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  • Sept 2007 finds page 2

    1696 Willliam III milled silver shilling (12 pence) Later harp small crown 3rd bust type
    1921 George V milled silver shilling

    this is Constantine I "The Great", dating to the period 325-27 A.D. Precise dating will depend on a bit of cleaning of the exergual mintmark.

    'The obverse is pretty straightforward: CONSTAN - TINVS AVG. Laureate head right.
    The reverse type is straightforward too (you had the image upside-down, but you meant to do that, right?)
    It's: PROVIDENTIAE AVGG. ("By virture of the Forethought of the Augustii") Campgate (some debate whether this was supposed to be a camp, a city gate, or just what, but they're conventionally called "campgates") of 6 tiers, no door, 2 "turrets" ( there's some debate about what those were, too - but that's a discussion for another day) and 1 star above - your basic "Constantinian campgate" AE3 - very common, but there are many who specialize in these due to all the possible sub-varieties - different numbers of tiers of masonry, door open, door closed, gate on foundation or step(s), decorations in top row of "bricks", number of turrets and stars, etc, etc, ad infinitum, for all the Imperial mints - and you can see how it could be a lifetime's specialty - so, be that as it may, the exact dating of this one will have to wait for a little cleaning of the exergual area on the reverse.

    This is from the mint at Trier, an exceptionally active and prolific mint for northern Gaul and Britain at this time. The mintmark appears to be: STR - "SECVNDA TRIERENSIS" that's the 2nd officina or workshop of the mint - so far, so good, but for exact dating I'd need to be able to tell what the little sequence mark is that follows it. I hope you are able to read this in HTML because I am going to insert a few characters here which won't make any sense if viewed in straight ASCI - $#! - a shallow "U" shape with either nothing within it, a small dot, or a larger dot or small asterisk-like star.
    If no dot or star in the $, the coin is RIC VII, Trier 461, 325 A.D. "R5" (extremely rare) from officina S But the frequency ratings in RIC VII often require a "reality check" - a certain snobbish, elitist attitude among the museum curators, collectors and scholars of 50+ years ago (when these volumes of RIC were being written) resulted in the keepers of the collections surveyed to compile these frequency ratings typically feeling such coins were "beneath their notice" and, in many cases, they allowed a few token, representative pieces to stand for the entire series. Add to this the astonishing amount of new material coming on the market in recent years with the advent of inexpensive metal detector technology, and a reality check is often in order when one sees an "R5" rating on something like this and an "R1", "S", or even a "C" rating on early gold aureii or solidi.

    With a dot - # - it would be RIC 475, 326 A.D., and "C3" (very common)

    If it's - ! - with the larger dot or asterisk-star within, it's not listed, but should be presumed to exist, and would be a slightly later series for 326/7, just before the advent of the GLORIA EXERCITVS 2 soldiers flanking 2 standards type.'


    1662 John Lawerence Colchester hammered copper trade farthing
    1669 Manningtree - Carter Henry, surgeon (CHYRVRGEON) 'His halfpenny' hammered copper trade token

    Volume II - 1319a Barber/Surgeon

    Superb, French - Two castle and 2 Lions( arms of Spain) 4 reales coin weight 13.06g, 22.12mm XX VIG 4R ( 5 gr)

    WWII Royal Air Force

    Back mark


    17thC mount with 2 integral lugs
    17thC hammered copper trade token - Nathaniel Lawrence of Colchester - Not dated type
    1655 Henry Lamb of Colchester hammered copper trade farthing

    Stunning, Figure on horseback type. These are Low countries or German made coin weights for the low countries Rijder, rijdergulden

    15.1 mm, 3.32g

    RN Air Service
    In use WWI
    Officers Tunic Button
    Officers RHS Shldr Button
    1892 Victorian 1 Anna Indian coin
    20thC button
    20thc National bus service button
    18thC Royal Artillery button
    17thC hand decorated button
    Northern Railway company button
    Military ??
    1350- 1650 buckle
    Navy Capt / Commander - 1774-1787
    1682 Charles II milled silver 3 pence
    1614-25 James 1st hammered copper farthing Type 3c Mintmark key

    Genral type Obv. IACO D G MAG BR (IT)


    1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Copper trade farthing
    Religious medallion
    16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny
    1619-25 Gold Laurel of James 1st, 3rd coinage coin weight XXs - 9,1g (actual weight 8.46g)
    1571 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver 6 pence

    5th Dragoon guards button

    WWII type 1935-1952

    RN Capt / Commander - 1901
    Other Ship's Officers - 1901
    In use 1901 - 1952
    1550 -1650 Buckle
    The Kings (Shropshire Light infantry



    Another nice 4thC Roman find 1.71g,14.57mm sent off for ID

    This one doesn't really provide enough clear obverse legend to be certain who it is - the "suspects" in approximate order of liklihood would be:

    Constantine I
    Constantine II, as Caesar
    Constantius II, as Caesar
    Constans, as Caesar.

    Constantines I & II are head and shoulders more likely than the other two.

    The only really clear letter is the "V" at 1:00 or so - this could be as in:
    ConstantinVs Max Avg
    Constantinus iVn Nob C
    Fl Cl ConstantiVs Nob C
    but very unlikely to be:
    Constans Nob Caes or Constantis Nob C

    This is a GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse, the earlier type with two standards between the two soldiers, although I suspect it's either a contemporary copy (a good possibility) or from the very end of the 2-standard era for these on the basis of its small module - for this era, 18mm or so is more appropriate. In general the 2-standard Gloria Ex's date to the period 330-335 A.D. Some mints switched over to the single-standard type as early as late 333.

    There isn't enough clear exergue showing to comment on which of the 13 Imperial mints might have produced it - if, in fact, was produced at an official mint.


    1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Copper trade farthing
    Lots of 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthings turning up
    18thC apothecary weight
    16thC Elizabeth hammered silver half groat
    WWII Civila defence button
    16th/17th Duck head S buckle
    The London Scottish
    In use 1860 - 1901
    Maker - Unknown
    18thC ramrod guide
    Despite how badly encrusted this is, it's easily identified. It's Vespasian - a silver denarius of course - dating to 72/3 A..D.
    The reverse shows a lineup of sacrificial tools and vessels symbolic of the pontificate and augurate - (simpulum, sprinkler, jug and lituus) - above them, and not really visible on yours at the moment, it should read: "AVGVR" - Below the implementia, it reads: "TRI POT"

    The obverse should, when cleaned, read: "IMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII". Laureate head right.

    RIC II 42, RSC 45
    17thC silver button - reported as treasure
    1887 Victorian milled silver shilling
    1855 Victorian milled silver sixpence
    1stC Roman bronze in poor shape
    4- 17thC copper alloy oval mounts with single integral lugs
    1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Copper trade farthing
    1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Copper trade farthing
    16th/17thC Double D buckle
    Roman military mount
    15thC lead long cross token
    1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing
    1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton


    1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Copper trade farthing

    Roman bronze Id'd 21.17mm, 2.58g it's an antoninianus of Tacitus 275-6 AD

    Eventually, I was able to determine that what we have here is an AE antoninianus or "ant" of Tacitus, 275-6 A.D. This short-lived, elderly (75 yr-old) emperor succeeded Aurelian and very quickly came to the end of his own days after joining his army on campaign - the rigors of life in the field quickly proved his health to be more delicate than he thought.

    The obverse shows Tacitus' radiate cuirassed bust right - the legend is too unclear for me to try to quote it, and there are many possibilities, give or take a letter here and there - suffice it to say, it begins with IMP, contains the word: TACITVS, and ends with AVG - but the devil, as they say, is in the details.
    The reverse - which took a while to make sense of - is probably PAX AVG (it could be PAX AETERNA or PAX AUGUSTI - but these are much less likely from the letter-spacing) Pax is standing left, holding an olive-branch and scepter (although, given how vague the reverse is, if RIC gave "seated" as a possibility I'd say that was a potential interpretation, and if you said you saw a cornucopia in there too, I guess I wouldn't argue - but RIC only says "standing" and "scepter", under all the Pax varieties.)

    The obverse legend is too indistinct for me to be to be certain of the details, and the presence or absence of a single letter here and there would be all the difference there is between the possibilities, but this could be either Cf. RIC V, i Mint in Gaul, 33-44 or Mint of Ticinum, Cf. 146-149, or Mint of Siscia Cf. 186-7.


    P&O Line
    In use 1920 - 1940s
    Maker - Unknown

    1625 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat (2 pence)
    Victorian silver bird charm or ear ring hoop
    1572-3 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - 3rd issue Ermine mintmak
    1603 James 1st hammered silver penny, group A without bust Rose each side

    1199AD King John hammered silver cut half penny
    Small copper alloy chest hinge with 5 rivet fixings
    18thC Solid silver spoon
    18thC silver thimble
    C10thC Saxon bronze key 10.41g, 40.88mm Lx19.58mm W x 6.30mm T

    Another huge thick 1stC Roman in amazing shape - sent to Mark for ID 19.24g, 30.75mm dia 4.22mm thick

    Today's sestertius is a fairly young Commodus - but not as young as I had guessed at first glance.
    Commodus is one of those "Royal Brats", who, like Caracalla, had a progression of realistic portraiture on his coinage - everything from a baby-book portrait to a brutally frank, "mature" image of a madman, just before his death at the ripe old age of 29. Caracalla looks every bit the cruel, brother-murdering, dissipate despot in his final coin portraits.
    Commodus' portrait-artists were a little kinder towards the end of his rule, but only slightly - this, however, isn't really the point today - just cited to let you know that on some Roman coins, not only are the portraits so realistic as to have you recognizing Hadrian's or Septimius Severus'
    look-alikes on the street today, but some of the longer-lived emperors who began their careers as child-Caesars can nearly be dated at a glance from the progression of the portrait - not unlike recognizing cars' model-years in the 1950's by the cut of this year's tailfin... Oh dear, I'm showing my age - and beginning to wander ( ;<{D}.

    At any rate, and returning to the coin at hand, so to speak, this is Commodus at the age of 22 or 23, in 183-4 A.D.. He was born in 161 A.D. the same year his father - Marcus Aurelius - succeeded Antoninus Pius after a very long term as Caesar himself. Commodus' first, baby-faced coin-portraits appear when he is only 12.
    I had to do a little guesswork since the reverse gives me so little to go on - but that arch of right-arm is distinctive enough to make me as certain as I can be - without actually handling the coin - that it is Hercules standing with arm atop grounded club.
    Interestingly - since in just a few years he would be styling himself as (and probably believing that he was) Hercules re-incarnate, very few of his coins feature Hercules on the reverse - this is a bit of luck for us, otherwise I'd have had to give you a very vague ID on it. This one, however, has just enough detail in just the right places to give you what I believe is chapter and verse. We can't be absolutely certain with so little legend remaining, but this is what I believe this to be on the basis of what detail I can make out - and because there are so few Hercules reverses from which to choose:

    Sestertius, Mint of Rome, 183-184 A.D.
    Obverse: M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG PIVS. Laureate draped bust right, seen from behind shoulder.
    Reverse: P M TR P VIIII IMP VI COS IIII P P. S - C. Hercules standing facing, head right, right hand on grounded club, holding bow and lion-skin in left.
    RIC III 399b - "Scarce"


    1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton


    1835 Lincoln hallmarked trade weight
    St Helen's Corporation transport button
    Royal Artillery button

    Dates - 1840 - 1855

    19thC hunting button
    1816 George III milled silver shilling forgery

    1553- 86 AD Hans Schultes I ‘Lion of St Mark’ Jetton

    obv Lion of St mark standing left, nimbate and winged, holding book of the Gospels in right fore paw: Lions halo orjecting into the margin and surmounted by a cross


    Rev Imperial orb surmouned by cross patty

    HANS rosette SCHVTLTES rosette NORNBE

    Ref Mitchiner 1382

    Britain's Merchant Navy
    Generic Design Issue
    In use 1900 - 2000's

    Bliss Bros Ltd

    Rd 665050

    Early Navy button - not check ref books yet
    1797 George III Cartwheel penny in great shape
    1stC Roman Dolphine type fibula brooch
    1stC Roman Dolphine type fibula brooch
    New Zealand Police button
    1852 Victorian gold half sovereign

    1572-3 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence

    3rd Issue Ermine mintmark

    16thC prick spur

    16thC openwork clothing fastener
    18thC Bayonet frog - not a type I have seen before as it appears to clip onto a belt
    18thC toy cannon
    1817 George III milled silver 6 pence
    Circa 15th to 17th century

    Copper-alloy stud or tack; circular, flat; pointed shank. Decoration: a central rosette

    Asymmetrical, flat mount with two integral pointed lugs

    Circa 16th century
    A mount with a hooked end on which a captive plain copper-alloy ring is usually fitted. The mount is generally of trapezoidal shape with a V-shaped top edge and a transverse groove above the hook. It has two rivet holes on the vertical centre-line.

    RN (Canada) Vol. - 1914
    In use 1914 - 1920
    Maler = No maker's name
    Normal - Right exit for rope

    Medieval dagger chape fragment
    19thC Livery button
    Circa 15th to 17th century

    Copper-alloy mount; circular, flat;2 integral lugs. Decoration: floral

    Roman centurion standard eagle mount
    Georgian combination seal ring and pipe tamper - neat relic
    18thC toy cannon
    1652 John Vanewall of Harwich Essex , (W/IM) hammered copper trade farthing
    Very interesting unlisted 1654 John Ray of Sudbury (spelt SUDBBURY) Suffolk hammered copper trade farthing Norweb 4482 (1667)
    Stunning 1672 Charles 1st copper halpenny - best I have ever seen

    Roman bronze decorated latch key with suspension hole 48.26mm L x 8.83mm x T x 12.45mm H, 17.62g

    Saxon period buckle - classic circle decoration - one for the museum

    4.73g, 26.71mm L x 12.57mm W

    1841 Victorian milled silver 4 pence
    AD 1189 Richard 1st hammerd silver short cross cut halfpenny
    14thC medieval hammered silver half groat fragment
    1575 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver six pence - 3rd issue
    1631 -2 Charles 1sr hammered silver penny- Tower mint under Charles
    1649 Commonwealth hammered silver two pence
    1845 Victorian milled silver 4 pence

    This would have been a monster find in one piece

    1638 Charles 1st milled silver crown - first of the milled test pieces

    Silver mount with glass or stone - reported to museum as potential treasure as it has some age.
    Medieval silver hawking bell fragment - reported to museum as potential treasure
    17thC Dutch bale seal


    17th/18thC Large decorated copper alloy mount with 3 integral lugs

    Solid silver decorated pin head probably 15th/16thC Tudor - reported to museum as treasure

    1.66g, 9.56mm dia

    4thC Roman sent for ID 1.13g, 14.02mm
    MN - Cunard Line
    In use 1860 - 1901
    Maker - Unknown

    38th Regiment of foot button

    Staffordshire Regiment

    17thC spur
    18th/19thC spur

    James 1st gold angel 2nd coinage revalued - XIs

    1920 Irish volunteers button
    Navy - not checked books yet
    16th/17thC spur buckle
    1465 Edward IV silver groat (4 pence) - Norwich mint N on breast - quatrefoils by neck NORWIC
    1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing Type 2
    1614-25 James 1st hammered copper farthing Type 3c

    General type Obv. IACO D G MAG BR (IT)


    17thC decorated clothing fastener
    16th/17thC spur buckle
    WWII Royal Marines Infantry
    Royal Artillery button
    Really chrisp 1603-4
    James1st hammered silver penny - thistle mintmark 1st coinage
    1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny (41)


    Robert FitzWalter - enameled 13thC heraldic shield pendant

    Or a fess between two chevrons gules

    Robert le FizWater


    In 1206 King John refused to agree to Pope Innocent III's choice of Archbishop of Canterbury after his own choice had been rejected. Because the king still challenged the pope, in 1207 he was excommunicated (not allowed to be a member of the church) and an 'interdict' was issued by the pope.

    Because of the interdict, the churches closed and their bells fell silent. With the church doors locked, services could not take place. The dead had to be buried in fields instead of in holy ground. People could not marry in church and baptisms had to be carried out in church porches.

    King John's excommunication also let off the barons from their oath of loyalty to him. Because they might rebel against him at any time, King John acted quickly against anyone who looked as though they might be disloyal. We know from the Medieval Chronicles that Robert FitzWalter, the 3rd Lord of Dunmow Castle, was accused of plotting to kill King John during a rebellion in 1212. The rebellion was quickly quashed. FitzWalter was outlawed and fled to France.

    Eventually in 1213, the Pope told King Philip of France that he could invade England and King John finally agreed to the Pope's terms including his choice of Archbishop. Robert FitzWalter returned home and, with the other Barons, he made peace with King John.

    This did not last long, however. It was found that FitzWalter was still plotting against the King and urging for the government to be reformed. Because of this, his home in London, the Castle of Baynard, was almost entirely destroyed

    8000 to 12000 BC flint arrow head
    Real nice Georgian silver decorated cufflink
    Saxon C600 - 775 AD Silver Sceat

    1.16g, 10.98mm

    Series D (Type 2c) (North 168) EMC 2007.0239.

    1852 Victorian milled silver sixpence

    1327 - 1335 Edward III Florin hammered silver penny, first coinage


    CIVITAS CANTOR - Canterbury mint

    1247 Henry III hammered silver cut 1/4 penny (farthing)
    Medieval hammered silver cut 1/4 penny (farthing)
    Croydon Corporation Transport button (London)
    16thC openwork clothing fastener
    Georgian intaglio brooch with man kneeling and working
    Early bronze decorated dagger pommel - post Roman - one for the museum
    Bronze age Terret ring fragment
    Chrispy Roman bronze - sent for possible ID
    Excellent Military badge - not researched it yet
    19thC printing block 'R'
    Copper coin - no idea as to it's ID yet
    4thC English Roman barbarious radiate coin
    17thC Thomas Reynolds bays maker of Colchester hammered copper farthing - undated type
    1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat ( 2 pence)

    'This is a denarius of Trajan (98-117 A.D.) From the "COS V" (5th consulship) in the reverse legend, as well as the form of the obverse legend we can date it to the period of 103-111 A.D. Further research and hoard evidence on the series dates this particular piece to 109 A.D.
    Obverse legend: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P. Laureate head right with light drapery on far shoulder. The legend expands to: Imperator Trajan Augustus, Germanicus, Dacicus (titles indicating his victories in Germany and Dacia) Pontifex Maximus (Honorary high priest and head of the State
    religion) Tribunicia Potestatum (holder ot the tribunician powers) Trajan was much given to long-winded legends tending towards laundry lists of his honorary titlature.
    Reverse legend: COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI (Consul for the 5th time, father of the country, by the power of the senate and people of Rome, the Best Prince) Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and leaning on column.
    Catalog numbers for this piece are RIC II 126, RSC 83, and SR 3126 It's considered "common"


    Cleaned using the oil and lemon juice 'cooked' method

    Your piece (a) isn't quite as clear, but it's still easily recognizeable as a denarius of Hadrian, Trajan's successor, who reigned 117-138 A.D. This is from the enormous COS III series. Hadrian was consul only three times so almost all the coins from the end of his period have COS III in their reverse legends - those with only COS III as reverse legend date to 125-128 A.D.
    The Obverse legend is similarly simple, from the series with just COS III on reverse, the only Obverse legend was HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS - his laureate head right.
    The reverse is a little more problematic, since this series was struck continuously in the years 125-128 A.D., thre are literally dozens of deities and personifications - we have only the object (caduceus? spear?) to go on and even it is unclear in the photo despite tweaking.
    I am going to make a guess here - and further cleaning may reveal more detail which will change my interpretation, but on the off chance that the figure is holding a smallish, round shield before herself, that it is Minerva, standing left, legs together, holding small round shield low and spear. Aside from this, the only other possibility I see with the level of detail visible now would be Libertas standing left holding pileus (Freedom
    cap) and rod.
    Going with Minerva, this is RIC II 154, RSC 297 - if Libertas, it's RIC 175 or RSC 374

    As I look at further references, I'm leaning more towards Libertas - we'll have to see whether she's holding out that right hand and if so, what's in it.

    2.88g, 17.65

    Silver Roman coin sent for ID - 4.72g,18.99

    Your piece is going to have to get a little cleaner or show a little more detail before I'll go out on any limbs with it, but if I'm interpreting what I believe to be the obverse correctly, I'm going to make a wild guess it's a Flavian - more likely Vespasian or Titus than Domitian - more than that I cannot say at this time.


    1272 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Bury mint


    Roman period bowl with hanger 35.86mm L x 24.99 mm W

    Richard 1st (1189 -1190 AD ) hammered silver short cross penny Class 2 X pomme

    Canterbury mint - Moneyer GOLDWINE

    Edward IV 1461-1470 hammered silver penny - Trefoils each side of neck - Quatrefoil-with-pellet at centre of reverse

    1344 - 1351 AD Edward III florin type hammered silver penny


    CIVI TAS LONDON - London mint

    1242-1247 Henry III hammered silver penny Class 7

    Canterbury mint - Moneyer IOAN CHIC

    1242 Henry III hammered silver cut qtr penny (farthing)
    15thC Lead token - long cross and pellet type
    17thC clothing fastener
    Medieval seal matix with beast impression
    Strapend ?
    1696 William III milled silver shilling
    1817 George III milled silver sipence
    1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat (2 pence) - 2nd issue

    1805 Christian VII Skilling, DANSK silver coin

    This is 2 Skilling (if it weighs 1.5 g) from Norway under the rule of the Danish King
    Christian VII. You can tell that the coin is made in Norway and not in Denmark, by the
    crossed hammers dividing the year.

    Obverse: Crowned monogram of King Christian VII
    Reverse: (2) / SKILLIN(G) / DANSK / SKILLE / MYNT / 18 "hammers" 05 / (I)GM

    IGM is the mintmaster Johan Georg Madelung 1797-1806.

    18thC Decorated silver spoon bowl inscribed - In Rememberance of Eliz Reitzel
    1422 Henry VI hammered silver penny
    1554 Mary hammered silver half groat (59)

    1787 Denmark Christian VII

    This is a 2 1/2 Schilling (or 1/24 Speciesthaler) from Schleswig-Holstein under the Danish King Christian VII. This is 37.5% silver and should weigh 2.8 g.

    Obverse: Crowned monogram of Christian VII dividing value (1/24 - SP)
    Reverse: 2 1/2 - SCHILLING - SCHLESW.HOLST - COURANT - 1787 - MF

    MF is the mintmaster Michael Flor

    1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny (58)
    1839 Victoria milled silver shilling
    Sheffield Transport
    Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Reg
    Toy spinning top

    1604 - 7 James 1st Irish hammered silver 6 pence - 2nd coinage

    Rev TUEATUR UNITA DEUS - May god guard the Kingdom

    Obv - IACOBUS D.D. ANG SCO FRA ET HIB REX -James by the grace of God King of England Scotland France and Ireland

    17thC clothing fastener

    1242-1247 Henry III hammered silver penny Class 8b

    Oxford Mint - Moneyer HENRI

    1892 Victorian milled silver sixpence
    1910 Edward VII milled silver 3 pence
    Circa 1437 French Crown with ornaments type jetton - Paris Mint
    Gold nugget probably Celtic Circa 1stC - reported as treasure to Colchester museum and will be tested by British museum 2.17g,6.73mm

    1280 - 1286 Alexander III 2nd coinage Class 1



    REV REX SCOTORUM - King of Scots (61)

    Military button - not checked ref books yet
    1929 Danmark coin
    Italian Navy ?

    1242-1247 Henry III hammered silver penny Class 8b

    Canterbury Mint - Moneyer NICHOLE

    1199 King John hammered silver penny Class 5b 16.78mm,1.10g

    Mint NOR (Northampton) - Moneyer ROBERT T


    Roman bronze dagger quillion 28.79mm dia,5.12g
    1895 Victorian milled silver 6 pence
    Great condition 1826 George IV milled silver shillinh (12 pence)
    19thC livery button
    19thC hunting button
    4thC Roman - sent for ID 5.52g, 23.44mm
    Military button - not checked ref books yet
    1554 Mary hammered silver groat
    Early bronze pin
    9th Regiment of foot silver spoon ?
    15thC Jetton - not checked ref books yet
    16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat made in to a pendant (65)
    1664 Joseph Gleson of Dedham Copper trade farthing
    20thC sterling silver locket
    17thC bronze pocket sundial fragment
    Masons button ?
    19thC livery button
    Navy button - not checked ref books yet
    Dublin fire brigade
    Stunning early 15thC Jetton
    not in ref books
    Late medieval decorative mount with 2 integral lugs
    18thC silver thimble fragment
    Nive early decorated crotal beel
    Navy button - not checked ref books yet
    1818 George III milled silver sixpence

    1577 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver 3 pence - 3rd issue

    Eglantine mintmark

    1643-4 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat (2 pence)

    Worcs or Shrewd mint


    Victorian 'model' farthing
    1696 Willaim III gold guinea coin weight
    16thC bronze thimble
    1stC Roman Dolphine type fibula brooch
    C 10thC Saxon key
    Georgian fob seal

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