19.33mm

1461- 4 Edward IV hammered silver halfpenny - Heavy coinage Class 1a - extra pellets by crown - London mint,

obv EDWARD REX ANG

rev CIVITAS LONDON

0.47g,13.03mm

Medieval
Hammered silver penny and halfpenny size comparison
1763 George III milled silver 3 pence
1758 George II milled silver one pence
Size comparison - the penny is 12.98mm. 057g - tiny !

 

1422-6 Henry VI hammered silver halfpenny - Annulet issue Type G, annulet in two quarters of reverse and annulets by bust - Calais mint 0.52g,13.81mm
2ndC Roman Plate brooch -enamel cells of red and blue - gold spokes 4.99g, 28.85mm L x 18.54mm w
Post medieval mount
Georgain harness mount
Interesting do dad
Post medieval casket catch
17thC hammered copper trade farthing - not ID'd it yet
Coin weight
Cloth seal

1464 Edward IV First reign light coinage Type VI Very clear London, Initial mark sun on both sides, Quatrefoils at neck, Fleur on cusps except over crown 3.01g, 25.03mm

obV EDWARD DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC

rev CIVITAS LONDON

Size comparison Edward VI Groat (4 pence) - Charles 1st hammered silver penny
1625 -49 Charles 1st hammered silver penny - mintmark worn
1625-42 Charles 1st hammered silver half penny - Rose each side
17thC Huge crotal bell with maker OWO
1390 - 1420 AD Medieval decorated buckle with integral box chape
Hunting button
1696 William III milled silver sixpence love token
1925 George V milled silver 6 pence
Edwardian collar stud with stone inlay
1860 Victoria milled silver 6 pence
1945 George VI milled silver 6 pence
1910 Edward VII milled silver 6 pence
1845 Victoria milled shilling (12 pence)

Saxon C600 - 775 AD Silver Sceat 1.14g,10.81mm

'Many thanks for the new coin, which I have recorded as EMC 2006.0338. A nice example of Series D Type 2c, one of the major series of Frisian sceattas'.

Size comparison of a Saxon Sceat and a 1569 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence found on the same field
8thC Saxon pin head- 4.05g, 9.47mm dia, 19.05mm L
1836 William IIII milled silver four pence
1569 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
1584-6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence

1180-89 Henry II class1 hammered silver penny 1.30g,19.50mm

obv HENRICUS REX

Early Medieval short cross hammered silver penny
9carat gold ring Birmingham hall mark 2003 !!
Georgian London hall mark trade weight
13thC Continental imitation of an
Edward hammered silver penny
Queen Anne 1704 milled silver sixpence
1697 William III milled silver sixpence
18thC decorated clog fastener
15thC lead long cross token
Post medieval mount
1625 -49 Charles 1st hammered silver penny - mintmark worn
1817 George III milld silver sixpence
Gold Angel James 1st 2nd coinage
4.36g.15.81mm sq coin weight
'That's a reduced-module follis of Constantine I, "The Great". The reverse reads: SOLI INVICTO COMITI and shows Sol, radiate, standing left raising his right hand hand and holding a globe in his left. I can't quite read the exergual mintmark in your photo, but from the field-letters S - F, and the clear "N" at the end of the exergual string, it must be MLN - for Mint of London, emission of late 315-early 316 A.D.

The obverse is not clear enough to be certain which of many possible legend-variants it bears, but I think it's CONSTANTINVS AVG - which would make this RIC VII, London, # 43 (however, I could be wrong on the letter-count and it could be anywhere from # 43 through # 49) - rated "R2" - meaning that only about 7-10 specimens were known in major collections at the time of the book's publication in 1966 (but all the S-F/MLN's are rated "scarce", at least, for frequency)

There are many folks who agressively collect products of the London mint, so this is one of the more desirable "common Constantinians" you have shown me'.

Mark
2.42g, 20.46mm

1853 Queen Victoria gold Sovereign 8.04g, 22m
16thC Tudor button
1559 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
17thC copper alloy casket key
1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton

HANNS KRAVWINCKEL IN NVRENB

Stunning dated 1581 coin weight not in the reference books but of the 16thC Antwerp hand type - unknown markers mark

2.69g,15.31mm sq

Gold Rose Ryal of James 1st - 3rd coinage ( 12.7gm) 12.05g, 20.09mm sq coin weight
Gold Angel James 1st 2nd coinage
4.36g.15.81mm sq coin weight

107/8 BC Roman Imperial silver

18.10mm, 3.83g

Exciting find indeed - this is a Republican-era denarius. At first I thought it was Julius Caesar, but it belongs to the gens Herrenia The obverse shows a diademed head of Pietas, right - with the inscription PIETAS behind and a control-mark letter beneath the chin. The reverse reads: M. HERENNI and shows Amphinomus carrying his father. I'm not certain to what exact bit of mythology or early "history" this refers, but is reminiscent of the "Aeneas carrying Anchises" reverse of the Venus denarius of Julius Caesar which would be current 60 or so years later.
This piece dates to about 108/7 B.C., and as such may have been traded to islanders for tin or something similar since it does not show the wear requisite to have been in circulation for the whole amount of time between its minting and the Roman incursions. SR 185, Syd 567, Bab/RSC Herennia 1.

Mark

1655 Henry Lamb of Colchester hammered copper trade farthing
1584-6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver shilling (12 pence) 4.74g, 27.78mm
WWII Irish regiment button
WWII Air raid police
1873 Victoria milled silver six pence
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
18thC Sudbury half penny
Post medieval mount
Silvered cross with wood inlay - not hugely old
Georgian fob seal
1715 George 1st Halfpenny - dump issue

It's a silver unit of Eppillus, VA 443-1, with a head right on the obverse and inscription IO VIR or CO VIR or FO VIR, and on the reverse a Capricorn left with EPPI above and COM F below. There's a page of them at: Celtic Coins

Although Eppillus appears to have been from the Atrebates, this is one of the coins he struck which is found predominantly in Kent, reflecting his brief period of rule there probably around the turn of the first century BC/AD. The obverse inscription of this type is a bit of a puzzle: CO VIR would presumably be Commios and Verica, but it's not clear whether IO and FO refer to other words or whether they're simply mistakes by the die engraver'. CCI number to follow

1.52g,13.75mm

1435-38 Henry VI hammered silver halfpenny - Satires only to Obverse - no reverse stops - Std 'G' type 0.48g, 13.77mm

rev CIVITAS LONDON (London mint)

1836 William IIII milled silver groat (4 pence)

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny Class 10ab

Obv EDWARD R ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIVITAS LONDON (London mint)

1.34g, 19.07mm

19thc London District Post Office button
Infanterie de ligne (1871-1916)

Saxon C600-775 AD Silver Sceat 1.23g,11.15mm

'Many thanks for the latest find (EMC 2006.0342), which is excellent example of the Series C1 inverted type'.

Small mount - not sure of age
8thC Saxon bronze brooch 3.80g, 25.46mm L 15.24mm W
Medieval bronze Beehive thimble 22.64g,27.7mm dia,29.1 mm L
17thC Charles 1st silver cufflinks 1.09g,10.48mm dia reported as treasure to museum

1485-90 Henry VII hammered silver half groat

One jewelled, one unjewelled arch Type 3c

rev CIVITASCANTOR (Cantebury mint)

1656 Ipswich hammered copper trade farthing - Nicholas Cooke
1625 Charles 1st hammered silver Scottish 20 pence
Medieval dagger chape
Early one piece Dragoon Guards button
Pre 1840 Navy button
Silver fragment - 'Bianchi' - missing mint mark
Lots of Royal Artillery buttons still from our camp site
1683 Dutch silver 6 stuivers
18thC Exploded toy cannon
1845 Victoria milled silver half crown (30 pence)
Roman bronze sent for ID
1873 Victoria milled silver three pence
1640 Charles 1st hammered copper Rose farthing
1696 William III milled silver sixpence
16thC clothing fastener
1888 Victoria milled silver six pence
Medieval hammered silver halfpenny

Gold brooch with green glass stone, no hall marks - Reported to museum as potential treasure

2.62g, 28.85mm L

2nd C Roman blue and yellow enameled Plate brooch - 7.56g,28.1mm L x 15.46mm W
1st to 2nd C Roman blue enameled Trumpet brooch 9.84g, 16.63mm W x 21.68mm L

1625 Charles 1st silver half crown coin weight

14.35g, 23.76mm

Medieval Gold Nobel coin weight - ship type

6.05g.18.35 mm L

1758 George II milled silver six pence
18thC decorated clog fastener
Early bronze decorated pin
1603 James 1st hammered silver penny
1928 George V milled silver six pence
Victorian MaryAnn silver brooch
1625 Scottish Charles 1st hammered silver 20 pence
1stC Celtic bronze animal head mount
1594 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny
?
Royal Corps of signals badge
Early lead cloth seal
Early 96th Regiment of foot button
17thC clothing fastener
1 shilling silver token issued by Royal License
12 Rathbone Place London - Morgan Licensed manufacturer
1594 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny
1696 William III milled silver sixpence
Monogrammed button

Superb tiny 14thC Venitian Soldino hammered silver coin 0.27g, 12.02mm

1816 Geroge III milled silver sixpence

Saxon bronze fragment possibly off a bow brooch 11.14g, 37.76mm L 24.89mm W

WWI flying badge - 1.05g, 14.64mm
1560 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence

London hallmark 1937 silver spoon

16thC Tudor button
Early medieval red enameled circule design bronze annular buckle fragment
1760's 13 shillings and sixpence coin weight
Very unusual open castle top thimble - post medieval
Victorian silver brooch with horse shoe and flower pattern
Tudor seal spoon handle
Medieval complete bronze pot leg
1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny
17thC decorated buckle
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny
Roman bronze sent for ID

1666 Nathaniel Backler of Dedham Copper trade farthing
2nd C Roman bronze statue in uniform (possibly military) with toga over arm - some red enameling remaining 28.87g, 52.25mm H
1890 Victoria milled silver Maundy three pence
1835 Louis Philippe I of France - 1/4 Franc milled silver
Colchester Bedwell token
1572 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence
1838 Victoria milled silver Maundy two pence
1625 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat
Chester mint 1835 silver brooch - Maker CH

Charles 1st 30 shillings 14.95g, 35.63mm

Obv - CAROLUS D.G MAGN BRITAN FRAN ET HIB REX B - Charles by the grace of God King of Britain France and Ireland B(riot)

Rev QUAE DEUS CONIVNXIT NEMO SEPARET - What God hath joined together let no man put asunde

Georgian buckle

James 1st hammered silver shilling (12 pence) 1st coinage 1603-4, 5.21g, 30.09mm

Rev EXURGAT DEUS DISSIPENTUR INIMIC

15thC open top beehive bronze thimble
Roman decorated stylus - loop missing 7.99g, 42.68mm L,8.05mm dia
Wellington Prince of Waterloo token
Weight - 20 and crown - not researched it yet
William III's death coin - Obit June 25 1836
1779 George III milled silver penny
Size comparision of a Victorian silver crown (5 shillings) and a George III penny
Interesting Medieval hammered silver penny that does not at first glance appear to be English, Crown and annualet type by head are very different - needs more research

Trinovantes Clacton type Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC 1.26g, 14.04mm

1.26g, 14.04m

Interesting bronze token with cross
Prussian 1870-1914
George V & VI milled silver, 1936 shilling and 2- 1946 sixpences.
1945 George VI milled silver sixpence
George V & VI milled silver 1926 shilling ,1929, 2x 1939,2x 1943 sixpences
WWII Canadian military button
Harp button
Georgian watch winders
Orpington Kent token 1 shilling
Silver concave button with pre 1625 Charles 1st shield - reported as potential treasure to museum
Bedfordshire - Hertfordshire button
Lion livery button
1584 Antwerp hand coin weight
16thC harness decoration
Georgian period Intaglio
Medieval bronze pot foot
Post medieval bowl fragment
17thC mount
WWII RAF button
Coach crest fragment
Decorated Medieval harness pendant mount - some gilding remaining
c1550-1650 Cast copper alloy double loop oval buckle. Rounded ends and trefoil sides with raised ridge either end of the strap bar
17thC bronze casket key
18thC Toy cannon
c1570 - 1700 buckle
George III guinea token
Not old but neat Intaglio brooch
c1660 - 1720
c1500 - 1650 Cast copper alloy double loop oval buckle with angled frame
Huge Georgian door handle
15thC lead long cross and pellet token
Medieval bronze Beehive thimble
16thC Tudor period mount
George Rex button
5th Dragoon Guards button
Post medieval lead bird mount
?
Tudor period belt slide
Post medieval spur fragments
Georgian button
19thC button
'FR' monogrammed harness mount

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