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2017 Sept finds

 
Roman bronze vessel mount
Medieval gilded enameled harness pendant - Red enameled lion prancing left in lozenge - green enamel and gilding remains 1573 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence- Acorn mint mark
A Medieval (1250-1450) sheet copper alloy (0.50mm thick) domed sexfoil belt mount with a central perforation.The base of each foil is curved and turns slightly upwards. 1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1835 Victoria milled silver four pence 1816 George III milled silver shilling

 

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

Stunning find, 5th Dragoons guards buttons - Crimean war period - unrecorded in any ref book - Huge 2ndC Roman fibular brooch
1500-1700 mount Medieval annular buckle 15thC lead token 15thC lead token
The 80th Regiment of Foot (Staffordshire Volunteers) was an infantry regiment of the British Army, raised in 1793. Under the Childers Reforms it amalgamated with the 38th (1st Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot to form the South Staffordshire Regiment in 1881. 1813 Russian lead bale seal
17thC lead token 19thC livery button 1835 William IV milled silver sixpence
18thC clog fastener 1500-1700 Cherub mount

Medieval Edward hammered silver long cross penny

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Medieval mount

 

 

Monster gold coin find fixed

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

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

1.99g, 28mm

Fixed 1591 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence

Fixed 1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver groat - Martlet mint mark

 

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

1500-1550 Henry VII to Henry VIII trade weight

40mm dia, 21.8g (0.769oz)

Obv Crown h

WWII Army cap badge 1550 -1720 buckle 1500-1650 buckle 18thC crotal bell
19thC livery button Cadet button 1573 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence- Acorn mint mark
Napoleon lead figurine 18thC clog fastener 17thC lead token

1199 John hammered silver short cross half penny - Class 5b-c

Rev CI+ AL- Moneyer Alisandre of Ipswich mint

 

1656 Samuel Salter of Dedham Copper trade farthing

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

3.05g,10mm dia

c1422 trade weight - earliest example with single crown stamped incuse

1180 -1189 Henry II hammered silver short cross penny - Class Ib

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev .ON. C(AR + ALE(IN - Moneyer Alein of Carlise mint

1745 George II milled silver shilling Crusty 2ndC Roman silver coin

1809 Surry Militia Officers button

Early spelling of Surrey the county

Originally instituted for home defense, the Militia, continuing the tradition of the feudal levies and later the trained bands, developed into a reserve for the Regular Army. Towards the end of the Napoleonic War, the Local Militia was established to augment the Regular Militia. The 4th and 5th Surrey Local Militia was formed in 1813 and disbanded in 1816.

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

5.45g,16mm

1697 William III milled silver sixpence 1660-1685 Charles II milled silver sixpence
17thC lead token Georgian watch winder 18thC clog fastener
1817 George III milled silver shilling 1759 St Petersburg Russian lead bale seal
19thC Colchester Corporation 2ndC Roman head stud type fibular brooch
1697 William III milled silver shilling 1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1850 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1896 Victoria milled silver sixpence
Capt / Commander - 1774-1787
RN Master & Mate - 1787-1807
RN Surgeon - 1787-1805
RN Greenwich Hospital Service
Officer's Hospital Staff Tunic
Button
In use 1800 - 1815
20thC British Railways button 17thC crotal bell
20thC Generic Merchant Navy Officers 17thC William III milled silver sixpence 17thC Dutch lead bale seal
1566 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence - Portcullis mint mark

1779 French 3 sols milled billon silver

Obverse

3 lis flowers with a crown on top of them.

Lettering: LOUIS XVI·R·DE FR·ET·DE·NAV·

Reverse

Denomination and date.

Lettering:
ISLES DE FR·ET DE BOURBON·
3 SOLS
1779
A

 

 

Georgian pastry jigger

Large Roman champlevé enamel inlay fragment- reminds me of Terret ring size

Possible large zoomorphic brooch

 

18thC toy cannon Post medieval lead bale seal
Georgian watch winders

Tiny Medieval jester/rumbler bell

The circular bell is made up of four petal-like tabs folded at the base with a small ‘pea’ inside that is no longer loose. On top is an integral circular attachment loop and decorating the body of the bell, from the attachment loop to the base, are four vertical strips of raised chevron decoration.

Very interesting gilded copper mount with woman prone facing left.

Not sure of date yet as it has the material construction for typical gilded Anglo Saxon but the features of Roman design

Victorian period - Switzerland 900 silver watch case - Bear hall mark- 900 stamp

 

'Alfons Arens Jule' name engraved on back

Sometimes a standard of fineness of 900‰ or 0.900 is seen. This was never introduced into Swiss law as a standard, but 900 fineness silver was a popular grade because it was the standard of coin silver in a number of European and other countries. The precious metals act of 1880 specified for silver the higher standard of fineness of 875‰ and higher. There was nothing to stop manufacturers making watch cases from 900‰ silver, stamping them "900" as shown in the picture here, and submitting them for assay and hallmarking. The "bear" was used for silver 875‰ and higher, independent the actual fineness, so this mark was applied to the item as shown in the picture — the faint mark above the 900 is the bear. The bear did not guarantee that the item was 900‰, only that it was at least 875‰.

   
17thC lead trade weight Georgian trade weight

1703 Queen Anne trade weight

Crown A cipher

19thC livery button Victorian gold propelling pencil shaft
Victorian Army badge 1500-1650 buckle Crown BR regiment ?
Medieval lead gaming token Georgian mount WWII Royal Air Force cap badge Post medieval copper finger ring
Victorian religious medallion Georgian mount

16th Regiment of foot

1782-1809

1818 George III milled silver half crown (30 pence)

1933 George V milled silver half crown Gold plated Victorian mount

They were uniform buttons for prison wardens. Convicts were transported to West Australia (for the most part) from 1850 to 1868.

The front has a Queen Victoria crown (1837-1901) as well as the words ‘Convict prison’. 

1810 THE 43rd LIGHT INFANTRY. / After 1881 :- 1st Battalion The Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry)

One piece Navy buttons

HONI SOIT QUI MAN Y PENSE

PACKET

Honi soit qui mal y pense (Old French: shame upon him who thinks evil of it)

RN - Packet Service
( Mail & Supplies Delivery )

c.1800-1811
Firmin & Co

18thC Royal Artillery button 18thC Royal Artillery button 20thC generic merchant navy button Victorian 1 oz trade weight
1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Cross Crosslet mint mark

King William IV coronation medallion Sept 8th 1831

Obv Proclaimed June 28th 1830, Crowned Sept 8th 1831

Rev Crowned with their Peoples love guarded by a nations loyalty hallowed by their countrys bless

1260 AD Non Heraldic lead personal seal

 

1917 George V milled silver shilling 1550 -1720 buckle 19thC livery button
Medieval gilded mount

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny

Obv + EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

 

BC Republican Roman silver - needs cooking to remove crust

17mm, 3.56g

This one isn’t “Republican”, strictly speaking – it belongs to the vague, in-betweensy period typically called “Imperatorial”, but which is not all that well-defined in time. It ends, definitively, with the accession of Augustus to the Imperial throne in 27 B.C. – when, exactly, it starts depends on who you are asking, but this era contains the rules of Julius Caesar, Pompey, Marcus Antonius, The “Triumvirates”, etc.
In fact, this is an issue of Julius Caesar’s, c. 46/5 BC, struck at a mint in Spain. Diademed head of Venus Genetrix right, erote on shoulder / “Gallia” and a Gaulish captive bound, seated at base of trophy – it’s not legible (yet) but it should have “CAESAR” in the exergue. The Gaulish captive may be supposed to represent Vircingetorix
Crawford 468/1, Sydenham 1014; RSC Julius Caesar 13.
Nice find! – that’s the second Caesar denarius your diggers have found recently in addition to all the Republican stuff – you must be on some late 1st century B.C. – or early 1st century AD (pre-invasion) site.
Mark

Medieval silver annular brooch - reported a as treasure to museum

2.07g, 26.5mm dia

Cooked Roman BC republican silver coin - sent for ID

Obv Helmeted bust facing right

Rev Chariot and horses facing right

2ndC Roman silver - needs cooking to remove crust - sent for ID as is an interesting legend under the reverse figure

This is one of the early “adoptives” – I’m guessing Trajan or possibly Hadrian – the letters you see in the exergue are describing the device since the long string of titles of the emperor is continued on the reverse “SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI…” etc.
There are a number of denarii of this basic type – the allegorical personification is named in the exergue while the rest of the concentric legend is a continuation of the laundry-list of titles which overran the available space on the obverse.

Okay, now having cracked a book, I can tell you with fair certainty this is a Denarius of Trajan – at least I’d be surprised if it turns out not to be. The bit in the exergue is “ARAB ADQ” marking the acquisition of Arabia in c. 106 – the reverse shows a personification of Arabia standing facing holding branch and bundle of cinnamon sticks, camel at her feet to left. This type dates to c. 113 AD.

Like this:

Trajan, 98-117 A.D. AR Denarius
18mm, 3.53g, 7h. Mint of Rome, 113 A.D.
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P. Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.
Rx: ARAB ADQ (in ex) SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI. Arabia standing left holding branch and bundle of canes, camel at feet.
RIC 245, RSC 26, SR 3118, VM 34.

Mark

1500-1700 mount Medieval spur rowel

 

1 Silbergroschen 1827 D Brandenburg-Preußen Friedrich Wilhelm III.

 

 
Georgian trade weight   1814 Russian lead bale seal

 

10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic silver unit- cooking to remove crust

Interesting strap end ?? Brief case clap ? Medieval book clasp

1485- 1509 Henry VII 'brushed hair' type hammered silver halfpenny

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Interesting Georgian widget ?

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided half penny

Rev NLV/RIC - - Moneyer Ricard of London mint

Foreign hammered silver penny

Jean 1 1297-1331

Obv +I.COMES NAMVR CI

Rev MOA NAM VRC SIS

Esterlin of John I of Namur (in modern Belgium) I found it in the "Künker Auktion 121 - The De Wit Collection of Medieval Coins" on page 494

Ohio Drew

1299-1300 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Class 9b - pot hook N

Crown 9a2

Obv + EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1839 Victoria milled silver one and half pence - Colonial use
2ndC Roman silver coin - needs cooking to remove crust

 

Georgian seal ring pipe tamper with integral bowl cleaner
15thC lead token - type 2 15thC lead token - type 2 Roman mount

Picture at the British museum

A complete copper-alloy Roman pin of probable mid first to mid second century date

 

Roman decorated stick pin

Medieval beehive thimble

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv + EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Medieval decorated buckle plate Medieval riveted strap end

1636 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthings

British, Queen's Own Dorsetshire Yeomanry

The Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry was a yeomanry regiment of the British Army founded in 1794 as the Dorsetshire Regiment of Volunteer Yeomanry Cavalry in response to the growing threat of invasion during the Napoleonic wars. It gained its first royal association in 1833 as The Princess Victoria's Regiment of Dorset Yeomanry Cavalry, and its second, in 1843, as the Queen's Own Regiment of Dorset Yeomanry Cavalry

 

Obv Queens Own D.Y

16thC Elizabethan illegal tavern lead token
Post medieval strap decoration - dog 16thC Tudor button
Georgian glass jewelry fragment Post medieval lead Italian bale seal
Post medieval lead East India company bale seal 1917 George V milled silver three pence
1914 George V milled silver six pence 1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Medieval seal matrix - fox facing right

Needs more cleaning yet

1327 Edward III hammered silver penny - Pre or post treaty

Obv + EDW ******GLIE

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI/ - York mint

Unusual lead coin weight - not checked the ref books yet
1500 -1650 buckle 15thC lead token 1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny
1653 Jeremy Erds of Manningtree Essex hammered copper trade farthing

French copper alloy Jeton 1380 AD

Obv Shield of France bearing three feur de lys

1369-77 Edward III hammered silver penny -Post treaty period - double pellet stops - York class 1 - quatrefoil with pellet at centre of reverse cross

Obv + EDWA **ANGL:F:FR

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI/ - York mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Rev OLE/ONL - Moneyer Nicole of London mint

1836 Williasm IV milled silver four pence George silver spoon hamdle with monogram ES  
16thC Tudor gilded silver ring fragment - reported as treasure to museum
1928 George V milled silver sixpence 1889 Victoria milled silver sixpence
Medieval lead boy bishop token

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross penny

Obv hENRICVS REX

Rev REN/AVD/ONL/VND/ - Moneyer Renavd of London mint

1300- 1310 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Class 10ab

Obv + EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

Georgian fob chain decoration
15thC lead token 17thC mount 15thC open topped thimble
Victorian lead toy horse Post Medieval cast copper alloy mount dating to the 16th - 17th century. The mount has an roughly piriform (drop shaped) front with projecting knops top and bottom. The mount and knops are convex with a concave back and there are thinned constrictions between the centre and knops. The knop at the top is larger, triangular with four incised lines on the front and a scalloped outer edge giving the effect of five rays; The lower one is oval with four incised lines which are more parallel and again a scalloped outer edge. On the reverse there are the stubs of two integral but broken spikes, one each at the necks where the knops join the centre.

Foreign hammered silver coin

SPAIN Castille & Leon Juan (John) I 1379-1390 Real

Crown over 'iohn'; annular legends around.

+DOMINVS MICHI ADIVTOR ED EGO, DI / SPICIAM INIMICOS MEOS

Quartered arms within quatrilobe; rosettes around, 'S' mintmark below.

+IOHANES DEI GRACIA REX CASTELL

1500- 1650 buckle Victorian Royal Eastern Yacht club

1204-5 John hammered silver short cross penny - Class 5b

Obv hENRICVS REX

Rev +WILLEM T.ON.LVN - Moneyer Willelm T of London mint

1351-61 Edward III hammered silver farthing

Obv +EDWA*****

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1665 William Ferris of Colchester Essex hammered copper trade farthing

1601 Wolf Laffer Rose Orb jetton

Obv Three crowns and 3 Lis centrifugally around central rose

Rev Imperial orb

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Rev ONC/ANT - Canterbury mint

1279 - 84 Irish Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS HYB

Rev CIV/TAS/WATE/RFOR - Waterford mint

1645 Charles 1st hammered silver shilling (12 pence)- Eye mint mark

Medieval hammered silver long cross penny

Quatrefoil with pellet at centre of reverse cross - York mint

 
Post medieval spur rowel ?? Roman harness loop junction - 2 rivet fixing
WWI Royal Artillery cap badge Georgian silver button with glass stone
5thC Roman silver coin fragment 16th C Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny

17thC seal matrix - heart and arrows inscription

1526- 44 Henry VIII hammered silver halfpenny - 2nd coinage rev cross fourchee - Type 3 single arched crown

Obv hxDxGxROSAxSIExSPIA

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

 

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross farthing

Rev N.CA - Canterbury mint

Charles 1st Royal farthing - Harp Type 3 Maltravers 'rounds' 1634- 36, woolpack mint mark

obv CAROLUS D G MAG BRIT

Rev FRAN ET HIB REX

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv + ED****** hYB

Rev **EME*** - Durham mint

18thC toy cannon

1422-27 Henry VI First reign hammered silver penny

Annulets by neck, annulets in centre of pellets in 2 qtrs

Rev VILLA/CAL/ISIE - Calais mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided penny- Class 5b

Rev GIL/BER/TON/C(AN - - Moneyer Gilbert of Canterbury mint

1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny -Cross Crosslet mint mark

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

1.41g,15.1mm

16thC Tudor clothing fastener 19thC livery button 1679 Charles II milled silver three pence

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

1.32g,13.23mm

1840 Victoria milled silver three pence 1922 George V milled silver shilling
1351-1412 British Ryal - King with sword and shield standing in a ship type coin weight 17thC Andrew Gurney of Hull crotal bell

Medieval book clasp 1819 George III milled silver sixpence
1856 Victoria milled silver shilling (12 pence) 1696 William III milled silver shilling
WWI - Army officers rank pip WWI Royal Artillery cap badge

Interesting gilded silver mount fragment - reported as possible treasure to museum

Initial musuem ID as late medieval

1605-6 James 1st hammered silver shilling - Rose mint mark

5.65g,29.83mm

What a stunning find - soaking to remove the soil - each raised section is 4mm deep

Not an obvious fixing for a brooch, more like a mount. Nothing so far in my reference books, at a guess Early medieval in date

36.6mm high, 7.16mm thick, 16.17g

Initial ID from the museum is early medieval also.

Interesting coin dug in pasture land so one face exposed to oxygen- one face has horn silver crust that needs 'cooking' to remove crust

1493- 1498 Henry VII hammered silver groat- Two arches unjewelled - Type 3b I.m pansy, new bust

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - Satire stops - London mint

Cooked by Dan

Medieval hammered silver long cross penny 1590-1592 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - hand mint mark

1279-80 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny - Reversed barred N - Class 2b

Obv ** R ANGL' DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Georgian watch winder - advertising H.Samuel Manchester
18thC clog fastener WWII Army lapel badge

1485 -1509 Henry VII hammered silver sovereign penny - DR by shield

Throne has one pillar

Bishop Fox - Durham mint

20thC signet ring - 9 carat gold giled silver ring

18.17mm,1.27g

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1335 -1343 Edward III hammered silver long cross penny - Florin issue

Obv EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/DVN/ELMI - Durham mint

1838 Victoria milled silver three pence

1485 Henry VII hammered silver sovereign penny - Keys by shield - Archbishop Rotherham - pillars to throne

York mint

Medieval hammered silver long cross penny

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided farthing

Rev RIO - Moneyer Henri

1639-40 Charles 1st hammered silver hammered silver half groat- triangle mint mark

1299-1300 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny - Pot hook N - Class 9b

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

 

Medieval hammered silver long cross penny

Obv ***hYB

16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny
1569-71 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny -Castle mint mark 1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny- Cross crosslet mint mark
1640-1 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat - star mint mark 1594-6 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny- Woolpack mint mark
1859 Victoria milled silver three pence

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny -

Obv EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

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

Monster sized cow bell- Aldbourne foundary

1760-1780
1792-1799

Robert Well I
Robert Wells II

1575 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Ermine mint mark 1620-1 James 1st hammered silver half groat- Rose mint mark

Monster rare find - 1554-8 Phlip and Mary hammered silver penny -Lis mint mark

 

1636 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthings

 

Medieval gilded hanress pendant

17thC John King, grocer of Colchster Essex hammered copper trade farthing

Ref Norweb 1185

1500-1650 buckle 1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jeton
1500-1660 mount 16thC Continental jetton

1st to 2nd C Roman silver coin sent for ID - needs a good cook to remove crust

 

 

Victorian Royal Artillery button 1500-1650 buckle 1636 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthings
1500-1700 mount 15thC lead token - type 2 17thC hammered copper trade farthing
Medieval hammered silver long cross penny 17thC hammered copper trade farthing

Medieval to Post-Medieval barrel tap and spigot (c. AD 1400 – c. AD 1550).

17thC lead trade weight

Sword of St Paul mark

36mm,3.8oz

16thC Tudor button RN Cap't / Commander - 1901
1500-1700 mount 16thC Tudor seal spoon handle 1696 William III milled silver shilling
Post medieval Polish lead bale seal

Air training corp buttons

1941 the Air Training Corps (ATC) was officially established

19thC printing press block - V Georgian cuff link Post medieval lead mount
18thC crotal bell 1600-1650 buckle Georgian silver spoon handle
15thC bronze thimble Georgian silver faced button

1900 Victoria milled silver half sovereign

19mm, 20.15g

Medieval hammered silver long cross half penny - Quatrefoil with pellet in centre of cross - York mint 16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
Medieval lead token 17thC lead token
15thC lead token 20thC corporation button 1818 George III milled silver shilling forgery

Medieval seal matrix - Madonna and child impression

Detail is cleaning up nicely

1569 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - Coronet mint mark 17thC William III milled silver shilling
Rare find - 1685 James II milled silver shilling

1465-76 Edward IV hammererd silver long cross penny -T and key by neck - Class XXIiv (York)

Bishop George Neville - Quatrefoil at centre of reverse cross

Obv EDW***********

 

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing

Rev VND - London mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing

Rev RIO - Moneyer Henri

1413-22 Henry V hammered silver half penny - Type 2, pellet and broken annulet by crown - satire stops in reverse legend

Obv + HENRIC REX ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

 

1300-1310 Edward 1st hammered silver half penny -type 28 - New issue inner circles both sides

Obv + EDWARDVS REX A

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

1639-40 Charles 1st hammered silver hammered silver half groat- triangle mint mark 1817 George III milled silver sixpence
17thC button Georgian watch winder 2 - 16thC Tudor buttons

19thC advertising token

Malborough & Waterloo House, Harwich Essex.

Tea, Coffee,Peter,Nutmeg.Ginger,Clover, Mustard,Coco,Tapioca.

Raw & Loaf Sugars

The Trade supplied

Wholesale Prices for Cash Only

15thC lead token Medieval buckle
RN Capt / Commander - 1812 15thC lead token - type 2 Post medieval Russian lead bale seal

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross farthing

Obv hYB+ED***

Rev /DON - London mint

Medieval hammered silver coin fragment
Medieval hammered silver long cross coin fragment

Medieval hammered silver long cross coin fragment

Rev CA- Newcastle mint

1560-1 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Corss Crosslet mint mark

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Rev EN/AVD - Moneyer Renavd

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny 1638 Charles 1st hammered silver rose farthing
19thC Victoria milled silver sixpence Medieval lead trade weight Georgian buckle

1300-1310 Edward 1st hammered silver half penny -type 28 - New issue inner circles both sides

Obv + EDWARDVS REX A

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

19thC livery button French Infantry Button
3rd Line Regiment
Circa 1803-1814
Medieval hammered silver long cross penny 1817 George III milled silver sixpence

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jetton Medieval buckle
17thC Thomas Reynolds bays maker of Colchester hammered copper farthing - undated type 1819 George III milled silver shilling
Victorian half ounce trade weight Medieval hammered silver long cross penny fragment

Doge Michele Steno (1400-1413).


Obv: MICHAEL STEN' DVX (Michele Steno, Doge). Doge standing left, holding standard.


Rev: S MARCVS VENETI (Saint Mark of Venice). Winged and nimbate lion of Saint Mark facing.

Doge standing left, holding banner, * / m in right field

1279 Edward III hammered silver long cross penny fragment

Obv AR ANGL D***

Rev LON/DON - London mint

1422-27 Henry VI hammered silver long cross penny - Rose at centre of reverse cross - York mint - Mullet by left of crown

Obv ****ANGLIE

16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

1300-1310 Edward 1st hammered silver half penny -type 28 - New issue inner circles both sides

Obv + EDWARDVS REX A

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

1582-1600 Elizabeth 1sr hammered silver halfpenny - No mint mark type

4thC Roman bronze coin - interesting obverse - sent for ID

Chris, This piece is mighty scant of legend, but I can make a few reasonably safe assumptions about it.
1st, your photo of the reverse is upside-down. That “arch” is the doorless gateway in a so-called “campgate” centenionalis.
That the portrait is facing left allows me to at least guess at the date – mid-late 320’s - there having been a particular time-period during which all the Caesars’ campgate coins’ portraits were shown left-facing as opposed to those of the Augusti whose portraits faced to the right.

It could be Crispus, Constantine II or Constantius II – (and possibly Constans?) at any rate, it’s one of the sons of Constantine I – here’s a typical Crispus from that time:
41 Crispus, Caesar, 317-326 A.D.  Æ 3 Follis, 325-6 A.D.    Mint of Antioch  19mm, 2.43gm, axis: 10:00  Obv: FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES. Laureate draped and cuirassed bust left.  Rx: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS. Campgate of 6 tiers, no door, 2 turrets, star above; in ex: SMANTZ.  RIC VII 64, LRBC 1335, Cf. SR 3924, VM 19.
http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album485/41_Crispus_PRC_ANT_b?full=1

a Constantine II, Caesar
39 Constantine II, Caesar,317-337 A.D.   AR/Æ 3 Follis, 324-5 A.D.    Mint of Cyzicus  17mm, 2.39gm, axis: 6:00  Obv: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C. Laureate draped and cuirassed bust left.  Rx: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS. Campgate of 6 tiers, no door, 2 turrets, star above; in ex: SMK[A].  RIC VII 26, LRBC 1163, Cf. SR 3948, VM 38.
http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album485/39_Constantine_II_PRC_CYZ?full=1

and Constantius II, Caesar:
42- Constantius II, Caesar, 324-337 A.D.  Æ 3 Follis, 325-6 A.D.    Mint of Antioch  19mm, 3.48gm, axis: 11:00  Obv: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES. Laureate draped and cuirassed bust left.  Rx: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS. Campgate of 11 tiers, no door, 2 turrets, star above; in ex: SMANTH.  RIC VII 66, LRBC 1339, Cf. SR 3984, VM 38.
http://www.stoa.org/gallery/album485/42_Constantius_II_PRC_ANT?full=1

I think you can see how similar they are, also that aside from a few letters in the area off-flan on your specimen, their legends are essentially very much the same as well.
I’d have to check, but Constans may be similarly portrayed – or may not. He was not created Caesar until 333 and the campgate types had been superceeded by the two soldiers and standard(s) Gloria Exercitus centenionales in 330, so probably not.

The most commonly seen ruler (although not, evidently, at the time I was photographing – I’m sure I have better specimens now, but they are awaiting their eventual turn on my website) is Constantine II, Caesar, but Constantius II, Caesar is right up there in numbers as well.

Mark

 

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