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Sept 2005 Finds Page 1

1640's Charles 1st hammered silver penny
1640's Charles 1st hammered silver penny
Huge late 16th early 17th C button
Elizabeth 1st 1580 hammered silver sixpence 4th issue 0.92 fine
1300 AD VenetianSoldino hammered silver coin
Elizabeth 1st 1578 hammered silver sixpence 0.92 fine
1720 George 1st milled silver shilling
Monogrammed button
18thC Harness pendant
Duck mount possibly Tudor period
Small gild bird - no idea of date yet

15thC long cross lead token

Medieval cross possibly from local monastery
Mid 16thC pyramid button - first of that design found here
Nice condition 1797 George III cartwheel penny
1696 William III copper
19thC flower button
19thC flower button
1640's Charles 1st hammered silver one pence
1215 AD Henry III voided long cross hammered silver penny
Just back from the jewelers - straightened 1582 Elizabeth 1st half groat
Early Navy captains button
Interesting strap end - probably post Medieval
17thC trade farthing
18thC ornate 'nutcracker' fragment
9thC clothing hanger fragment
18thC solid silver clog fastener
1830 -1837 William IIII silver sixpence
1625 Charles 1st hammered copper Rose farthing
1641 8 Maravedis revalidated with VIII counterstamp on 8 Maravedis of 1625 of uncertain mint, Felipe IV (1621-1665) of Spain
Early Navy captains button
Ink well cover
Stevenson's rocket button - worlds first ever steam train

Latin inscription on lead

Possible Roman but lettering is more like 17thC- not investigated yet

Turns out to be the name of a plant LOL

James 1st 1605 hammered silver half groat (2 pence)

1327 AD Edward III hammered silver half penny 7g

London mint Possible type 5

1859 Victorian milled silver sixpence
1700's George III farthing cleaned up nicely using a new barreling machine we are trying out.

45 BC Addedomaros Celtic gold full stater

found by Ark Gary

'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!

George 1st 1714 - 27 milled silver sixpence crude pendant
1756 Russian bale seal

Pilgrim ampulla - holly water bottle made of lead 12th to 15thC,

These ampulla were brought from pilgrimage places as a souvenir

Stunning 45 BC Addedomaros Celtic gold full stater found by Florida Don
Georgian period trade weight Lincoln Hallmark
1475 AD 'Sun in shield' Bronze uniface coin weight for the 'ecu au soleil' French gold coin
1570 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver groat ( 4 pence) 'clipped'
4thC Roman 'House of Contantine' bronze
1818 George III milled silver sixpence
Huge early key fragment - not researched it yet
Large 15thC lead token - flower pattern
Large 15thC lead token - long cross
Large 15thC lead token- weave pattern
15thC lead token - long cross
Gold Rose Ryal of James 1st coinweight 1605 AD 12.19g - 21.36mm sq - Underweight by 1.6 gams LOL
Early Medieval cross mount
Very unusual Royal Artillery button with gilding
1572 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat ( 2pence)
Mid 1700's silver thimble with the initials AM - neat find
Post Medieval belt mount

Edward 1st to 3rd - Medieval Longcross hammered silver penny

London mint - will ID after straightening

1696 William III milled silver love token
Medieval long cross cut half hammered silver penny
Bronze face with the initials MW on the reverse - Seal matrix ? Probably 18thC - fantastic artefact
Huge Roman bronze pot leg with decoration
Decorated ring mid 17thC with fake hallmarks of 18 carat gold LOL
12th Lancers button

The 12th Dragoons were a British cavalry regiment raised in 1715 in Berkshire. They were later renamed the 12th Lancers. They fought at Waterloo and during the Great War were part of the 5th Cavalry Brigade.

Some great early decoarted crotal bells turning up and after cleaning still ringers LOL
George II copper hammered on it's edges to form a coin weight or love token ? Several have been found
'Stormy Weather ' enamelled badge - no idea what that means LOL

1500's Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny

mint mark blurred

1865 Napolean III

Mark at the UCRF has ID'd this early Roman 65 AD Nero As

22.76mm - 4.2g

#That would be "ARA PACIS" The Altar of Peace. It's just a large, squarish object that corresponds pretty well to the blob on your coin. Positive ID for Nero. According to RIC, the years the type was minted were 65 & 66 A.D. and only at Lugdunum (modern Lyon). Some sub-types are considered "common" some less so, but I doubt we'll ever be able to read enough of the obverse inscription to say more than that it's the ARA PACIS type'.


1914 milled silver Halfcrown (30 pence) forgery
17thC decorated sword hanger
Decorated gilded button
96th Regiment of foot button
Alnage lead cloth seal
1605 James 1st hammered silver half groat ( 2 pence)
1800's Victorian milled silver 3 pence
1279 AD Edward 1st hammered silver farthing 13.37mm - 0.33g possibly type 7
Early French Napoleonic 82nd regiment button
Colonial wars period 58th Regiment of foot button
1696 William III milled silver shilling and a 1697 sixpence

4thC Valens - 364-378 A.D Roman bronze with the info supplied by Mark at the URF

'That is the emperor Valens - 364-378 A.D. Obverse inscription DN VALENS PF AVG diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. The SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE AE3's of him and his brother are very, very common. His brother Valentinian I who pre-deceased him in 375 due to not waiting four hours for brother Valens to arrive, hoping to claim the "glory" for his imagined "victory" at Hadrianople for himself, is one of the classic hubris stories of the later Empire. Valentinian and hiis legions were ridded down by the Gothic cavalry employing their new invention - the stirrip - and anihilated. One of the greatest disasters to befall the Empire at this time I can't make out the mintmark on the reverse - perhaps some cleaning would reveal sufficient tops of letters in the exergue to tell you what mint produced this piece.

The Victory reverse is interesting in that it appears at the time the iconography was shifting from the Classical deity Victory to the Christian angel symbology - but at this time is still to be interpreted as Victory advancing left carrying wreath and palm.'

Claudius, 49-50 A.D. and is RIC I, 49 - frequency "R4"!
1199AD King John short cross hammered silver penny
Medieval decorated buckle with integral box chape
1247AD Henry III voided hammered cut half silver penny
1825 Russian bale seal
Post Medieval decorated finger ring
17thC casket key
WWII Army Educational Corp badge
Medieval silver hawking bell fragment
1718 Russian bale seal
1526 AD Henry VIII hammered silver groat (4 pence) and a 14thC long cross 1/4 penny
1844 Victorian silver sixpence
1936 George V silver sixpence