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Crusty 50 BC Roman silver with unusual obverse - sent for ID

This is the closest I’ve been able to come. I truly wish I could discern more detail on the reverse, but this “match” seems plausible at least. The obverse is very close to a match, to the extent it can be seen.
It does appear, as I suspected, to be Republican, but so late a date that you could call it “Imperatorial” and not be far off.
Do you have a date for Caesar’s British expedition? This might have come over in one of his soldiers’ purses if that foiled attempt at conquest was after 49/48 BC. (I suspect it might have been earlier – I’m just being lazy not looking it up, but I’vbe had my nose in a couple books for an hour now.
Here’s a photo:



Gens: Sicinia, ca. 49/48 BC Q. Sicinius & C. Coponius
Obv: diademed head of Apollo right, (star below?) Q SICINIVS to right, III . VIR to left (legend clockwise)
Rx: C. COPONIVS PR S.C. club of Hercules surmounted by lion-skin with scalp to right (bow to right, arrow to left?)
Babelon/RSC Sicinia 1; Syd. CRR 939-40; Craw. RRC 444/1; SRCV 413

 

Would I bet my next social security check on this? – maybe not - but I think I got it pretty close seeing that we only had the obverse to go on, really, and much of that unclear as well. All the legible letters correspond to the legends on a clear specimen – the reverse is somewhat different, but these were all hand cut dies and so variety is the norm, within limits. I also suspect the reverse is double-struck about 25% to left on 2nd strike. You can see dotted border at 3:00-4:00 reverse, and I’m pretty sure the crescent you see inboard of that border from 5:00-6:00 is also a segment of border from a 2nd strike. The obverse is also just about exactly 25% off center to left

Mark

 

Interesting silver ring with what looks like a rock crystal - 3.66g, 31mm long

Inscribed 'JH 1521

The ring is inscribed from Henry VIII period - reported as treasure to museum.

 

1836 William IV milled silver four pence 1921 George V milled florin (24 prnce)
1922 George milled shilling 17thC belt slide
1931 George milled six pence 1856 Victoria milled silver three pence
1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross half penny Medieval gilded pendant

Medeival gilded mount

 
1624 Charles 1st hammered silver half half groat  

2000 BC Early Bronze Age flat axe

First ever Scottish groat we have found

1329-71 David II hammered silver groat

Obv DAVID DEI GRA REX SCOTORUM

Rev VILL/AED/INBV/RGH- Edinburgh mint

1836 Russian milled silver 10 Kopeks 1896 Victoria milled silver half crown (30 pence)
1592-5 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver shilling - Tun mint mark 1587-9 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence -Crescent mint mark
1635-6 Charles 1st hammered silver sixpence - Crown mint mark

1636 Scottish Charles 1st hammered silver twenty pence

Obv CAR D G SCOT ANG FR & HIB FR - Briot's 2nd hammered issue

Rev IUST THRONUM FIRMAT

1816 George III milled silver sixpence Medieval lead spindle whorl 18thC Royal Artillery button
Georgian button 18thC decorated crotal bell Huge Georgian mount
Georgian watch winders 1837 Russian lead bale seal
1603 James 1st hammered silver shilling 1561 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence - Pheon mint mark

1904 Birmingham mint - Rose gold brooch

1500-1700 mount Georgian button 1921 George V milled silver sixpence
1917 George V milled silver half crown (30 pence) 18thC crotal bell

First ever Romano/British double looped bronze protected terret I have seen
Large silver topped pen knife 1856 Victoria milled silver three pence
1816 George III milled silver shilling forgery 18thC Royal Artillery button 19thC livery button
H.M. Coast Guard
O/R's Button
In use 1820 - 1836 ?
Georgian monogrammed silver open topped thimble
Victorian 2oz trade weight 1849 Victoria milled silver four pence

1351-2 Edward III hammered silver groat - Cross 1 - 9 arches to tressure

Obv +EDWARD Do Go REX ANGL z FRANC D o hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint mark

1942 George VI milled silver florin (24 pence) 1939 George VI milled silver half crown (30 pence)
1936 George V milled silver half crown (30 pence) 1921 George V milled silver six pence
Georgian watch winders Medieval spur rowel
Georgian horse bell Not seen this type of barrel Georgian tap before
Georgian spur 1922 George V milled silver sixpence
1921 George V milled silver florin (24 pence) 1602 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver sixpence
18thC crotal bell Georgian bell trade weight 1836 William IV milled silver four pence
Georgian leg type pipe tamper Georgian button 1819 Russian lead bale seal

97th Regiment of foot button

Prior to 1800, three unconnected Foot Regiments bore the identification number of 97th Foot. The first 97th Regiment of Foot was raised in c1760 and disbanded in 1763. A second regiment was raised in 1780 under Colonel Samuel Stanton and disbanded in 1783. A third 97th Regiment of Foot was formed in 1794 under Sir James Grant, and disbanded in 1796.
In 1805, a new 97th Foot was formed from the Queen's German Regiment (or Queen's German Infantry; originally formed in 1798 as the Minorca Regiment).
In 1816 this 97th Foot Regiment was renumbered the 96th Foot (thus replacing the existing 96th Foot which, also in 1816, was renumbered 95th).
In 1816 when the existing 97th Regiment of Foot was renumbered 96th Foot, the 98th Regiment of Foot was renumbered 97th Foot before being disbanded in 1818.
In 1824, another 97th Foot was formed: the 97th (The Earl of Ulster's) Regiment of Foot. This continued until 1881 when this regiment was linked to the 50th (Queen's Own) Regiment of Foot to form The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment.

 

20thC Fairy charm Medieval rivet bucket handle

1471-83 Edward VII hammered silver gorat - Cross and 4 pellets initial mark - Trefoils in all cusps- Gb crown

Groat of type XVI

Obv +EDWARD'DEI GRA ****

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint mark

1351 Edward III hammered silver half groat Pre Treaty series

No lis above crown - 9 tressures - Lis on cusps - C and E closed- Annulet stops - N reversed

+EDWARDVS REX ANGL: Z FRANC

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint mark

15thC lead token Georgian watch winder

600AD Saxon silver sceat - sent to EMC for ID and recording

1.13g, 11mm


Many thanks for this Series E, Primary variety G3, which I have recorded as EMC 2020.0116.
Best regards,
Martin

1817 George III milled silver sixpence 18thC Royal Navy button WII Army medical Corp badge
1500-1650 buckle 15thC lead token 1946 George VI milled silver sixpence
WWII Royal Artillery button 17thC lead token Taco'd Post medieval hammered silver penny

1820 George IV milled silver half crown (30 pence)

18thC bullion cup weight 1838 Victoria milled silver four pence

RN Capt / Commander - 1787
RN Lieutenant - 1787

Medieval mount with two integral lugs 1816 George III milled silver sixpence
15thC lead token Georgian advertising watch winder Medeival lead mount

This is not the usual Victorian GPO button - Can anyone ID it ?

General Post Office No11 button

1696 William III milled silver shilling (12 pence)
Medieval mount with two integral lugs 19thC livery button 1792 Norfolk Norwich Halfpenny Condor Token OBVERSE: Shield of arms of the city of Norwich, castle with lion below. 1 7 9 2 REVERSE: A man working in a loom with bobbin winder; quite detailed. EDGE: JOHN HARVEY OF NORWICH .XXXX.
Georgian fob seal matrix George 1st trade weight - Crown G London Georgian watch winder
WWII Royal Air force badge 1578 - 1579 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Greek cross mint mark
1864 Victoria milled silver shilling ( 12 pence) 1920 George V milled silver sixpence
1889 Victoria milled silver three pence 1689 James II gunmetal coinage - shilling (12 pence)
Georgian silver button with glass stone Medieval mount
Medieval mount 1580 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver six pence
Little and large 18thC crotal bells 16thC stone cannon ball
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver penny

Obv +ED***DNS hYB

 

1696 Willaim III milled silver sixpence - love token Georgian silver band - Maker IR
18thC clog fastener

60th Regiment of Foot

( Royal American )

​  ​An officers example to the 60th, known as the 60th  Royal American Regt of Foot from 1757-1815, then Royal American LI 1815-1824, before becoming Duke of York's Own Rifle Corps and then the KRRC 1830-81.

Description: Crowned 60 within strap reading HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE.

Category:​​ Regular Army;

Type of button: Convex 20mm ​;

Metal: Copper Alloy silvered; Backmark​: None

​Date: c1785-1800  ​

 

19thC livery button 19thC livery button 1928 George V milled silver florin (24 pence)

1603 James 1st hammered silver sixpence -Thistle mint mark

1587-9 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat-Crescent mint mark 1195 Scottish William 1 The Lion hammered silver half penny
16thC Tudor button Georgian buckle 1500-1650 buckle
1853 Victoria milled silver sixpence

Unknown Eagle button

Firmin and Son London

153 Strand London

58th (Rutlandshire)
Regiment of Foot

The 58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot was a British Army line infantry regiment, raised in 1755. Under the Childers Reforms it amalgamated with the 48th (Northamptonshire) Regiment of Foot to form the Northamptonshire Regiment in 1881

1831 Russian lead bale seal
18thC crotal bell 17thC hammered copper trade farthing

Riveted copper handle

1605-6 James 1st hammered silver penny- Rose mint mark Medieval lead trade weight 1500-100 mount
18thC clog fastener 1500-1700 mount 1817 George III milled silver sixpence
Romano/British bronze mount 18thC crotal bells
18thC crotal bell

Unrecorded 5th Dragoon guards button

Description: ​​​Crowned Hannover Horse over V D.G with VESTIGIA NULLA RETRORSUM around. Category:​​ Dragoons​ ​

Type of button: Slightly Convex​​; ​

Metal: Copper Alloy, silver gilded. Backmark: ​​;

Date: ​c1780-1796

Crimera war period

The 5th Dragoons became Princess Charlotte of Wales's Dragoon Guards in 1804.

1344-51 Edward III hammered gold qtr nobel - Standard C type

Obv +EDWAR D G R EX ANGL Z *** hYB - E at centre on obverse -satire stops

Rev: + EXALTABITUR IN GLORIA I

Obv shield quartered with the arms of England and France within a tressure of six arches (early coin)

2.04g,20mm

Victorian gold ring - Maker KB & P

1.03g, 17mm

 

1351 1361 Edward III hammered silver groat - Fourth coinage Pre Treaty period

Obv + EDWARD DG o ANGL o Z o FRANC D h: Y : B :

Closed letter E type 2

9 tressures

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

2ndC Roman enamelled disc brooch 1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny
18thC crotal bell Medieval bronze pot foot 1816 George III milled silver sixpence

1788 silver spoon - London hall mark - Maker SG - Duty paid symbol

Samuel Godbehere & Edward Wigan

1787..1800
(registered Sep 1786)

1819 George III milled silver sixpence 1891 Old Bust Victorian milled silver shilling (12 pence)

RN Capt / Commander - 1787
RN Lieutenant - 1787

Medieval sexfoil mount 1247 Henry III hammered silver voided long cross farthing
16thC Tudor button

1474 -1504 Seville, Spain, 1/2 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark S plus

Obv + RCx.C.T:REE.WA.CRST.CSIO

Rev RELISH + FERN*****NIS:ET.

1760's silver clog fastener - unknown maker RN

1299- 1300 Edward 1st hammered silver penny - Class 9a2, open E & C - Star on breast, Unbarred N

Obv + EDWAR ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1943 George VI milled silver sixpence

1279 Edward 2st hammered silver penny

+EDWA**ANGL DNS hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/CAN/TOR - Canterbury mint

1625 Cahrles 1st hammered silver penny Medieval hammered silver long cross penny - Quadrefoil with pellet at centre of reverse cross - York mint
15thC lead token 15thC lead token Victorian gold button
17thC lead token Capt / Commander - 1774-1787
RN Master & Mate - 1787-1807
RN Surgeon - 1787-1805
RN Purser - 1787-1807
1772 Georgian coin weight - 10 sillings and six pence - half gold guinea
Medieval hammered silver long cross penny fragment 1634-5 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat - Bell mint mark
1816 George III milled silver shilling (12 pence) 1603 James 1st hammered silver penny

Rose each side with legend and no inner circles.

1625 Charles 1st hammered silver penny

1279 Edward 1st hammered silver long cross farthing - inner circles both sides
Medieval lead gaming token 15thC lead token - type 2 19thC Russian lead bale seal
Honourable East India Company button 17thC lead token Victorian East England Co-op Society - 2 pence token
18thC crotal bell Victorian silver thimble Medieval apostle spoon handle

1308-12 Henry VII King of the Romans - Henry of Luxemburg

Obv +:hENRICV eagle S:DEI:GRA

Rev ROM/ANO/RVM REX eagle

From the end of the 12th century, the English penny, known for it's good silver, became a standard in north-west Europe. Merchants in the Low Countries (especially Flanders, Brabant, Hainaut) went to England to buy the high quality wool and paid with English pennies.
To get them they exchanged silver bars and/or light weighted coins in English coin work shops. To avoid exchange rates and increase profits, they soon started minting their own copies. In the same alloy and weight but also in baser material to earn more money. As the majority of the medieval population could not read, it was no problem if the legends were not correct or with the name of the local count and mint. If it looks correct, it must be correct!
Medieval hammered silver penny - Quadrefoil with pellet at centre of reverse cross - York mint 1844 Victoria milled silver sixpence

Post medieval pin

Victorian belt buckle

HONI SOIT QUI MAN Y PENSE

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

15thC lead token Georgian watch winder Georgian trade weight Georgian trade weight

1930's 'I am a Cococub badge'

I am a Cococub badge. The Cococub league was a children's club run by Cadbury's in the 1930's. It ceased at the begining of the Second World War and was revived for a short period in the 1950's. Note the hole at bottom of badge this was for children who had a higher level of membership and who were awarded an additional attachment which could be displayed from the bottom of the badge.

Man holding a cricket bat

'Steady hand' clasp

1841 Indian Victoria milled silver 2 annas 1918 George V milled silver florin (24 pence)
18thC Royal Artillery button 19thC livery button 19thC hunting button

RN Capt / Commander - 1787
RN Lieutenant - 1787

19thC Victoria milled silver sixpence

1413 - 22 Henry V hammered silver farthing

Mullet and Annulet by hair

Rev /DON - London mint

Victorian Royal London Yacht Club button 18thC crotal bell 1778 Russian lead bale seal

1279 Edwars 1st hammered silver long cross penny

Obv **DNS hYB

1843 Victoria milled silver sixpence
16thC Tudor S buckle 1578 - 1579 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - Greek cross mint mark

1843 Victoria milled silver sixpence Medieval gilded mount
1500-1700 buckle Medieval lead gaming token 1603 James 1st hammered silver half groat
Post medieval Dutch lead bale seal 18thC clog fastener Medeival bronze pot leg

Roman bronze buckle

Medieval handle

Back scratcher ??

1601 - 1602 Elizabeth 1st hammered silver half groat - 1 mint mark 17thC lead token 17thC lead token
Georgian spur

1894 Victoria milled gold sovereign

22mm,7.95g

Gold ring - 20mm,1.45g

Makers mark SC

Gold ring 1.46g,14mm

1422- 27 Henry VI hammered silver groat - Annulet issue - IM pierced cross

Annulets by neck, Annulets in opposing quadrants in reverse

Obv +hENRIC x DI GRA x REX x ANGL xZx FRANC'

Rev VIL/LAx/CALI/SIEx - Calais Mint

Rev outer - POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM

 

1422- 27 Henry VI hammered silver groat - Annulet issue - IM pierced cross

Annulets by neck, Annulets in opposing quadrants in reverse

Obv +hENRIC x DI GRA x REX x ANGL xZx FRANC'

Rev VIL/LAx/CALI/SIEx - Calais Mint

Rev outer - POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM

1422- 27 Henry VI hammered silver groat - Annulet issue - IM pierced cross

Annulets by neck, Annulets in opposing quadrants in reverse

Obv +hENRIC x DI GRA x REX x ANGL xZx FRANC'

Rev VIL/LAx/CALI/SIEx - Calais Mint

Rev outer - POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM

1351- 1361 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence ) - Cross 3 Pre treaty period annulet stops

Obv EDWAR **** ANGL o Z o FRANC o D o hYB

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1351- 1361 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence ) - Cross 3 Pre treaty period annulet stops

Obv EDWAR **** ***** C o D o hY o B

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1327 Edward III hammered silver groat (4 pence ) -annulet stops

Obv ***** D G ****

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

Georgian Madonna of Pompei silver framed enameled pendant


'Madonna di Pompei'

Huge lead seal - Victoria - queens crown OZ - Ounces ?

*BROM **CH DMXSI

2.8 Oz, 47mm dia

1639-40 Charles 1st hammered silver half groat - triangle in circle mint mark 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 RN - Packet Service

Britain - Canada
Merchant Navy
Private Purchase - 1774-1812

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

Waterford Militia

Between 1793 and 1815 the 33rd Light Infantry Regiment assembled in Waterford for a month’s training each year with the reservists being paid over this period. The concept was simple if there was a landing by a foreign force these men could be called upon to defend the country. Following the defeat of France in the Napoleonic wars this threat diminished and the militia was disbanded. 

19thC livery button 17thC lead token
 
3- 19thC Chinese cash coins 17thC lead token  
Continental billion hammered silver coin 19thC Ottoman empire silver coin
Georgian bell trade weight 14th C French jetton
 
Clacton Hospital Jubilee extension funraising badge 20thC figure mount  

1485-1509 Henry VII hammered silver halfpenny - arrow mint mark- single arched crown - brush hair

Obv h****A

Rev CIVI/TAS/LON/DON - London mint

1327 Edward III hammered silver half penny

1413 - 22 Henry V hammered silver penny- mullet and annulet by crown

Quadrefoil at centre of reverse cross

Rev CIVI/TAS/EBO/RACI - York mint

1911 Chester hall mark silver brooch
18thC toy cannon Crusty Roman silver coin - needs 'cooking' to remove crust
1937 Coronation of HM George VI and HM Queen Elizabeth medallion Victorian draw pull
18thC - 2 Dram apothocaries weight 10thC Saxon stirrup mount

Crusty Roman silver coin ?

17thC decorated copper ring

   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

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