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Georgian trade weight Medieval lead gaming token

Mint condition 1500-1550 'Normal orb' German jetton with crown initial mark

Annonymous issue

Pond silt find

1582 - 1583 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny Medieval heraldic mount - pracing Lion facing left
1641-3 Charles 1st hammered silver penny - mintmark 2 dots 1834 William IV milled silver one and half pence

Georgian clay pipe

Post medieval key

Georgian lead trade weight - Crown G cipher

Medieval harness pendant - red enamel and gilding

 
18thC Royal navy button   Post medieval lead bale seal
Post medieval lead bale seal

1340 AD French Jetton

Crown introduced in 1340 by Philip VI (1328-50)

Royal Crown annulets across body of crown

Obv AVE MARIA GRACIA

Rev A-V-E-M

Rev Triple banded straight cross fleuretty

Ref Mitchiner 663 (close to)

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross farthing

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv + EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Medieval hammered silver penny

Quatrefoil with pellet at centre of reverse cross - York mint (Archiepiscopal issues)

20thC Calais badge

WWI 156th Infantry Battalion Cap Badge CEF

The Battalion was raised in Leeds and Grenville Counties of Ontario, with mobilization headquarters at Brockville under the authority of G.O. 151, December 22, 1915. The Battalion embarked Halifax, Nova Scotia aboard the S.S. Northland on October 18, 1916, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel T.C.D. Bedeil with a strength of 28 officers and 778 other ranks, arriving on the 28th. Once in England, the Battalion was broken up and absorbed into the 2nd, 21st and 38th Infantry Battalions, the P.O.C.O.I. and the 6th Reserve Battalion. It was disbanded on September 15, 1920.

1926 George V milled silver sixpence
Medieval hammered silver half penny

1355/6 Edward III hammered silver half groat - Crown mint mark

Obv EDWARDVSo REX *** ACI

Rev CIVI/***/LON/DON - London mint

1641 -3 Charles 1st hammered silver shilling - triangle in circle mint mark

Eastern Railways button Georgian monogrammed button 15thC lead token Georgian button
Georgian seal matrix
17thC livery button 17thC lead token 1926 George V milled silver sixpence
Unknown copper widget ??
1945 George VI milled silver sixpence 1931 George V milled silver sixpence
Georgian trade weight 15thC lead token 1920 George V milled silver half crown (30 pence)
1817 George III milled silver sixpence 1798 copper Condor token

THE 44th REGIMENT OF FOOT. / AFTER 1881 :- 1st Battalion The Essex Regiment

O/R's - 1782-1820

1900 Geberic merchant navy button 1937 George V milled silver shilling
1696 William III milled silver half crown (30 pence) 1921 George V milled silver half crown (30 pence)

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv + EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1606-7 Jems 1st hammered silver half groat - Escallop mint mark

1422-1430 Henry VI hammered silver half groat - Annulet issue - extra annulets in two opposing quadrants on reverse

Obv hENRI****xGRA **ANGL'Z F

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DONx - London mint

Outer POSVI/DEVM/DVTO/RExMEx

Georgian fob chain glass mount Georgian glass mount Medieval hammered silver long cross penny

Saxon hammered silver penny fragment - sent for ID

King Offa - 780 - 792 King of Mercia hammered silver

This is a coin of the Canterbury moneyer Ethelnoth in Offa's light coinage. Derek Chick's book The Coinage of Offa and his Contemporaries records three coins of this type (Chick type 232, Nirth 321), and this is the first new find of the type in EMC since the book was published.

EMC 2019.0291

Medieval pin head Unknown silver widget - initialed W

1216 Henry III hammered silver shortcross penny

Obv HENRICVS REX

Rev ** RAVF ON ** - Moneyer Ravf

Order of the Eastern star

1909 Silver 'Star in East'pendant

Birmingham mint -Sterling silver date letter K

Marker V&S

Vaughton & Sons

General Grand Chapter logo. The Order of the Eastern Star is a Masonic appendant body open to both men and women. It was established in 1850 by lawyer and educator Rob Morris, a noted Freemason. The order is based on teachings from the Bible, but is open to people of all religious beliefs.

10th/11thC Late Saxon stirrup mount - Class A type 1

Georgian lead tobacco jar lid handle 15thC lead token 19thC customs button 15thC lead token
Bronze age axe head fragment 17thC clothing fastener Georgian watch winder

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

 

16thC gilded silver clothing fastener - reported as treasure to museum

 

1377-1399 Richard II milled silver half penny

Obv +RICARD REX ****

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON- London mint

16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
1937 George V milled silver shilling 1843 Victoria milled silver sixpence
1697 William III milled silver sixpence - Bristol mint 1855 Victroai milled silver sixpence
Medieval bar mount 1644 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat -Mullet mint mark Oxford

Interesting bright yellow hinged bezel with blue and yellow stones/enamel

Sent off to museum for their views

0.76g, 17.5mm H

850BC Bronze Age socketed axe fragment

Medieval hammered silver long cross farthing

1501-1521 Leonardo Lauredan, Doge

Rev: LAVS TIBI SOLI (Thee Alone be Praised). Haloed figure of Christ holding a cross.

Obv: LE LAV DVX S M V (Leonardo Lauredan, Doge. St Mark of Venice.) Doge kneeling before Saint Mark.

1898 Victoria milled silver shillinbg (12 pence) Early medieval harness pendant- gilded circule design
 
WWI Royal Artillery badge Georgian buckle  

The very First time in my 16 years of running this club Cal Mark has found the only Tin coin in remarkable condition I have ever seen.

He dug the William Mary farthing and also the half penny in pastureland where no oxygen had got to it. You can clearly see the copper plug in the middle of the coin.

William & Mary (1688-94), Tin Farthing, 1690, copper plug at centre, second conjoined laureate and draped busts right, rev Britannia seated on globe with spear, shield and spray of leaves,…

Cal Dave

 

 

 

1stC BC Celtic gold neck torc - reported as treasure to museum

Great link on Celtic gold torcs with pictures

33.72g

Cambridgeshire Gold torc

Cambridgeshire Gold torc - clasp shape

Found in Cambridgeshire, the torc, dating from 1100 to 1300 BC, is one of the largest and most spectacular to be found, experts said.

Torcs were normally worn around the neck as fashionable jewellery in England and Ireland. But this one, weighing 732g, is too large to fit a person's waist.

It may have been designed to be worn over thick winter clothing, as a sash, or by a prized animal in the course of a sacrifice.

 

1859 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

3.97g, 19.3mm

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

Obv + EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

WWII Royal airforce button Georgian button
15thC lead token 17thC lead token

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

Obv + EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

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

Possible Maldon wheel - reported to museum and CCI

1.33g,11.61mm

Mint 1498-9 Henry VII hammered silver half groat - Tun mint mark - double arched crown

Obv HENRIC ***ANGLI Z FR

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1681 Dutch Zeelandia milled silver coin - Stuiver 1790   German  1  SCHILLING   COURANT milled silver coin
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny 1942 George VI milled silver sixpence
1917 George V milled silver sixpence    
1936 George V milled silver sixpence 1841 Victoria milled silver sixpence
Medieval barrel tap 18thC Denmark skilling billion silver coin
Goergian trade weight 1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross farthing
1867 Spainish - Isabel II Centimos copper coin

c1490-1500 the 'ship-penny'jettons

Obv Profile of a sailing ship

VOLGVE LA GALI DE OD BLA

Rev Four fleur de lis in a lozenge

Ref Mitchiner 1142

One of a kind Offa Rex penny

757-796 AD Offa Saxon silver penny
Serpent type

1.12g, 15.5mm

Moneyer CIOLHARD - London or Canterbury mint


Ref North page 89 -317


No coin exists with this Obverse



The reverse is Chick type 18 (North 317), known from twelve coins listed in Derek Chick's book The Coinage of Offa and his Contemporaries and two further coins in EMC. The obverse type is new.
Best,
Martin

Many thanks. I have recorded this as EMC 2019.0309.

An important find.

Best regards,

Martin

 

1843 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1869 Victoria milled silver shilling
1837 William IV milled silver four pence 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1836 William IV milled silver four pence

1562 AD Hans Krauwinckel I Master German Lion of St Mark Jetton

Lion of St Mark standing left with both wings shown. Book of the Gospels between fore- paws.Halo, rising into the margin, is surrounded by a star:

Obv *S*MARCVS * EVANGELLIST*GOTT***

Rev Imperial Orb surrounded by cross patty witin an ornate tressure *HANNS * KRVRENBER

2ndC Roman fibular brooch 17thC lead token 15thC open topped thimble
1500-1650 buckle 17thC Charles 1st trade weight - Crown C cipher  
19thC livery button 19thC livery button Georgian mount 1830 London guildhall trade weight
1475 Dutch -Karel de Stoute -silver DOUBLE STUIVER 1819 Mexico Ferdinand VII milled 2 reales silver coin
1816 George III milled silver sixpence 1500-1650 buckle WWII Royal Army mediecal corp
1835 Russian lead bale seal

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv ***DWR ANGL DNS **

Rev VIL/***/CAS/TRI - Newcastle mint

1816 George III milled silver sixpence - forgery 1932 George V milled silver forgery
1940 Geoeg V milled silver sixpence 16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
Georgian watch winder Georgian trade weight Post medieval Dutch lead bale seal
Post medieval mount Medieval mount 18thC Royal Navy button WWII New Zealand Forces button

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
1845 Victoria milled silver four pence 1817 George III milled silver sixpence
1835 William IV milled silver shilling (12 pence) 16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

1817 George III milled gold full sovereign

8.02g,22.17mm

 

1806 George III milled gold third guinea

2.58g,17,8mm

18thC monogrammed silver button - B

1501-1521 Leonardo Lauredan, Doge

Rev: LAVS TIBI SOLI (Thee Alone be Praised). Haloed figure of Christ holding a cross.

Obv: LE LAV DVX S M V (Leonardo Lauredan, Doge. St Mark of Venice.) Doge kneeling before Saint Mark.

1369-1377 Edward III hammered silver penny - Post Treaty - Satire stops

Obv FR+ ED***

Rev CIVI/

Medieval Edward hammered silver penny

Obv ARD*****

Rev AS/EB- Bristol mint

15thC lead token 15thC lead token 15thC lead token Georgian button
1842 Victoria milled silver four pence

1422-27 Henry VI First reign hammered silver half penny. A.2., roundabout mint mark

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

Obv +hENRIC REX ANGL

Rev VILLA/CAL/ISIE - Calais mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv - ***ANGL D***

Rev N/CIVI/ - London mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv YB+EDW ***

Rev N/TOR/ - Canterbury mint

2nd C Roman fibular brooch 2nd C Roman fibular brooch
18thC toy cannon 15thC lead token 17thC lead token
1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jetton Post medieval Russian lead bale seal

8000 BC flint spear head

1896 Russian lead bale seal Medieval hammered silver half penny

1842 Victoria milled gold half sovereign

3.99g,19.30mm

1352-1353 Edward III hammered silver penny - pre treaty - quatrefoil with pellet at centre of reverse cross,

Obv EDWARDVS REX ANGL.F

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI- York mint

1894 Victoria milled silver shilling (12 pence)
17thC lead token 19thC Livery button 16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

1931 Birmingham mint sterling silver pendant

William Adams Ltd

20thC football league badge 19thC Livery button

 

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

 

T. Hollington Spitalfields market 1 shilling token

Tokens from Spitalfields Market

Bounded by Commercial Street to the East, Lamb Street to the North and Brushfield Street to the South, this wholesale market was the largest in the borough. Granted a charter by Charles II in 1682, it was largely rebuilt by Robert Horner in the 1890's. He sold the lease to the City of London Corporation in 1920 and they extended it considerably. The market moved to a new site outside Tower Hamlets in 1991 and most of the 20th century buildings have now been demolished. The Horner building survives and is the venue for a very busy Sunday market. The market dealt in vegetables, fruit and flowers. Over the years thousands of traders must have operated from Spitalfields and there are many tokens recorded. Denominations range from 2d to £5 in a variety of metals and shapes. Almost all of these tokens were made in London, primarily by the firm of R Neal and its successors.

Victorian silver clasp 1913 Edward V milled silver florin (24 pence)
1933 Edward V milled silver sixpence 1945 Edward VI milled silver sixpence
1880 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1941 Edward VI milled silver sixpence

Georgian clay pipes found in pond silt

 

Georgian clay pipe found in pond silt

19thC livery button   1740 George II milled silver three pence
1590 - 1592 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat-hand mint mark

Unknown 1st regiment/militia button

1 S

Unknown Essex regiment/militia button

S Crown B - Essex

1561 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
1422- 61 Bronze uniface Crowned Three lis in shield French Ecu gold coin weight Letters by the shield indicate French not English version. Unknown GR button

Royal Engineers

Officer & O/R's - 1937-1952

Georgian 'Ball end' riding spur
Medieval buckle plate Medieval hammered silver long cross penny - quadrefoil with pellet at centre of reverse cross - York mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv + EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

UNITED KINGDOM
MN - G & J Burns Ltd.
In use 1842 - 1922
18thC crotal bell - hammerer foundry mark
19thC livery button 19thC livery button 1697 William III milled silver shilling - Coventry mint

Fixed 1180 Henry II hammered silver short cross penny - Class 1b

Obv hENRICVS REX

Rev + WILLELM ON EV* - Moneyer Willelm of York mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv + EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Early medieval key

15thC lead token 15thC lead token Early medieval buckle
1885 Victoria milled silver three pence 1922 George V milled silver sixpence

Monogrammed button

WBC

1500-1700 mount Georgian watch winder 17thC lead token
Georgian fob seal with glass stone 1913 Geoge V milled silver sixpence

1205/5 King John hammered silver short cross penny - Class 5b

Obv hENRICVS REX

Rev WILLELM L.ON.LV - Moneyer Willelm L of London mint

Young farmers Club Essex

11,000 BC flint scraper

 
Interesting propelling pencil  

Big Roman with partial legend sent for ID

I’m afraid I’m not going to be able to give you a really specific ID here – I’m afraid the fragments of obverse legend are of the wrong parts of said legend and the name of emperor is gone. The portrait is similarly roached, but on the basis of what is visible I’d say chances are pretty good this is either Trajan or Hadrian. The reverse type (rotate the reverse image about 30º counter-clockwise so the “S” in the field comes upright) is almost certainly Pietas. That both-arms-raised pose is just about exclusive to representations of Pietas. What we’re not seeing is that she’s probably sprinkling incense over a small lit altar.

Another possibility for the personification on the reverse might be Annona, as on this as of Hadrian:

http://old.stoa.org/gallery/album92/ML08_Hadrian_Annona_as?full=1


And now that I look at the photos side-by-side, I am seeing a rudder in the figure’s left hand on your coin. In fact, this is so similar that I’d say chances are pretty good this is the as-sized version of your sestertius – it wasn’t unusual for the same reverse to appear on nearly all the denominations at the same time in that era – so you should probably think of the figure on yours as Annona, even despite the absence of the modius of grain-ears on yours.

However, I guess I don’t need to tell you this is more and more typical of farm-field finds. Pesticides and fertilizers plus several years harrowing does a terrible number on the Æs – nibbling the edges and chipping off the stable patina.
Mark

1.99g, 1.93g,3.94g,7.86g 15.76g

Fantastic relic found - I managed to open the clasp on the pot and was staggered to find a full set of marked 1802 George III brass nesting cups

Maker is SG - Continental hinged lid type - Bullion weight

The 5 smaller bronze weights are open cups and contained in the largest weight which has a bronze lid.

It appears that the total weight of all 6 weights together is about 121gms - 1, 2, are marked inside two of the bigger weights

Two weights are hallmarked SG

 

17thC Charles II silver button - reported as treasure 1752 Holandia milled copper coin
1871 Victoria milled silver sixpence Georgian lead tobacco jar lid handle

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR R ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/SON - London mint

1603 James 1st hammered silver half groat
   

 

 

 

Victorian W.Ford Borough Market, Percival St

10 shillings token

19thC livery button 17thC lead token
Victorian suff link Georgian silver thimble 1820 George III milled silver shilling
 
17thC lead token  

THE 33RD REGIMENT OF FOOT. / After 1881 :- 1st Battalion The Duke Of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment

O/R's & Officer - 1782-1840

Unusual lead cyclinder with marking on each end ? Gaming piece ?
1836 William IV milled silver four pence 1937 George VI milled silver sixpence

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWA *** GL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

17thC seal matrix

Beauty Georgian fob seal matrix - sailing ship facing right

1694 William and Mary milled silver four pence 1817 Georgian milled silver shilling
1816 Georgian milled silver sixpence

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/SON - London mint

Medieval hammered silver penny - quadrefoil with pellet at centre of reverse cross - York mint 18thC Apothecary weight
1696 William III milled silver sixpence 1880 Victoria milled silver sixpence
Georgian buckle 1500-1700 buckle 19thC buckle 15thC lead token
15thC lead token 17thC lead token 18thC crotal bell Georgian key
Medieval French jetton 1500-1700 mount
17thC sword hanger 1922 George VI milled silver sixpence

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny -Class 1c

Obv +EDW REX ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/SON - London mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TASCAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1945 George VI milled silver florin 924 pence) Victorian finial 19thC livery button

16thC silver ring - reported as treasure to museum - Greek Cross like on Elizabeth 1st hammered silver coins

'ICET'

1625 Charles 1st hammered silver one pence 17thC Henry Lamb of Colchester Essex hammered copper trade farthing
1920 Canadain milled silver 5 cents 1885 Victoria milled silver three pence
17thC William III milled silver sixpence - love token 17thC William III milled silver sixpence - love token
1560 - 1561 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny - Cross Crosslet mint mark 1820 George III milled silver shilling
1866 Victoria milled silver three pence 1841 Victoria milled silver six pence

Fantastic huge 17thC toy petronel working match lock pistol

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1640


The toy is based on the match-lock 'petronels' of the 16th and 17th Centuries

 

17thC double sided fob seal matrix - Commonwealth 'Roundhead' bust 1916 French milled silver coin -50 centimes

Large 18thC toy cannon

Roman silver hoard addendum coin reported to museum

Send for ID

18thC toy cannon Georgian pastry jigger wheel

British Colonial:1822 West Indies George IV milled silver -1/16th dollar

Obverse

Coat of arms on ornate shield

Lettering: GEORGIVS IV D:G: BRITANNIARUM REX F:D:

Translation: George by the Gods grace king of Britain, defender of faith

Reverse

Crown over anchor

Lettering:
COLONIAR: BRITAN: MONET:
XVI XVI
1822

Translation: Colonial money of Britain

 

Georgian fob seal Medieval hammered silver farthing

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TASCAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

James 1st Scottish Merk sometimes known as the half thistle dollar and value of 13 shillings and 4 pence

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

LLIP markers mark

Interesting jester button 1500-1700 mount
 

1377-1399 Richard II hammered silver half penny

Obv +RICHARD ***

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

18thC clog fastener  

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv ***GL' DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1180-1189 Richard II hammered silver short cross penny - Class 2 to 4b

Rev VLARD ON CANT - Moneyer Vlard ofCanterbury mint

Huge 11,000 BC Stone Age axe

1413-22 Henry V milled silver half penny

Broken annulet by left of crown

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

450 million year old fossil

Sea Urchin Echinoid

1500 - 1650 buckle 1500 - 1650 buckle
Georgian key 18thC crotal bell 18thC crotal bell

Medieval lead vessica seal matrix

 
Anglo Saxon bronze key fragment  

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

 

Truely amazing relic out of pond silt - this is an iron medieval arrow head uneffected by rust

 

 

Victorian silver pendant

1638-9 Charles 1st hammered silver shilling - anchor mint mint

5.54g, 30.12mm

   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

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