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Sept 2004 Season Latest Finds Page 1
Edward III 1351 AD hammered silver groat (4 pence)(y)
Edward 1300's AD hammered silver farthing(b)
Edward Farthing and Groat size comparison
Solid silver mount possibly treasure
Trade weight hallmarked William
1819 George III milled silver sixpence
1604 James 1st hammered silver sixpence(y)
Edward 1300's silver hammered penny, Henry VI half groat (2 pence) , Irish James 1st Shilling (12 pence)
1200 AD short cross hammered silver 1/4 penny(y)
16thC Sword hanger(s)
17thC clothing fastener
1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1697 William III milled silver sixpence
1928 George IV milled silver sixpence
1879 Victorian milled silver sixpence
Mid 4thC Constans Roman bronze(y)
8thC Saxon brooch(y)
16thC Acorn - enamalled belt decoration
1930 George V milled silver sixpence
Royal Harwich Yacht Club button
Georgian Fob seal
Mary 1550's silver hammered penny
1838 Victorian milled silver three pence
5thC Roman silver(y)
1550's Mary silver hammered penny(y)
Georgian watch winder
Bell clapper ?
1700's buckle complete with fitting
28th Regiment of foot button
1200 AD Mint condition Henry short cross hammered silver 1/2 penny(y)
18thC Russian bale seal
1351 AD Light Noble coin weight. Representation of a ship with fore and stern cables
Possible Saxon Wode grinder
1845 Victorian milled silver 3 pence
Possible 8thC Saxon terminal distributer(y)
2000BC flat axe fragment
Lots of Royal Artillery post 1797 buttons turning up again
Victorian 'Eva silver' name tag - Full set of hallmarks, Bristol 97% silver, date letter U
Very unusual copper George III love token
Mass Bruces 2nd hoard 4 - 20thC coppers in the same plug !!(s)
Medieval Heavily decorated lead weight
This made Texas Gary's heart stop ! Unfortunately it is Victorian gilding(y)
Royal Signals Regiment button
Roman lock bolt 1st to 4thC AD
18thC Russian bale seal
Early 1200's Henry short cross hammered silver 1/2 penny(Sr)
Really nice 1500's Tudor fretwork button
Ornate 'S' printing block
15thC lead long cross token with mould pour still attached
Medieval Alanage seal
Post Medieval finger ring with decorations
1700's buckle
15thC lead token
18th button
1930's toy gas pump
19thC Griffin livery button
4thC Constantine Roman bronze
Amazing find by Boston Beau, looks Roman but never seen the reverse, any ideas ??(y)
1885 Victorian milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver shilling
George IV medal
Georgian London hallmark trade weight
1589 Antwerp hand coin weight
15thC Weave design lead token
15thC Star design lead token
Nice 'hound' livery button
Queen Anne trade weight

1891 Victorian full Sovereign (SH)

Roman mount(y)
1819 Birmingham 18 Carat signet ring(Sr)
Huge lion's head mount
   
 
 
  Possible Bronze Roman finger ring(y)
  1500's Elizabeth 1st hammered silver shilling(m)
 
 
 
 
 16thC decorated crotal bell
Another early decorated bell 
1399 Henry hammered silver penny 
 
 
 

1783 George III full gold guinea(SH)

Mary 1500's hammered silver penny(c)
 
 
 
 
 
 1399 Henry hammered silver penny(y)
 
Neat find, pounds, shillings and pence silver charm 
15thC dagger guard 
 
 
 18thC Silver button, possible treasure
1766 Dutch low counties copper 
 
17thC pewter button 
 
 
 
 
 Lead toy chest
15thC lead token 
Beautiful Pewter fishscale crotal bell 16th/17sthC 
Interesting eyeball find, disc made from Oyster shell 
 
 
 
 
 Very early navy button
 Button with arrow design
Another Roman looking mount(y) 
Coast guard button 
 
 
 
 
1750 Irish George II penny 
 
18thC working toy cannon 
Livery button 
 
 
 
 
 1700's spectacle buckle
Button with heraldic crest 
Roman lead dice 
17thC Pastry jigger 
 
 
 
 
Gilded Flower button 
16thC belt decoration 
18th harness mount, winged bird with traces of red enamelling (c)
Rider on horse button 
 
 
 
 
1802 AD Small silver cover, Birmingham, sterling silver. 
 

Medieval quatrefoil harness mount

 
 
 
William III 1696 milled silver Half crown in very poor shape 
Colchester United football club
1600's Charles 1st hammered silver sixpence(y) 
 
1575 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence(m)
(Sr)Not ID'd
13th/14thC English Jetton(Sr)
1804 Silver Vatica Costl pendant(y)
(b)

15th/16th C solid gold ring, enscribed MM inside found by Canadian Marjo, what a stunning find.

Reported as treasure to the local museum
Post med ring and an 1816 - 9 carat gold ring, Birmingham mint (b&Y)
1205 James 1st(the Lion) of Scotland hammered silver half pence(y)
Possible 8th C Saxon bronze(y)
17thC snake buckle
 
 
 
 
 Enamelled on silver, possible cuff link not certian of date
 
  1800's Victorian milled silver three pence
 
 
 
 
  1921 George IV milled silver sixpence(b)
  1929 George IV milled silver sixpence(b)
 
 
 
 
1817 George III milled silver sixpence(b)
 
1700's belt buckle 
Large Medieval pot leg 
 
 
 
 
Really early large fishscale bell, unfortunately broken
Another 'heartstopper' gilded piece 
1690 gun metal coin of James II
 
 
 
 
 (snr)

"Silvered" AE follis of Constantius I (Constantine the great's father) as Caesar c. 295-305 A.D. The Obverse inscription is (probably) [FL VAL] CONSTANTIVS NOB C - his laureate and cuirassed bust right. The reverse inscription is GENIO POPVLI ROMANI "(To) the genius (spirit) of the Roman People" with Genius standing left holding a patera in his right hand and a cornucopia in his left. Unfortunately, I can't make out the mintmark - in the exergual space on reverse - under the "ground line" upon which Genius stands - so I can't give you a definitive attribution - if you can make out letters in this area, let me know and I'll give you RIC # and exact dates.
 

'The series in general is universal, ie: this type was struck at all mints in the empire for several years during a general re-tooling of the money system - so in great numbers, but certain officinae at certain mints striking for certain personages may be considered common, scarce or rare. It's certainly "important" in its greater British context since Constantius' victories in the area were instrumental in getting him promoted to the Tetrarchy in the first place, and by extension, his son Constantine the Great and his whole brood who would dominate the scene for the next 50 '

 
 Information kindly supplied by Mark from the UAC
 
Saxon C600 - 775 AD Silver Sceattas Porcupine Type(y)
Mint condition hammered silver half Groat, Looks like a Henry VII 1485 but I cannot ID it exactly in the book- drop me a mail if you are a hammered buff and can help(y)
 
 
 
 
1600's Hammered silver foreign coin, possibly Dutch or Danish - not researched it yet(y)
 
Early silver thimble - possible treasure (y)
Gilded box lid with early Medieval cross design 
 
 
 
 
Stunning find,16th/17thC Petronel( early muzzle loader), favoured by horse soldiers, rare find in complete form (y)
 
 
17th/18thC clog fastener (y)
 
 
 
 
 Some nice decorated crotal bells with working ringers(y)
Some really nice early decorated bronze items turning up - possibly Roman key but one for the museum to ID(y)
1941 George VI milled silver 3 pence(y) 
 
 
 
 
 
Circular lead weight, needs more cleaning to make out legends 
 
1700's decorated buckle 
1700's Lead George trade weight hallmarked(y) 
 
 
 
 
Huge 1928 George milled silver half crown (30 pence) 
 
1582 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat (y)
 
 
 
 
 
 1696 William III milled silver love token(m)

Huge 1stC Roman Sesterius,

Looks like a Nero 54AD (m)

Superb find 1693 William III guinea coin weight (m)

What a beauty

 
 
 
 
1815 Russian sack seal 
 Alnage cloth seal
Small chunk off a Roman 4thC silver coin !!
Hand made button 
1765 George III Gold Guinea
1852 American 3 cents !!!
 
 
15thC long cross lead toekn 
Late 16thC buckle 
Saxon C600 - 775 AD Silver Sceattas
 
 
 
 
 1605 Colchester hammered farthing
1600's hammered Charles 1st Rose farthing 
Monogrammed mount 17th/18thC 
Large hand made key, not sure of date 
 
 
 
 
 
Huge enamelled crest with coat of arms, possibly mounted on a coach 
 
17th/18thC working toy cannon 
 
 
 
Beaten to death by the plough hammered silver coin LOL
1500's Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
Real nice flower button
 Interesting Roman looking piece for the museum to ID
1917 George V silver milled threepence
Intersting eary handmade needle
13thC Lead Papel badge
Large 15thC lead token
1769 Russian sack seal
Neat horse button
17thC clog fastener
1300's cut quarter hammered silver penny
 
VR military button
Cast bear statue