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Coin from same hoard

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

   
1stC Roman Dolphine type fibula brooch

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR ANGLE DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1stC AD Colchester type Roman fibula brooch fragment

 

1553-4 Queen Mary hammered silver groat (4 pence)

Great early railway button - 1846 London and Brighton and south coast railway button

London, Brighton and South Coast Railway
The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway was a railway company in the United Kingdom from 1846 to 1922. Its territory formed a rough triangle, with London at its apex, practically the whole coastline of Sussex as its base, and a large part of Surrey. It was bounded on its western side by the London and South Western Railway, which provided an alternative route to Portsmouth.

 

Georgian shoe buckle 19thC gilded buckle RN Petty Officer - 1891 15thC lead token type 2

18thC bayonet frog

The term 'frog' was certainly used by Daniel defoe in his book "Robinson Crusoe". The book was first published in 1719 which definitely makes it an early 18th century word and possibly means it goes back to the 17th century.

A 'frog' was a device that was used to attach a 'sword', 'bayonet', or 'hatchet' to a leather belt.

Medieval cruifix
17thC lead token 15thC lead token 15thC lead token Victorian gold bezel
1279 Edward 1st hammered silver cut half penny 1884 Victoria milled silver shilling (12 pence)
1841 Victoria milled silver shilling (12 pence) 1stC AD Colchester type Roman fibula brooch fragment
1634 Cahrles 1st hammered copper rose farthing Medieval mount with fleur de lis
Edwardian button 18thC Royal Artillery button Medieval lead token

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

Throne has one pillar

Bishop Fox - Durham mint

Medieval hammered silver long cross penny
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat 1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing

These are very rare to find and our best ever debased 1544-7 Henry VIII hammered silver groat - bust 2 - 3rd issue

Mint mark Lis - CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR -Canterbury mint

Toward the end of Henry VIII's reign, the silver was progressively debased from 9oz.2dwt. (.758) in 1544, through 6oz.2dwt (.508) in 1545, to 4oz.2dwt. (.342) in 1546. At this last standard, the blanched silver surface of the coins soon wore away to reveal the copper alloy beneath which earned for Henry the nickname 'Old Coppernose'.

1558-1560 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver groat

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

850 BC Bronze Age socketed axe head

1696 William III milled silver sixpence - love token 16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence

Scotland Alexander 1249-1286 hammered silver penny Class 4

obv - ALEXANDER DEI GRA

Rev -REX SCOTORUM - King of Scotland

1158 -1189 AD Henry II hammered silver farthing ' Tealby' cross and crosslet type

n 1158 a monetary reform was introduced in England which was of sufficient importance for the contemporary chroniclers to record that 'a new money was made, which was the sole currency of the kingdom.' This coinage is notorious for its ugly appearance, bad craftsmanship and careless execution. It continued till 1180, and is named after a large hoard which was found at Tealby, Lincolnshire, in 1807

1302-07 Edward 1st copper jetton Class X

Ob Bust accosted by stars:border 'x'and stars

Rev Long cross patonce, star in each angle, border crown in each segment

Ref Mitch1ner 97

1727-60 George II two guinea gold coin weight

Obv Crown 2 guinea

10-40 AD Cunobelin Celtic silver unit

1590-2 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - hand mint mark 1558-60 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Lis crossmint mark

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 motiff above, cogwheel sun below

Sent to PAS for recording

12.64mm,1.27g

 

This isn't the Tring Wheel type, it's a Fern Leaf quarter, DK 442, ABC 2362; they're a little rarer than the Tring Wheels, this is the fifth recorded example.

If you'd like to send a findspot (parish only) I'll do a CCI card for it,  PAS have given up using Index numbers and are just giving their own unique reference code.

All the best

John

18thC Indian debased gold Fanim pendant

 

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

Georgian bell trade weight

1485-1509 Henry VII hammered silver sovereign penny - Bishop Fox

RD by shield

1930 George V milled silver sixpence 1639-40 Charles 1st hammered silver sixpence - Triangle mint mark
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing Georgian watch winder Medieval mount
Huge Victorian silver pendant

1377-1399 Richard II hammered silver half penny

Obv + RICARD REX : ANGL'

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

1667 Thomas Carter of Colchester of Essex hammered copper trade farthing Large 18thC George 1st lead medallion
Caly pipe bowls Georgian button Interesting copper mount - 'In memory of my dear sister'

Early medieval gilded harness pendant

1601- 4 James VI of Scotland hammered silver Eighth Thistle Merk ( 20 pence)

Obv IACOBUS 6 D.G.R.SCOTORUM - James VI by the grace of god king of the Scots

Rev REGEM IOVA PROTEGIT 1602 - Jehovah protects the King

1461-1470 Irish Edward IV hammered silver penny - rose at centre of reverse cross

Rev DVR - local Durham mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWR ANGL *****

Rev CIVI/TAS/**/TOR - Canterbury mint

Victorian Royal Engineers button 19thC Coast guard button
2ndC Roman fibular brooch

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWR ***** DND hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

 
Georgian button  

1282-89 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - pellet before E - Class 4d

Obv +.EDWR ANGL *****

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided longcross half penny 1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Roman silver hoard coin addendum No45 - reported to museum and sent for ID

2.56g,17.03mm

Commodus. Son of Marcus Aurelius, his sole reign marked the end of the era of “The Good Emperors”. He slowly went crazy, and by the end of his reign/life had convinced himself he was the reincarnation of Hercules and was regularly fighting wild beasts in the arena. This was not considered correct or appropriate behavior for an emperor, to say the least – plus he was an all-around shit to everyone, highly paranoid, and tended to have any foe, real or imagined, executed. He was portrayed, extremely inaccurately from an historical standpoint, as the main antagonist in the movie “Gladiator”. They made him evil enough, but nowhere nearly so bat-poo unhinged as he was in real life.
It’s a very interesting reverse – a far more ambitious composition than one typically sees on a denarius – platform scenes are far more usually seen on sestertii.

Commodus, sole reign, 180-192 A.D. AR denarius issued 186 A.D.
Obv: M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT laureate head of Commodus right
Rx: FID EXERC (in exergue) P M TR P XI IMP VII COS V P P Commodus standing left on platform haranging three soldiers standing right before him; each holds a legionary eagle and shield.
RIC III 130; RSC 143; SRCV 5639
his reign came just before the beginning of the Severan dynastic era, so it’s in the right general time-frame for the hoard, so far.

 

Mark

1279 Edward hammered silver farthing - New issue with inner circle both sides - Type 28

Obv +EDWARDVS REX

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing

Rev /hEN/ - Moneyer Henri

1526-44 Henry VIII hammered silver halfpenny - 'narrow' hair - long cross fourchee - 2nd coinage

Obv + hxDxGxROSAxSIExSPIA'

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Not sure of this coin yet- satire stops both sides, not in my books

1509-47 Henry VIII hammered silver penny - long cross fourchee -

Obv +REX+

Rev N+/+NM ?

1427-1430 Henry VI hammered silver penny - Rosette Mascle

Quatrefoil with pellet in reverse cross - satires by crown

Obv hENRICVS REX ANGLIE

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

16thC Venetian silver soldino

Obverse: [Doge’s Name] DVX; Doge standing left, holding banner; mint control marks in right field
Reverse: S MARCVS VENETI; Winged lion of St Mark, holding book of gospels

Taco'd 1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross penny

Obv hENRICVS REX III

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross penny - Mint mark Cross Moline

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/DVR/EME - Durham mint

Roman republican silver coin - needs cooking to remove crust

Roman silver hoard coin addendum No46 - reported to museum and sent for ID

2.79g,18.68mm

Continuing with the theme of less-than-pleasant emperors:
This is Caracalla – son of Septimius Severus - also a feared, as well as probably deranged character. He was somewhat successful in terms of military conquests, but more typically by means of subterfuge, like inviting the opposing king and generals to a treaty parlay and killing them all as he did with the Parthians. He also introduced the debased silver double-denarius denomination we call “antoninianus”, a 2-denarius coin with 1.5 denarii worth of silver in it, setting the stage for the massive debasements of the later 3rd century.

Caracalla (198-217 AD), as co-emperor with Septimius Severus, 198-209 AD. AR denarius, issued 207 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG laureate head of Commodus right.

Rx: PONTIF TR P X COS II securitas enthroned right, at her ease in seat with cornucopiae as arms; head propped on right hand, holding scepter with left; small altar before her.
RIC IV 92; RSC 434; SRCV 6863

Mark

15thC trade weight - London marks Edwardian clasp 1500-1700 mount

C600 -775 Saxon silver sceat hoard addendum coin 11 - reported as hoard to museum

1.08g,12.45mm

 

Medeival strap end

1296-1318 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv + EDW *** hYB

Rev VILL/ABE/REW/VICL -Berwick Upon Tweed mint

1604-5 James 1st hammered silver half penny - Lis mint mark 1558-1603 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half penny - no mint mark type

15thC Venetian silver soldino

Obverse: [Doge’s Name] DVX; Doge standing left, holding banner; mint control marks in right field
Reverse: S MARCVS VENETI; Winged lion of St Mark, holding book of gospels

1300-10 Edward II hammered silver farthing- new issue with inner circles both sides - oval flan - Type 28d - unbarred A

Obv +EDWARDVS REX A

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev VILL/ABRI/ISTO/LLIE- Bristol mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

Georgian silver button 20thC enamelled badge

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

Obv +EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

1377 Richard II hammered silver half penny

OBV +RIC REX x ANGL

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

   

 

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