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  • Gold finds - season runs from Sept to April

    2023/24 Total so far 41

    Total gold finds 39 - 2022/23

    Total Gold finds 22 - 2021/22

    Total Gold finds 2020/21 COVID

    Total Gold finds 41 - 2019/20

    Total Gold finds 63 - 2018/19

    Total Gold finds 36 2017/18

    Total Gold finds 37 2016/17

    Total Gold finds 59 - 2015/16

    Total Gold finds 79 - 2014/15 Best ever

    Total Gold finds 56 - 2013/14

     

     

     

     

    All Celtic gold finds are unique and registered with the Celtic coin index and given an individual CCI number, comments against each coin are from John Stills the expert that maintains this database.

    Celtic Coin index 

    Saxon gold and silver finds are logged with the Fitzmuseum Cambridge

    Fitzmuseum Cambridge - coin database 

    Comments and ID's against early Medieval coins are from Dr Martin Allen who runs the National database at the Fitzmuseum

    Hammered gold is registered with the Medieval Corpus

     

     

     

    2023/24

    Ancient gold sheet - 0.5g, 9.28mm L x 073mm T

     

    Spectacularly crafted multi stranded BC gold band - reported to museum as treasure

    1.19g, 21.6mm L x 5.83mm W x 1.1 mm T

    1999 - 9 carat Gold ring -1.394g, 21.93mm - Birmingham hall mark - 0.375 - date letter Z

     

    1778 George III milled gold half guinea 4.2 g, 20.5mm

    Pure gold finger ring - 0.77g, 23.16mm- no hall marks

     

    1717 George 1st milled gold half guinea

    4.16g, 20.84mm

    1422 - 61 Henry VI hammered gold qtr noble - London - Lis mint mark

    Obv hENRIC DEI GRA REX ANGL

    Rev **REX A ** IV

    1.735g, 19.83mm

    Facinationg medieval gold find - reported to museum as treasure

    1.38g, 16.17mm L x 12.58 W

    45 BC to 25BC Addedomarus - Trinovantian tribe Celtic gold qtr stater - floral type

    1.352g, 12.3mm dia

    Georgian gold fob seal chain decoration

    10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold stater - biga type - reported to museum

    camvl in garnished tablet on vertical wreath, heart-shaped symbols in quarters, rev. biga left, leaf above, wheel and [cvnobelin] below (ABC 2771;

    5.44g, 19.03mm

    45 BC to 25BC Addedomarus - Trinovantian tribe - reported to museum Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) was a king of south-eastern Britain in the late 1st century BC. His name is known only from his inscribed coins, the distribution of which seem to indicate that he was the ruler of the Trinovantes. 5.52g, 16.87mm

    1797 George III milled gold third guinea

    2.76g, 16.85mm

     

    Georgian watch winder

     

    1891 Victoria milled gold full sovereign

    8.0g, 21.92mm

    1871 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

    3.99g, 19.37mm

    10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold qtr stater - reported to museum

    1.33g, 10.76mm

    Georgian gold bezel

     

    Ancient gold strip - reported to museum

    3.01g, 62.4mm L x 4.6mm W x 0.85mm T

    5thC Roman gold coin - 4.36g, 21.03mm - sent for ID

    Valentinian III, 425-455 AD.
    AV solidus (your metrology goes here)
    Mint of Rome, 425-6 AD. or 440-455 AD.
    Obv: D N PLA VALENTINIANVS P F AVG  diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Valentinian III right
    Rev: VICTORIA AVGGG valentinian in military garb standing facing, holding long cross and Victory on globe; R -  M in fields // COM OB (in exergue)
    Cf. RIC X 2005-6 or 2014-2015
    Mark

     

    Gold spoil probably 6th C - reported as treasure to museum

    13.7g, 16.09 mm L x 1.39 mm T

    Dubnovellaunos 25 BC to 5 AD Celtic gold qtr stater

    1.35g, 13.19 mm

    1672-84 Charles II milled gold half guinea- 2nd bust - 3.72g, 21.38mm

    1874 Victoria milled gold half sovereign 3.99g, 19.42mm

    8-13 AD Cunobelin biga type qtr gold stater

    1.32g, 12.01mm

    1865 Gold ring - date letter Q matches Birmingham

    Victorian Rose gold jewellry fragment

    5.56g, 18.62mm

    45 BC to 25BCAddedomarus - Trinovantian tribe

    1.33g, 10.57mm

    Dubnovellaunos 25 BC to 5 AD Celtic gold qtr

    1.26g,12..33mm

    70BC uninscribed 'Q' Gold - 'Remi 'Type Celtic gold qtr stater

    The Remi were a Belgic people of north-eastern Gaul (Gallia Belgica). The Romans regarded them as a civitas, a major and influential polity of Gaul,The Remi occupied the northern Champagne plain, on the southern fringes of the Forest of Ardennes, between the rivers Mosa (Meuse) and Matrona (Marne), and along the river valleys of the Aisne and its tributaries the Aire and the Vesle.

    17thC enamelled gold posy ring-reported as treasure to museum

    'I am but a token'

    1.73g, 15mm

     

    Quarter-noble, fourth coinage 1351-77, Treaty period 1361-1369, Tower mint, mintmark cross potent, annulet before Edward-Lis in centre, double satire stops

    Obv shield quartered with the arms of England and France within a treassure of eight arches

    Obv +oEDWARD xx DEI xx GRAxxREX xxANGL

    Rev +EXALTABITAR IN GLORIA

    1.92g, 19.6mm

     

    Early bevelled plain gold ring - no hallmarks - reported to museum as treasure

    1.81g, 18.96mm

     

     

    Mid 2nd C BC Gallo- Belgic A type 175 BC Celtic gold qtr stater - 1.68g, 14.85mm

    1300 BC gold armlet ring - reported to museum as treasure

    6.42g, 14.22mm dia, 5.66mm T

    Dubnovellaunos 25 BC to 5 AD Celtic gold qtr stater

    1.24g, 12.38mm

    1756 George II milled gold half guinea - love token 4.077g ,20.64mm

    1835 William IV milled gold half sovereign

    3.96g, 19.27mm

    Medieval gold ring with ruby - reported as treasure to museum

    1.835g, 24.29mm

    1789 George III milled gold half guinea

    4.2g, 20.7mm

     

    2022/23 Total so far 39

    Solid gold watch

    19thC gold tooth plate

    0.6g, 19.1 mm

    18thC George III milled gold qtr guinea

    0.79g, 15.1mm

     

    1.81g, 20.1mm

    This coin is a mule with two dies series B&E Edward III (1351-61), Quarter-Noble, 1, fourth coinage, Pre-Treaty period, series B/E mule, mm. cross 1, edwar’ r[ ] angl’ z franc’ d hyber, royal arms on shield, pellet below, rev. + exaltabitvr in ghloria, annulet stops, floriate cross,, trefoil and lion in each angle, eight-arc double tressure Mint mark Cross 1 Obv +EDWAR o R oANGL Z FRANC o D o hYB ER

    Gold wrist Torc fragment ? reported as treasure to museum 8.1g, 35mm L x 4.9mm dia

    1.35g, 11.49mm

    8-13 AD Celtic gold Cunobelin qtr stater- Bigga type- reported to museum

    Ancient gold nugget - 16.01mm L x 6 mm T

    2.94g

     

     

    1850 Birmingham mint - 22 carat gold ring - star mark

    Georgian gold watch winder

    10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold qtr stater- reported to museum

    1.424g, 11.04mm

     

    5.47g,18.21mm

    Pictures from the field

    50 BC Middle Whaddon Chase stater Celtic gold full stater Obv cross of 3 plain & 2 pellet lines with 2 opposed crescents b in centre
    Rev horse r ., above pellet in ring, pellet in wheel below
    Middle Whaddon Chase stater, VA 1491, BMC 343, ABC 2240. An extremely rare type, only 7 others known, very nice to see another one. This one seems to be from the same obverse die as 95.2630, same rev as CR 116, 2011, no. 32. Reverse similar to early staters of Addedomaros but an uninscribed type, much rarer.


    John Sills

     

    C17thC - reported as potential treasure

    'A true friends gift'

    No hallmark - marker mark ?EM

    2.87g, 17.53mm

    Georgian gold shoe buckle

     

    Gold earing marked 9 carat gold Italy

    4.06g, 51.56mm L

    Stunning pair of solid gold 1300 BC armlet rings - reported to museum as treasure

    16.42g - 16mm dia

    Victorian rose gold brooch

    Victorian rose gold brooch

    Victorian gold jewelry padlock

    Marked 9 carat gold

    Henry VI (First reign, 1422-1461), Annulet issue, Noble, London, mm. lis on rev. only, annulet by wrist

    Medieval hammered gold noble

    6.999g,32.91mm

    Gold noble - annulet issue - trefoil stops

    Obv hENRIC DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC DNS *hYB

    Rev PERo MEDIVM o ILLORV o IBAT + *** BAAo

    1865 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

    3.9g,19.3mm

    10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to museum for recording

    1.3g,11.12mm

    Ancient gold nugget - reported as treasure to museum

    0.61g, 7.70 mm L

    10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold stater - reported to museum

    5.5g, 17.97mm

    Facinating gold find - what looked initially like a Georgian bezel when blown up looks a lot earlier in date - sent to museum for their views

    1.2g, 20.82mm

    Ancient gold sheet - reported as treasure to museum

    8.65g, 30.47mm L x 20.93mm W x 1.39mm T

    Medieval gold ring with amethyst - contemporary crudely repaired - reported as treasure to museum 1.33g,29mm

    50 BC Gallo Belgic Celtic gold stater - reported to museum

    6.11g,18.0 mm

     

    Gold bead - museum feedback is Roman 1stC - reported as treasure

    1.1g,10mm L

    1797 George III milled gold third guinea

    2.72g, 16.3mm

     

    Closer inspection shows the construction as an of ancient origin - reminds me of the 1300 BC gold ring type

    Enamel inlay ? no hall marks - reported as treasure to museum

    2.08g, 21mm dia

    1604-5 James 1st hammered gold Britain crown - Lis mint mark

    2.43g, 20.85mm

    Gold nugget

    0.302g, 10mm L

    10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold stater - reported to museum

    5.36g, 19mm

    Trinovantes British G “Clacton” quarter, Hobbs 192 Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC - reported to museum

    Chris Rudd 23.41 Clacton de Jersey - Classed as scarce

    1.34g,15.1mm

    50 BC Addedomarus Celtic gold stater - reported to museum

    Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) was a king of south-eastern Britain in the late 1st century BC.

    5.52g,16.65mm

    20thC gold denture plate and single tooth

    Georgian plated gold cuff link

    1885 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

    3.99g,19.2mm

    Gold nugget

    2021/22 Total 22 pieces

    20th C Gold ring with diamonds ? Marked 375

    1977 gold ring with stone - London hall mark 0.375

    Maker JWF

    2.0g, 17.4mm

    Agr- AD 35-43 Celtic gold qtr stater.

    Corn ear without central stalk, CAM to L,CVN to R, , Horse rearing r, dashes to main, branch above, cross below, A in ex.



    Extremely rare ref ABC 2999 Rudd 17.28


    Suggested AGR is a Roman name like Agrippa or Agrippina.

    12.36mm, 1.245g

     

    45BC Addedomaros Celtic gold stater - reported to museum

    4.84G,17.38mm

    1853 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

    1808 George III milled gold 1/3 guinea

    2.81g, 16.99mm

    45BC Addedomaros Celtic gold stater - reported to museum

    5.5g, 16.67mm

    Trinovantes British G “Clacton” quarter, Hobbs 192 Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC - reported to museum

    Chris Rudd 23.41 Clacton de Jersey - Classed as scarce

    1.053g,13.75mm

    10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold qtr stater - reported to museum

    Wild type - Corn ear without cental stork CA to l, MV to r.

    Horse r, dashes for mane, branch above, CVN below VA2015 Classed as Scarce

    1.366g, 10.89mm

    c. 20 BC-AD 10 Eastern uninscribed Celtic gold qtr stater of Dubnovellaunos

    12.19mm,1.34g

    Dubnovellaunos in Essex quarter, VA 1660, BMC 2442, ABC 2395

    45 BC to 25BC Addedomarus Celtic gold stater - Trinovantian tribe

    5.55g, 17mm dia

    Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) was a king of south-eastern Britain in the late 1st century BC.

    1762 George III milled gold qtr quinea

    16mm, 2.04g

    45 BC to 25BC Addedomarus Celtic gold stater - Trinovantian tribe -Sent to museum for recording

    5.43g, 19mm dia

    Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) was a king of south-eastern Britain in the late 1st century BC.

    1801 George III milled gold 1/3rd guinea

    2.80g,17mm

    • Laureate Bust - Legend "FIDEI DEFENSOR + BRITANIARUM REX"
    • Gold

     

    • Laureate Bust - Legend "·MAG·BRI·FR·ET·HIB·REX·"
    • Gold

     

    Celtic gold qtr stater - 9.45 mm,1.26g - Sent to museum for recording

    Cunobelin wild type quarter, VA 1935, ABC 2813

    Celtic gold qtr stater - 11.11 mm,1.32g - Sent to museum for recording

    looks like a

    Northern Gold 'Linear type' - pellet over M

    Obv corn ear,to 1 CA, to r.MV

    Rev horse r ., pellet, leaf q & pellet, below CVN, pellet boarder va

    C1351 Edward III hammered gold qtr noble ?? - totally taco'd

    1.78g, 23mm

    21st June - 28th May 1837 - London hall mark - Victoria duty paid bust , maker S.S (Samuel Strahan)

    0.6g, 16mm dia

    20thC gold signet ring

    Victorian twisted rope gold brooch

    3.54g, 42 mm L

    Victorian silver and gold pendant

    2.72g, 12mm dia

    45 BC to 25BC Addedomarus Celtic gold stater - Trinovantian tribe

    5.52g, 18.37mm

    Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) was a king of south-eastern Britain in the late 1st century BC.

     

    2019/20 - 41 total

    Gold link

    1895 Victoria milled gold half sovereign - Old bust George and Dragon type

    1810 George III milled gold third guinea

    2.82g,17.02mm

    1899 Victoria milled gold half sovereign -- Old bust George and Dragon type

    3.99g, 19.30mm

    Ancient bright yellow gold band - very interesting concave inner to the ring and the pointed end - reported to museum as treasure

    It came from the field where we aslo found a 1300 BC Bronze Age tress gold ring treasure

    2.94g,28mmL

    10 AD AD Cunobelin Celtic gold qtr stater - reported to museum and CCI for recording

    plastic A' series, VA 2010-3. Believed to have preceded the classic type, so perhaps from c. 25 - 35 AD.

    1.33g,10.50mm

    It's an early Classic quarter, class 7a, DK 588, with a Classic type design but dies cut by an engraver who had previously worked on the Plastic series, which is why it has the 'look' of a Plastic type.

    If you could let me know which parish it was found in I'll add it to the card,

    All the best

    John

    70BC Remi Celtic gold qtr stater - reported to museum and CCI for recording

    1.13g,10.00mm

    20thC gold ring

    10-40 AB Cunobelin Celtic gold stater - sent to museum and CCI for recording

    17mm,5.38g

    A standard Plastic type Cuno stater, no unusual features as far as I can see, I've recorded it as 19.3908.

    Best Wishes

    John

    1300BC gold Torc

    1859 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

    3.97g, 19.3mm

    Early 70BC uninscribed 'Q' Gold - 'Remi 'Type Celtic gold qtr stater

    Possible Maldon wheel - reported to museum and CCI

    1.33g,11.61mm

    10-40 AB Cunobelin Celtic gold stater - sent to museum and CCI for recording

    18.25g,5.42g

    10-40 AB Cunobelin Celtic gold stater - sent to museum and CCI for recording

    17.33,5.41g

    Gold tooth

    Inlaid Georgian gold watch winder

    1817 George III milled gold full sovereign

    8.02g,22.17mm

    1806 George III milled gold third guinea

    2.58g,17,8mm

    1842 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

    3.99g,19.30mm

    1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered gold half pound coin - (10 shillings, 120 pence) - Crown mint mark

    28.8mm,5.11g

    5.06g

    Spink ref S2520

    Fixed Elizabth 1st hammered gold half pound coin

    1984 gold ring - Birmingham hall mark 0.375 - date letter K

    LLIP markers mark

    1820 George III milled gold half sovereign

    3.94g,19.36mm

    25BC Eastern uninscribed Celtic gold qtr stater of Dubnovellaunos

    Reported to museum and CCI

    1.32g,11.75mm

    25 BC Clacton Cross type, ABC 2356, the companion quarter to British F, the Late Clacton stater, ABC 2332. In ABC it's illustrated as a 'three men in a boat' design but the obverse is probably a degraded boar ; at the moment there are around 30 known, mostly from Essex and Suffolk so it's a definite Trinovantian type.

    Martin

    Reported to museum and CCI

    1.41g,13.88mm

    5thC Roman gold sent for ID- my quick guess below

    Anastasius AV Solidus. 491-518 AD. 4.41 g. Constantinople. DN ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust three-quarter face to right, holding spear over right shoulder and shield on left arm / VICTORI-A AVGGG and officina letter, Victory standing left, holding long jewelled cross, star to right (rarely: a cross). Mintmark CONOB. Sear Byz. 3; DO 3-5; MIB 3-5.


    Byzantine currency, money used in the Eastern Roman Empire after the fall of the West, consisted of mainly two types of coins: the gold solidus and a variety of clearly valued bronze coins. By the end of the empire the currency was issued only in silver stavrata and minor copper coins with no gold issue.

    4.46g, 20.23mm

    1762 George III milled gold quarter guinea

    2.07g, 16mm

    45 BC Addedomarus Celtic gold full stater - reported as hoard addendum coin to museum

    5.54g,17mm

    10- 40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold qtr stater -reported as hoard addendum coin to museum

    1.35g,11mm

    Victorian gold jewelry chain ring - Lion hall marked London

    1.05,12mm dia

    45 BC Addedomarus Celtic gold full stater - reported as hoard addendum coin to museum

    5.44g, 17mm

    5thC Roman gold ID'd by Mark Lehman

    Very cool! I’m always impressed by the gold you folks find – it looks like it won’t be too terribly hard a job to straighten it out.
    Anastasius, 491-518 AD.
    AV solidus (your metrology here)
    Mint of Constantinople
    Obv: D N ANASTA-SIVS PP AVG
    helmeted and cuirassed bust of Anastasius three-quarter face to right, holding spear and shield
    Rx: VICTORI-A AVGGG (I?) <– officina designation character
    Victory standing left holding voided cross; to right, star // CONOB
    SBCV 2; DOC 3-5

    It’s easy (to the extent that it is easy) because gold doesn’t get encrusted or corroded. However, I get to work on so little gold that it’s hardly like the “in my sleep” identification of things like common LRB’s. But you’re right, not too much of a challenge. I wish I could tell you it was a rare type, but this is among the most common (and is the earliest) “Byzantine” solidus. This general type, however, the facing armored bust and Victory holding voided cross solidi, goes back well into the late Roman tradition, beginning probably at least a century prior to Anastasius “hybrid” reign (he’s considered both the final “Roman” emperor and the first Byzantine emperor in the numismatic community as it was he who introduced the typical Byzantine large Æ coinage with M, K, I, E etc, marks of value on the reverses in ca 498 and so has both Roman-style and Byzantine-style Æ coinages.
    Mark

    4.51g, 19.5mm

     

    Stunning 18 carat gold monogrammed cuff links - Dated June 1899

    70BC Morini Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to museum for recording

    11mm,1.48g

    1904 Birmingham mint - Rose gold brooch

    1344-51 Edward III hammered gold qtr nobel - Standard C type

    Obv +EDWAR D G R EX ANGL Z *** hYB - E at centre on obverse -satire stops

    Rev: + EXALTABITUR IN GLORIA I

    Obv shield quartered with the arms of England and France within a tressure of six arches (early coin)

    2.04g,20mm

    Victorian gold ring - Maker KB & P

    1.03g, 17mm

    Victorian gold button

    1894 Victoria milled gold sovereign

    22mm,7.95g

    Gold ring - 20mm,1.45g

    Makers mark SC

    Gold ring 1.46g,14mm

     

    2018/19 season total 63

    1762 George III milled gold half guinea - love token

    2.08g,15.44mm

    50 BC Uninscribed 'P' gold - 'Trophy' Type - 1/4 Celtic gold coin - 1.35g, 11.31mm - sent to CCI for recording

    Beaded trophy quater, ABC 2243, BMC 435, not in VA.  Extremely rare, 10 others known.  An interesting Essex type because of its Kentish associations (derived from the Kentish trophy issue but a separate type), it may have been struck by an otherwise unknown offshoot of the Cantii.

    1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered gold half pound coin - (10 shillings, 120 pence)

    28.8mm,5.11g

    78gn

    Spink ref S2520

    1982 gold ring - London mark- Crown 0.375 9 carat mark - date letter H

    0.98g,23.8mm

     

    1 Ecu d'Or 1494-1547 France Ecu d'Or au Soleil, François Ier à la Croisette

    Obverse legend : (SOLEIL) FRANCISCVS: D: GRA: FRANCOVM REX. (MM). (TRÈFLE).

    Obverse description : Écu de France couronné ; lettre d'atelier à la pointe de l'écu.

    Obverse translation : (François, par la grâce de Dieu, roi des Francs).


    Reverse

    Reverse legend : + XPS VINCIT. XPS. REGNAT. XPS IMPERAT (MM) (TRÈFLE).

    Reverse description : Croix plaine alésée dans un double polylobe tréflé (11 lobes).

    Reverse translation : (Le Christ vainc, le Christ règne, le Christ commande).

    Celtic gold qtr stater - not certain of tribe yet- sent for recording and ID

    50 BC Clacton Dragon type

    Rev Traces of 'three men in a boat'design

    Obv Central bar with appendages foring 'dragonesque' motif

     

    1.38g, 13.42mm

    Great find, it's a new reverse variant of the British F 'Dragon' type, ABC 2353 for an earlier version with open-mouthed beast clearly visible and DK 422 for a later, jumbled variant; all the known examples are from the same obverse die, here seen quite worn.

    As with the Maldon quarter I'll send a CCI number as soon as I've finished the Iceni silvers.

    Dragon quarter, DK 422 var, is 19.1960.

    All the best

    John

    50 BC Maldon Wheel type sent for recording and ID from PAS

    1.35g,13.66mm

    CCI number of the Maldon Wheel quarter, ABC 2234, is 19.1959

    1762 George III milled gold qtr guinea love token

    2.07g,15.35

    Ancient looking bright yellow rolled gold sheet reported as potential treasure to museum

    3.11g,17.38mm L x 3.47mm T

    Trinovantes Clacton type Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC - reported as haord addendum

    0.83g,12.35mm

    Wierd tiny debased gold coin - Celtic ?? sent to Fitzswilliam museum for their views

    0.88g,9.07mm

    10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold Linear type qtr stater - reported to PAS

    Ladder main - branch above

    11.36mm,1.28g

    Ref ABC 2810 - Rare

    c25-35 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold full stater - reported to PAS

    'plastic A' series, VA 2010-3. Believed to have preceded the classic type, so perhaps from c. 25 - 35 AD. About ninety of these are recorded including at least one coin in the British Museum (BMC 1819 in Hobbs's Catalogue of Iron Age coins in the BM).

    5.45g, 16.88mm

    Rudd 92-45 ABC 2789 Excessively rare

    Georgian gold watch winder

    10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold Linear type qtr stater - reported to PAS

    Ladder main - branch above

    11.19mm,1.34g

    Ref ABC 2810 - Rare

    Taco'd 19thC Victorian milled gold half sovereign

    10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold Classic Bow type qtr stater - reported to PAS

    1.32g,11.38mm

    Ref Rudd 75 57 - Excessively rare

    ABC 2825

     

    1.45g,11.96mm

    It's a class 3 Great Waltham type quarter, no. 400 in Divided Kingdoms (same dies), essentially a slightly later and cruder version of the Ingoldisthorpe quarter, which is class 2 in the British Ab/Ac north-east Thames series.  I list 14 other examples in DK but there are at least 15 now.

    Hope this is of some help,

    All the best

    John

    1821 George IV milled gold sovereign

    8.01g,22.13mm

    Early gold ring - no hallmarks

    1.96g,22.3mm dia

    70 BC Morini Celtic gold qtr stater ? Is this one of those rare English types and not a Morini ? - reported as hoard addendum to museum

    0.76g, 10.19mm

    CCI 19.1419

    70 BC Morini Celtic gold qtr stater- reported as hoard addendum to museum

    1.47g,10.79g

    CCI 19.1420.

    Stunning 1777 George III milled gold half guinea

    4.20g,20.61mm

    Ancient gold band - possible wrist torc fragment - reported as treasure to museum

    11.16g, 4.33mm dia x 49.12mm L

     

    Saxon period continental coin - it has now been reported as treasure to the museum as it is a pendant. I have just supplied the find spot to the Fitzwilliam musuem so it is recorded on the Early Medieval Corpus database and we get an EMC unique number issued

    Merovingian denier, debased gold coin dating to AD700 - 750,

    Hi Chris,
    This seems to be a Merovingian denier.
    More information welcome.
    Thanks,
    Dr Martin Allen

    Fascinating coin - initially thought is was Saxon silver sceat as the size matches. I do not recognise the markings and have sent it off to Fitzwilliam museum for ID and recording. Is it probably an Indian debased gold Fanim pendant?

    1.08g,9.41mm

    Coin from same hoard

    50 BC late British G 'Early Clacton' gold stater - reported to museum as hoard addendum

    Victorian gold bezel

    Very interesting 70 BC Tring Wheel looking Celtic gold stater , cogged sun type.

    No exact die type in Hobbs or Rudd.Sent to PAS for recording

    12.64mm,1.27g

    40-30 BC Trinovantes Rowntree Fern leaf Celtic gold qtr stater

    Wreath crossed by spike with 3 pellets,crescents below, stylised hair above

    Annulate horse r,grooved tail, fern like motif above, cogwheel sun below


    1842 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

    Victorian rose gold ring top - missing stone

     

    Pure gold ancient ring

    11.22g, 25.64mm -reported a streasure to museum

    Monster ancient gold ingot - 81.54g,40.82mm L, 21.05mm W, 10.02mm T - reported a streasure to museum

    Undiagnostic gold ingot

    9.7mm L, 0.68g

    Undiagnostic pure gold sheet - reminds me of two beat to death Roman gold coins we have found

    1.03g.15.05mm L x 0.80mm T

    25BC Eastern uninscribed Celtic gold qtr stater of Dubnovellaunos - reported to museum

    1.23g,13.27mm

    45 BC to 25BC Addedomarus - Trinovantian tribe- reported as hoard addendum to museum

    5.58g.16.90mm

    2.91g,28mm L

     

    Gold dental implement. Sheet metal palette. This may have served to mount teeth retrieved from barber surgeons or graves - 'Waterloo Teeth' were collected from grave pits at many battlefields in Europe after the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815). Gold remained a favoured material for dental work until its replacement with synthetic.

    Celtic gold votive offering as ring money

    Gold ring money- 1st C BC
    Smooth ring with blunt ends Van Arsdell 1-3 Taylor pl33 Hobbs-- SCBS-- CE4244

    6.86g, 32mm L

    Pure gold medieval gold ring with red stone

    Reported to museum as treasure

    0.98g, 13.69mm L

    Very interesting hand scribed gold mount/button - sent off to museum for dating

    15.32mm dia,0.97g

    45 BC - 25 BC Addedomarus Celtic gold qtr stater - Floral type - sent to PAS for recording

    1.29g,12.46mm

    Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) was a king of south-eastern Britain in the late 1st century BC. His name is known only from his inscribed coins, the distribution of which seem to indicate that he was the ruler of the Trinovantes.

     

    1894 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

    19.2mm,3.99g

     

    Undiagnostic plain gold ring

    0.78g,22mm dia

    Gold dental plate

    1935 9 carat gold collar stud

    Interesting Rose mint mark added to Sheffield in 1903

    45 BC to 25BC Addedomarus - Trinovantian tribe Celtic gold qtr stater -

    1.30g,13.12mm

    1843 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

    4.03,19mm

    1841 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

    4.02, 19mm

     

    Pretty 1919 9 carat gold ring - Birmingham assay office date letter 'u'

    1853 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

    3.89g,19mm

     

    1361-1369 Edward III hammered gold qtr noble - Treaty period -I.m. Cross potent, Large pellet in panel with annulets at angles

    Obv: EDWAR DEI GRAC ANGLI (D)

    Rev: + EXALTABITUR IN GLORIA I

    Obv shield quartered with the arms of England and France within a treassure of eight arches

    1.66g,17mm

    Georgian brooch

     

     

    Stunning medeival gold ring - decorated outer band - full inner inscription in Lombardic script

    Pencer De Moy ?

    Working on deciphering lettering

    3.77g.19mm dia

    Note

    "I found this expression, 'pencez de moy', which means 'think of me', engraved in a 14th century French ring at the National Museum in Stockholm. It is a precious gift to have someone thinking of you."

    - Efva Attling

     

    1842 Victorian milled gold half sovereign

    Bronze Age Tress Ring C1000BC

    Lock-Rings

    Ornaments, whose function is unknown, made from gold plates in triangular cross-section and secured by a binding strip, resulting in a hollow ring. The face plates can be decorated with repoussé decoration or with fine concentric incised lines imitating fine wire works. More rarely, lock-rings are made from face plates obtained from individual gold wires soldered together.

    References

    • Eogan, G. 1969. 'Lock-rings' of the Late Bronze Age. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 67C, 93-148

    3.12g,27.07mm long

     

    Post medieval gold stud - reported to museum

    0.50g, 10mm

    10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold stater - sent to PAS for recording

    16mm,5.37g

    1842 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

    Using an ultrasonic cleaner to remove crud stuck to coin

    25 BC Celtic gold qtr stater, reported to museum

    Dubnovellaunus tribe Celtic gold qtr stater-11.0mm,1.35g

    Linear wreath, with opposed crescents; Horse left with branch below and trefoil design above

    'Eastern uninscribed gold quarter stater of Dubnovellaunos, c 20 BC-AD 10. Van Arsdell VA1660 =BMC 2442.

    12mm,1.28g- sent for recording on PAS

    1412-13 Henry IV hammered gold qtr Nobel- Light coinage - Lis above shield, trefoils beside shield,Lis in centre of reverse.

    Obv +hENRIC'DI; GRA;REX ANGL - mm Fleur de Lis

    1.80g,18mm

    1817 George III milled gold half sovereign

    3.95g,19.44mm

    2017/18 season total so far is 36

    70BC Morini Celtic gold qtr - sent to PAS for recording

    1.39g,11mm

    10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to museum for recording

    1.32g,11mm

    Cunobelin wild type gold contemporary forgery stater, VA 1933-1. VA 1933 type recorded although there are some minor variations in the size of the star over the horse (Van Arsdell splits them into small and large, but it's not always easy to decide where small ends and large begins!). Probably somewhere around the middle of his reign, perhaps c. 20 - 25 AD'.

    Victorian gold cufflink - Initials CM

     

    Roman gold coin send for ID

    19mm,7.70g

    Well, even though Roman gold is way out of the orbit in which I normally travel, I see absolutely no reason to question its authenticity. I presume you know this is an aureus of Claudius. It’s obviously clear enough overall that there should be no doubt about the legends, but for the sake of form:
    Obv: TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P laureate head of Claudius right
    Rx: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI Constantia seated left on curule chair
    Mint of Lugdunum, 41/2 AD.
    RIC I 2, BMC 1, CBN 19.

    My congratulations to all involved – well found!
    Mark

    16thC Tudor gold ring top - reported as treasure to museum

    12mm L, 1.58g

    50 BC Celtic gold Gallic import qtr stater - sent to PAS for recording

    Crossed lines with rider ABC 37, VA 37

    Classed as scare

    1.86g, 10.15mm

    Caletes tribe, Normandy coast

    70BC Morini Boat Tree type Celtic gold qtr stater - hoard addendum coin reported to museum

    1.50g, 10.00mm

     

    Victorian gold brooch

    Victorian gold cuff link

    Smallest Celtic gold we have ever found

    Continental Iron Age Gallo-Belgic DC uninscribed gold quarter state

    This is a scarce variant of Gallo-Belgic D, the Face type, Scheers seies 14, my Gallo-Belgic Cd.  On one side there's a very worn 'boat' design and on the other a large, kidney shaped blob, also very worn, that looks like an outline face on other coins.  In 2003 I suggested they were struck by eastern neighbours of the Ambiani, perhaps by the Viromandui; there were 13 known at the time, perhaps 20-25 now including several from Britain, although I don't have the cards here.  I'll give it a number later with the next batch if that's OK with you,

    All the best

    John

    1.23g,8.82mm

     

    45 BC to 25BC Addedomarus - Trinovantian tribe- reported as hoard addendum to museum

    5.45g,16.55mm

    45 BC to 25BC Addedomarus - Trinovantian tribe- reported as hoard addendum to museum

    5.59g,18.55mm

    25BC Eastern uninscribed Celtic gold qtr stater of Dubnovellaunos - reported as hoard addendum to museum

    1.27g,11mm

     

    Victorian gold collar stud

    0.98g

    'PATENT 19 CT'

    Gold link with very interesting markings ? 1.02g

    ME 117988

    Interesting unknown tribe - researching it- hoard addendum coin

    Celtic gold qtr stater

    1.38g,14mm

    50 - 20 BC Essex Wheels quarter, VA 260, BMC 485 and 496, ABC 2231

     

    1797 George III milled gold third guinea

    2.82g, 17.07mm

     

    Scottish medieval hammered coin star design gold chain - reported as treasure to museum

    Total weight of 3 links 1.58g

    Victorian decorated gold item

    14mm W, 0.75g

    Gold Georgian watch winder

    Early 70BC Maldon Wheel quarter - 'Remi 'Type Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to PAS for recording

    13.45mm,1.34g

    The Remi were a Belgic people of north-eastern Gaul (Gallia Belgica). The Romans regarded them as a civitas, a major and influential polity of Gaul,The Remi occupied the northern Champagne plain, on the southern fringes of the Forest of Ardennes, between the rivers Mosa (Meuse) and Matrona (Marne), and along the river valleys of the Aisne and its tributaries the Aire and the Vesle.

    Their capital was at Durocortum (Reims, France) the second largest oppidum of Gaul on the Vesle. Allied with the Germanic tribes of the east, they repeatedly engaged in warfare against the Parisii and the Senones.They were renowned for their horses and cavalry.

    The coin you sent, incidentally, is a Maldon Wheel quarter, ABC 2234, rather than the standard South Thames British Qc type.  Both are included in my forthcoming book - being published by Chris Rudd any day now - "Divided Kingdoms: the Iron Age Gold Coinage of Southern England".  Every type and variety is illustrated and the 10,300 or so known up to around 2015 are all catalogued with full pedigrees; the many coins recorded through your good self are referred to as 'Inf. C.M.'

    All the best

    John 

     

    150BC Celtic gold qtr stater - Gallo- Belgic A type

    1.74g,15mm

    I think this is one of those 150BC examples - not checked my ref books yet

    Iron Age, mid-2nd century BC
    Probably made in northern France or Belgium

    One of the earliest coins in Britain

    This is a superb example of the Iron Age die-engraver's art. It also represents what is thought to be the first type of coin ever to circulate in Britain. They were probably made on the Continent in northern France or Belgium. Gold coins like this crossed over the English Channel, perhaps in trade or as gifts between high-ranking individuals. Some of them were eventually buried in coin hoards and not recovered by their owners. The owner may have died, or simply forgotten where they had put them. Alternatively, the coins may have been intended as permanent, sacred offerings to the gods. They are mostly found today by metal-detectorists, in locations throughout south-east England. Another one was found at Fenny Stratford near Milton Keynes.

    The design of the coin is, at several stages removed, descended from the Greek gold staters of King Philip II of Macedon (reigned 359-336 BC). The hair on the left-facing head has grown considerably, while the original two-horsed chariot on the reverse of the coin has been transformed here into a lively, abstract depiction of a horse surrounded by a large array of symbols.

    I.M. Stead and S. Youngs, Celts, British Museum Pocket Treasury (London, The British Museum Press, 1996)

    D. Nash, Coinage in the Celtic world (London, Seaby, 1987)

    London 1963 - 9 carat gold pendant

    Ancient gold ingot - undiagnostic

    0.91g, 6.67g

    Henry V Annulet and mullet by shield type Spink Ref 1756 North 1382 Class C, these were also stuck in Henry VI period.The is a Henry VI legend with a Henry V shield.

    1422- 61 Henry VI hammered gold quarter noble

    Obv +hENRICxREXxANGLxZx FRANC - double satires stop in reverse legend -Initial cross II

    Rev +EXALITA BITVR x IN x GLORIA

    Lis at centre of rev, Lis above shield

    Annulet and mullet by shield - single satire stops to legend in Obv

    1.78g, 19.36mm

     

    Eastern uninscribed Celtic gold full stater of Dubnovellaunus, c 20 BC - sent to PAS for recording

    5.42g,18.27mm

    c20 AD Cunobelin gold qtr stater - linear series - sent to PAS for recording

    11.37mm,1.36g

    1842 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

    20.15g, 19.32mm

    1900 Victoria milled silver half sovereign

    19mm, 20.15g

    Facinating Celtic gold qtr find that appears to be a 70BC Morini boat tree type but it is not.It is underweight by 0.5g and debased gold.

    Morini's are typically pure gold and 1.44g,10.5mm

    It is possibly the earliest British Celtic gold coin example - sent off to musuem for confirmation

     

    0.89g,11.86mm

     

    45 BC to 25BC Addedomarus - Trinovantian tribe Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to PAS for recording

    1.32g,13.23mm

    50 - 20 BC Essex Wheels quarter, VA 260, BMC 485 and 496, ABC 2231 - sent to museum for recording

    1.41g,15.1mm

    Victorian gold propelling pencil shaft

    10-40 AD Cunobelin Cetic gold stater - 'linear' series, VA 1925-1. The earliest of the rule, perhaps from c. 20 AD

    5.45g,16mm

    16thC Tudor gold and silver pin head - reported as treasure to museum

    3.05g,10mm dia

    Ottoman hammered gold coin - Suleyman I The Magnificent  1520-1566

    1979 London hall mark 9 carat gold ring - 25mm,3.92g

    2016/17 season total so far is 37

    1930's 9 carat gold Rotary watch

    70 BC Morini Celtic gold qtr stater

    1.38g, 10mm

    Victorian 9 carat gold signet ring

    Victorian gold locket back

    Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to PAS for recording

    13.35mm,1.29g

    Victorian gold signet ring

    70 BC Morini Celtic gold qtr stater

    1.46g,10.27mm

    Reported to museum as hoard

    Early medieval gold ring - reported as treasure to museum

    24mm,1.32g

    Ancient gold bar

    Monster gold coin find

    1351-1352 Edward III gold noble -series C- E in centre of reverse cross - Closed E & C's - Lombardic M - reverse Roman N -annulet stops to reverse

    Obv EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC D hYB

    Ref Spink 1483 -JJ North 1144

    33.46mm, 7.67g

    1800 George III milled gold third guinea

    2.76g,17mm

    Addedomaros 45BC Celtic gold stater - reported to museum as hoard addendum

    5.48g, 17.73mm

    1804 George III milled gold third guinea

    2.76g,17mm

    1866 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

    19.4mm,3.98g

    17th/18thC gold posy ring - Great mis spelling

    '*LOVE . TO. BE. LOVEED'

    3.52g,19.35mm

    Reported as treasure to museum

    1864 - 18 carat gold ring - 'Fidelity'

    Maker HG&S - Henry Griffith & Sons Birmingham

    20.22mm, 2.04g

    Ancient gold sheet - hatch decoration - possible cup fragment

    21.34mm,0.95g

    Reported as potential treasure

     

    1.75g,14.57mm

    1.80g,14.30mm

    Iron Age, mid-2nd century BC
    Probably made in northern France or Belgium another one found at Fenny Stratford near Milton Keynes, England

    One of the earliest coins in Britain

    Iron Age, mid-2nd century BC
    Probably made in northern France or Belgium; found at Fenny Stratford near Milton Keynes, England

    One of the earliest coins in Britain

    This is a superb example of the Iron Age die-engraver's art. It also represents what is thought to be the first type of coin ever to circulate in Britain. They were probably made on the Continent in northern France or Belgium. Gold coins like this crossed over the English Channel, perhaps in trade or as gifts between high-ranking individuals. Some of them were eventually buried in coin hoards and not recovered by their owners. The owner may have died, or simply forgotten where they had put them. Alternatively, the coins may have been intended as permanent, sacred offerings to the gods. They are mostly found today by metal-detectorists, in locations throughout south-east England. Another one was found at Fenny Stratford near Milton Keynes.

    The design of the coin is, at several stages removed, descended from the Greek gold staters of King Philip II of Macedon (reigned 359-336 BC). The hair on the left-facing head has grown considerably, while the original two-horsed chariot on the reverse of the coin has been transformed here into a lively, abstract depiction of a horse surrounded by a large array of symbols.

    I.M. Stead and S. Youngs, Celts, British Museum Pocket Treasury (London, The British Museum Press, 1996)

    D. Nash, Coinage in the Celtic world (London, Seaby, 1987)

    Reported as potential hoard to museum

    19thC Rose gold letter mount

    1897 Victorian gold finger ring - 15 carat,0.625 Date e, Sheffield hallmark

    Maker CJ

    4.51g, 21.22mm

    Georgian Double sided seal ring - Continental

    Obv Crown SR

    Rev Susan

    20.12mm dia,4.27g

     

    Celtic gold Cunobelin stater - 'linear' series, VA 1925-1. The earliest of the rule, perhaps from c. 20 AD, and a little rarer, with about 60 recorded here

    15.95, 5.48g

    Sent to museum for recording

    50 BC Trinovantes British British G 'Early Clacton' gold stater

    Debased gold

    0.89g, 9.91mm

    Sent to museum for recording and addendum to existing hoard

    Trinovantes British G “Clacton” quarter, Hobbs 192 Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC

    Chris Rudd 23.41 Clacton de Jersey - Classed as scarce

    Reported to museum for recording

    1.50g,13.39mm

    Victorian gold brooch

    Stunning Victorian gold pendant with stones and pearls

    1806 George III milled gold 1/3rd guinea

    2.80g, 17.11mm

    20thC gold brooch

    Victorian solid gold collar stud

    Spectacular c13thC medieval gold annular brooch

    +AMOR VINCIT OMNIA -(Love Conquers All)

    2.55g, 18mm dia

    1361- 69 Edward III hammered gold qtr nobel - Treaty period, Large pellet at centre of reverse cross

    Obv EDWAR DEI GRAC ANGL D

    19mm,1.83g

    Medieval inscribed gold ring - no hall marks
    'IIIy GOD is al '“My God is al[l]”.
    22mm dia,2.80g

     

    Saxon gold shilling

    This new find (EMC 2016.0248) is indeed a Witmen type gold shilling. It is similar to some coins in the Crondall hoard but from dies not represented in the hoard.
    The coin should be about 50-55% gold.
    An excellent start to the season.
    Best wishes,
    Dr Martin Allen

     

    1.14g, 10mm dia

    1790 George III milled gold half guinea

    4.08g,20mm dia

     

    1762 George III milled gold 1/4 guinea

    2.13g,15.72mm

    Early 70BC uninscribed 'Q' Gold - 'Remi 'Type Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to PAS for recording

    1.35g,13.74mm

    The Remi were a Belgic people of north-eastern Gaul (Gallia Belgica). The Romans regarded them as a civitas, a major and influential polity of Gaul,The Remi occupied the northern Champagne plain, on the southern fringes of the Forest of Ardennes, between the rivers Mosa (Meuse) and Matrona (Marne), and along the river valleys of the Aisne and its tributaries the Aire and the Vesle.

    Their capital was at Durocortum (Reims, France) the second largest oppidum of Gaul on the Vesle. Allied with the Germanic tribes of the east, they repeatedly engaged in warfare against the Parisii and the Senones.They were renowned for their horses and cavalry.

     

     

    2015/16 season final total is 59

    1842 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

    4.03g, 19.4mm

    17th/18thC gold memorial ring - reported as treasure to museum

    2.20g, 21.98mm

    Inscription 'H obt 5th Sept 81'

    Maker RM

    1922 - 9 carat - triple banded gold ring - London 0.375

    Maker CG Probably Charles Gibson

    2.22g

    Georgian gold watch winder with stone inay

    1817 George III milled gold half sovereign

    3.96g,19.26mm

    Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to PAS for recording

    1.30g,13.07mm

    Interesting Georgian gold ring with black enamelled inlaid sections- possible mourning ring - no hall marks

    18.8mm. 1.57g

    50BC Cantii Celtic gold qtr stater

    It is a Floret Trophy type VA 146,BMC 436 attributed to the Cantii tribe - sent to PAS for recording

    1.28g, 12.08mm

    18thC George III gold third quinea

    1978 Gold ruby ring - Birmingham 0.375 - 9 carat - D date letter

    Maker KR - not listed

     

    20.80mm, 3.25g

    Taco'd Circa 1350 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 noble - Cross 3 -Needs straightening to ID exact type from rev shield.

    Obv + EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL

    21.41mm 1.93g

    Ancient gold finger ring - no hall marks - reported as treasure to museum

    0.40g, 17.25 mm

    17th/18thC jewellery item with blue stone - possible brooch - no hall marks - reported as treasure to museum

    2.65g, 14.87mm L

    1846 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

    19.38mm, 4.02g

     

    Late medieval or early Tudor decorated gold ball - reported a streasure to museum

    Huge gold treasure - Each decoratred 'tit' has a black emerald encapsualted in the tip. There is an opening for a needle or mounting point in one place on the item. This is too large to be a pin head - appears to be solid gold but there must be an inner core, possibly silver.

    It is 18.55 mm in dia and 6.3g in weight

    Medieval high carat small gold band - possible child's ring - reported as treasure to museum

    12.56mm, 0.16g

    Heavy thick 17th/18thC gold posy ring with inscription - reported as treasure to meusum

    'God alone made us tivo one' ( God made us to two be one ?)

    Maker RD

    7.51g, 22.68mm

    Staggeringly beautiful 16thC Tudor gold key brooch - reported as treasure to museum

    1.80g, 36mm L

    Victorian gold signet ring

    10- 40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to PAS for recording

    1.31g, 11.16 mm

     

    1361 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 noble

    Edward III (1361), Quarter-Noble, Transitional Treaty Period, quartered shield of arms - need to be straightne for difinitive ID

    lions in angles, lis above lion in fourth quarter, within beaded and linear tressures of eight arcs, trefoils in spandrels, beaded circle surrounding, saltire stops in legend, +exaltabitvr: in: gloria

    19.91mm,1.96g

    45 BC to 25BC Addedomarus - Trinovantian tribe Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to PAS for recording

    1.34g, 12.34mm

     

    10- 40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to PAS for recording

    1.33g, 11.57mm

    1800 George III gold third guinea

     

    1823 George IV London hall mark date letter lower h - duty paid bust

    24.46mm,0.96g

    Maker SG

    Sebastian Henry Garrard- Garrard & Co Ltd ,

    A business founded by John Wickes in 1722 and still active in present days

     

    10-40 AD Cunobelin biga qtr stater, VA 1910, BMC 1769-1771, ABC 2771  Very rare.

    11.48mm, 1.26g

    45 BC Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) Celtic gold full stater

    Reported as hoard to museum

    5.48g, 16.54mm

    45 BC Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) Celtic gold full stater

    Reported as hoard to museum

    5.42g, 15.79mm

    45 BC Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) Celtic gold full stater

    Reported as hoard to museum

    5.59g, 18.58mm

    50 BC Gallo Belgic type stater

    Reported as hoard to museum

    18.43mm,6.45g

    45 BC Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) Celtic gold full stater

    Reported as hoard to museum

    5.58g, 16.43mm

    45 BC Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) Celtic gold full stater

    Reported as hoard to museum

    5.58g, 18.27mm

    1804 George III milled gold third guinea

    2.82g, 17.07mm

    1804 George III milled gold third guinea

    2.82g, 17.07mm

    45 BC Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) Celtic gold full stater

    Reported as hoard to museum

    5.49g, 18.40mm

    45 BC Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) Celtic gold full stater

    Reported as hoard to museum

    18.54mm,5.49g

    20thC gold pendant with glass stone

    45 BC Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) Celtic gold full stater

    Reported as hoard to museum

    17.35mm,5.49g

    45 BC Addedomarus (sometimes written Aθθedomarus on coins) Celtic gold full stater

    Reported as hoard to museum

    5.54g,20.37mm

    Victorian gold brooch fragment

    1857 Victoria milled gold sovereign

    Pure ancient gold nugget - reported as potential treasure to museum - 1.09g

    Medieval gold ring with black sapphire pushed inside - reported as treasure to museum

    22mm, 2.98g

    1713 Queen Anne milled gold full guinea

    24.2 mm,7.67g

    1719 George 1st milled gold half guinea

    3.97g, 21mm

    Trinovantes British G “Clacton” quarter, Hobbs 192 Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC

    Chris Rudd 23.41 Clacton de Jersey - Classed as scarce

    1.47g,14.2mm

    Reported as hoard addendum to museum

     

    45 BC Addedomarus Celtic gold stater - reported as hoard to museum

    5.57g, 18.2mm

    Medieval green stone gold ring - reported to museum as treasure

    0.61g,12.5mm

    Cannot clean off the black tar substance sticking to it as it has to be handed in uncleaned as a treasure item.

    1846 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

    19.2mm,3.97g

    DecoratedVictorian 9 carat gold button with missing gem stone

    10-40 AD Cunobelin full gold stater - sent to PAS for recording

    5.43g,19.8mm

    Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold full stater fragement - sent to museum as hoard addendum

    16.5mm,2.31g

    1777 George III milled gold full guinea (21 shillings)

    8.37g, 24.8mm

    9 carat gold Birmingham hall marked 0.375 - still researching another unknown mark for date

    20.5mm,1.59g

     

    Medieval gold ring - reported as treasure to museum

    1.89g, 24mm

    20thC gold ring - Continental marks- Q1 CTF 750

    0.96g,21mm

    Trinovantes British G “Clacton” quarter, Hobbs 192 Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC - sent to PAS for recording

    Chris Rudd 23.41 Clacton de Jersey - Classed as scarce

    1.41g, 11.93mm

    Medieval gold finger ring - no marks - reported as treasure to museum

    1.99g, 28mm

    Stunning 14thC medieval gold ring - reported as treasure to museum

    1.26g, 20mm

    Lombardic script possibly Latin

    2014/15 season total 79 pieces

    70 BC Morini Celtic qtr stater - reported to PAS for recording

    1.41g, 9.9mm

     

    1842 Victorian milled gold full sovereign

    22mm,8.03g

    High carat jewellery fragment - not sure what it was used for

    28.5mm L, 1.81g

    Stunning little 20thC gold, shell and possibly diamond ear stud

    1954 - 9 carat gold signet ring - Birmingham

    W.H.J maker

    1.07g, 16.5mm

    22 carat Victorian gold collar stud

    0.62g

    Stunning strike of 45 BC to 25BC Addedomarus - Trinovantian tribe Celtic gold qtr stater - flower type - sent to PAS for recording

    VA1608 Very rare

    13mm,1.36g

    Victorian Rose gold cane band

    22 carat 1815 George III Gold finger ring - date letter U

    London mint , duty paid mark- bust of George III

    1.10g,20mm

     

    What looked like a modern gold plated ring is actually a lot earlier and gold sheet on an inner core.The punched decoration on the outside is actually writing in Lombardic type script which suggest medieval. I can read the word 'Little' but it is very difficult to make out the rest. I am not sure what the inner core is so I have reported it as potential treasure to the museum in case it is 10% gold or silver by weight

    Medieval rolled gold ring ?? - reported as potential treasure to museum

    1.69g,19mm

    1876 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

    3.99g, 19.30mm

    70BC Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to PAS for recording

    1.44g, 10.8mm

     

    Trinovantes British G “Clacton” quarter, Hobbs 192 Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC - sent to PAS for recording

    Chris Rudd 23.41 Clacton de Jersey - Classed as scarce

    1.25g, 13.5mm

    Gold cufflink

    BC Celtic gold qtr stater - not a tribe I know so researching it. Thanks to John Sills at the CI for the ID

    12mm,1.96g

    ABC 34 Defaced Die quarter with a left-facing obverse bust obscured by lines and a left-facing horse and rider on the reverse with triskeles below. This type was struck somewhere in the French/Belgian border region in the 2nd century BC by an unknown tribe and possibly dates to around 175 BC plus or minus a couple of decades either way. Used to be very rare, I listed 17 examples in my 2003 book but there are perhaps 30 or so known now

    Hope this is of some use

    All the best

    John>>

     

    1897 Gold cufflink - Sheffield Rose mark - 9 carat

    Marks 375, rose,lion date letter O

    Marker CW S

    2.04g, 18mm

    Charles Westwood & Sons (registered Jun 1896)

    Hall Street, Birmingham

    Mitch Chris ID'd our oldest ever Celtic gold coin - Mid 2nd C BC

    Gallo- Belgic A type

    Very interesting, very thin (1mm) like a medieval hammered gold- Celtic gold qtr gold stater - sent to PAS ID and recording

    1.75g, 15mm

    Iron Age, mid-2nd century BC
    Probably made in northern France or Belgium another one found at Fenny Stratford near Milton Keynes, England

    One of the earliest coins in Britain

    Iron Age, mid-2nd century BC
    Probably made in northern France or Belgium; found at Fenny Stratford near Milton Keynes, England

    One of the earliest coins in Britain

    This is a superb example of the Iron Age die-engraver's art. It also represents what is thought to be the first type of coin ever to circulate in Britain. They were probably made on the Continent in northern France or Belgium. Gold coins like this crossed over the English Channel, perhaps in trade or as gifts between high-ranking individuals. Some of them were eventually buried in coin hoards and not recovered by their owners. The owner may have died, or simply forgotten where they had put them. Alternatively, the coins may have been intended as permanent, sacred offerings to the gods. They are mostly found today by metal-detectorists, in locations throughout south-east England. Another one was found at Fenny Stratford near Milton Keynes.

    The design of the coin is, at several stages removed, descended from the Greek gold staters of King Philip II of Macedon (reigned 359-336 BC). The hair on the left-facing head has grown considerably, while the original two-horsed chariot on the reverse of the coin has been transformed here into a lively, abstract depiction of a horse surrounded by a large array of symbols.

    I.M. Stead and S. Youngs, Celts, British Museum Pocket Treasury (London, The British Museum Press, 1996)

    D. Nash, Coinage in the Celtic world (London, Seaby, 1987)

     

    Interesting gold loop item - rolled gold over a copper inner - not plated

    sent to musuem for their views

    60mm Long

    Stunning strike with full Kings inscription showing

    Eastern uninscribed Celtic gold full stater of Dubnovellaunus, c 20 BC- sent to PAS ID and recording

    5.39g,19.1mm

    Huge Victorian gold name badge - possibly French name - fretwork sides and blue stone in mount

    Continental - no hall marks

    [French, from Old French, to recall, memory, from Latin subvenīre, to come to mind

    42mm L , 3.51g

    10 - 40 AD Cunobelin gold qtr stater - sent to PAS for recording

    1.32g, 12mm

     

     

    50 BC Celtic gold Gallic import qtr stater - sent to PAS for recording
    Crossed lines with rider ABC 37, VA 37
    Classed as scare
    Caletes tribe, Normandy coast

    1750 George II milled gold half guinea

    22mm, 4.08g

    10-40 AD Cunoblein Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to PAS for recording

    1.34g, 10.1mm

    Victorian Gold ring bezel or cuff link with coloured stone

    25BC Eastern uninscribed Celtic gold qtr stater of Dubnovellaunos

    11mm,0.67g

     

    1759 George II milled gold guinea

    25mm dia, 8.44g

     

    Stunning Saxon gold coin pendant - reported to museum as treasure

    1.35g, 15mm dia

     

     

    50BC Clacton type Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to PAS for recording

    13.1mm, 1.43g

     

    Saxon gold solidus ? sent to Fitzwilliam museum for recording and ID

    1.32g,14.1mm

    This is very interesting find, but unfortunately it is notAnglo-Saxon and neither is it a solidus. This is a semissis (half solidus) ofJulius Nepos (474-5), from the Rome mint (RIC X, 3207). The damage mayhave been caused by removal of a mount.

    I have recorded this as EMC 2015.0080 from 'near Colchester'.

    Best wishes,

    Martin>

    17th/18thC gold posy ring - reported to museum as potential treasure

    'GOD FOR EVER BLESS US FOREVER

    26mm, 3.16g

    Victorian gold mount

    0.55g, 14.55mm L

    45 BC Addedomarus Celtic gold stater - reported to PAS for recording

    16.5mm, 5.48g

    Ancient gold nugget reported to museum as potential treasure

    1.88g, 15.2mm long

    Ancient gold sheet reported to museum as potential treasure

    9.1mm, o.96g sq

    45 BC Addedomarus Celtic gold qtr stater - reported to PAS for recording

    13.1mm, 1.33g

    1869 Maximiliano Mexican gold coin in ring

    2.57g, 17mm

    Merovingian Saxon gold tremissis of the 7th century - reported to museum as hoard

    1.19g, 13.5mm

    Staffordshire hoard example of complete button

    Anglo Saxon gold button with tiny stone inlays - reported to museum as treasure

    2.31g, 18.5mm dia

     

    Victorian 9 carat gold cane ring

    1828 George IV milled gold half sovereign

    19.1mm,3.98g

    Victorian gold signet ring - Continental mark

    70BC Morini Celtic gold qtr - sent to PAS for recording

    1.51g, 10.5mm

    50 BC Gallo Belgic Celtic gold full stater- sent to PAS for recording

    6.18g, 17.2mm

    50 BC Gallo Belgic Celtic gold full stater- sent to PAS for recording

    6.30g,17.7g

    50 BC late British G 'Early Clacton' debased gold stater fragment - sent to PAS for recording

    0.55g, 9.9mm

    50 BC late British G 'Early Clacton' gold stater - sent to PAS for recording

    20mm, 5.73g

    Probably a 40 BC Southern style QC type or even a Regini - it is inbetween the two, classed as rare

    Sent to PAS for recording

    12.1mm,1.36g

     

    13thC Medieval gold ring - reported as treasure to museum

    24mm, 2.0g

    20thC Continental triple carat gold ring - no hall marks

    1.99g, 19mm

    Victorian gold brooch

    45 BC to 25BC Addedomarus - Trinovantian tribe Celtic gold stater - sent to PAS for recording

    5.58g, 18mm

    Georgian rose gold watch winder

    Georgeian solid rose gold bezel over copper inner

    Victorian rose gold signet ring top

    0.92g, 10mm H

    c 50 BC Celtic gold qtr stater - Similar to a Clacton Cross type but not a match in the Ref books, Hobbs and Rudd - sent to PAS for recording and ID

    1.44g, 13.5mm

    Van Arsdell VA 1460-1

    http://www.celticcoins.ca/record.php?coin_id=010056

     

    Mint condition 1869 Victoria full gold sovereign

    8.04g, 22mm

    1900 - 9 carat - Birmingham hall mark -Maker TSS

    3.90g ,20mm

    Ancient gold sheet - reported as potential treasure to museum

    5.23g, 14mm L

    1878 - 22 carat gold ring - London hall mark

    2.16g,19.2mm

    20thC hollow gold ear ring

    1953 - 18 carat - London hall mark gold ring - date letter S

    23mm, 4.95g

    Interesting looking 9 carat art deco style gold ring

    2.21g, 19.5mm

    Beautiful strike of a 56 BC Gallo Belgic full Celtic gold stater - sent to PAS for recording

    6.26g, 20 mm

    Sweet 1989 - 9 carat gold diamon ring - Sheffield hall mark

    Maker A.T. L d

    1.70g, 20mm dia

     

    Mint condition - 50 BC Celtic gold Gallic import qtr stater - sent to PAS for recording

    Crossed lines with rider ABC 37, VA 37

    Classed as scare

    1.94g, 12 mm

    Caletes tribe, Normandy coast

    Decorated gold stud reported to museum as potential treasure

    1544 Netherlands - Holland solar crown - Gold Dutch solar crown of Charles V, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Count of Holland (1506-1555), etc., 0929 Au, 3.41 g, ø 26 mm, value 42 pence, R1, mint mark Canopy (Dordrecht)

    42 stuivers

    Obv *CARO:D:G:RO.IMP.HISP.REX.DVX.BVR.BR

    Rev 1554*DA:MIHI:VIRTVTE:COTRA:HOS TES:TVOS:

    Guelders cross

    3.41g,25.5mm

    Chucky Victorian 18 carat Gold horse shoe brooch - no hall mark so probably continental

    4.95g, 20mm dia

     

    20thC 18 carat gold ring - 4.04g

    Marked 18 carat - Continental

    1806 George III milled gold third guinea

     

    Ancient gold ingot - reported to museum as treasure

    3.37g, 12.5mm L

    Stunning Georgian gold signet ring - no hall marks - reported to museum as potential treasure if pre 1714

    HK ?

     

    Solid gold Georgian button

    9th-10thC gold finger ring - reported as treasure to meseum

    2.05g, 10.33mm W

    50BC Gallo belgic gold stater - sent to PAS for recording

    6.46g, 20mm

    Probably British A1 or E stater. 

    Having difficulty ID'ing this gold coin same weight and size as a

    1559 -78 Elizabeth 1st hammered gold half crown ?? but has harp in bottom qtr

    2.09g, 16mm

    50 BC Celtic gold Gallic import qtr stater - new one for me - sent to PAS for recording

    Crossed lines with rider ABC 37, VA 37

    Classed as scare

    1.86g, 10.15mm

    Caletes tribe, Normandy coast

    2013/14 Season gold total so far is 71

    1897 Victorian milled gold half sovereign

    1891 Gold locket - Chester hall mark, maker JS - Possibly John Sutter of Liverpool

    2.52g

    50 BC Uninscribed 'P' gold - 'Trophy' Type - 1/4 Celtic gold coin - 1.38g, 11.99mm

    Beaded trophy quater, ABC 2243, BMC 435, not in VA.  Extremely rare, 10 others known.  An interesting Essex type because of its Kentish associations (derived from the Kentish trophy issue but a separate type), it may have been struck by an otherwise unknown offshoot of the Cantii.

    Ancient gold ingot - 1.36g, 14.74mm Gold coin blank ? reported to museum as potential treasure

    70BC Morini Celtic gold 'boat tree' qtr stater - reported to museum as hoard

    1.49g, 9.97mm (E)

    70BC Morini Celtic gold 'boat tree' qtr stater - reported to museum as hoard

    1.46g, 11.06mm (J)

     

     

    70BC Morni Celtic gold qtr stater reported to museum as haord

    1.45g, 10.38mm

    Hollow gold ring - interesting decoration - sent to museum for their views in case it is treasure

    Celtic gold ingot - probably Clacton type by by the impurities - reported as potential treasure to museum

    50 BC Trinovantes British G “Clacton” Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording and reported as hoard to museum

    1.29g,14.45mm

    70BC Morini Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording and reported as hoard to museum

    1.46g, 11.55mm

    70BC Morini Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording and reported as hoard to museum

    1.45g, 10.75mm

     

    70BC Morini Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording and reported as hoard to museum

    1.14g, 11.52mm

     

     

    Bronze Age Tress Ring C1000BC

    Lock-Rings

    Ornaments, whose function is unknown, made from gold plates in triangular cross-section and secured by a binding strip, resulting in a hollow ring. The face plates can be decorated with repoussé decoration or with fine concentric incised lines imitating fine wire works. More rarely, lock-rings are made from face plates obtained from individual gold wires soldered together.

    References

    • Eogan, G. 1969. 'Lock-rings' of the Late Bronze Age. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 67C, 93-148

    3.12g,27.07mm long

    16thC enamelled sectioned gilded silver top and solid gold decorated pendant- reported as treasure to museum

    0.84g, 19.36mm L

     

     

     

     

    Very interesting Celtic gold qtr gold stater - sent to CCI for ID and recording

    Reminds me of a 50BC North Thames type

    1.54g, 13.51mm dia

     

    10-40 AD Cunobelin qtr gold stater - sent to CCI for recording

    1.31g, 11.16mm

    1733 George II milled gold full guinea love token

    1892 Victoria old bust milled gold half sovereign (120 pence)

    Beautiful strike of a 56 BC Gallo Belgic full Celtic gold stater sent to CCI for recording

    16mm,6.28g

    'the Gallo-Belgic E 'Gallic War uniface' stater is CCI 14.0530'

    John Sills

     

     

     

     

     

    Fascinating gold ring - no hall marks so could be early - 26 diamond/stones and 25 remain - one is loose as in the picture. They look like rough cut diamonds and all are different shapes. 16thC Tudor ??

    Under my microscope the settings look very early and I cannot clean it as the stones could dislodge - reported to the museum as treasure

    1725 Portuguese milled gold coin - 1600 reis

    20mm,3,49g

    Complete unit at the British museum

    Stunning pair of solid gold 1300 BC armlet rings - reported to museum as treasure

    7.06g, 9.25mm W x 11..45mm dia

     

     

     

    18thC rose gold ring top bezel - missing stone

    0.62g, 11.65mm H

    70BC Celtic gold Morini qtr gold stater- sent to CCI for recording and reported as hoard addendum to museum

    1.47g,11.27mm dia

    The Gallo-Belgic D 'boat type' quarter you sent through in February is CCI 14.0529

    John Sills

    Georgian rose gold button with stone

    13mm dia, 1.54g

     

     

     

     

     

     

    70 BC Morini boat tree Celtic gold qtr stater sent to CCI for recording

    1.45g, 10.51mm

    Edwardian rose gold stud

     

    70BC Morini Boat Tree type Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording

    1.45g,12.54mm

    Reported as hoard to museum

    Trinovantes Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC - sent to CCI for recording - reported as potential hoard

    0.70g, 13.65mm

    70BC Morini Boat Tree type Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording

    1.46g, 11.41mm

    Reported as hoard to museum

    1361- 69 Edward III hammered gold qtr noble - Treaty period - Lis in centre of reverse cross - Curule shaped X - Cross potent - now fixed

    Obv + EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL

    London mint

    1.59g, 18.43 mm

     

     

    Georgian solid gold thimble

    4.67g, 22.75mm H

     

    Ancient gold ingot 11.7g, 34.99mm L - reported as treasure to museum

    Perfect weight to make 2 full Celtic gold staters

    50BC Gallo Belgic Celtic gold full stater - sent to CCI for recording

    17.28mm - 6.00g

    Our rarest ever milled gold coin find - 1689 William and Mary milled gold full guinea - Lion in shield type, elephant under bust

    11g, 25.2mm

    Victorian gold mount

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1346-1361 Edward III gold half noble 2.52g (full weight 4.12g), 25.10mm

    Addedomaros 45BC Celtic gold stater - sent to CCI for recording 18.32mm, 5.48g

    The nice new Addedomaros is 13.0618, good to see a bit of the legend on the reverse.

    All the best

    John

    1363 -69 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 noble - Treaty series - now fixed

    Curule shaped X - Lis in centre of reverse

    Obv EDWARDxDEIxGRAxREXxANGL

    18.58mm,1.84g

     

    Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording

    13.22mm, 1.33g

     

     

    Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold full stater - sent to CCI for recording

    18.42mm, 5.53g

     

    Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold full stater - sent to CCI for recording

    17.13mm, 5.54g

     

     

    4th/5thC Roman gold coin

    1775 George III milled gold full guinea (21 shllings, 156 pence)

    24.64mm,8.41g

    This could be a 50BC Cantii Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording and confirmed ID

    11.19mm, 1.40g

    Just found Jim's Celtic in my new Chris Rudd book and it is classed as Extremely rare - only 6 to 15 exist


    It is a Floret Trophy type VA 146,BMC 436 and as I ID'd correctly attributed to the Cantii tribe

    1844 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

     

    Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold full stater - sent to CCI for recording

    17.70mm, 5.56g

    Georgian gold triple sided fob chain hanging decoration - 3 missing stones

    1788 George III gold half guinea

    Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold full stater - sent to CCI for recording & reported as potential addition hoard to museum

    18.68mm, 5.61g

    Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold full stater - sent to CCI for recording & reported as potential addition hoard to museum

    17.98mm, 5.57g

    1821 George IV milled gold full sovereign

    1803 George III milled gold third guinea

     

    2.83g, 17.27mm

    10-40 AD Cunobelin gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording

    1.33g, 12.82mm

    Georgian gold fob chain decoration

     

     

     

     

     

     

    2012/13 season gold total was 56

    1762 George III 1/4 gold guinea - 15.63mm,2.08g

    Love token

     

     

     

    1909 Edward VII milled silver half sovereign

     

     

     

    1346-1361 Edward III gold half noble - Closed E at centre of cross - satire stops

    Needs straightening for a confirmed ID

    4.12g

    Broken Celtic gold full stater - Dubnovellaunos 5 BC to 10 AD

    1.68g, 13.74mm

    The broken stater can be 13.0083.  By coincidence I was looking at these yesterday, it's a Dubnovellaunos in Essex stater, ABC 2392, BMC 2425-2440, Van Arsdell 1650; there should be just enough of the legend showing to be able to die link the reverse.  It's not a particularly rare type, over 100 in the Index at present.  Hope the rest turns up, it's not unknown for different fragments of the same coin to turn up years apart!

    John

    Saxon gold ingot

    3.21g, 8.43mm dia

    50 BC Clacton type Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording and reported as potential hoard to museum

    This example clearly shows the gold, copper, silver mix of these coins

    13.62,1.33g

    I've recorded the latest Clacton quarter (1.33g) as 13.0083

    John

     

    Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold full stater - sent to CCI for recording & reported as potential new hoard to museum

    17.54mm,5.50g

     

    This is a facinating example of a worn die 70BC Morini Celtic gold qtr stater or is it another very rare North Thames type based on Gallo-Belgic D Boat Tree quarters

    Reported as potential hoard to museum and sent to CCI for recording

     

    1.45g 10.83mm

    This looks like a 70BC Morini boat tree Celtic gold qtr stater but it could be another very rare North Thames type based on Gallo-Belgic D Boat Tree quarters

    1.51g,10.18mm

    Trinovantes British G “Clacton” quarter, Hobbs 192 Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC - - sent to CCI for recording & reported as potential hoard to museum

    Chris Rudd 23.41 Clacton de Jersey - Classed as scarce

    1.28g,14.25mm

    Trinovantes British G “Clacton” quarter, Hobbs 192 Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC - - sent to CCI for recording & reported as potential hoard to museum

    Chris Rudd 23.41 Clacton de Jersey - Classed as scarce

    1.41g, 11.93mm

     

    1809 George III third gold guinea - 7th laur.head.

    Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold full stater - sent to CCI for recording

    18.27mm, 5.47g

    Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold full stater - sent to CCI for recording & reported as potential hoard to museum

    17.63mm,5.48g

    Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold full stater - sent to CCI for recording & reported as potential hoard to museum

    17.43mm,5.51g

    50 BC Gallo Belgic full Celtic gold stater - sent to CCI for recording and potential hoard coin

    6.24g, 18.72mm

    A nice uniface stater, this is Scheers class 2, probably struck around 57-56 BC and one of the few Celtic coins that can be dated with some accuracy.  I've recorded it as 13.0004.

     

    All the best
    John

     

     

    Not a 70 BC Celtic Morini boat tree qtr gold stater as I first thought - rare North Thames type

    1.48g, 10.58mm

    This coin is an important find because although it's a type based on Gallo-Belgic D Boat Tree quarters it's an early British copy, ABC 2454, from the same dies as the one illustrated in the book.  Although ABC says it's excessively rare there are actually around 20 known, but there are very few reliable findspots and this one helps to confirm it's a North Thames type.  I've recorded it as 13.0002 (got some new numbers through at last).

    All the best

    John 

    Georgian gold cufflink - this is an interesting construction as it a thin gold sheet over a copper inner and not plated

    10.35mm, 1.46g

    70BC Morini boat tree Celtic gold qtr stater - reported to museum as hoard and sent to CCI for recording

    The latest Gallo-Belgic D quarter 12.0857; it looks like there should be quite a few more given that half a dozen have come up in fairly rapid succession.  This type of hoard is extremely useful because the Gallo-Belgic gold can be dated quite closely so it helps to date the start of British coinage.

     

    All the best

    John

    Saxion gold flat pin head base - reported as treasure to museum

    0.94g, 10.35mm

     

    1712 Portugal 100 Reis gold coin

    Obverse: Crowned arms with vertical value at left side, titles of John V at right

    Obverse Legend: IOANNES V D G ...

    Reverse: Jerusalem cross, quatrefoil in angles, date above

    Reverse Legend: IN HOC SIGNO VINCES

     

     

    45 BC Celtic stater of Addedomaros - sent for recording to CCI and reported as hoard to museum

    5.26g,18.65mm

    45 BC Celtic stater of Addedomaros - sent for recording to CCI and reported as hoard to museum

    5.54g,17.39mm

     

     

    Victorian gold fitting

    50 BC late British G 'Early Clacton' gold stater - cleaning up and sending to CCI

    5.25g, 19.54mm - reported as potential hoard to the museum

    CCI 12.0853

     

    50 BC late British G 'Early Clacton' , reported as potential hoard to the museum

    CCI 12.0840

     

    50 BC late British G 'Early Clacton' , reported as potential hoard to the museum

    CCI 12.0843

    5.07g, 19.7mm

    70BC Morini Boat Tree type Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording

    1.49g, 10.40mm

    Reported as hoard to museum

    70BC Morini Boat Tree type Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording

    1.45g, 9.63mm

    Reported as hoard to museum

    Gallo Belgic 50 BC Celtic gold full stater

    6.35g, 17.74mm

    Hi Chris

    It's a nice early one, from a known reverse die, from near the start of Gallo-Belgic E class 1 so should date to c.57 BC as the series probably began soon after the start of the Gallic Wars in 58/7; CCI 12.0837.

    John

    Georgian solid gold fob seal - 'C Royal'

    Gold pocket watch

     

     

    1361 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 nobel

    Obv + EDWR + R ++ ANGLIE DVNS HY

    Edward III (1361), Quarter-Noble, Transitional Treaty Period, quartered shield of arms, two pellets in upper left quarter, within beaded and linear tressures of eight arcs, pellets on cusps, fleur trefoils in spandrels, all within beaded circle, comma and saltire stops in legend, +edwr;r; anglie: dnvs; hv rev ornamental cross potent with annulets in angles and at centre, lis terminals, lions in angles, lis above lion in fourth quarter, within beaded and linear tressures of eight arcs, trefoils in spandrels, beaded circle surrounding, saltire stops in legend, +exaltabitvr: in: gloria

    18.99mm, 1.93g

    10 to 40 AD Northern Celtic gold 1/4 stater of Cunobelin - sent to CCI for recording and confirmed ID

    Cunobelin wild type quarter,

    CCI 12.0752

    1.34g,10.8mm

    Circa 70 BC Celtic gold qtr stater - first off this type I have seen - sent to CCI for recording and confirmed ID

    12.0751) is a Clacton Cross type, ABC 2356, the companion quarter to British F, the Late Clacton stater, ABC 2332.  In ABC it's illustrated as a 'three men in a boat' design but the obverse is probably a degraded boar and it should be the other way up; at the moment there are around 30 known, mostly from Essex and Suffolk so it's a definite Trinovantian type.

    John

    1.42g, 13.55 mm

    50 - 20 BC Essex Wheels quarter, VA 260, BMC 485 and 496, ABC 2231. Quite a rare Trinovantian type

    1.4g, 14.42mm - sent to CCI for recording and ID confirmation.

    Gold chain link

    1422-30 Henry VI, hammered gold noble , first reign (1422-61), Annulet issue (1422-30), London Mint,

    Obv **** Z FRANC DNS HYB

    2.31g, 35.6gn, 28.1mm

    An incomplete and misshapen gold dental plate of Modern date (c. 1825-c. 1950).

    A similar gold dental plate has been recorded from Newport Parish, Isle of Wight. See, Portable Antiquities Scheme find: IOW-D164D2

    5.46g, 32.8mm W

    Continental Iron Age Gallo-Belgic DC uninscribed gold quarter state

    This is a scarce variant of Gallo-Belgic D, the Face type, Scheers seies 14, my Gallo-Belgic Cd.  On one side there's a very worn 'boat' design and on the other a large, kidney shaped blob, also very worn, that looks like an outline face on other coins.  In 2003 I suggested they were struck by eastern neighbours of the Ambiani, perhaps by the Viromandui; there were 13 known at the time, perhaps 20-25 now including several from Britain, although I don't have the cards here.  I'll give it a number later with the next batch if that's OK with you,

    All the best

    John

    1.60g, 9.43mm

     

    9 carat gold chain - links are marked 0.375

    1844 Victoria gold half sovereign

    1856 Australian half sovereign - Sydney Mint

    1362 - 1369 Edward III hammered gold half noble - Treaty Period cross potent- annulet before Edw

    Obv + EDWARD DEI G REX ANGL

    19.16mm, 1.98g

    1901 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

     

    1894 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

    1820 George III milled sold half sovereign

    45 BC Addedomaros Celtic gold qtr stater

    1.26g, 11.98mm

    1799 George III gold 1/3rd guinea

     

    Season 2011 - 2012 Another record gold year for the club with 51 pieces

    Victorian gold pencil fragment

    50 BC Celtic gold full stater - Clacton type

    6.43g, 20.30mm Ref Hobbs 142

    British A1 or E stater.  This coin is from the same obverse die that was later used to strike the Waldingfield type, VA 1462, ABC 2335.  It’s from an unrecorded reverse die with an uncertain symbol below the horse and is midway between the Westerham and Waldingfield types, if anything closer to the latter, which is extremely rare (not the Clacton type though this particular coin is very similar)

    CCI 12.0367

    10 to 40 AD Northern Celtic gold 1/4 stater of Cunobelin Inscribed CAM CV AGR Ref Hobbs 1854

    12.3mm.1.26g

    Cuno AGR quarter, BMC 1854, ABC 3002, not in VA.  Extremely rare, good to see the full AGR and the bottom of the flan on the reverse despite the chip.

    CCI 12.0375

     

     

    Eastern uninscribed gold quarter stater, type attributed to the Trinovantes, struck c 50-20 BC.
    VA 260 = BMC (Hobbs) 482 and 489.

     

    14.65mm,1.39g

    Essex Wheels quarter, VA 260, BMC 485 and 496, ABC 2231.  Quite a rare Trinovantian type, two others from this pair of dies.

     

    CCI 12.0371

    70 BC Morini 'boat tree' Celtic qtr stater

    1.42g,10.14mm

    Gallo-Belgic D ‘boat type’ quarter, Scheers class 3

    CCI 12.0366

    A Continental Iron Age Gallo-Belgic DC uninscribed gold quarter stater, Gallo-Belgic DC , dating circa 70-50 BC. VA 69-1.

    1.60g, 9.23mm

    Gallo-Belgic D quarter (my G-B Ca).  Probably my class 3, obverse worn flat

    CCI 12.0365

    Stunning Celtic gold 1/4 stater- Unique animal design

    1.45g,11.83mm

    A gold Iron Age quarter stater, Early Uninscribed British series O 'Geometric' type, c.100-50 BC. Obverse close to Hobbs no. 416; VA1225

    CCI 12.0369

    Ingoldisthorpe quarter, ABC 2448, not in VA or BMC.  Another extremely rare type, good to have a reliable findspot, this one is from the same dies as ABC 2448 itself.

     

     

     

    Saxon Gold ingot - sent to Fitzwilliam museum for recording

    1.63g, 9.93mm

     

    1327 Edward III hammered gold half noble - Cross 3 - E in centre of reverse cross

    Obv EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL

    24.79mm, 3.89g

     

    1695 William III gold half guinea - rarer than hens teeth

    50BC Celtic gold 1/4 stater - probably Snettisham type

    1.57g, 14.22mm

    Gallo-Belgic Aa quarter, probably my class 3 but too worn to be certain

    CCI 12.0364

     

    Plain medieval gold ring - reported as treasure to museum

    2.37g, 22.16mm

     

    Merovingian tremissis of the 7th century

    Saxon gold coin - this is part of an existing hoard and reported as hoard to the museum

    Sent to Fitzwilliam museum for ID and recording

    1.18g, 11.73mm

     

     

    Merovingian tremissis of the 7th century

    Saxon gold coin - this is part of an existing hoard and reported as hoard to the museum

    Sent to Fitzwilliam museum for ID and recording

    This sucker is tiny and mint 1.30g, 10.21mm, totally different from the others

     

    Gold ring with full set of hall marks- London 1942 - Maker *B

    2.91g,19.33mm

     

     

     

     

     

    10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold full stater - very rare bigga type

     

    5.51g, 16.86

    Cunobelin biga stater, VA 1910, BMC 1769-1771, ABC 2771.  Still very rare.

    CCI 12.0372

    10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold qtr stater - 11.55mm, 1.33g

    Cunobelin linear type quarter, VA 1927, ABC 2810

    CCI 12.0373

     

    Stunning 17th/18thC gold posy ring - reported as treasure to museum

    21.85mm,6.73g

    Brilliant misspelled inscription

    'AS I EXPECT SOE LET ME FIND

    'A FAITHFUL FREIND AND A CONSTANT MIND'

     

     

    10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold qtr stater - 11.89mm,1.22g

    Cunobelin wild type quarter, VA 1935, ABC 2813

    CCI 12.0374

    1803 George III 1/3 gold guinea

     

     

    Saxon gold casting waste 59.49 g, 60.61mm wide

    Large Victorian gold fob chain - each linked is indivdually marked 0.375, 9carat gold

    Georgian intaglio with gold bezel - bust facing right

    1726 George 1st milled gold full guinea

    Stunning 17th/18thC enamelled solid gold button - reported as potential treasure to museum

    2.78g,15.26mm

     

     

    Georgian gold brooch fragment

    50 BC Celtic gold full stater - Gallo Belgic

    16.49mm, 6.05g

    Gallo-Belgic E stater, Scheers class 4.  Standard example of the type, several hundred known

    CCI 12.0363

    17th/18th gold posey ring reported as treasure to the museum

    3.29g, 20.16mm dia

    'LOVE AS' YOU ELSE I DIE' - maker mark - old English FC

    The smallest ancient gold coin I have ever seen dug - Size of a Saxon sceat with Celtic gold type markings - checking the ref books as I have never seen a gold like this before. 0.42g, 7.85mm

    50 BC Middle Whaddon Chase stater Celtic gold full stater 5.45g, 17.21mm

    Obv cross of 3 plain & 2 pellet lines with 2 opposed crescents b in centre

    Rev horse r ., above pellet in ring, pellet in wheel below

    Middle Whaddon Chase stater, VA 1491, BMC 343, ABC 2240.  An extremely rare type, only 7 others known, very nice to see another one.  This one seems to be from the same obverse die as 95.2630, same rev as CR 116, 2011, no. 32.  Reverse similar to early staters of Addedomaros but an uninscribed type, much rarer.

    CCI 12.0368

     

    50 BC Uninscribed 'P' gold - 'Trophy' Type - 1/4 Celtic gold coin -1.33g, 10.43mm

    Beaded trophy quater, ABC 2243, BMC 435, not in VA.  Extremely rare, 9 others known.  An interesting Essex type because of its Kentish associations (derived from the Kentish trophy issue but a separate type), it may have been struck by an otherwise unknown offshoot of the Cantii.

    CCI 12.0370

    9 carat gold - .25 carat diamond ring - 1.51g

    Continental and English hall marks - HG Ltd

    Really neat gold Georgian watch winder - snake biting its own tail

    Iron Age pure gold wrist or ankle Torc fragment - 1.63g, 30.18mm L x 2,5 mm dia - reported as treasure to museum

     

    12thC Early medieval gold ring - reported as treasure to museum

    "DEBAL GUD GUDANI +" which is Gothic, meaning "God of Gods"

    Interesting hand punched lettering which has a barred A with additional top bar like on short cross coins of Class7 and an unbarred A also on the ring.

    4.22g, 4.49mm H x 22.59mm W

     

     

     

    Georgian gold collar studd

    1728 Portuguese Joao V milled gold - 1/2 Escudo (800 Reis) 0.9170 Gold

    John V of Portugal

     

    15th/16thC gold ring -reported to museum as treasure - no hallmarks

    18.71mm, 1.05g

    Stunning gold 16thC Tudor pin head - reported to museum as treasure

     

    22 carat 1852 Victorian bust mark London hallmarked gold ring

    Georgian gold watch winder

    1915 - 9 Carat gold ring - Birmingham date letter q - Maker RF

    Robert Pringle & Sons
    Clerkenwell Road
    London EC1

    Very crisp 1826 George IV milled gold half sovereign

    1855 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

     

    C1351 Edward III hammered gold qtr noble - needs straightneing to D exact type

    1.79g

     

    1853 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

    1834 gold ring - London with duty paid bust Maker is probably James Young

    1.43g, 19.55mm

    Solid gold Georgian watch winder

    3.59g,28.28mm

    Season 2010/11 Total gold finds 50

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Eastern uninscribed Celtic gold qtr stater of Dubnovellaunos, c 20 BC

    12.25mm,1.3g

    Dubnovellaunos in Essex quarter, VA 1660, BMC 2442, ABC 2395 CCI 12.0379

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Beat to death mid 4thC House of Constantine Roman gold coin

    3.74g,21.23mm

    16th/17th gold ring - reported as treasure to museum - no hallmarks

    22.55mm,0.80g

     

     

    Roman gold ring -decorated with hanging fruit and vine

    1.46g, 24.49mm

     

     

     

    Early 70BC uninscribed 'Q' Gold - 'Remi 'Type Celtic gold qtr stater

    1.35g, 12.24mm

    Maldon Wheel quarter, not in VA or BMC, ABC 2234.  Extremely rare, 12 others known, struck from known dies but from a new die combination so a very useful coin to have, especially with a reliable provenance.

    CCI 12.0378

    Stunning 1871 Victorian gold full sovereign - George and the dragon reverse

    8.04g,22.06mm

    Roman gold coin - sent for ID 19.6mm, 7.81g

    Oh man, is that ever beautiful!
     
    That is, of course, an Aureus of the emperor Claudius (41-54 AD) the presumed-to-be "simple-minded", somewhat disabled uncle of Caligula.  He was seized upon by the Praetrorian guard as a tractible replacement after they had murdered Caligula, his wife and child.  It turned out that Claudius was smarter than most of the Julio-Claudians and had merely allowed everyone to think he was simple-minded.  This allowed him to hide in the background, out of the way of the endless palace intrigues.  The successful ruse evidently kept him from suffering the sort of "mysterious" death which seemed to stalk all the other Julio-Claudians who might be in-line for or have some claim to being emperor.  Once in power, he showed that far from being "simple", he was a shrewd and canny politician and proved to be a benificent ruler as well, righting a lot of the wrongs perpetrated by his evil nephew.  Eventually, however, his love of women was his downfall.  Marrying his neice, Agrippina Jr., the last of his succession of unfortunate marriages, he had inadvertantly adopted and brought into his home one of the true vipers in the Imperial nest, her son, the future emperor Nero.  It is assumed that Agrippina, on her son's behalf, (or possibly even Nero himself) was responsible for feeding him a dish of deadly poisonous mushrooms. This removed the last impediment and cleared the way for Nero to become emperor.
     
    This is one of the more common reverse types for Claudius' aureii, the PACI AVGVSTAE or "The Emperor's Peace".  It has an interesting reverse type, too.  Rather than Victory, whom you might assume was the winged character on the reverse, this is "Pax-Nemesis" performing a gesture associated with a uniquely Roman bit of superstition.  She is drawing out a fold of her gown in what is called in some delicate circles an "Apotropaic gesture" - in other words, she's spitting on her own breast, which, like throwing a pinch of spilled salt over one's shoulder or touching wood, was a common superstitous custom among Romans and meant to deflect bad fortune.
     
    This piece was struck in 41-42 AD at the imperial mint for precious metal coins, which happened at the time to be in the provincial capital at Lugdunum (modern Lyons) and coincidentally was also where the future emperor Claudius had been born.
     
    This is actually one of the more common types of early Roman Imperial Aureii, but "common" here is all relative - particuarly in recent months, Roman Aureii have been bringing astonishing amounts of money - I wouldn't even venture a guess as to what the current market value of this piece might be - most likely at least in the 5-figures range of GBP's, Euros or Dollars.
     
    Mark

     

     

    Early 70BC uninscribed 'Q' Gold - 'Remi 'Type Celtic gold qtr stater

    Rev .horse r.,from nrck pellet ring var.d above pellet in ring,flower j & pellet-in-ring,before 4 pellet-in-rings,below wheel f & pellet, below & above tail pellet-in-ring triangle

    1.34g,14.86mm Hobbs 482

    Monster sized fragment of a Circa 1327 AD Medieval hammered full gold Noble- ship reverse

     

    23.63mm ,1.47g

    1615-16 James 1st hammered silver Britain crown - Tun mintmark

    2.46g, 20.03mm

    1567-70 Elizabeth 1st hammered gold crown (60 pence) - Coronet mintmark

    2.80g, 22.12

    Ancient gold ingot - reported as treasure to museum

    Excellent heavy full stater - 70 BC Early uninscribed British Gold stater

    Disjointed horse, pellet below

    19.76mm, 6.13g

    Late Clacton stater, VA 1455, ABC 2329.  There are two main varieties of this type, one with a simple pellet below the horse and the other with a winged pellet or star; this is the latter type which is rarer than the simple pellet type, with only 10 others known.

    CCI 12.0377

     

    1799 George III half golf guinea

    Monster find C600 AD English Saxon gold - probably crondel type - reported as hoard to museum and sent off to Dr Martin Allen for ID

    0.87g, 12.39mm

    Treaty series 1361- 1369 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 noble - Std C type, Double Satire stops - Voided quatrefoil in centre of reverse

    Obv EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL

    1.93g, 19.16mm

     

     

     

     

    1855 Victorian gold Sovereign

    c 8thC Saxon gold coin - sent to Fitzwilliam museum for recording and ID

    Unusually thick coin for a Saxon

    1.31g,9.51mm x 1.61mm thick

    Ancient gold bar 3.80g, 12.71mm long reported as treasure to museum

     

     

     

     

    Tenn Brad is decipering the latin inscription

    1stC BC Uninscribed 'L' 'Waddon Chase type' Celtic gold full stater - sent to CCI for recording

    5,86g, 1.6mm

    'These coins are probably not very much earlier than the Addedomaros staters - it all depends really on when one dates the Addedomaros issue. It seems fairly certain that the Whaddon Chase staters could be from the later stages of the Gallic War, say about 54 BC at the earliest; they could be a little bit later, but are unlikely to be after say 40 BC at the very latest.'

    Dr Philip de Jersey

     

    Eastern uninscribed Celtic gold full stater of Dubnovellaunos, c 20 BC

    Sent to CCI for recording

    5.41g, 18.45mm

    1865 Victorian milled gold 1/2 sovereign

    70BC Morini Celtic 'boat tree' gold qtr stater - Sent to CCI for recording 1.41g, 10.81mm

    1762 George III milled gold 1/4 guinea - 5 shillings 3 pence

    c20 BC Dubnovellaunus tribe Celtic gold qtr stater-11.73mm,1.32g - Sent to Ian at the CCI for recording

    Recorded as CCI 10.1046.

    Gold quarter stater of Dubnovellaunos, c. 20 BC-AD 10

    Linear wreath, with opposed crescents; Horse left with branch below and trefoil design above

    VA 1660, BMC 2442

    Around 25 provenanced examples of this type are known.... mainly from Essex or the Essex or Herts borders.

    Ian

    Ps. Note the figures for the British G quarter stater were also PROVENANCED examples only!

    CCI 10.1045

     

    Gold ring - 1980 Birmingham hall mark - 22 carat 3.17g, 22.98mm dia

    70BC Morini Celtic 'boat tree' gold qtr stater - Sent to CCI for recording

    Very interesting example being the lightest we have ever found and the smallest diameter. Normal weight range of a Morini is 1.41-1.45g

    Also a very different die type so it will be interesting to see the comments from the CCI experts

    1.23g, 9.22mm

    70BC Morini Celtic 'boat tree' gold qtr stater - Sent to CCI for recording

    1.45g, 10.80mm

    70BC Morini Celtic gold qtr stater - Sent to CCI for recording

    1.48g, 10.86mm

    Gallo-Belgic Dc gold quarter stater. “Morini”, c. 60-50 BC.

    “Boat” and “tree” like designs

    Delestree & Tache 249, VA 69-1, Scheers 13, pl. 5.115-117.

    These are obviously pretty common finds all along the Thames/SE.

    Ian

    1stC BC Celtic gold 1/4 stater- sent to CCI for recording and ID

    Pictures as dug and after partial 'cooking'

    14.46mm, 1.40g

    This one has been allocated the CCI number 10.1044.

    It is a British G “Clacton” quarter, Hobbs 192 (he mis-identified it as an H quarter for some reason). At least 44 known before this – from right across the area most people would label as territory of the Trinovantes...

    Ian

     

     

    Georgian gold watch winder

     

    1787 George III milled gold half guinea

     

     

     

    found by Org Eric

    1917 Chester hallmarked 18 carat gold ring with diamond maker W&H Ld

    William Hutchinson
    Belgrave Terrace
    Birmingham

    Assay Office Chester

    Celtic gold qtr stater Cunobelin biga type 10 to 40 AD

    Sent to CCI for recording 1.36g, 10.93mm

    Cunobelin biga stater, VA 1910, BMC 1769-1771, ABC 2771.  Still very rare.

    CCI 12.0372

    1361 -9 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 noble - Treaty period

    1755 George II gold half guinea

    1851 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

    HH makers mark -Business founded in 1847 by James William Harrison, Henry Harrison and Willian Howson as successors of Thomas Sanson & Sons.

     

     

    Total Gold finds 45 for season 2009/10
    Ancient gold fragment - reported as treasure to museum - could be a Celtic qtr stater broken blank
     

    1361-69 Edward III hammered gold qtr noble - treaty period - quatrefoil in centre:cross over shield

    1.94g, 19.10 mm

    1777 George III gold half guinea

     

    Medieval gold ring - inscribed LUV - reported as treasure to museum

    0.74g, 16.74mm

    Man's gold signet ring - inscribed LW

    Maker P&G 9 carat Date letter W - still working on the date

    4.70g, 23.32mm

     

     

    1890 9 carat gold ring - Birmingham hall mark - Marker JM

    3.36g, 18.95mm

    Celtic qtr stater sent to CCI for recording and ID

    13.36mm, 1.34g

    The first, as you know, is a Gallo-Belgic DC gold quarter stater, c 70-50 BC.
    VA 69-1
    I cant check the dies at the moment because I am at home. Note though die links do not need to suggest the movement of people between the two villages, as the coins can move at the point of their production and supply rather than during their subsequent 'use' or circulation.
     
    I have given this the CCI number 10.0887
     
    The second is an Eastern uninscribed gold quarter stater, type attributed to the Trinovantes, struck c 50-20 BC.
    VA 260 = BMC (Hobbs) 485 and 496.
    These are interesting as they are clearly of Southern style (Atrebates etc), but are an Eastern or North Thames (Trinovantes etc) type as the distribution of findspots seems to show.
     
    I have records of 20 provenanced examples of these (including 12 Essex and 4 suffolk)
     
    I have given this the number 10.0888
     
    Ian

     

     

    70BC Morini Celtic gold qtr stater - Sent to CCI for recording

    1.44g,10.27mm

    CCI number 10.0887

     

     

    18.74mm, 5.62g

    Outer Band - In memory of

    Inner inscription - Anna C Round Ob 5th Ap 1822

    Maker TM -18 carat Sheffield hallmark 1829

    Medeival twisted wire gold ring - no hall marks

    22.34mm, 2.73g

    1560-61 Elizabeth 1st gold half crown - mintmark cross crosslet - 0.994 fine gold

    1.40g, 18.63mm

    Merovingian tremissis of the 7th century

    1.26g,15.08mm

    This coin (EMC 2010.0131) is a Merovingian tremissis of Coutances (dep.
    Manche), moneyer Piontus, from the same dies as Belfort 1681, Prou 299.
    The obverse names the mint *CVSTANCIA [S reversed] and the reverse names the moneyer PIONtVS. Priou reads the moneyer's name as tVSPION but Belfort's reading PIONtVS is now accepted as the correct one.

    Keep looking.

    Martin

    c 600/800 AD English Saxon gold coin send to Fizwilliam museum for ID and recording

    Not shown in any book I have ???

    1.35g, 13.87mm

    'Saxon' gold coins not in the reference books are usually Merovingian tremisses, and this coin (EMC 2010.0130) is no exception to this rule.
    The coin seems to be unworn and from relatively undamaged dies, but the inscriptions are garbled. I have not found any similar coins in the reference books on Merovingian coins (which is not unusual), but if I receive any clarification from one of the continental experts on Merovingian coins I shall let you know.

    Merovingian gold coins greatly outnumber Anglo-Saxon gold coins as finds in England.

    With thanks,

    Martin

    Georgian gold brooch - no hall marks but note the number 2 inscribed where the stone would have been

     

    1stC BC Celtic gold qtr stater - Eastern gold attributed to Dvbnovellaunos tribe

    Sent to CCI for recording 1.34g,11.67mm

    Hobbs 2442 Page 146 Colchester find

    'Eastern uninscribed gold quarter stater of Dubnovellaunos, c 20 BC-AD 10. Van Arsdell VA1660 =BMC 2442.

    CCI number: 10.0874'

    Ian

     

    Ancient gold ring bezel ? -cloisonné enamel-work - probably Roman - reported to museum as treasure

    1.25g, 9.84mm dia

    Ancient gold ingot - possible wrist or ankle torc fragmetn3.48g, 3.45mm dia , 29.86mm L- reported as treasure to museum

     

     

     

     

    My intitial thoughts were Roman but the legend has me baffled - reported as treasure to the museum

    Stunning Black and white enameled gold ring - double banded with inscription on both upper and lower bands.5.83g, 25.91mm L x 8.40mm W

    Top legend -LEI TRVTE ADVANCE

    Bottom legend - ECHE . FORTVNES CHAVNG

     

    Romano/British Ancient gold ring - reported as treasure to the museum

    1.53g, 26.17g

     

    16th/17thC gold ring - no hall marks 1.75g, 18.51mm dia - reported to Colchester museum as treasure

    Ancient gold ingot - 0.76g, 10.76mm long

    Chunk of ancient gold - reported to Colchester museum as treasure

    Medieval gold finger ring - reported as treasure to Colchester museum

    1.71g,15.40g

     

     

    1726 gold mourning ring - Legend with black enamel reads

    TIM COOKE 1726 AGE 73

    2.07g, 20.34mm dia

     

    Celtic gold qtr stater 13.56,1.29mm - not sure of tribe yet, sent to Celtic coin index for recording and ID

    1872 Victorian milled gold half sovereign

    19thC gold cufflink - 9 carat

    Possible 50BC Remi tribe Celtic gold 1/4 stater - sent to CCI for recording and ID

    1.14g,12.55mm

    1346-1361 Edward III gold half noble - Closed E at centre of cross - Cross 3 - Pre treaty

    Obv EDWAR D GRA (DEI G) REX ANGL AZ FRANC

    25.10mm, 3.80g

    Early medieval gold ring 15.26mm dia, 2.08g- folded gold construction - reported to Colchester museum as treasure

    10 to 40 AD Cunobelin Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording

    12.41mm, 1.26g

     
    Thanks for the Cunobelin quarter from *****, CCI 09.3504.
     
    It can be tricky to tell the various types apart because with some of them there's no clear dividing line and the Wild and Plastic types in particular are very similar, but this looks like the Plastic type, Van Arsdell 2015-1.
     
    All the best
     
    John

     

    Taco'd Circa 1350 Edward hammered gold 1/4 noble - Cross 3 -Needs straightening to ID exact type from rev shield.

    Obv + EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL

    Rev

    18.92mm. 1.9g

    1798 George III milled gold 1/3 guinea

    1869 Victorian gold half sovereign

    1824 George IV milled gold full sovereign

    1844 Victorian gold half sovereign

    1855 - 9 carat gold ring - 2.58g, Mintmark Birmingham (anchor G)

     

     

    Medieval gold ring - full inscription inside and out - reported to Colchester museum as treasure

    inner - PEULET Z (FRENCH NAME )

    Outer - SF UNY

     

    17.18mm, 4.17g

    20thC man's gold signet ring

     

    Monster find -Circa 1300 BC Bronze age gold open backed triple banded gold ring

    3.48g, 13.73mm dia x 6.74mm H

    Reported to Colchester museum as treasure

    On display at British museum

    45 BC Addedomaros Celtic gold coin 18.64mm, 5.61g sent to CCI for recording

    Very unusual die strike - gold appears to be in an almost non moldern state during the strike

     

    70BC Morini 'boat tree' type Celtic gold 1/4 stater 1.48g, 10.28 mm

     

    70BC Morini 'boat tree' type Celtic gold 1/4 stater 1.46g, 11.33 mm

     

    2.87g, 26.93mm

    Medieval gold ring with sapphire - 24.12mm dia, 11.42g - report to Colchester museum as treasure

    C14thC Medieval gold ring 1.31g,20.40mm dia

    Georgain gold brooch

    Total Gold finds 23 for season 2008/9

    19thC solid gold cufflink

     

    19th/20thC gold ring with diamond

     

     

    50 BC 1/4 Celtic gold stater 14.32mm, 1.36g Similar to a Southern Commios tribe - Sent to the CCI for recording and ID

     

    1817 George III full gold sovereign - 8.04g, 22.16mm

    Very interesting die type of a 10 to 40 AD Cunobelin 1/4 gold stater - note the blocked horse. Sent to Celtic Coin index for recording and more information on type 0.83g, 11.84mm

    1844 Victorian gold half sovereign

    Pretty 18 carat gold ring - Continental hallmarks I have not seen before - no idea of date so reported to Colchester museum as potential treasure

    .750 *18 AA CP

    20.44mm,1.27g

    Medieval gold ring - missing stone 1.01g, 18.99mm dia - reported as treasure to Colchester museum

    1762 George III gold qtr guinea 2.10g, 15.55mm

    Medieval gold posey ring with full Lombardic inscription and with the flower possibly representing the wound of Christ- working on the legend to dechiper it - Reported as treasure to Colchester museum 22.38mm O/dia x 1.64mm T , 2.77g

    Legend reads : * CN IIS LK VUI CK LOOIJ

    Celtic gold stater 16.76mm,5.89g - sent to CCI for recording

    'This is quite a rare type, as you no doubt appreciate. The best parallel is provided by three coins in the British Museum, listed in their catalogue as nos. 3353-55. It's one of a group of coins loosely described as the Snettisham staters, because several of the types were first recognized in one of the Snettisham (Norfolk) hoards of the early 1990s. The exact type is not in Van Arsdell although it's closely related to the North Thames types listed as VA 1500, 1502 and thereabouts. It is presumably an East Anglian type, although because of the stylistic similarities there must have been some very strong link between the producers of the Snettisham types and the North Thames types. Date c. 50 - 40 BC, I think.

     

    1827 George IV gold guinea 22.o4mm, 8.03g

    1787 George III milled gold half guinea

    Roman solid gold hanging pendant ? - 2.65g, 11.95mm H x 10.68mm dia x 11.68mm W

    Black Sapphire Medieval gold ring 21.93mmdia,2.51g

    1619 -25 James 1st hammed gold Quarter-laurel - 2.24g, 19.46mm 2nd coinage

    Stunning medieval gold statue pendant - C15th judging by the Lombardic script on the scroll . This is probably to do with the Catholic church (DEI) and one of the members suggested FRCO is St Francis

    Script reads ECCE +ANGUS+DEI - reported to Colchester museum as treasure

    32.80mm H ,11.46g

     

    Treasure Report:   2008 T581                                                                            
    Parish/County:          Tendring District, Essex

    A medieval figure of John the Baptist. The saint is shown not in his usual attribute of a camel skin, but in the robes of a prophet. He gestures with his right hand to a salver, which he holds in his left. This was originally designed to carry a lamb, signifying the Lamb of God. A scroll issues from the Saint’s left hand and is inscribed with the words
    : ECCE +ANGUS+DEI
    (Behold, the Lamb of God)

    The figure stands on a small plinth with a finished base. It is designed to be seen in the round and on its back there is a loop for attachment to an object. It would probably have been entirely enamelled, but no traces of enamel survive on the figure.

    The figure is gold and dates from the late fifteenth or early sixteenth century.

    Dimensions: height 33 mm, width 11 mm, depth 10 mm.

    Consequently, in terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.

             
    J P Robinson
    Curator of Medieval Collections
    30th March 2009

     

     

    Gallo Belgic 50BC Celtic gold stater 6.38g, 16.96mm sent to CCI for recording

     

    Gallo Belic 50 BC Celtic gold full stater 6.30g, 17.59mm CCI 08.9323

    50Bc Gallo Belgic Celtic gold stater - 17.42mm, 6.19g CCI 08.9320

     

    Victorian gold ring top with glass stones

     

    Victorian Gold jewelry clasp (Reading's patent)

    Gold signet ring - Chester hall mark 1921 -4.77g

     

    Gold finds were 21 for season 2007/8

    Solid gold Georgian cufflink

    Reported as treasure to the museum and will go on to the British museum for tests and dating. 26.97mm, 4.77g

    Cunobelin Celtic gold stater 5.44g, 17.89mm - Northern Gold 'Linear type'

    Obv corn ear,to 1 CA, to r.MV, below CA cross

    Rev horse r ., pellet, leaf q & pellet, below CVN, pellet boarder va 1925 Ref Hobbs

    'Thanks for this, a fine Cunobelin linear stater indeed. There are a few with the pellet over the M within the group listed as VA 1925.05 in the online CCI, at
    http://www.finds.org.uk/CCI/images-lister.php?&VA_type=1925.05

    Among these coins such as
    http://www.finds.org.uk/CCI/details.php?coin_num=0.1532 appear to be from the same pair of dies as yours. I'll record it as CCI 08.9151.'

     

    1344 Edward III gold qtr noble - 3.89g

    1718 George 1st gold half guinea - 4.14g, 21.35mm

    1.26g, 13.19mm

    Celtic gold 1/4 stater Addedomarus Floral Trinovantes tribe, 30 BC sent to CCI for recording

     

    Stunning c 13thC Medieval engraved gold ring found by Idaho Travis - reported as treasure to the museum

    1.23g, 19.50mm dia

    Fourth coinage 1356-61 Edward III hammered gold 1/4 Noble Type C Annulet stops 1.96g, 20.36mm

    Obv shield quartered with the arms of England and France within a treassure of eight arches - EDWARD GRA REX :ANG. . HY Cross 3(4 )

    Rev EXALTABITAR IN GLORIA

    Annulet stops

    Georgian gold signet ring fragment

    70BC Morini 'boat tree' Celtic gold qtr stater - sent to CCI for recording

    11.07mm, 1.48g

    Thanks for this, what a good start to the season!

    I think it's still stars - it would be nice to think that it's an
    inscription but I'm afraid I'm not convinced. Sometimes the stars are a
    little elongated so it can give the impression of letters, but I'll need
    a bit more convincing yet. Anyway it's a very fine coin, good to see so
    much detail on both sides.

    This'll be CCI 08.9087.

     

    Late 4thC - Theodosius I- solidus - 388-392 AD 4.40g, 20.26mm sent off for ID

    This is, as you later suspected, Theodosius I rather than Magnus Maximus.  A solidus of "Mag Max" would be a great item to find - Kipling included him as a character in "Puck of Pook's Hill" with a vividly-drawn, if fairly historically inacurate portrait.  He's a good bit scarcer, in general, than Theodosius I, but the coin we're looking at today carries an "R2" rating in RIC, so it's pretty scarce as well.
     
    This is a Solidus - the denomination introduced by Constantine the great which would continue to be struck with very little variation in weight or fineness for nearly another thousand years as it became the flagship coin of the Byzantine empire.
    Your specimen was minted at Trier, between 388 and 392 A.D.  The "COM" in the exergue refers to it being pure gold - the mint designation is the T - R to either side of the two characters on the reverse - who are meant to be 2 co-regnal emperors - the basic design goes back to the time of Valentinian I and Valens, but continued until, at this time, it was supposed to be Valentinian II and Theodosius I as the 2 senior Augusti, there was however (throughout the era) a 3rd and even, at times, a 4th emperor. 
    The obverse legend is D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG - with the normal diademed draped and cuirassed bust right. 
    The reverse is VICTORIA AVGG (the 2 "G's" abbreviating "Augustorum" referring to multiple emperors) and shows the 2 emperors, presumably Valentinian II and Theodosius I seated facing, holding a globe between them, the top half of Victory between and spreading her wings above them.
     
    RIC IX Trier 90b.
     
    Congratulations to you and the digger - What a great find!
     
    Mark

     

    English Saxon Thrymsa gold coin - Crondall types c620 -650 AD named after the hoard found in 1828. Sent off to the Fitzmuseum Corpus database for recording 1.26g, 11.46mm

    EMC 2007.0302.

    'Witmen type'

    Solid gold Georgian cufflink

    Interesting Celtic gold find - it appears to be the first right facing Dubnovellaunus Late 1st BC to Early 1stC AD Full Celtic gold stater found here 5.73g, 17.13mm

    'This is quite a rare type, as you no doubt appreciate. The best parallel is provided by three coins in the British Museum, listed in their catalogue as nos. 3353-55. It's one of a group of coins loosely described as the Snettisham staters, because several of the types were first recognized in one of the Snettisham (Norfolk) hoards of the early 1990s. The exact type is not in Van Arsdell although it's closely related to the North Thames types listed as VA 1500, 1502 and thereabouts. It is presumably an East Anglian type, although because of the stylistic similarities there must have been some very strong link between the producers of the Snettisham types and the North Thames types. Date c. 50 - 40 BC, I think.

    I'll record it as CCI 07.1164. '


    Philip

     

    Dubnovellaunus Late 1st BC to Early 1stC AD Full Celtic gold stater

    5.44g,17.57mm - sent to Celtic coin index for recording

    1852 Victorian gold half sovereign
    Gold nugget. It weights 2.17g,and is approx 6.73mm dia. I took it with me to the local museum as I was dropping off a bunch of our latest treasures. The museum took a looked at it and said it should be reported as treasure so it will now go off to the British museum for tests. It could well turn out to be a Celtic gold nugget, what a great find.
    1817 George III gold half sovereign - new coinage type
    1843 Victoria gold half sovereign
     
    Gold Victorian buckle
     

     

     

    2nd Sept 2006 to April 2007

    Total Gold finds 24

    1stC AD Cunobelin Celtic gold 1/4 stater 1.32g, 13.43mm - Cunobelin full Celtic Stater 5.38g, 19.24mm

    CCI 07.0181, the 'A' quarter stater: 12 of these. This is one of the best for the reverse, it's unusual to get just about the whole 'A' visible.

     

    CCI 07.0182, the wild stater (VA 1933): not so scarce, almost 90 recorded, but a fine coin nonetheless. Interestingly it's from the same pair of dies as one of your earlier Cuno staters, CCI 04.0679.

     

     

    1860 Victorian gold half sovereign

     

    Roman gold ring reported to museum as treasure

    3.92g, 25.25mm outer dia 3.12mm thick

     

    70BC Morini 'boat tree' Celtic gold 1/4 stater 1.48g, 11.87 mm - CCI 07.0123

     

    Trinovantes Clacton type Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC 1.25g, 12.94mm - CCI 07.0124

     

    Gold mourning ring of Richard Wall aged 80 died in 1797 - some black enameling remaining

    Legend reads - OB 21st OCT 1797 // E 80 RICHD WALL

     

    1stC BC Corieltauvi celtic stater CCI 07.0103

     

    'many thanks for the images, this is very interesting. It's your first Corieltauvi - to be precise the kite stater, listed as VA 825, nos 3181-3184 in the BM catalogue and no. 392 in 'Coins of England'. The reverse needs to be rotated 180 degrees and you get the horse left, with the diamond-shaped kite above containing pellets; and faint remains of a wreath design on the obverse.

    This type has become relatively common in the last few years because of some substantial hoard finds in East Yorkshire - something like 150 recorded now. It's fairly unusual to see one down in Essex, although there are a few Corieltauvian coins from the county. In terms of date it's probably very late first century BC; most of these coins are either in base gold or plated. All in all a very interesting addition to your finds. I'll record this as CCI 07.0103'. Dr Philip de Jersey

     

    6th to 8thC Saxon gold Tremissis 1.27g, 13.16mm

     

    'The new find (EMC 2007.0069) is a Merovingian tremissis of the 7th century. The name of the mint on the obverse seems to read PAATICIACO, and the moneyer's name on the reverse is DEAIRENASCA. I have found a coin with a fairly similar obverse inscription (PATICACO VIGO) from an unidentified town in the region of Tours (Prou 413). If I obtain any more information I shall let you know.

    I have passed on your enquiry about the nature of the site to Mark Blackburn, who is much better qualified than I to answer it. The evidence you are finding for early Anglo-Saxon activity in the area is certainly very impressive'.

     

    1762 George III 1/4 gold guinea

    love token
     

    1865 Victoria gold half Sovereign

     

    Trinovantes Clacton type Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC 1.28g, 13.72mm CCI 06.0491

     

    Trinovantes Clacton type Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC 1.26g, 14.04mm CCI 06.0492

    'many thanks for these two Clacton 50BC quarters. The first one will be CCI 06.0491, the second one 06.0492. Not much I can say about these except that the second one is probably the later of the two, struck from a rather more stylized reverse die. But 'later' in this context might only be a matter of days or weeks, I don't think these coins were struck over a very long period'.

     
    9 carat gold ring Birmingham hall mark 2003 !!

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

    2.62g, 28.85mm L

     

    1853 Victorian gold full sovereign 8.04g, 22mm

    1865 Victorian gold half sovereign

    1789 gold mourning ring, 3.48g 24.22mm

    MONTEFLIORE/OBI 12 NOV1789 AE78*

     

    Medieval Iconic gold ring - 2.96g, 18.87mm dia, 3,34mm w x 1.46mm thick

    1561-1582 2nd Issue, long cross mint mark - Elizabeth 1st hammered gold 1/4 Angel 1.16g,15.81mm North 1993

    Obv ELIZABETH D G ANG FRANCIE

    Rev ET HIBERNIE REGINA FIDE

    Medieval gold ring 1.18g - 24.26mm dia, 2.65 mm D x 0.73mm thick

    Addedomarus 45BC Celtic gold full stater 17.75mm, 5.64g CCI 06.0445

    Solid gold cufflinks, 18 carat with a makers mark TC. They are probably 19thC by the engraved lettering style WLA, they appear to have have a foreign mark which requires more research.

    45BC Addedomaros Celtic gold full stater 18.62 mm - 5.48 g

    'that's a fine coin to start the season with! It'll be CCI 06.0412.'

    New Season Sept 3rd 2005 to April 2006

    Total Gold finds 27 this season

    1844 Victorian gold half Sovereign

    1867 Victorian gold half Sovereign

    1842 Victorian gold half Sovereign

    Solid gold Georgian watch winders

    North Thames type Celtic gold stater 5.54g - 16.93

    'many thanks for this one, a rare one indeed. It's an example of VA 1509, also in the BM catalogue (BMC 350) and no. 34 in 'Coins of England'. It usually has a couple of S shapes on the obverse, although I can't see any traces of them here - the obverse is sometimes worn though. It seems to be a North Thames type, to judge from the few provenances available, but there are only six examples previously recorded so it is a rare type. I would guess quite early too, perhaps 40s BC. Certainly one of the best Celtic you've had so far, thanks! It'll be CCI 06.0195'.

    50BC Gallo Belgic Celtic gold stater 6.24g - 16.58mm

    'This'll be CCI 06.0190. Difficult to say exactly which class of uniface stater it is with this amount of wear - indeed it's quite unusual to see one which is this worn, it looks as though it knocked about a bit before being lost/deposited'.

    70BC Morini 'boat tree' Celtic gold 1/4 stater 1.45g, 11.61mm - CCI 06.0187

    'The G-B quarter is a lovely coin, looks very sharp. There is a distinctive class of these which have all the little crosses around the 'boat' - they're not uncommon, but not always as nice as this'.

    50BC Trinovantes Celtic gold (Clacton type)1/4 stater - 1.13g, 13.71g

    CCI 06.0188

    The Clacton quarter is one of those where the wear on the obverse makes it look as though there's a face - and perhaps the Celts who saw the coin thought that too, although it is based on the same boat that appears on the Gallo-Belgic coin. Again it's not particularly rare, at least not anymore - there are a good dozen or more from this obverse die, and probably this reverse too although it's difficult to be sure from this image'.

    1844 Victoria gold half sovereign
    45 BC Addedomaros Celtic gold coin 5.58g, 15.72mm CCI 05.0752
    Morini ' boat tree' type c 70BC Celtic quarter stater 1.41g, 11.0 mm

    CCI 05.0751

    45 BC Addedomaros Celtic gold full stater

    5.45g, 18.78 mm

    'thanks very much for these, nice to see another Addedomaros after a gap of a few weeks! This one will be CCI 05.0749. The obverse is good, looks like one of the earlier dies in the series with the pellets between the arms. It's interesting that this one is that much further from the bulk of the other coins; it still fascinates and puzzles me, trying to work out exactly what sort of site you've got there, or what the precise pattern is behind the deposition of the coins'.

    1797 George III - third guinea
    Pure handmade gold ring with no hallmarks 14.40g, 25.47mm dia. Reported as potential treasure to museum and will go to the British museum for further tests - disclaimed by BM as not being 300 years old - returned to finder

    Celtic gold 1/4 stater of the Cunoblein tribe 1stC BC to 40AD.(Biga type) head facing left

    1.38g, 10.89 mm

     

    'another cracking little coin. It is the biga type as you say, still quite rare: we have just over 20 of the quarter recorded. I had hoped to have a look at the dies in comparison to the rest of the coins in Oxford this morning, but ran out of time and I'm now back in Guernsey again. That'll have to wait a while, but in the meantime it looks as though it's one of the later strikings of this type, because of the simplified CAMVL inscription on the obverse. The earliest examples have each letter very clearly defined, but they soon merge into what looks almost like a zigzag on some coins.

    Saying it's a 'late striking' is all relative of course: it's possible that the biga type was struck over a very short period, perhaps even just months and certainly unlikely to be more than say five years or so, sometime around 8 - 13 AD I would estimate. It'll be CCI 05.0688

    'Snettisham' type ? Celtic gold full stater 5.85g - 17.05mm

    'Having seen this one I've had to think again about 05.0680, the Whaddon Chase type I wrote about earlier. Although quite different in their individual style these are probably both the same variety of WC stater, actually listed as VA 1498. This is a rather puzzling type because it's not clear whether it really belongs to the WC group or - as you suggested - the Snettisham type. There are 18 examples of it here and those with findspots are a mixture of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk - on that basis it could arguably be either WC or Snettisham. In terms of style, they are perhaps among the very last WC staters rather than being the first Snettisham, which appear to have been based on the Whaddon Chase design. In terms of date this might only be a difference of a few months, and almost certainly not more than a few years, so it's perhaps unreasonable to expect we'll be able to tie it down quite so neatly. CCI 05.0687'.

    1/4 Uninscribed Celtic gold stater 1.43g, 12.98mm

    'Yes, this is interesting. It's an uninscribed quarter stater, traditionally attributed to the Atrebates (in the South Thames) but almost certainly a North Thames issue. We have records of about 25 of them, and without exception they've come from the North Thames area: it was previously attributed to the Atrebates because of the style, which resembles their uninscribed quarter staters with a wreath on the obverse. The date of this quarter would be around c. 45 BC, I would estimate, so like the Whaddon Chase it could be just a little earlier than the Addedomaros coins. It is catalogued in Van Arsdell as VA 260-1, but not only wrongly as Atrebates but also listed as silver. Many of the surviving examples are struck from the same pair of dies, which develop some fairly major flaws, especially on the reverse; the lack of many dies suggests this wasn't a very big issue, in comparison to the Addedomaros spiral for example.

    If I remember rightly there are one or two examples of this type in the huge East Leicestershire hoards which came up about 3 years ago, but mostly they're Essex/Suffolk area. This'll be CCI 05.0683'.

    45 BC Addedomaros Celtic gold stater 5.50g, 16.35mm

    CCI 05.0679

    45 BC Addedomaros Celtic gold stater 5.63g, 17.96mm

    CCI 05.0678

    Celtic gold stater 'Whadden Chase' type 5.95g, 17.68 mm

    The Whaddon Chase stater (yes, it is that type) will be CCI 05.0680. These coins are probably not very much earlier than the Addedomaros staters - it all depends really on when one dates the Addedomaros issue. It seems fairly certain that the Whaddon Chase staters could be from the later stages of the Gallic War, say about 54 BC at the earliest; they could be a little bit later, but are unlikely to be after say 40 BC at the very latest. If Addedomaros's spiral staters are his latest stater issues, then they could be somewhere around 30-25 BC, so perhaps up to 25 years later than Whaddon Chase. It just depends where each type fits, and we don't have an exact idea. I suppose it's true to say though that there is almost certainly a minimum of ten years between them, and more likely 20.

    One of my colleagues recently suggested that the WC staters were issued by Cassivellaunus, to pay off Caesar during the Gallic War. They certainly seem to be found mostly in the territory of the Catuvellauni (so this one would be a bit further east than usual . The main catalogue reference for this type is VA 1476 in Van Arsdell's 'Celtic Coinage of Britain'. They're relatively common (300 or so recorded) but a lot of these are finds from the original WC hoard, found in Bucks in 1849.

    45 BC Addedomaros Celtic gold stater 5.55g, 16.02mm sent to CCI for recording

    45 BC Addedomaros Celtic gold full stater 5.51g - 19.05 m

    This one will be CCI 05.0667.

    As you say, a very well-used reverse die. I think I recognize the die - after looking at these quite intensively over the last year or two, the individual dies start to become recognizable. The obverse is on the other hand pretty sharp, and must have been struck from a fairly fresh die.'

    1864 Victorian gold half Sovereign 4.01g - 19.32mm
    1605 James 1st hammered gold Thistle- Crown (4 shillings)

    45 BC Addedomaros Celtic gold full stater

    'this one's a real cracker!

    Certainly one of the best I've recorded in recent years, with just a little wear, as you say. The quality of the engraving is also extremely high - I'm sure these must have been among the first dies engraved for this type. The horse's muzzles which I mentioned last time are particularly neat here, it's really unusual to see them quite so clearly. I also suspect, though I haven't worked out how to prove it yet, that the coins with the pellets between the spiral arms are the earlier examples of this type.

    I'll record this one as CCI 05.0655'

    45 BC Addedomaros Celtic gold full stater

    'Well, this is a nice one, and as you say with those intriguing symbols above the horse visible. What they seem to be is three horse's muzzles - on some dies they are virtually identical to the muzzle actually on the horse. Curiously, at roughly the same time that Addedomaros was using this motif on his staters, so was Commios, down in Hampshire. In fact since Commios is generally dated a little earlier than Addedomaros, it's not impossible that the latter encountered one of Commios's staters and decided to copy this feature. It quite often appears blundered, which suggests that the die engravers didn't always know what they were looking at. I'll record this one as CCI 05.0603, and I look forward to more!

    Sept 2004 to April 2005 -

    Total Gold finds 32 , 3 from seeded hunt competition

    Roman Gold solidus of Valentinian I or II - Val I, 364-375 A.D. Val II, 375-392 A.D

    4.42g 21mm dia

    Obv: DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG - would be the same for either.
    Rx: VICTORIA AVGG for I, AVGGG for II. Two emperors enthroned facing

    Found by Ark Gary

    Trinovantes Celtic gold 1/4 stater 50BC- 1.29g 14mm found by Mass Bruce

    'yet another very interesting coin. This is a Clacton quarter stater, unlisted in Van Arsdell but in the British Museum catalogue (in the wrong place, with the Corieltauvi) as BMC 192, and in 'Coins of England' as no. 42. These coins were almost unknown in the late 1980s, but there are now about 60 of them recorded here, mostly from Essex and Suffolk. The reverse design is basically the same as the better-known Clacton stater (VA 1455), while the obverse has yet another interpretation of the three men in a boat design, here with two 'men', and sometimes looking like a human face. Unfortunately not readily visible on this one, though you should be able to pick out the outline of the boat.

    Of those 60 or so examples, possibly as few as two are struck from the same reverse die as this coin, which has several large flaws and is probably from late in the series (as the use of a nearly plain obverse die also suggests). Both of the earlier two coins came from Suffolk, one from Ipswich and the other near Alderton. The type probably dates to c. 50 BC and was definitely a production of the Trinovantes.

    CCI 05.296.

    Addedomaros type 45- 30 BC - 5.53g 18mm

    CCI 05.0290

    Addedomaros type 45- 30 BC 5.62g 17mm

    CCI 05.0291

    Addedomaros type 45- 30 BC 5.63g17mm

    CCI 05.0293

    Addedomaros type 45- 30 BC 5.57g 16mm

    CCI 05.0292

    Addedomaros type 45- 30 BC 17mm 5.50g

    'This will be CCI 05.0283. What is unusual about it is that the reverse is struck quite far off-centre, so that much more of the inscription is visible than is usually the case. Although the initial A of Addedomaros is not visible (at least I can't make it out on this image), what you can see then reads DDIID working clockwise round the top of the horse - with the first two Ds represented by the Greek letter theta (so with a bar across the middle), then the II representing the fourth letter, E, then a conventional D for the next letter. And obviously the rest of the inscription would carry on round in front of the horse's head and beneath the cornucopia under the horse. It is more common to see these coins offstruck so that the lower part of the design is visible, and relatively very rare to see the early part of the inscription as you can here'.

     

    Addedomaros 45- 30 BC 19 mm 5.45g CCI 05.0285
    Addedomaros 45- 30 BC 17mm 5.42g sent to CCI for logging
    Addedomaros 45- 30 BC 18 mm 5.62 g CCI 05.0286

    Addedomaros 45- 30 BC, full Celtic staters

    Left example 5.64g 16mm CCI 05.0212
    Right example 5.54 g 17mm CCI 05.0213


    Addedomaros 45- 30 BC full Celtic stater

    5.30g 16mm

    CCI 05.0267

    Addedomaros 45- 30 BC - 5.56g 17mm

    CCI 05.0211

    Celtic stater of Addedomaros 37 - 33 BC 5.50g 17mm

    Thanks to Philip at the CCI for this update 'a very nice example of the Addedomaros spiral stater, VA 1620. Lots of them about now (150 plus) but this is a very decent example - though as usual without a trace of the reverse inscription, all off the edge of the flan. VA's dating is a bit unrealistic, I would suggest anywhere between 45 and 30 BC, but certainly a little later than the Gallo-Belgic stater you recorded before. This one will be CCI 05.0196.

    Portuguese gold 1000 reis Moidore of King John V 1717.They were acceptable as currency in Britain in the early 18th century

    50 BC Gallo Belgic Celtic Stater and Edward III 1361 third issue hammerd gold 1/2 Noble ( picture on right are gold straightened) - 3.78g 26mm

    'Your coin of Edward III is a half noble of the Pre-Treaty coinage, with a Series C obverse and a Series A reverse. There are many 'mules' of this kind in the Pre-Treaty coinage, and this one can probably be dated to 1351. I can see why you thought that this might be a coin of the third period, which has lettering that is fairly similar to Series A lettering.'

    Very interesting gold ring, Chester mintmark .625% gold date letter Script capital F Looks to be early 18thC
    Morini ' boat tree' type c 70BC Celtic quarter stater - It's mine LOL 1.45g 11mm
    Dubnovellaunus Late 1st BC to Early 1stC AD Full Celtic gold stater f

    Cunoblein 40AD - 1/4 Gold stater

    'many thanks for these, they're both very fine coins. The Dubnovellaunus stater is VA 1655-5, and will be CCI 04.2295. We have records of just under 100 of the basic Dubnovellaunus stater type (VA 1650-1655); it can be very difficult to split them further without studying the individual dies, because key motifs such as the inscription are often off the edge of the flan, as here. In fact this example is struck a long way off-centre on the reverse, since it's unusual to see just about the whole of the motif beneath the branch under the horse.

    The Cunobelin quarter is rarer. It's actually the so-called 'plastic' type, VA 2017 (CCI 04.2296). The key to its identification is that it's the only Cunobelin type which has CAM CVN on the obverse, rather than the usual CAMV. We have records of just 17 other examples. There are also other, rarer subtypes, which have A or AGR on the reverse coupled with this obverse'.

    Louis Xi straightened

    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."

    4thC Roman gold ring with green stone found by Mass Bill

    On display in Colchester museum

    (b)

    'This is an example of the Clacton 1/4 stater - it's not listed in VA, but there's one in the British Museum catalogue, at BMC 192 (where it's incorrectly attributed to the Corieltauvi). These coins were virtually unknown until the 1980s, but we now have records of more than 50 of them, predominantly from Essex, and it seems certain to be the quarter stater type associated with the full Clacton stater. There is strong Gallo-Belgic influence, as you mention - the obverse seems to be copied from the 'three men in a boat' design found on the imported Gallo-Belgic quarter staters, while the reverse is indeed nearly identical to the Clacton stater type. Its date is probably c. 50 BC.

    This one will be in the Index as CCI 04.2136'.

    1765 George III Full Gold Guinea found by
    1769 George III gold half guinea (sr)
    (b)
    15th/16th C gold ring
    Gold ring Birmingham mint 1816
    1819 - 18 carat gold signet ring

    1891 Victorian full Sovereign (SH)

    1783 George III full gold guinea(SH)

     

    Season Sept 2003 to April 2004 - Gold Coins found 16

    Total Gold finds 22 this season

     
    Gallo-Belgic E stater, c. 56 BC. It's class 2 of the type, listed in Van Arsdell as VA 52. This will be 04.0476 in the CCI. (c) found by Texas Gary
    3 - 40AD Cunoblein staters found by Virginia Brian as a hoard

    CCI 04.0477 'classic A' series, VA 2027-1. Generally believed to have been the last major series of his gold, so probably dating from the 30s AD. There are three or four matches for this particular pair of dies in the CCI, among the c. 100 of the basic type. The decoration at the base of the corn-ear is a bit more showy than usual.

    CCI 04.0478 'plastic A' series, VA 2010-3. Believed to have preceded the classic type, so perhaps from c. 25 - 35 AD. About ninety of these are recorded here, and again there are a number of matches for both of these dies, including at least one coin in the British Museum (BMC 1819 in Hobbs's Catalogue of Iron Age coins in the BM).

    CCI 04.0479 'linear' series, VA 1925-1. The earliest of these three, perhaps from c. 20 AD, and a little rarer, with about 60 recorded here. Again there is a coin in the BM from the same pair of dies, BMC 1783. There are a couple of rather unusual features to the dies - although not clear on your example because of the position it has been struck, there appears to be no V on the end of CAMV, and there's also a mark - perhaps some kind of privy mark - after the CVN on the reverse, you can just see the top of what looks like a letter I between the N and the horse'sfront legs on your coin.

    On display in Colchester museum

    1890 Victoria gold half sovereign(y)
    1786 George III guinea (b)
    Saxon period gold coin 6th/8thC, Early Continental (Merovingian Francia) (584-750), Ruler: anon. (tremissis) (590-670). Found by Boston Bud (Y)

    Tiberius 14 to 37 AD gold Aureus found by Michigan Tracy(c)

    'Tested as ancient gold 97% pure'

    George III Gold Guinea 1787 - this coin must have been uncirculated before the plough got to it ! What a great find ! Found by Georgia Mike(y)
    'It's a very nice example of one of the rarer Clacton types - only just over 20 of the basic type (VA 1458) are recorded, and there are some variations within that group (mostly in minor elements of decoration, and in particular the form of the 'flower' beneath the horse)'. It will be CCI 04.0481. '70 BC Found by Nevada Gary(b)
    1856 Young bust Victorian gold half sovereign(b)

    Cunobelin Gold full stater 10 to 40 AD found by Texas John

    Celtic coin Index as CCI 03.0811.

    Charles II Gold Touch-Piece. Touched by Charles II himself at a Touching Ceremony. Presented to a loyal subject by Charles II 1660- 1685.

    Worn around the neck for healing purposes found by Ohio Bud

    CARMD.G.M.ER EF.HI.REX on the ship side

    GLORIA .SOLI .DEO

    George and the dragon

    1891 Victorian sovereign found by New Yorker Jim
    Medieval gold Nobel

    One of a kind Celtic gold 1/4 stater found by Alaskan George

    Latest views from the experts

    "it's an early (perhaps c. 50-40 BC) quarter stater, possibly produced in Essex.
    It seems to have developed out of the Gallo-Belgic D quarter stater (Van Arsdell
    69), imported in large quantities into Britain from Belgic Gaul, possibly with
    some influence from the so-called 'Kentish trophy type' (Van Arsdell 147) of a
    very similar period.

    This particular type is unpublished in any major catalogue,

    1920's ladies 18carat gold ring found by Boston Bud

    Solid gold mount around a monk stone. Modern

    Description: A thin gold band, the exterior engraved with a skull flanked by pointed triangular panels with traces of white enamel in a lozenge pattern. Inside the inscription contains much of its black enamel:prepare be to follow me IK ob4 1st 67 (IK died 4 January 1667.The inscription is followed by the maker's mark, BW in a rectangular shield. The skull may once have been enamelled black. Note This is characteristic type of morning ring. There are some thirteen similar examples at the British museum dating from 1600s to 1730s(see Dalton 1471-1472). From British museum report on the ring

    On display in Colchester museum

    What can you say about a find like this, just beautifully tooled solid gold and probably owned by a very important Saxon chief. Awaiting treasure inquest, Found by Ohio Budd

    Saxon (c.550-650AD) dagger cheaf end piece - On display in Colchester museum

    (c)
    No hallmarks will make this gold ring difficult to date
    22ct Gold ring 1959 Leopard Mark (y)
    Plain gold ring - not dated yet (b)

     

    Season Sept 2002 to April 2003 - Gold Coins found 17

    Gold coins from 70 BC to 1900 AD

    17 Golds's were found this season. 7 Celtic, 4 Victorian, 3 George III, 1 George II, 1 USA and part of an Edward Gold Angel. My 1/4 Celtic gold was found 8 years ago now so I am well overdue for another one !!

    Cunobelin (Colchester Celtic King) gold Qtr stater 10 to 40 AD found by me 1.23g 10mm

     

    Hard to imagine the skill required in those days to to put two thin gold sheets over a bronze inner. Contemporary forgery of 'Clacton' type gold stater circa 70 BC

     

    Celtic stater of Addedomaros 37 - 33 BC found by Arkansas Gary

    CCI No 04.0678

    'this is a very good example, both sides nice and sharp. I'm doing some detailed work on the dies of this type at the moment, there are quite a lot - something like 25-30 obverse dies and maybe 50 for the reverse - so it must have been quite a sizeable coinage, probably produced over a number of years. Somewhere between about 45 - 25 BC is probably a reasonable guess'.

    Celtic gold stater Norfolk wolf type 65-45 BC found by Alaskan Todd

    'CCI No 04.0681 is the Norfolk wolf. Another nice coin, c. 50 BC. The basic type is common (over 300 coins) but there are minor variations in the design, and this appears to be a rare variant with a sort of stick below the wolf rather than the usual crescent and pellet. I haven't checked through all the records but from memory there are no more than half a dozen or so from this die variant'.

    Cunobelin tribe full stater AD 20 found by Boston Al

    'CCI No 04.0679 is the Cunobelin wild type stater, VA 1933-1. Again a nice example, 75 of the basic VA 1933 type recorded although there are some minor variations in the size of the star over the horse (Van Arsdell splits them into small and large, but it's not always easy to decide where small ends and large begins!). Probably somewhere around the middle of his reign, perhaps c. 20 - 25 AD'.

    Celtic gold 1/4 stater Addedomaros Floral Trinovantes tribe, 30 BC found by Billericay Mark

    'CCI No 04.0680 is the quarter stater, VA 1623. Probably an issue of Addedomaros, so similar date to the stater VA 1620, although since there's no inscription we can't be certain. The style of the horse is very like other coins of Addedomaros though so it's a reasonable guess. Just under 60 of these recorded'.

    1899 Victorian half sovereign found by Arkansas Gary
    Australian Victoria full sovereign gold coin 1870 found by Alaskan Todd
    Celtic quarter Morini boat tree 70 BC found by Canadian Rod
    Victorian gold half sovereign 1841 found by Alaskan Todd
    USA 1 dollar gold coin and a George III 1788 gold half guinea found by Boston Budd and NJ Ed
    Gold stater Dubnovellaunus 70BC found by Boston Al
    1769 George III Gold half guinea found by Boston Budd
    1855 Gold Victorian half sovereign
    1758 George II 1/2 Guinea
    Edward IV 1461-70 Gold Angel (part of)
    George III 1796 1/3 gold guinea