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Early Medieval harness pendant with rampant lions and cross banding design in blue and white enamel work

This appears to be the arms of the Earl of Hereford 14thC

Humphrey De Bohun
(1312-1360)
Earl of Hereford
Earl of Essex
Earl of Northampton
Born 25th March 1342
Died 16th January 1373, probably at Pleshey, Essex

1643-4 Charles 1st hammered silver half crown (30 pence) - mint mark P in brackets - Tower mint under Parliament

14.55g,33mm, 2.20mm thick

Roman silver hoard coin -Septimius Severus, 198-209 AD.

2.87g,18mm

Hoard coin addendum number 48 - reported to museum

Septimius Severus, AR denarius, Mint of Rome, A.D. 201

Obv. SEVERVS PIVS AVG laureate head of Septimius Severus right                             
Rx: PART MAX TR P VIIII two bound captives seated back-to-back at foot of trophy between them
RIC IV 153; RSC 370a.

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

Obv EDWARDVS REX AN

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Rev WAL/TER - Moneyer Walter

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross penny 1817 George III milled silver sixpence

BC Roman silver coin - cooking to remove crust

Medieval mount Georgian watch winder 15thC Shield of France jetton - 3 Lis in a shield
Georgian trade weight

56th Regiment of foot button

O/R's - 1855-1881

49th Regiment of foot button

Officer - 1855-1881

19thC livery button
Mid 4thC Roman barbarous radiate bronze 18thC Royal Artillery button 1500-1700 buckle

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Rev VID/ONL - Moneyer David on London

17thC William III milled silver sixpence - love token
1564 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver three pence 1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny
1885 Victoria milled silver three pence Early Post-Medieval (1500-1700) copper alloy belt mount in the form of an acorn RN Capt / Commander - 1812
Roman mount Gold link

Medieval hooked bar mount

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv + EDW *****hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/DVR/E*E - Durham mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv + **W ANGL DNS hY**

Rev CIVI/TAS/*N/DON - London mint

Early Post-Medieval (1500-1700) copper alloy belt mount in the form of an acorn, 17thC button 19thC livery button 19thC Coldstream Guards button
1915 German 1 mark silver coin 1936 William IV milled silver four pence

Roman silver hoard coin 49 - reported to museum as hoard

3.07g, 19.24mm

Geta, Caesar, A.D. 198-209, Mint of Rome, A.D. 206
Obv: P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES bare-headed, draped bust of Geta right, seen from behind
Rx: PROVID DEORVM Providentia standing left holding rod and scepter, globe at feet.
RIC IV 51; RSC 170

Roman silver hoard coin 50 - reported to museum as hoard

3.10, 18.35mm

VESPASIAN, A.D. 69-79, AR denarius, Mint of Rome, A.D. 70
Obv:  IMP VESPASIANVS AVG laureate head of Vespasian right

Rx: COS ITER FORD RED Fortuna standing left holding prow and cornucopiae
(Old RIC II 4) RIC II 19; RSC 84

Roman silver hoard coin 51 - reported to museum as hoard

2.62g,20.32mm

Geta, Caesar, A.D. 198-209, Mint of Rome, A.D. 208
Obv: P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES bare-headed, draped bust of Geta right, seen from behind
Rx: PONTIF COS II Geta, togate, standing left holding globe and rod
RIC IV 61b; RSC 117

Roman silver hoard coin 52 & 53 - two coins stuck together- reported to museum as hoard

7.16g, 17.9mm

Commodus, 177-192 A.D. AR denarius, Mint of Rome
Obv: M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT laureate head of Commodus right

Plautilla (wife of Caracalla, 202-205) AR denarius
Obv: PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE draped bust of Plautilla right
Good luck with the digging

Mark

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv + EDW **ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/*N/DON - London mint

18thC clog fastener 19thC livery button

Huge medieval lead heraldic shield trade weight

18thC crotal bell Medieval pot foot
1500-1700 mount RN Capt / Commander - 1812 1587 - 1589 Elizabeth 1st hammered half groat - Crescent mint mark

Medieval buckle Royal Harwich Volunteers button - not in any books - from circa 1803

19thC livery button Georgian trade weight Medieval knife handle

Medieval purse bar fragment India 1852 Victoria milled silver 2 Anna
1945 George V milled silver sixpence 1906 Edward VII milled silver sixpence
1817 George III milled silver shilling 1836 William IV milled silver four pence
1834 William IV milled silver sixpence 1926 George V milled silver sixpence

1413-22 Henry V hammered silver penny - G Local York - quadrefoil with centre of revers cross - Mullet/Lis by crown

1592-5 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat

1895 Victoria milled gold half sovereign - Old bust George and Dragon type

Post medieval seal matrix - looks like antelope facing right in a shield - needs more cleaning before I can take a wax impression - unusual decorated rim on obverse

16thC Tudor fretwork button 15thC lead token 1553 Mary hammered silver groat (4 pence)

Stunning 1560-1561 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver shilling (12 pence) - Cross Crosslet mint mark - 2nd issue

6.0g,33.2mm

Shilling in comparion to a Mary groat (4 pence)

Early medieval gilded harness pendant 16thC Tudor gilded silver ring fragment - reported as tyreasure to museum
Post medieval lead Russian bale seal 1840 Victroia milled silver four pence
17thC hammered copper trade farthing

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1810 George III milled gold third guinea

2.82g,17.02mm

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv *** WAR ANGL DN****

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1916 George V milled silver three pence
   
1885 Victoria milled silver sixpence 1816 milled silver sixpence
Victorian Camden police button 19thC Generic merchant navy button Georgian lead tobacco jare lid handle 17thC lead token

Neat Georgian seal matrix

1945 George V milled silver sixpence 1475 Dutch -Karel de Stoute -silver DOUBLE STUIVER
1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross penny 1819 George III milled silver sixpence

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +EWR' ANGL DNS hYB

Rev VILL/ABR/STO/LIE - London mint

1831 William IV - Queen Adelaide copper medallion

'Crowned Sept 8 1831'

Early pocket sun dial/calender ?

1280 Edward Ist hammered silver farthing - Type 10 - bust to edge of flan

Obv +ER ANGLIE

Rev LON/DON/IEN/SIS London mint

1285/6 Edward 1st hammered silver farthing - new issue inner circle both sides - Type 28 Oval flan

Rev EDWARDVS REX

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1553 Mary hammered silver groat 18thC clog fastener

1899 Victoria milled gold half sovereign -- Old bust George and Dragon type

3.99g, 19.30mm

1356-61 Edward III hammered silver groat - Fourth coinage: Pre Treaty -Series G - Std F type

Extra annulet in one qtr of reverse

Top arches not fleured - E&C closed, pot hook N

Mintmark Cross 1 - annulet stops, lis on breast

obv +EDWARD Do Go REXo ANGL Z FRANC D HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Rev outer + POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM (outer)

 

Ancient bright yellow gold band - very interesting concave inner to the ring and the pointed end - reported to museum as treasure

It came from the field where we aslo found a 1300 BC Bronze Age tress gold ring treasure

2.94g,28mmL

 

 

 

 

Beauty large decorated bronze Roman Key handle

Georgian 'leg type' pipe tamper Victorian Royal Engineers button

c1816-1845 ​55th Regiment of foot button

Raised 55 on chequered background within incised wreath on octagon.

​Known as the 55th Regt of Foot from 1757-1782, then Westmoreland between 1782-1881.

Fairhaven gold club button WWII Civil defense button 1845 Victoria milled silver four pence
1327 Edward III hammered silver half groat - Lis on cusps but not above crown

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv + EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

10 AD AD Cunobelin Celtic gold qtr stater - reported to museum and CCI for recording

plastic A' series, VA 2010-3. Believed to have preceded the classic type, so perhaps from c. 25 - 35 AD.

1.33g,10.50mm

It's an early Classic quarter, class 7a, DK 588, with a Classic type design but dies cut by an engraver who had previously worked on the Plastic series, which is why it has the 'look' of a Plastic type.

If you could let me know which parish it was found in I'll add it to the card,

All the best

John


70BC Remi Celtic gold qtr stater - reported to museum and CCI for recording

1.13g,10.00mm

 

Primary Saxon silver sceat 600- 700 AD

Sent to Fitzswilliam museum for recording

1.07g,11mm

 

An interesting example of the Series E Vernus type Group 1, which I have recorded as EMC 2019.0262.

Thanks,

Martin

1530 Henry VIII hammered silver half groat

TW by shield - Archbishop Wolsey

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI- York mint

 

1891 Victoria milled silver sixpence

1461-1483 Edward IV hammered silver penny- Durham mint

D at centre of reverse cross

 

1890 Victoria milled silver half crown (30 pence)

1805 THE 54th REGIMENT OF FOOT. / AFTER 1881 :- 2nd Battalion The Dorsetshire Regiment

Officer - 1855-1881

1900's Generic Merchant Navy Officers
1762 George III milled silver three pence 1575 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat
Royal Navy - Officers (Roped Rim) Lined Background 1843-1891 Navy button H.M. Coast Guard
O/R's Button
In use 1820 - 1836 ?
button

1697 William III milled silver sixpence

Exeter mint

18thC silver clog fastener 1943 George VI milled silver half crown (30 pence)
Victorian copper finial 20thC Royal fusiliers enamalled badge- 1st city of London
1500-1700 mount 1500-1700 mount 1500-1650 buckle 15thC lead token

 
Post medieval alange cloth seal  

 

A palstave is a development of the flat axe, where the shaped sides are cast rather than hammered

Bronze Age (c.1500-1400BC) cast copper alloy primary shield pattern palstave, dating to the Acton Park Phase.

Copper rooster Georgian Royal Engineers button Interesting buckle with loop
1942 George VI milled silver sixpence  

c13thC Medieval seal matrix - like a sacrificial lamb type

Sent for ID

RN Capt / Commander - 1812 1500-1700 acorn mount 15thC lead token 1500-1700 mount

Medieval bar mount 1824 George IV milled silver sixpence
1816 George III milled silver sixpence

1526-44 Henry VIII hammered silver half penny- 2nd issue, brush hair - - long cross fourchee - 2nd coinage - uncertain type i.m.

Obv hDG ROSA SIE SPIA

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Romans silver coin with good detail sent for ID


This appears to be Vitellius – the 4th entry in the “Year of five emperors”, A.D. 69.  You must realize it’s impossible to be certain at this point, as illegible as the reverse is – but this reverse is the type most commonly paired with a very scarce left-facing bust on his denarii – all but three types of his denarii are right-facing.  All his coins are pretty scarce, bordering on rarity, since he was only around for a brief time in A.D. 69. Depending on how this cleans up (if it is to be cleaned), it could be quite a bit more “valuable” than the majority of the denarii you find – like, probably, an order of magnitude more, depending on what it winds up looking like.

(Probably) Vitellius, 69 A.D. AR denarius, Mint of Tarraco, Hispania, May-July A.D. 69
Obv: A VITELLIUS IMP GERMAN laureate head of Vitellius left
Rx: VICTORIA AVGVSTI Victory flying left, alighting, holding shield inscribed SP / QR in two lines.
RIC I 36; RSC 101; SRCV 2191
In better shape, it might look a lot like this:

Mark Lehman

20thC East Essex Co op Colchster 1 old pence token 1377 - 99 Richard II hammered silver half penny
1490-1504 Henry VII hammered silver sovereign penny 18thC Charles IIII of Spain 1/2 Real
Georgian pipe tamper 1680's Charles II milled silver three pence
Victoria 'Model Eight farthing' 1848 0.29g, 8.4mm

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, * / D in right field

17thC Charles II trade weight - Crown C London Capt / Commander - 1774-1787
RN Master & Mate - 1787-1807
RN Surgeon - 1787-1805
RN Purser - 1787-1807
1892 Victoria milled silver sixpence

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross penny

Obv hENRICVS REX

Rev TOM/ASO/NE/VER- Moneyer Tomas of York mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Canterbury mint 1850 Victoria milled silver three pence

Napoleonic period Volunteers button

'BOG' ??

1816 George III milled silver sixpence
1900 Generic merchant navy button
Big Roman bronze sent for ID

18.8g,32.9mm

It’s Roman it’s a sestertius at ~ 19g and 33mm
C: the obverse is the laureate head of a clean-shaven, apparently curly-haired man facing right – might be a really young Commodus or one of Septimius Severus’ kids (Caracalla or Geta) or Severus Alexander – I guess there’s also an outside chance it’s an odd portrait of Trajan. What makes me hesitate here, although it wouldn’t really apply to Trajan, is that fully round flans were becoming really unusual by the end of the 2nd century as flan production moved from cast blanks to “cob”-style – chiseling chunks off the end of a cast, round bar to create blanks. However, at some mints some were still being made round, so flan shape is not a firm indicator.
D: the reverse appears to be a figure seated left, if the only relatively clear feature – the squarish lines towards the bottom – are, as I suspect, the support structure of a chair or throne – I think the reverse image needs to be rotated around 30º counter-clockwise to be in proper alignment.

Mark

Roman silver coin sent for ID

You’re probably already aware the denarius is Trajan – or even if you aren’t, it is.
The reverse is so profoundly corroded I am wondering whether it might be a silver foil-wrapped fourrèe with core corrosion bleeding through the foil.
I believe the type is ARAB ADQ[VIS] an issue celebrating one of Trajan’s victories in the East
The concentric reverse legend is SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI and beneath the device there is another word or abbreviation. If I were more sure what I was seeing as the device, I’d be a lot more certain what the exergual line reads. I believe I see a small camel peeking out from behind a standing figure which would make it ARAB ADQ in the exergue.
If it is what I think it is – and what I can read of the obverse legend fits with the legend this type should bear, I’d describe it (or, if it’s a fourrèe, the prototype on which it was based) like this:
Trajan, 98-117 AD, AR denarius, Mint of Rome 113 AD.
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P  laureate head of Trajan right, (drapery on left shoulder?)

Rx: ARAB ADQ (in exergue) SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI Arabia standing facing, head left, holding branch and bundle of canes, camel at her feet to left.
RIC II 244 or 245; RSC 26 


Your photo of the reverse was upside-down, I flipped it for you

1351- 1352 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence ) Series G Cross 1 - annulet stops, Pre treaty period

top arches fleured - annulet stops - C open closed E

Obv EDWARD D G REX ANGL Z oFRANC oD oHYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

Rev outer + POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM (outer)

 

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny

Obv hENRICVS REX

Rev OSE/PER -Moneyer Peris of Shewsbury mint

1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing
1930 George V milled silver sixpence 1842 Victoria milled silver four pence
1893 Victoria milled silver sixpence

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny- London mint

Obv +EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Madras Artillery button

The Madras Army was one of the three Presidency Armies of the East India Company. It had its origins in the garrison of the Madras settlement formed in 1665.

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny
20thC gold ring 19thC livery button 1500-1700 mount
19thC George III milled silver sixpence forgery Georgian buckles
19thC livery button 17thC clothing fastener 18thC clog fastener 17thC lead token
RN Capt / Commander - 1787
RN Lieutenant - 1787
19thC livery button 16thC Tudor clothing fastener 1500-1700 mount
Medieval hammered silver half penny Medieval hammered silver long cross penny

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

London mint

Interesting medieval lead mount

Medieval bar mount

1830 George III milled silver sixpence 2nd Roman bronze coin
17thC hammered copper trade farthing 1422- 61 Bronze uniface Crowned Three lis in shield French Ecu gold coin weight. Letters by the shield indicate French not English version. The Gold Ecu was worth 4 shillings in England

1361-1369 Edward III hammered silver groat - Cross potent - Treaty B

top arches fleured - C closed E closed

Annulet stops between TAS, satire stops on reverse legend

Obv EDWARD D G REX ANGL Z FRANC D HYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON London mint

Rev outer + POSVI* DEVM ADIVTORE M*EVM (outer)

Early medieval gilded mount fragment 19thC livery button Unknown button

This is a facinating ring found in pond silt - Stone setting looks medieval with black sapphire , lettering looks more 17thC ?

Reported as potential treasure to museum

Legend - X ME MEN TO MO RI X

Memento mori is a Latin phrase meaning ‘remember you must die’.

1.79g, 22mm

Stuuning buckle dug in pastureland and unbroken

1720 cast stock buckle

As new Jetton found in pond silt. Never seen a medeival coin in this brand new shape.

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

Royal Crown with 2 annulet and rosette across body of crown

Rev Triple banded straight cross fleuretty AV

Obv *AVE MARIA* GRACIA*PIH

 

Mint condition pond silt find 1634 Charles 1st hammered copper Royal farthing - Richmond 4 beaded harp

Obv CARO:DG:MAG:BRI

Rev. FRA:ETHIB:REX

 

 

Mint condition pond silt finds

Interesting silver ring - Edward III type cross with 17thC lettering style - reported as treasure to museum

Legend + FEARE GOD \\\\

British Overseas Airways bag tag

337

British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) was the British state-owned airline created in 1939

Victorian Royal London Yacht club button 15thC lead long cross taoken
Roman bronze mount 2ndC Roman bronze fibular brooch

Huge early flat trade weight - Unknown crown Z marking

Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny RN Capt / Commander - 1787 17thC clothing fastener
1900's Generic merchant navy 1500-1650 buckle 1861 Victoria milled silver three pence
1836 William IV milled silver four pence 1864 Victoria milled silver three pence
1817 George III milled silver sixpence

1760-73 English Portuguese coin value coin weight

Value in cartouche - Three pounds twelve shillings

Ref Withers 1614 - 28mm

2ndC Roman bronze fibular brooch Georgian button Georgian watch winder
18thC Condor token 1926 George V milled six pence
Medieval French jetton 18thC bayonet frog
Georgian key Lead token Lead hanging weight

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

1639-40 Charles 1st hammered silver sixpence - Triangle mint mark

Huge Georgian buckle

15thC Gold Angel coin weight

 

5 pennyweight and 6 grains coin weight

Obv DG 56

 

20thC brooch 1500-1650 buckle
1500-1700 mount 17thC Dutch lead bale seal 1653 Jeremy Erds of Manningtree Essex hammered copper trade farthing
Georgian buckle 15thC lead token 15thC lead token
18thC clog fastener 1625 Cahrles 1st hammered silver penny
1942 George V milled silver sixpence

1216 Henry III hammered silver short cross half penny

Obv hEN***

Rev E+A

 

 

19thC Royal Artillery button   1422-61 Henry VI hammered silver penny- quadrefoil with cross at centre of reverse cross
1929 George V milled silver shilling WWII toy Spitfire plane
Georgian buckle Medieval enamelled mount Medieval gilded pin

 

Georgian buckle Huge 20thC 'The golden gate' bridge belt plate
1500-1700 mount 1500-1650 buckle 1500-1650 buckle
15thC lead token 1500-1650 buckle 1831 William IV milled silver sixpence
20thC thimble

1747 medallion

Obv Mans bust facing right

Rev Man nealing left with prancing lion

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv + EDWAR R ANGLE DNS hYB

Rev VILL/SCIE/DMV/NDI - Bury St Edmunds

 

Halesworth, Ipswich, Colchester

G.W Mallinson & Co Ld

Medicine bottle Pond finds

Facinating gold coin find ? stuck in a lump of concrete. There appears to be other coins in this lump

Some how I have got to chisel them out !!

1929 George V milled silver shilling 1836 Russian lead bale seal
Edwardian brooch 18thC clog fastener 18thC crotal bell 15thC lead token

Very interesting monocle looking find - clear glass - non magnification

Not sure what it is

19thC livery button 19thC Royal navy silver button 1939 George V milled silver pence
1634 Charles 1st hammered copper rose farthing Victorian Royal engineers button  
1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny 1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jetton
Roman bust ?
1670 Cahrles II milled silver three pence 1422-61 AD Bronze coin weight - French Ecu - Three lis in shield type
1824 George IV milled silver sixpence

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv + EDWAR R ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny 1816 George IV milled silver sixpence
16thC Elizabeth 1st hammered silver penny 18thC artillery button Victorian artillery button
18thC crotal bell

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv + EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Medieval heraldic shield lead trade weight

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv + EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/C**** Canterbury mint

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv + EDWR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev VILL/NOV/CAS/TRI - Newcastle mint

Georgian candle snuffer - pond silt find

 

1586 Hans Krauwincel II Rose orb Jetton - pond silt find 1714 -1727 George 1st milled silver two pence
Scottish 1634 Charles 1st hammered silver 20 pence 1625 - 42 Charles 1st hammered silver penny - tower mint uncrowned - rose each side no bust -

MALLORCA CARLOS II 1665-1700
COPPER COINAGE - Dinero
Medieval gilded buckle plate
Medieval hammered silver penny Lead cloth and bale seals
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